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Citation:  Quinton, M.C. (2014). Self-employment as a solution for attitudinal barriers: A case study. Work, 48 (1),
Title:  Self-employment as a solution for attitudinal barriers: A case study
Authors:  Quinton, M.C.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Work
Publisher:  IOS Press
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Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  This paper uses a case study to examine attitudinal barriers to employment and underemployment. We follow the career path of PR, a woman with multiple physical impairments, as she seeks financial independence through several employment strategies. In these, she faced attitudinal barriers and employment situations without opportunity for advancement. Eventually, PR opens her own business, turning to an alternative loan program to acquire the funds necessary to purchase a ready-made vehicle that matches her needs for accessible transportation. Use of this vehicle to provide delivery services for her business has more than doubled her income.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Accommodations
Assistive technology
Online training
Accommodations / modifications