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Employment

Objective

To increase the number of working and employable blind, deaf/blind, and partially sighted persons in Canada.

Whenever a blind, deaf/blind, or partially sighted person enters the workplace, there needs to be a process put in place, such that they will be given every equal opportunity to be successful at the job that they have been hired to do.  They need to be provided with the appropriate job training and technology required to function productively.

Need for Action

  • Research needs to be carried out in order to obtain an accurate assessment on the employment picture as it relates to blind, deaf/blind and partially sighted Canadians.
  • Meaningful training programs need to be developed and initiated to train employers.
  • Meaningful training programs need to be designed and developed to train blind, deaf/blind, and partially sighted Canadians in the right types of jobs based on economic conditions and demands.
  • Some sort of binding legislation needs to be put in place to help both companies and blind, deaf/blind and partially sighted employees to find ways to work cohesively to tap in to an untapped labor force; i.e. blind, deaf/blind and partially sighted persons living in Canada.

Proposed Solutions

We need to advocate for all levels of government to work with the blind, def/blind, and partially sighted community as well as with employers; both in the private and public sector to come together to work on a meaningful proposal and ultimately binding legislation.

The binding legislation would cover such things as job training, research, and workplace accommodations.

How You Can Help

Please support blind Canadians by joining us in Advocating that all levels of government work with us to greatly improve the employment picture for blind, deaf/blind and partially sighted Canadians.

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