Tips and tricks for hiring a person with a visual disability

A person with a visual impairment has partially of fully lost vision or the ability to see or read.

Find our tips and tricks for hiring a person with this disability on the right.

  • Talk

    First of all talk to the candidate and see whether he or she has any needs, other than the ones employees without a disability in your company would have

  • Adaptations

    Can any low- or no-cost adaptations be made to the environment in your company on the work-floor,if needed? This includes special computer programs (screen readers) for those who do office work

  • Accessibility

    Think about accessibility of entrance and the different floors in your building from point of view of someone who is (partially) blind,including the bathrooms

  • Information

    Make sure essential information is given in more forms than just visual; think of Braille and audio

  • Skills

    Find out whether the candidate has the skills to perform the essential tasks in a function. If needed, non-essential parts of the function can be given to others, in order to make the function suitable for a person with a disability

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