Innovative Practices 2013 on Employment
An employment resource for the visually impaired
|Name of Innovative Practice:||An employment resource for the visually impaired|
|Organisation:||European Blind Union|
The website enables the sharing of information, the raising of awareness, and the increase in opportunities for the blind and partially sighted both to envisage and obtain employment. It provides information on categories of jobs undertaken by blind and partially sighted people, and is open to further additions and information. It is part of EBU’s ongoing work on employment, which also includes the Vision in Enterprise (ViE) project, designed to encourage entrepreneurship as an option for visually impaired people.
Tangible results will be a toolkit of bespoke learning materials, competencies and delivery methods for professionals in vocational and educational training with underpinning materials such as leaflets and reference guides.
Another key aspect of EBU’s work in the field of employment is the analysis of the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. This includes specific questionnaires on employment legislation sent out to members. The replies to the questionnaires can be read here: http://www.euroblind.org/convention/article-27–work-and-employment/
IMPLEMENTATION IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES
EBU’s work on employment issues:
The EBU job website:
The ViE Project:
The employment section of the EBU UNCRPD database:
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