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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Work-Related Challenges for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired in Turkey

AUTHOR:

Bengisu, Murat, Gøokhan Izbirak, and Adham Mackieh

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2008

PUBLICATION:

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The aim of this study was to determine the physical, attitudinal, and organizational barriers faced by people who are visually impaired who are already employed or looking for jobs in Turkey.

  • Various aspects of the working life of people who are visually impaired were investigated in a telephone survey conducted in Turkey.

  • Non profits estimated that between 720,000 and 1,500,000 people in Turkey have visual impairment.

  • The study concluded that although the participants performed many types of jobs successfully, many issues need to be solved for the more efficient participation of people with visual impairments in the economy.