We’re one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. Everyday 250 people begin to lose their sight. RNIB has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss. We want society, communities and individuals to see differently about sight loss.
We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people. We’re a catalyst for change – inspiring people with sight loss to transform their own personal experience, their community and, ultimately, society as a whole. Our focus is on giving them the help, support and tools they need to realise their aspirations.
Blind and partially sighted people tell us that issues faced around employment are a major barrier to equal participation, so addressing this imbalance is a priority for RNIB. There is a significant employment gap between blind and partially sighted people and the general population.