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An untapped workforce

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To mark International White Cane Day on Wednesday 15 October, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is launching its 'Have cane, am able to work' campaign aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired.

People who are blind or vision impaired offer employers an untapped workforce of talent. They are willing, able, loyal, hardworking and use aids like canes and Guide Dogs to get around safely, and text-to-voice technology to work with computers. We are hoping employers will give people with vision impairment a chance so they too can enjoy the financial freedom that most of us take for granted.

To help employers access the untapped workforce, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has produced a handy employer guide highlighting these benefits and offering solutions to common concerns as well as hiring advice.

Click on the image above to download the Guide or click on the following link.

The Guide can be downloaded here

To view the campaign's media release and other materials click on this link.

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