This week, we feature an extended conversation with Dr Kevin Murfitt who was recently included in the Queens birthday honours list for significant service to people who are blind or have low vision.
As a young man, Kevin envisioned his future in the restaurant and hospitality industry until a car accident and vision loss made him reassess his career options. He returned to university and studied psychology and journalism. He went on to complete his PHD in attitude change in employment with people with disability.
Since the 1990s Kevin has been involved in the leadership of major blindness organisations.