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A Study of the Employment Experiences of People with Adventitious Blindness
The purpose of this study was to explore the employment experiences of visually impaired people at different ages. Participants in this study included five visually impaired persons who graduated from college. Five participants were three males and two females with an average age of 39 years. This study conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews to collect data. Qualitative data analysis methods were used. The participants were invited to share the challenges and their coping strategies when adventitious blindness happened. The results of this study found that the participants experienced the several stages as indicated in Donald Super’s theory of Life-Career Rainbow: roles in youth employment, the adjustment of employment goals, and the adjustment of employment goals in middle and old-aged life. The challenges involved with the adjustment process of re-employment were: Holding a career or job that accommodated to visual degeneration, learning new computer skills, and family members not understanding the obstacles. At the same time, the results of this study found that the coping strategies used by the participants to overcome the above challenges included: Using job accommodation services, making good use of employment services, breaking through visual barriers, maintaining positive optimism, getting family support, continuous learning/mastering professional skills, and setting goals to gain a sense of job satisfaction. According to the results, the researcher proposed the following suggestions. The local governments need to establish rehabilitation service centers for people with visual impairments, and to cooperate with enterprises for implementing job accommodation. Also, the local governments need to conduct long-term and in-depth studies on the same type of jobs to analyze how people with visual impairments maintained their jobs after visual. degeneration. For rehabilitation counselors, they can invite successful people with visual impairments to help with the psychological rehabilitation of people who were newly-blind, and empower them to help others who were in need. Finally, suggestions for future research were presented and the limitations of this study were explained.
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