The Vision Foundation has commissioned the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham to do some research on employment. We want to understand more about the factors which contribute to employment outcomes (the good and not so good) for individuals with a visual impairment, living and/or working in Greater London. This project is being funded by the Vision Foundation and will help to ensure our work is evidence-based and impactful.

The researchers at VICTAR would like to talk to professionals who have experience of supporting individuals with a visual impairment into employment, in addition to individuals with sight loss who are working and not working at the moment. They want to hear about a range of different experiences.

If you, or anyone you know, would be willing and able to share your experiences in an online focus group, please go to where you will be able to find out more information and register to participate. All participants will receive a £20 shopping voucher as a token appreciation for their time.

This project is being managed by Dr Rachel Hewett and she can be contacted at