For our first free VRA webinar of 2020 Daniel Williams from Visualise Training and Consultancy will be joining us to discuss how to support people with visual impairment in the workplace.
Topic: Vision 2020 Webinar – Sight loss should not = Job loss
Time: Jan 28, 2020 12:00 PM London
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About our speaker
Daniel established Visualise in 2014 with help from The Prince’s Trust as having experienced gradual sight loss. He wanted to advance social change for disability rights by campaigning and advocating for inclusion, equality and diversity.
As a qualified eye clinic liaison officer and rehabilitation assistant and with the help of his guide dog Zodiac, he carries out workplace needs assessments and web accessibility audits throughout the UK to support employees with visual impairments. He also delivers training sessions that educate staff to better assist clients or customers with disabilities and have worked with over 700 organisations across all sectors. When employees are ‘Disability Confident’, inclusion becomes business as usual for everyone involved leading to increased job satisfaction and a more rewarding environment.
He is currently delivering ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ CET workshops across the UK to foster closer links between the optical and sight loss sectors to benefit patients and we are encouraged by the resulting improvements.
In a voluntary capacity, he is on the RNIB Working Age and Transitions steering groups which assess work-related challenges blind and partially sighted people face. He is also a Young Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and sits on their Business Launch panels, helping other young people to start their own enterprises. He was recently appointed as a member of the College of Optometrists’ Public Patients Reference Group (PPRG) which gains input from patients and the public to their policies, guidance, and patient resources.