Our Holistic virtual or face to face Workplace Assessment will identify:
- Issues an employee is facing as a result of their visual impairment
- Specialist aids, resources and equipment needed to carry out duties effectively
- Training needs relating to the recommended equipment
- Impact of environmental factors such as lighting, signage and office layout
- Reasonable adjustments including flexible working, additional breaks and administration of medication
- Factors affecting the employee’s mobility to, from and within work
- Configuration and scripting of assistive technology software
- Beneficial services such as a functional low-vision assessment, referrals to social services or sight loss charities
- Requirements for a human support worker where all other adjustments have been considered
- Rehabilitation or work-related training needs
- Useful provisions such as visual impairment awareness training for colleagues
- Support that may be required at home which may impact on working performance
- Emotional support and coping strategies the employee may benefit from
Why and when should I commission a Workplace Assessment?
As a responsible employer, you’ll want to ensure that all your staff feel supported, valued and have opportunities to maximise their productivity. You’ll also want to comply with your duty to make reasonable adjustments under The Equality Act 2010.
The majority of people with a visual impairment work around their issues and are not aware of the resources and workplace adjustments available to them. Therefore, we recommend commissioning assessments before new employees start in their roles. Current employees who acquire eye conditions through illness, infection, injury or for hereditary reasons and those with existing eye conditions should also be assessed.