The Financial Times has been named Employer of the Year at the RNIB See Differently Awards in recognition of its efforts to champion employment for blind and partially sighted people.

Sponsored by RNIB, the award recognises supportive policies and practices that harness the broad range of skills and talent that blind and partially sighted people bring to

the workplace.

The FT was chosen as a finalist by judges for its inclusive workplace practices, including its employee-led FT Access network groups and internships programme. The organisation was also praised for its efforts to shine a global spotlight on the disability employment gap by promoting employment for the disabled community through its editorial content.

This award recognises the work we’ve been doing to create an inclusive environment in which everyone can succeed and thrive” said Jacqui Dobson, FT’s Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

We’re delighted to have been honoured and will continue to build on the work we’ve been doing to support people with vision impairment both within and outside of our organisation.”

The RNIB See Differently Awards aim to shine a spotlight on the excellent work happening every day across the UK to support people with sight loss. They highlight the contributions being made to break down barriers and reward those creating opportunities that enable

blind and partially sighted people to live the life they want to lead.

RNIB CEO Matt Stringer said:

The RNIB See Differently Awards celebrate those who dedicate their time, passion and skills to changing the world for blind and partially sighted people. All our winners have shown fantastic examples of this and I warmly congratulate them all on their success.”

The awards recognise exceptional individuals and teams across six categories: Campaigner of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Community Contributor of the Year, Social Media Influencer of the Year, Team of the Year and Employer of the Year.