Look on the bright side of being registered blind!

8 August 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you may be able to see enough to

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Longitudinal Transition Study results published. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust

9 November 2018
Source: University of Birmingham/Thomas Pocklington Trust

The University of Birmingham have published the results of a Longitudinal Transition Study, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, following the experiences of young people with vision impairment from secondary school into further education and employment. Findings from the study show that whilst participants are inching closer to the labour market, common challenges were identified: •Just over a fifth (21 per

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Government announces Tech Fund to support disabled people and their employers

30 April 2018
Source: Department for Work and Pensions and Sarah Newton MP

Minister for Disabled People announces new Tech Fund as part of Access to Work, offering employers significant savings on the cost of assistive technology. The news came as the Minister spoke in Birmingham on 27 April at Naidex, Europe’s largest assistive technology conference. Access to Work provides financial support to ensure someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at

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BBC: Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers

22 March 2018
Source: BBC

The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to £57,000 a year. This is a £15,000 – or 38% – rise from the current cap on Access to Work funding, which was introduced in 2015. The work and pensions secretary said the move was part of the government’s commitment to have one

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