Employment

We have skilled employment advisers based in teams around the country to provide specialist support to people who are blind or partially sighted and their employers.

If you or someone you know is affected by sight loss, we are here to provide advice and guidance on any issues relating to visual impairment and employment.

A smiling blind woman receives employment advice in an office environment

Losing your sight doesn’t mean losing your job

We know that people who are blind or partially sighted often struggle to find work. Employing a member of staff with sight loss is often considered to be a challenge but, with the right advice and support, employers can retain skilled and experienced members of staff, and employees can continue work to do their jobs well – in spite of changes to their vision.

Our employment advisers also offer practical support with looking for a job. We provide advice and guidance on making the most of your skills and job searching techniques. We have lots of tips to build your confidence and get you ready for interviews

Call our Employment Line on 0800 440 2255

We're open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, for employment advice ranging from CV writing to information on Access to Work. Call 0800 440 2255 for employment advice and information on employment services. You can also email our Employment Line at employmentline@actionforblindpeople.org.uk.

If you're a job seeker, friends or family, employers, those at risk of losing their jobs and for employment professionals looking for information - we will answer all of your employment related questions, or can point you in the direction of further expertise.

Employment workshops

Join us at our employment workshops across the UK, covering topics to help you with your job search: 

  • preparing CVs and cover letters
  • help with job application forms
  • support with job searching
  • guidance on when and how to disclose sight loss to an employer
  • interview technique advice

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