- Oct 25 2023
- 7:30 am - 9:00 am
We’re putting accessibility on the agenda
In 2013, 24 percent of the New Zealand population were identified as disabled, a total of 1.1 million people nationwide. For adults, physical limitations were the most common type of impairment, and according to a 2020 community impact statement by BLVNZ, 4 percent of Kiwis are living with blind and low vision every day.
Join the Employment and Youth transition Team from Blind Low Vision NZ for a 90-minute presentation to discuss ways you can challenge and improve your recruitment process and tap into the pool of wonderfully skilled individuals that can take your organization to the next level.
Many of these individuals are highly educated, skilled and eager to work or continue working but make up one of the most unemployed or under employed groups in New Zealand.
Sarah Mitchell and Bonnie Mosen will dispel some commonly held myths about hiring blind, low vision, or deaf/blind workers, engage in a frank discussion on how BLVNZ works with recruiters on tapping into this talent pool of job seekers, and answer any questions.
You will see some of the technology used by blind and visually impaired, meet Eclipse, a lab/golden retriever Seeing Eye dog and learn how service animals fit into the workplace.
Blind Low Vision NZ is the leading provider of services to assist blind, low vision, and deaf/blind Kiwis in learning to live a “life without limits”.
For more info, visit www.blindlowvision.org.nz.