shell wrote:thank you, i am going to try for d.l.a and c if i get anywhere. i am currently getting a lot of headache's in the job i do as a supermarket cashier never really had that many problems till the last 6 months.
I know one or two people with visual impairment who are cashiers in supermarkets. I think they do find it a bit difficult to do for long periods.
I was looking at going in to computers as i have noticed a lot of people on here seem to use them. You seem not to agree
I was a computer user when I worked. Using them all day every day is *very* tiring from my experience - but I didn't have access to any of the equipment now taken for granted. Many sighted people find computers tiring too.
But the main thing to be aware of in our case is that if we already hold our heads at an angle, sitting in one position for ages holding our heads in a particular position, over a long time may well increase any neck and back problems we may already have.
what would you suggest as a job.
Also can you apply for d.l.a. if are working or not?
DLA (both mobility and daily living) are nothing to do with whether one can work or not. They're non-means tested and are to pay for the extra expense of living with disability. You might need it for taxis if you don't have public transport that's any good: that sort of thing (mobility component).
In this month's 'New Beacon' there is an article about applying for jobs with a disability, written by the RNIB's Employment Officer, and they reckon one should be talking about the effects of disability and what you need to work effectively in the desired post, during your interview.
Its part of a very long series on employment matters so I can't really sen dit to you.
look forward to hearing from you thanks
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