Time: October 13th, 2021 – 12 pm to 1pm
Title: "Supporting Individuals with Sight Loss in Career and Employment Services "
Presenters: Samantha Dyton & Lyndsey Rosevear
About the session:
Changing what it means to be blind in the world today, CNIB career and employment services would like to invite you to our webinar “Supporting Individuals with Sight Loss in Career & Employment Services”. We will be addressing the following most asked questions by career practitioners when connecting with the vision loss community:
What is vision loss?
What language to use and how to interact?
What specific barriers to be aware of when individuals with sight loss are looking to get back into the workforce and how to navigate
What types of careers and how to explore career choices
What supports and programs are available
About the presenters:
Samantha Dyton :- Formerly a Career Advisor for the mental health and addictions community, Samantha utilizes trauma informed practice to now serve the vision loss community. Since joining the Canadian National Institute to the Blind, Samantha has developed partnerships with case managers from employment programs from all over the province. She assists clients who are experiencing various degrees of vision loss with removing barriers to employment. Most notably she has orchestrated an international partnership to help clients increase competitiveness in returning to the workforce. Working in harmony with the provincial government, she is committed to increasing equality on a systematic level.
Lyndsey Rosevear :- Originally a client of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Lyndsey is a passionate advocate for human rights who now works in the career and employment department. She creates innovative programs to help promote and foster client development. Lyndsey supports individuals with breaking down their limiting beliefs by hosting an influential national series for the vision loss community titled, “How I Did It.” An inspiring leader, Lyndsey encourages individuals to see themselves beyond their vision loss and has been an instrumental player in developing the national Come to Work program.