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Bev Dibdin

Bev Dibdin

Bev is registered severely sight impaired and so struggle to read, write, use a computer.

With her children growing up and some even flown the nest, she felt extremely alone and being at home was unfulfilling. She wondered, if she would ever find an employment.

She has taken a computer course at Insight Gloucestershire using a programme called Supernova, which is designed for people living with sight loss and works alongside Microsoft Office. Bev soon gained her skills and confidence which has led her to being employed by the County Council as a Call Centre Advisor, answering calls & sending emails.

Once Bev settled in her advisor role, she has decided to move on to her field of expertise and became a Sight Loss Advisor for Insight Gloucestershire.

Bev have since realised that having a disability does not mean you are unemployable, it just means you may need some specialist equipment to help you do your job or just someone to give you a little more time to learn to do things in a different way.

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