We run a series of innovative projects at Action for Blind People to aid visually impaired people.
The ACAD goal is to improve the vocational education and training for hotel and catering staff and management so they are prepared to offer the same quality services to clients with disabilities as to other clients and at the same time to make them more competitive in the European labour market.
We have a number of projects which have been funded by the Big Lottery such as the Right to Work programme and computer training.
Work experience opportunities for blind and partially sighted people are available through our Social Enterprise and Employment Development project (SEED). The SEED project has been funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
Skills In-Sight is a project which will develop an accessible toolkit for English and maths skills to be used in education or work based learning environments. The project will be delivered by Action for Blind People for 18 months, with funding from Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
We value the opinion and voice of our service users. It is our practice to ask the people who use our services what they think of any developments or how they run.
We offer visual awareness training to individuals and groups who want to raise their awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people, whether in a work or social situation.
This project seeks to address the barriers faced by blind and partially sighted people trying to enter the labour market and aims to transfer the results of our Enterprise in Sight project.