“Expectations Exceeded” Parent and family workshop run by Friends of Moorfields & Blind in Business
Date: Friday 29 November 2019 Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre, (2nd Floor) 3 Peerless St, London EC1V 9EZ
This parents workshop is your chance to learn more, from young, blind and visually impaired people who are working in modern careers. You will have the opportunity to meet these people from a variety of backgrounds, who have been in mainstream education and special education throughout the UK. These role models will share their views and opinions on their education, finding work, the technology they use, what support they have and what experiences they’ve had throughout their lives.
This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about the interesting careers blind and visually impaired people are doing.
You are more than welcome to join this FREE parents workshop. You can also learn more about the work that Blind in Business offers all over the UK, training with young school children, working with undergraduates and graduates and also offering assistance to employers, bridging the gap between the people we help and those who offer them jobs.
I look forward to you confirming your place. You are welcome to pass on this information to people you feel would benefit from attending!
1pm – Welcome and introduction from Angela Smith- CEO Friends of Moorfields.
1:05 – Few words from Sandi Drewett – Director of Workforce and Development
1:15 – Dan Mitchell and Blind in Business panel present, followed by Q&A session.
Panel line up:-
- Paul Ryb – Trader, Board of charities, Sportsman
- Henry Holmes –Teacher
- Greg Swaysland – Project manager, Researcher
- Hetal – Guide dogs
- Hayley J – Civil service
- Nicky Woodward – Software Engineering Manager -BT
2:45 – Introductions from VocalEyes, Metro and OrCam
15:00 – Refreshments and exhibition.
4pm – Close
Parents, carers, young people, friends and family are all welcome to attend.
- Learn and speak with young, blind and visually impaired people who are working in modern careers.
- Get views and opinions on their education, finding work, the technology they use, what support they have and what experiences they’ve had throughout their lives.
For further information on this event please contact:
Dan Mitchell, Blind in Business
Contact: Tel: 0207 382 4601 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org