Getting a job is the starting point of self-sufficiency and dignity for most people, with no exception to the blind.
In 1946, Blind SA (formerly SABWO) was formed to help blind and visually impaired South Africans.
People who are blind or visually impaired can be found working in most industries. With the right skills, training and technology there are few jobs the blind and visually impaired cannot do. Our assistance can successfully help integrate blind people into their new roles and into businesses.
Our goal is for blind and partially sighted citizens to continue into long-term employment, growth and success. By assisting with the appropriate training, acquiring relevant equipment and information, as well as addressing current and potential issues, Blind SA helps workers remain employed.
All South Africans have equal rights regardless of disabilities. However, there are still challenges facing the disabled within the workplace. If you are a blind or visually impaired employee it is important to know and understand your rights, the Labour Relations Act and the Employment Equity Act in South Africa that prohibits unfair discrimination against disabled employees. We encourage all employers to understand the rights of disabled employees.
Job Placement Officer: Parishna Ramluckan
Parishna Ramluckan is Blind SA’s Job Placement Officer. Her responsibilities include lobbying government and business with a view to successfully integrating visually impaired people into long term employment, maintaining and compiling Blind SA’s database of jobseekers, and helping them to professionally present their applications and CV’s to potential employers. Parishna can be contacted on the below email address.