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ERIC Number: ED041118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 193
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The Hiring Policies of Selected Iowa Businesses and Industries with Respect to Employment of Blind Persons.
Black, Donald Earl
An investigation of the hiring policies of Iowa businesses and industries with respect to the employment of blind persons was one purpose of this study. A second purpose was to determine the opinions of blind clients of the Iowa Commission for the Blind concerning the industrial arts program at the Commission. Some findings are: (1) Over 97 percent of businesses and industries indicated a blind person could do more today than 25 years ago, (2) 80 percent agreed that blind persons could work in skilled and professional positions, (3) Over 70 percent felt blind persons could work at highly skilled jobs, (4) 75 percent were willing to hire a properly trained blind person, and (5) A majority of the clients indicated they were helped by the industrial arts program through building of self-confidence, changing of attitudes, and developing salable skills. Some conclusions are: (1) Business and industry pay lip service to the idea that blind persons can work in skilled and professional positions, (2) Blindness was a greater deterrent to employment than either education or training requirements, and (3) Blind clients are not aware of the real purpose of the industrial arts program at the school. Further study was recommended. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Northern Colorado. (GR)
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