Un recurso de empleo y planificación de carrera para personas ciegas o deficientes visuales

Employers

Learning about workers who are blind or partially sighted.

This section is designed for employers who are considering a job candidate who is blind or partially sighted or who currently have an employee who is losing vision. People with vision loss appreciate employers who are informed and interested in working with them – good for you for learning more about this valuable and underrepresented segment of the workforce.

People who are blind or partially sighted are as diverse as the rest of the population – some will be unable to see and others will have considerable useable vision. What’s important to understand is that regardless of whether a prospective or current employee has functional vision, they will have received training and will use tools to enable them to do the job required of them.

You can expect as much work from a worker who is blind or partially sighted  as you can from your other workers. You can expect an employee with vision loss to be as diligent, attentive to detail, punctual, honest, loyal, and everything else you expect from any other employee.

In this section, you will find answers to general concerns about working with people who are blind or partially sighted. You can also see some tools and accommodations in use by viewing videos of successfully employed individuals in the Success Stories section. These stories include interviews with the worker as well as their employer, who discusses their experience working with an employee with vision loss.

If you have just hired, or are considering hiring, an employee with vision loss you may want to review Working with people with vision loss.

If you have concerns about how someone who is blind or partially sighted can perform certain tasks independently and safely, this section includes articles which address:

Pertinent links to additional information are also available in the Employers' Resources section.

Employer Resources

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