About An Eye to the Future Project
An Eye to the Future employment project is an initiative by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) which aims to change perceptions about hiring someone who is blind or vision impaired.
The program connects and works with employers across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania to become leaders in equity, diversity. And inclusion in the workplace, and then seeks to link people who are blind or vision impaired, who are looking for meaningful paid employment with diverse and inclusive organisations.
The free education and support services provided through this program is made possible by a grant from the Department of Social Services.
To assist employers to expand their workforce and improve equal opportunity in employment for people who are blind or vision impaired, An Eye to the Future focusses on:
- Workforce Diversity – attract, recruit, develop and retain people who are blind or vision impaired into the workplace.
- Inclusive Workplace Practices – build inclusive, accessible and collaborative workplace cultures and processes that foster the talents of people who are blind or vision impaired.
- Measures and Outcomes – strengthen workforce data and support greater outcomes when assessing organisational diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Mentoring – working one-on-one with candidates and businesses to provide specialised support along the employment journey.
About Blind Citizens Australia
BCA is the National representative organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired. Our mission is to inform, connect, and empower Australians who are blind or vision impaired and the broader community.
BCA achieves its purpose by:
- Informing, connecting and empowering people who are blind or vision impaired and the wider community,
- Representing and advocating for the interests of people who are blind or vision impaired,
- Providing high quality support, services, projects and events.
- Increasing access, awareness, and expectations across the broader community.
As the only disability led organisation within Australia that represents the blind and vision impaired community, BCA knows first-hand the impact and phases of a person’s disability journey. We use this collective voice to campaign to remove barriers for people who are blind or vision impaired to access mainstream services and produce accessible, real time, tailored and positive information to educate and raise awareness of the issues faced in every day life.