Employment

Deafblind people who want to work should be supported to fulfil their potential through employment

Deafblind people can work, however many will need specialist support to enable them to do so.  We campaign to ensure those deafblind people who want to work get the support they need to gain employment and those deafblind people who work are supported to do their job well and can progress in their career.

What we are doing

We listen to deafblind people and seek to influence government officials, MPs and professional bodies to ensure deafblind people benefit from the government’s commitment to halve disability employment gap.

Realising aspirations for all - Employment Report

Useful resources

Read our report to find out about the barriers deafblind people face when looking for work and when in employment and learn about the solutions that can help more deafblind people to gain and sustain employment.

Read the Employment Report

Download the PDF (2.7MB)
Download the Word document (74KB)

Employment Guide for Employers

Employers can sometimes struggle to know how to support people with sensory impairments. This short guide gives an introduction to important things they should be aware of when employing someone with sensory impairments.

Employment guide for employers PDF (612 KB)
Employment guide for employers Word (62 KB)

Employment Factsheet for Healthcare Workers

This short factsheet contains information to raise awareness of deafblindness, and the support available if someone who is deafblind wishes to work.

Employment factsheet for healthcare workers PDF (59 KB)
Employment factsheet for healthcare workers Word (52 KB)

First published: Thursday 1 September 2016
Updated: Friday 28 April 2017