Jim, Callum and Tom – Vision Foundation

Navigating Access to Work

Headshot JimJim has been working with assistive technology for almost nineteen years, including working as an Access to Work assessor between 2013 and 2019. His current focus is on providing training and consultancy services for clients who use screen readers and screen magnification software. Jim is particularly interested in helping assistive software users with two problems: firstly, navigating the Access to Work system in order to get the most suitable adjustments and training; secondly, ensuring that employers implement adjustments correctly.

 

Callum RussellCallum Russell is founder of CrystalEyes, a bespoke consultancy that helps broaden the horizons of people living with sight loss and other disabilities, allowing them to fulfil their potential in either higher education or employment. Callum previously worked for Sight for Surrey and Surrey Police championing inclusivity. He attended mainstream school before going to the University of Birmingham to study modern languages. He has travelled and volunteered widely, particularly in South America, and brings significant experience of undertaking work experience with a vision impairment.

Tom NortonTom has worked with people with vision impairment for 15 years, specialising in supporting teenagers, young adults, and the professionals around them through the transition from school into adulthood. Focusing on consolidating information and making it as accessible as possible, helping others to make informed choices and take the actions that best suit them. The workshop definitely hits the key areas around applying for AtW and what to expect.