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An Examination of Systems-Level Barriers to Employment for Persons with Vision Loss

Environmental Contexts and Disability

ISBN: 978-1-78441-263-0, eISBN: 978-1-78441-262-3

ISSN: 1479-3547

Publication date: 4 November 2014

Abstract

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While the barriers to employment for persons with low vision have been previously well described, this paper demonstrates how these barriers interact and act synergistically with one another, thereby reinforcing the need to focus on shortcomings at the service, system and policy level, in addition to individual rehabilitation.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

This research project was made possible by the following funding sources: The National Educational Association for Disabled Students (NEADS) Scholarship; Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Western University Graduate Scholarship.

Citation

Mohler, C., Klinger, L., Laliberte Rudman, D. and Shaw, L. (2014), "An Examination of Systems-Level Barriers to Employment for Persons with Vision Loss", Environmental Contexts and Disability (Research in Social Science and Disability, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 259-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-354720140000008014

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