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Citation:  McDonnall, Michele C. (2017). The Relationship Between Employer Contact with Vocational Rehabilitation and Hiring Decisions About Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired.. Journal of Rehabilitation, 83 (1), 50.
Title:  The Relationship Between Employer Contact with Vocational Rehabilitation and Hiring Decisions About Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Authors:  McDonnall, Michele C.
Year:  2017
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Rehabilitation
Publisher:  National Rehabilitation Association
Full text:  https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-491582915/the-relations...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  This article explored the relationship between the interactions of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) professionals with employers and the hiring decisions made by those same employers when it comes to people who are blind or visually impaired. An online survey of 382 employers was conducted asking about their interactions with VR, their history of hiring and intent to hire people who are blind/visually impaired in the future, and their attitudes towards this population as employees. This was one of the first studies providing empirical evidence of the benefits of VR agency’s business relations development. There was a strong relationship found between VR contact/level of relationship with VR and having hired, intent to hire, and attitudes.

Disabilities served:  Blindness
Visual impairment
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation