Abstract: This study of the perceived employment barriers of 20 unemployed adults who are legally blind found that the participants experienced personal, societal, and programmatic barriers to employment. It also found that some participants were actively seeking work, some were resigned to their unemployment, and others were looking for work but losing hope. Thus, policies must address both the barriers to employment and the specific needs of each group of unemployed people with visual impairments.
Orientation and Mobility
Annemeike M. Reimer, Bouwein C. M. Smits-Engelsman, and Marieke Siemonsma-Boom
Abstract: This article describes the development of the Test for Manual Dexterity in Visually Impaired Children. The test was used to chart the manual skills of children with visual impairments (those who were blind or had low vision) and a control group of sighted children in the Netherlands and to compare the development of children who were blind or had low vision.
Antonieta Prates Castanho and Emma Otta
Shirley R. Wyver, Roslyn Markham, and Sonia Hlavacek
NEWS AND FEATURES
Mark M. Uslan, Joseph C. Su, and Chen-Yung Hsu
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