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The Working Age Forum - July 2024

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Everything is ready for the 20th Working Age Forum (WAF), so if you would like to register and participate in the conversation, read on. The forum is organised by Breandan Ward in collaboration with Clare Kennelly and NCBI’s Employment, Training and Academia team. It is a place where people of working age in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired can meet, network, organise and learn from each other.

What is WAF?

The Working Age Forum is a member-led network which meets online via Microsoft Teams. It serves to connect people who are blind and visually impaired with each other to offer and benefit from peer support. Regardless of what stage of employment you are in (whether finding your first job, already working, looking to re-join the workforce after some time out, or retired), you are welcome to join our online sessions which are held bi-monthly and are free of charge.

When is the next meeting?

Our next meeting will be held on  Tuesday, July 30th, from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. We will meet online via Microsoft Teams.

What is the topic of discussion?

Join us for an inspiring guest speaker segment featuring Clive Wood, Lead Regional Policy and Campaigns Manager at Guide Dogs for the Blind in the UK.

Clive will share valuable insights from his career journey as part of the community, discussing the progress and challenges he’s observed in advocacy for blind and partially sighted people. His words of advice will be especially beneficial for those navigating employment challenges or considering a career in advocacy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain inspiration and practical guidance from an experienced and dedicated advocate.

Where can I register?

Please RSVP above through the “Book Now” option. After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. A second email will be sent a few days before the event with the meeting link to join the virtual session on Teams. Don’t forget to manually mark your calendar

What if I have difficulties with my registration process?

If you have any difficulty with signing up, please send an email to [email protected] and we will gladly register you!

We look forward to meeting you soon!