In collaboration with local and regional blindness organizations, the World Blind Union (WBU) Employment Committee is undertaking a project to understand the levels of employment for individuals with sight loss. This research will provide up-to-date data on employment for people who are blind or have low vision (partial sight). Current employment information is old (more than 10 years old in most countries) and much of the information that is available is not specific to people who are blind or have low vision (partial sight). The information available also doesn't provide details about the nature and type of employment or about barriers to employment that people with vision impairment face.

The WBU Employment Committee has developed a short survey designed to identify employment patterns of people who are blind or partially sighted and of working-age throughout the world. The survey can be completed in 20-25 minutes and it is available in English, French, and Spanish. Survey link