Being an RNIB Community Facilitator with a Visual Impairment

Natasha is registered blind and works as an RNIB community facilitator. This involves connecting blind and partially sighted people to their community. 

The employment/study you proved possible…:
I’m a community facilitator at the RNIB and previously I had my own business employing two other people. I dropped out of university because I believe that you don’t need a degree to drive passion. 

Your disability in your own words…:

I am registered blind with some useful sight since birth.

What did you need to do in order to make this employment/study possible alongside your disability? What obstacles did you have to negotiate and how?:

I didn’t give up. If you keep your determination going something good will come up eventually. You should not be defined by your disability: try to smash the stereotype!

What advice would you give to someone just starting this journey?:

I’d say that it’s ok to get frustrated and you are allowed to speak out when times are tough. Find out what you are entitled to and fight for it, don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. If you do what you love and love what you do you can’t go wrong. 

If you have proved employment or higher education possible despite disability, why not submit to the catalogue. and help others follow by your example?