Employment Stories

Hear how other blind and partially sighted people are flourishing in the workplace with help of their supportive employers.

Overcoming The Final Hurdle to Employment : Mariwan Inferadi

Mariwan Inferadi shares his journey through education into employment and how Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Works For Me programme helped him into employment.

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Seeing Beyond Disability: Callum Stoneman

Callum Stoneman is a Network Designer at BT through its graduate scheme. We share his story securing this role and a video one year later with what working means to him, the assistive technology he uses and advice to other blind and partially sighted people looking to progress their careers.

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Being Recognised For Your Skills: Daniel Dracott

Over the last 12 years, Daniel Dracott has worked his way up from starting as a graduate to his current role as a software company. We caught up Daniel to find out about his role, the adjustments that he needs and how supportive his company has been.

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Anything is Possible: Kaukub Asia

Kaukub Asia is a Social Worker working with young offenders in West Yorkshire at Kirklees Council. When she was training to be a Social Worker, she was told repeatedly by her peers she wouldn’t be able to succeed because of her vision impairment. Read her story

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Go for it: Lena Welch

Helpful, equal and open-minded is how visually impaired employee Lena Welch describes her employer. Read about her employment journey.

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Employers Getting it Right: Ines Higgins

Ines Higgins talks about her long journey into employment and how her supportive employer has helped her thrive in her role.

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Streamlining Company Processes: Kate Ramsden

Being visually impaired (VI), Kate brought a new perspective to the company to streamline how the switchboard team operate. Read her employment story.

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Works for Me Worked for Molly

“Getting in touch with Works for Me was the best decision ever” Find out how Works for Me helped Molly work out which direction she wanted her career to go.

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#BlindAndAble is a series of videos demonstrating the accessible technology used by blind and partially sighted people in the workplace alongside their fully sighted colleagues.

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We Work

What jobs are blind and partially sighted people doing? What challenges did they face in their careers? Our series of We Work videos, blogs and case studies shines a light on people working in a range of roles and sectors.

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