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Disabled Employment New Zealand

Many highly capable New Zealanders could be part of the workforce if barriers to their employment were removed. 74% of disabled people want to work. This website will help remove barriers.

Information to help break down barriers to employment for employers and disabled people wanting to enter the workforce. Disabled people are less likely to be employed than the general population or other minorities. Employment for disabled people is often limited by opportunity and employers attitudes rather than disability.


Blind Community Employment Advice

Disabled Employment

Disabled Employment, hiring disabled people, helping people with disabilities including blindness to become self- employed, advise on hiring staff with a disability, Disabled home office work, all options should be open

Disability in employment advise, employment for disabled people should not have such high barriers when most of the time they are not needed, mention the word 'disabled' or 'impairment' and many employers put up barriers, they immediately think expensive' or 'too hard, but for so many employees, that 'disability' or 'impairment' is barely noticeable.

How we can help

We’re here to help

The Blind Foundation is here to help.  If you, a family member or friend, is blind or experiencing sight loss, we can provide the support needed to help you face your future with confidence.

You might wish to access our popular Library Service or learn some tips to help at home. We also encourage independence through showing you how to get around. If you’re employed or seeking employment or study options, we can help with that too.

On the pages in this section, you can read about all of the support and services the Blind Foundation can offer you. Have a look around to find out more about what we do. If you have any questions, call our team on 0800 24 33 33 or email generalenquiries@blindfoundation.org.nz.

Request services

To become a client, you need to request our services. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to access a wide range of support.


All about the collections and services available through the Blind Foundation library, including the BookLink digital lending and reading service, as well as how to join.

Getting Around

We’re here to help you stay independent when getting around, whether with a cane or guide dog, on public or private transport. Learn more here.

Cultural support

All about cultural support for Māori and Pacific clients and their whanau, family and friends.

Get specialist support

Daily Life

Find out how we can help you adjust to sight loss, be independent, make the most of technology, and live a life without limits.

Access support for your daily life

Deafblind services

If you’re experiencing dual sensory loss, we’re here to help. Find out more here about how we can support you- wherever in New Zealand you are.