Scots website targets blind and partially sighted jobseekers

An
independent recruitment website has become the first of its kind in Scotland
to provide employment advice and assistance online to blind and partially
sighted jobseekers.

ScottishJobs.com,
part of recruitment website group IrishJobs.ie
and NIJobs.com, uses technology to help those with visual impairments to access
Braille displays and provides audible on-screen information.

Recent
statistics, provided by UK
charities Action for Blind People and the Royal National Institute for the
Blind (RNIB), show that up to 75 per cent of blind and partially sighted people
of working age are currently unemployed.

According
to EU figures, European citizens with a disability are two to three times more
likely to be unemployed than their non-disabled peers, while in some parts of
the UK, up to 70 per cent of people with a disability are in long-term
unemployment.

By Quentin Reade

 

 

 

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