In London, 200,000 people are blind or partially sighted, yet only a quarter of working-age people with a visual impairment are employed.
We work collaboratively across the sight loss sector with policymakers and community leaders to ensure our grant-giving delivers more than just financial aid. Partnering with the Vision Foundation provides an unrivaled opportunity to unlock the talent and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people.
Co-Chair of our Centenary Appeal Board, Naqi Rizvi who has worked in financial services since 2017 shares his experience overcoming the challenges in his career.
“Supporting the visually impaired community by raising awareness and affecting positive change is very close to my heart. I’ve been blind since I was seven and I’ve been able to pursue my dreams because of some people who had faith in my abilities and were willing to take the risks.
I know that we can give back a lot if given a chance. All it takes is the willingness to change the status quo and the belief that disability is not the same as inability.
I had enormous struggles in my own life as people often associated a lack of sight with a lack of vision. Through determination, patience, and the support of my loved ones, I graduated as an engineer and have built a full-time career in financial services.
I want to use my expertise and lived experience to make a positive difference to the sight loss community in London and beyond. I believe so much more is possible for blind and partially sighted people and hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
Co-Chair of the Vision Foundation Centenary Appeal Board
Information for Employers (accessible format)
- What employers need to know about Access to Work
- How assistive technology can help blind and partially sighted people at work
- Making your workplace accessible for blind and partially sighted people
- Tips for speaking about sight loss and guiding people
If you would like to find out more about our corporate partnerships and how we can work together, please email our Head of Corporate Partnerships, Louise Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org