CNIB is an excellent resource for employers who wish to diversify their workforce, or who already employ people with vision loss.
Through workplace assessments, employers can learn how to successfully include persons with vision loss in their organization.
Making basic adjustments to an employee’s workspace will often result in improved productivity and a more positive environment for all staff.
Some of the factors considered in accommodating a blind or partially sighted employee include accessible technology, larger computer monitors and other equipment, better lighting magnification and low vision tools.
- Education on hiring and working with people who are blind or partially sighted
- Assistance with making workplaces more accessible
- Recommendations on workplace accommodation, based on a person’s individual needs
- Assistive technology expertise and support
- Connection to other CNIB community service
There are many government programs that assist employers in hiring persons with a disability and covering some of the costs that may be associated with accommodations. More information is available through New Brunswick Employer Support Services (NBESS) or New Brunswick Department of Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour.
CNIB offers support to employers at no cost if it is directly related to the employment of an individual with sight loss. Services are funded by The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick through the Canada-New Brunswick Labour Market Agreement.