Investigating Barriers, Supports, and Employment Outcomes For People With Visual Impairments In Bangladesh

The Shahid Mukul Foundation, in collaboration with Dip Eye Care and the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (Bangladesh Chapter), has undertaken an important research project to investigate the barriers, supports, and employment outcomes for people with visual impairments in Bangladesh.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 285 million people worldwide have visual impairments, with the majority residing in low- and middle-income countries like Bangladesh. Despite efforts to improve the quality of life for people with visual impairments, they still face significant barriers when it comes to employment opportunities.

The aim of this research project is to identify the challenges that people with visual impairments face in the workplace, including discrimination, inadequate accommodations, and limited access to training and education. The study also seeks to identify the supports and interventions that can be put in place to improve employment outcomes for this population.

The research project is being carried out by a team of experienced researchers and experts in the field of visual impairments and rehabilitation counseling. The study will involve surveys, interviews, and focus groups with people with visual impairments, as well as employers and other stakeholders.

The findings of this research will provide important insights into the employment experiences of people with visual impairments in Bangladesh. It will also help to inform the development of policies and interventions that can improve employment outcomes for this population.

The National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (Bangladesh Chapter) is playing a key role in this project, providing expertise and support to ensure that the research is of the highest quality. Mozadded Sarder, President of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (Bangladesh Chapter), has emphasized the importance of this research, stating that “employment is a critical aspect of the quality of life for people with visual impairments, and we must do everything we can to ensure that they have access to meaningful and rewarding work.”

The Shahid Mukul Foundation and Dip Eye Care are committed to improving the lives of people with visual impairments in Bangladesh. This research project is just one of the many initiatives that they have undertaken to promote social inclusion, access to healthcare, and education for people with disabilities.

In conclusion, this research project has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of visual impairments and rehabilitation counseling. By identifying the barriers and supports that impact employment outcomes for people with visual impairments in Bangladesh, the study will help to inform the development of policies and interventions that can improve the lives of this population.

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