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Citation:  McDonnall, M. C., & Cmar, J. (2019). Employment outcomes and job quality of vocational rehabilitation consumers with deaf-blindness.. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 63 (1), 13-24.
Title:  Employment outcomes and job quality of vocational rehabilitation consumers with deaf-blindness.
Authors:  McDonnall, M. C., & Cmar, J.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Publisher:  SAGE
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1177/0034355218769461
Full text:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0034355218769461   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Individuals who are deaf-blind impaired often use the assistance of vocational rehabilitation services to obtain and maintain employment. However, not much literature has been published about the outcomes of those services for these individuals. So, to change that, researchers recently examined data from 1,382 consumers with deaf-blindness identified as their primary or secondary disability whose cases were closed during fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015. They measured the obtainment of competitive employment and the quality of jobs obtained. What they found was that VR services affected whether or not a person who is deaf-blind obtained competitive employment, but a person’s own characteristics determined their job quality.

Disabilities served:  Blindness
Deafness
Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment