Vision impairment shouldn't spell the end of a career – Insight

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Vision impairment shouldn’t spell the end of a career

pcm_admin17 hours agoFebruary 28, 2022 13

Funding can cover assistive technology like computer software that magnifies a computer screen.

Vision Australia is keen to remind eyecare professionals of its specialised employment services that can have a profound impact on the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired.

The organisation, which is the leading national provider of vision loss services helping more than 26,000 people annually, says finding a job can be rewarding for visually impaired patients, playing a vital role in their independence. It also provides financial security, builds social and professional networks and enhances knowledge and skills.

Full time employment rates for people who are blind or have low vision are considered poor, sitting at 24% in Australia, 28% in Canada and 32% in New Zealand.

“Finding employment can be daunting for sighted people, and these challenges are even more complex for a vision impairment person. Navigating the process leads many simply give up on a career,” Vision Australia said.

“If your patients aim is to get ‘work-ready’, find a job or make the most of the one they have, Vision Australia can [...]

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