blindness

Los Empresarios Que Tienen Relaciones con las Agencias de Rehabilitación Vocacional Son Más Propensos a Contratar a las Personas Ciegas o con Discapacidad Visual

Las personas con discapacidad visual tienen dificultad para ver, incluso con gafas o lentes de contacto, o son incapaces de ver en absoluto cuando son ciegos. Las estadísticas muestran que los estadounidenses con discapacidades visuales en edad de trabajar tienen tasas de empleo mucho más bajas que sus compañeros sin discapacidades. Las investigaciones anteriores han encontrado que las percepciones incorrectas de las personas que son ciegas o con discapacidades visuales contribuyen a esta tasa de empleo baja.

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Employers Who Have Relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies May Be More Likely to Hire People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

People with visual impairments have difficulty seeing, even with glasses or contact lenses, or are unable to see at all when they are blind. Statistics show that working-age Americans with visual impairments have much lower employment rates than their peers without disabilities. Past research has found that inaccurate perceptions about people who are blind or visually impaired contribute to this low employment rate.

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Career Mentors Can Help College Students Who Are Legally Blind Build Confidence to Find Jobs

An estimated 1.1 million Americans are legally blind, meaning that they have central vision of 20/200 or less, or a visual field smaller than 20 degrees. Compared to other disability groups, Americans who are legally blind have a higher college graduation rate. However, they still face disadvantages when seeking employment: These students may not have the same early work experience as other students and may not have developed their job search or interview skills.

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Business and Vocational Rehabilitation Can Build Partnerships for Employment Success

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a series of programs and services designed to help a person with a disability find and keep a job or return to work after injury. These services are most often provided by counselors at a VR agency. VR counselors spend a lot of time getting to know the individuals with disabilities they work with, understanding their needs and abilities, and supporting them as find their place in the workforce.

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RehabWire - Volumen 5, Número 7, Agosto 2003

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RehabWire para agosto cuenta con la investigación actual sobre la ceguera y la discapacidad visaul y los servicios y la tecnología desarrollada para satisfacer las necesidades de esta población.

RehabWire - Volume 11, Number 2, February 2009.

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Blindness and Visual Impairments

NIDRR research in blindness and visual impairments crosses each of the NIDRR Priorities. The projects and abstracts presented here are a cross-section of these research activities.

NIDRR Grantees on the Cutting Edge.

RehabWire - Volume 5, Number 7, August 2003

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RehabWire for August features current research on blindness and visual impairments and the services and technology developed to meet the needs of this population.

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