Parents and Carers

When you're responsible for someone with visual impairment, it can be a worry not knowing how they will get on in the world once they fly the nest. You might be concerned about how they'll get on with further education, or how they'll fare when they start seeking employment.

Blind in Business are here to help. We support blind and partially sighted individuals into work, with career planning, and with managing technology to support their individual needs.

We work with students, universities, employers and young people, all with the aim of opening doors and making it as easy as possible for blind and partially sighted individuals to achieve their full potential.

We run a variety of training courses for 13 to 16 year olds & their parents or carers. These training courses are run all over the UK completely FREE of charge, and so far over 6,438 participants have benefitted from our courses and workshops. Each course and its materials have been developed by blind and visually impaired people over the past 9 years, so you know we're talking the right language.

We offer three unique training courses - Future Focus, Expectations Exceeded and Total Technology. Expectations Exceeded is our most popular workshop for parents and carers, giving you and your child the opportunity to meet blind and visually impaired role models - the types of people who your son or daughter can look up to.


Group Courses
We can come to your school and run a course. If you can get together a group of 10-15 students, then we can run a course with you. We are happy to create a course, that may even combine elements of all 3 courses we offer.

Individuals & Small Groups
We also run one-to-one and small group sessions in London, every day of the week. You may want to bring a small group of students to our office in London. We are happy to consider travel contributions.

3 Unique Courses

Future Focus

Future Focus

Careers Course

Career planning for school children aged 13 to 16. We give young blind students an understanding of the skills, tools and competencies you need for any job. We focus on interview techniques and practice. Students are taken through the recruitment process so that they understand how to cope with a variety of assessments and tests that employers put potential employees through and they are shown how important it is to prepare for work at an early stage.

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Expectations Exceeded

Expectations Exceeded

Role models Course

A short workshop introducing parents, carers, teachers and young blind students to role models. These role models are blind and visually impaired computer programmers, lawyers and IT consultants. People who are doing the types of jobs their son or daughter may wish to pursue. We believe in widening opportunities for people - this workshop provides new ways of thinking about visual impairment and gives parents and teachers ideas on how to help young blind people work towards their goals in a positive way.

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Total Technology

Total Technology

Access Technology Course

Introducing technology to make children aged 13 to 16 more informed customers of access technology. Participants are taken through simple steps to give them the knowledge to make technology purchasing decisions for themselves. Far too often children leave education and are not fully aware of their technology needs and the options available to them for the use in the home, education and the workplace. The unique structure of this course gives participants the chance to try and test technologies from a variety of suppliers who will be on hand to answer questions and provide support and advice.

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