Blind in Business
The small charity Blind in Business was founded in 1992 by three blind graduates. Despite graduating with very good degrees, young people with low vision or significant vision impairment can find it difficult to move into professional jobs, often because of wariness among employers. Blind in Business offers both training to build confidence in candidates and support and advisory services to employers, providing workshops for Human Resources teams and interviewers and seminars on integrating blind and partially sighted colleagues. They have proved on many occasions that a vision problem does not stop someone from participating in meetings, brainstorming with their colleagues and delivering very powerful and persuasive presentations. Business needs talent and innovative solutions – and there is plenty of that among the young graduate community.