Originally published: March 27, 2017
In Australia, there are around 350,000 people who are blind or have low-vision, and this figure is expected to rise to 550,000 within the next 15 years.
Of those who can work, approximately 60% are unable to find employment.
In order to raise awareness of this issue and to help people who are vision-impaired with their careers, SEEK recently ran an eight-week pilot work experience program in partnership with Vision Australia.
HC interviewed Kathleen McCudden, SEEK Group HR Director, about the program, and how HR managers can create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.