This paper will focus on work-based environments, assistive technology solutions and compensatory strategies for people with low vision (that is, when vision cannot be satisfactorily corrected by spectacles/lenses). It presents two case studies to illustrate how functional capacity within a workplace can be maximized for individuals with vision impairment through a range of interventions. Each case study will demonstrate how the provision of a holistic suite of services delivered by a multidisciplinary team achieves positive and sustainable work outcomes for this cohort. One case study features an individual in a manual work role and the other in an office-based role. The following aspects of service delivery will be illustrated by each case study: Importance of comprehensive workplace and low vision assessment. Vocational planning. Compensatory strategies for job/task specific duties. Assistive technology and workplace modifications. Independent and safe travel skills to, from and within the workplace. Employer and co-worker training.
Keywords: Vision impairment; assessment; disability; employment.