Barriers to employment among the blind and visually impaired: Findings from two comprehensive statewide needs assessments
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Compare and contrast the needs of Blind or visually impaired individuals, the community rehabilitation providers, state vocational rehabilitation staff and employers related to obtaining employment for blind or visually impaired individuals. Identify the full spectrum of barriers to employment faced by those with blindness or visual impairments. Demonstrate an understanding of the gaps between vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities for Blind and visually impaired persons.
Keyword(s): Disability Studies, Needs Assessment
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Dr. Flowers specializes in needs assessment and program evaluation research, providing expertise in program design, capacity and infrastructure, community-based initiatives, policy research and research methodologies. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Flowers has spent 20 years managing evaluation research projects, specializing in aging and disability populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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