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