Royal National Institute of Blind People offers workforce financial education

Royal National Institute of Blind PeopleSight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has provided access to financial education to its employees and others with sight loss.

The charity partnered with global financial education benefit provider Nudge, which has made sure that its technology now complies with the web content accessibility guidelines. It has also been designed to be suitable for users with neurodiversity issues, compatible with a screen reader and accessible with a keyboard to ensure that it is suitable for all needs.

RNIB said that it introduced this financial education platform to make sure that people with sight loss are able to develop the skills and knowledge to take control of their money.

It was also inspired by its recent survey, which found that the financial situation of 69% of blind and partially sighted people had worsened as a consequence of the cost-of-living crisis, with them facing additional costs in their lives that have been exacerbated by recent inflation.

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Louise Wells, Royal National Institute of Blind People’s rewards and pensions lead, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer the Nudge financial education platform to all RNIB employees, especially during the current cost of living crisis. Nudge has worked in partnership with our reward team to launch the platform and collaborated with RNIB’s accessibility team to ensure that financial education is fully accessible for blind and partially sighted users. We will continue to work with Nudge and focus on financial education that will drive employee engagement with the platform through a series of internal workshops.”

Tim Perkins, chief executive officer at Nudge, added: “Our partnership supports RNIB on its mission to lead the creation of an accessible world. What’s more, our values around equality align, to create a brighter financial future for everyone, everywhere. Money is one of the biggest factors in everyone’s lives, access to financial education should be equal too.”