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Employment needs of young adults with visual disability need to be recognised in Kabul, Afghanistan

Ibrahimkhil, Fahima and Amarkhail, Freba and Sidek, Suriati (2021) Employment needs of young adults with visual disability need to be recognised in Kabul, Afghanistan. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 32 (2). pp. 104-126. ISSN 1029-4414 E-ISSN 2211-5242

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Purpose: The aim of this qualitative paper was to understand the employment needs of young adults with visual disability in Kabul, Afghanistan. Method: The phenomenological approach was employed to obtain rich data based on the participants’ personal experiences. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 adults with visual disability, between 20-40 years of age, using open-ended questions to shed light on the employment needs of this population. The data derived from the interviews was transcribed, translated, and thematic analysis was performed. Results: Findings indicate that people with visual disability need to be equipped with essential skills to be competent workers. Support from employers and society is needed and, importantly, encouragement from family members and those involved in advocacy of the people with visual disabilities. Conclusion: Improving the public's awareness regarding personal and vocational abilities of people with visual disabilities, enhancing the skills necessary for employment, promoting their abilities, family support and maintaining positive attitudes are some of the strategies which could result in better employment prospects for people with visual disabilities in Afghanistan.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7546/92039
Uncontrolled Keywords: young adults, visual disability, employment needs, Kabul city
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Suriati Sidek
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 16:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92039

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