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How to combat low employment of blind and partially sighted people

Celebrated on 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrates their full and equal inclusion in community.

There are some barriers that prevent blind people from being employed, including the lack of legislation for preventing discrimination against people with disabilities at workplace or during the hiring process, and the lack of knowledge to support the blind and partially sighted employees.

In order to combat these barriers, the World Blind Union (WBU) has Project Aspiro, an employment website to provide skills and resources for blind and partially sighted people to help finding employment.

Additionally, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) launched EmployAbility, an employment campaign that has many resources and information for job seekers and employers.

For more information, please see: World Blind Union.