ERIC Number: ED027561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Blind Persons as Social Workers and Rehabilitation Counselors.
Committee on the Employment of Blind Persons as Professional Workers, NY.
A statement on the training and placement of blind individuals as social workers or vocational rehabilitation counselors, prepared by the Committee on the Employment of Blind Inidviduals in the Professions of the New York State Federation of Workers for the Blind, is presented in a question and answer format. The blind have repeatedly demonstrated that they can function effectively in a variety of situations without the use of normal vision. A blind trainee would be (1) expected to meet the same eligibility requirements and standards for graduate programs as a trainee with normal vision, and (2) demonstrate adjustment to his own condition. He can also provide the same services and function in much the same way as his sighted colleagues. The blind can communicate and relate effectively with clients through special training and the use of special techniques. It is a strongly urged that qualified blind persons be trained and placed as social workers and rehabilitation counselors. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: Committee on the Employment of Blind Persons as Professional Workers, NY.