RNIB publish evidence-based review on people of working age

RNIB have published an evidence-based review which looks in detail at the experiences of blind and partially sighted people of working age.

The review includes a profile of the group, the policies that govern and impact upon their lives, and a commentary on what the evidence tells us. It is part of a suite which also includes one for children and young people, and older people.

Recommendations include: that policy makers should plan for two sub-populations of children with vision impairment (i.e. those with additional disabilities and those without); that early preparation is needed for young people to be able to transition to further study and employment; that there should be specialist employment programmes providing increased numbers of job outcomes and retentions; that referral routes to those specialist employment services for blind and partially sighted people should be improved; and that maintaining eye health should be seen as a key part of ageing well and supporting older people to live an active, healthy life.

Further information is available here