Economic Participation Project

We are excited to announce that Blind Citizens Australia has received funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency, Information Linkages and Capacity Building to deliver an Employment related project in 2019/2020.

‘An eye to the future’ will positively promote people who are blind or vision impaired to potential employers. It will also provide information and support to those employers.

We will be creating a series of short films of people who are blind or vision impaired that are currently working. These will be designed to showcase the diversity of roles and experiences people who are blind have within employment.

An online platform will be created for information, resources and interaction between employees and employers and provide a place for people to discuss all things employment.

We will be creating an Internship program to link jobseekers to employers.

Finally, we will be hosting an Employment Symposium.

It’s a huge project that we are confident will bring many opportunities for you to be involved. We look forward to sharing more information on these parts of the project as it progresses.

What we need from you now

In the first instance we are seeking expressions of interest from members of our community who are currently employed and would be interested in featuring in one of the short films/videos.

We would like to highlight your career, how you achieved your position, what you do and how you do it. This might also include things you enjoy the most and any assistive technology that makes things easier for you.

We are looking for different stories, diversity of employment industry and roles and people from across Australia. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or have a long history of employment, we want to hear from you!

We would like to film in November and December, the videos will be shown on the online platform, at the Symposium and to potential employers.

If you are interested please contact Naomi Barber naomi.barber@bca.org.au 1800 033 660.

Funded by NDIA – ILC – Employment Participation (EP) Grants