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09 October 2012

Figures released by Australia's leading blindness agency Vision Australia show that around 58% of the potential labour force who are blind or have low vision are unemployed - that's four times the national average.

And, while this is a slight improvement on the 2007 result, it is clear that there is still much to be done.

Vision Australia's 2012 Employment Report, shows that employer attitude is the key factor that is prohibiting people who are blind or have low vision finding employment.

The 2012 report was officially launched by Mr Charles Casuscelli MP, Member for Strathfield at Vision Australia's Enfield centre on Monday 8 October 2012.

During the event, attendees were treated to some insights from Dr Karen Wolffe, a world renowned expert in the employment of people who are blind or have low vision.

In addition, Tim Pharo from Pharo's cleaning services, shared his experience as an employer of two staff who are blind or have low vision.

Visit the following website page to download the 2012 Employment report here.

For further information, please call Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 and ask to speak with the research and measures team.