Disclosure options

Ben Pettingill speaks about disclosure. It’s a complex but important topic that can create some confusion and anxiety for people who are blind or have low vision.

Do you tell your potential employer that you are blind or have low vision in your resume or cover letter? Do you wait and mention it in an interview? Or do you avoid it altogether?

Ben explores different options in this video to help you make an informed choice on how to manage this situation.

Download a full transcript of the above video (Word, 15KB).

What you can do next

  1. Vision Australia’s employment consultants can support you with options around disclosure and conduct simulated interviews to help you feel confident with your approach. Request a call back from employment services.
  2. The American Foundation for the Blind has a resource that can help you find more information about types of disclosure.
  3. Speak to your family or a friend about disclosure options and seek guidance about which option is most suitable for you. They may also be able to advise and help you prepare for this.
  4. Finally, make sure you practise what you are going to say and how before you are in the situation.