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Closing date extended - APPG Inquiry on employer attitudes to and the employment of blind and partially sighted people

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Eye Health and VI is launching an inquiry on employer attitudes & the employment of blind & partially sighted people. The group is encouraging businesses, charities, DPOs & blind & partially sighted people to respond.

The inquiry is in response to research which revealed that 25% of employers who were surveyed said they would not be willing to make workplace adaptations and adjustments in order to employ a blind or partially sighted person, and a low level of awareness of the support available, such as the Access to Work scheme.

The APPG has issued a call for evidence. For more information, and to find out how to respond, click here. The closing date for responses has been extended to Friday 22nd March.