To mark National Eye Health Week (20th – 26th September), we are delighted that enei member organisation Guide Dogs have agreed to provide a guest webinar outlining the most common eye conditions and their impact on someone’s ability to see, how conditions progress through people’s lives, and the impact of sight loss on their confidence. The team will also provide information on the tools people can use to help someone with sight loss to live the life they choose, and what it takes to be an inclusive workplace for a person who is blind or partially sighted.
About the presenters:
Alex Coxon – Alex has professional training as an Optometrist and currently works as Guide Dogs’ Access to Work Coordinator. She is also a Sighted Guide trainer (for people assisting those with sight loss).
John Garrett – John has worked at Guide Dogs for over nine years, in various roles supporting volunteers, and is currently seconded to the organisation’s Diversity Equality and Inclusion Team.
About Guide Dogs:
The majority of individuals with sight loss are likely to encounter high unemployment, depression, loneliness and financial insecurity throughout their lifetime.
Guide Dogs works towards a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. The organisation has supported over 200,000 people with sight loss, providing tailored canine services, in-person services, online and telephone services, and undertakes vital influencing and campaigning.
This event will be informative for all, but we particularly welcome attendance from colleagues working in Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources, and Occupational Health.