Blindness Awareness Month 2020

October was Blindness Awareness Month.  We shared a packed programme of videos, podcasts, webinar events, articles and stories

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts.  Every week during October we shared an instructive video on how our blind and partially sighted colleagues manage spreadsheets and CRM systems, create and deliver presentations, organise meetings and manage social media.

National Braille week falls within Blindness Awareness Month (5-11 October) so we shared  a series of articles, videos, a podcast and interesting facts about Braille and its place in everyday life.

The following week we focused on accessible tech. Our technology experts  reviewed Google Look and two competing Braille products.  We also had a head-to-head between the conference software Microsoft Teams vs Zoom and a webinar event on accessible tech for education.

The latter part of the month we focused on stories from blind and partially sighted people in the workplace and showcased employers who are getting it right.  We also shared inspiring stories from young people.

 

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