Hiring Practices for People with Vision Loss

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Issue:

CNIB’s hiring practices for people with vision loss

Statement:

CNIB is committed to employing people with vision loss, and works hard on behalf of all Canadians with vision loss to fight employment-based discrimination and advocate for the right to work.

CNIB is committed to employing people with vision loss, and is currently Canada’s largest employer of people with vision loss.

The organization’s roster of skilled workers with vision loss is on the increase, and over the next five years, we intend to increase the representation of qualified people who are blind or living with vision loss in our staff complement even further.

CNIB takes proactive steps to encourage applicants with disabilities of any kind, and particularly encourages people with vision loss to apply for positions within the organization. CNIB’s human resource policy states that in a case where two equally qualified candidates have applied for a position and one candidate has vision loss, that person should be hired for the position.

In the workplace, CNIB makes every effort to accommodate the needs of its employees on the job, and the organization is well placed to accommodate people with vision loss.

On a national scale, CNIB conducts social research on the barriers to employment and the unmet needs of people with vision loss. CNIB also runs a national advocacy program to fight employment-based discrimination and promote the right to work for people with vision loss.

Founded in 1918, CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians. CNIB provides the services and support necessary for people to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss.

Released: August 2006