Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)
Print version ISSN 0103-863X
BITTENCOURT, Zelia Zilda Lourenço de Camargo and FONSECA, Ana Maria Ribeiro da. The perceptions of low vision people about their return to the labor market. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.49, pp. 187-195. ISSN 0103-863X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2011000200006.
This study aims investigate the characteristics of people with low vision, unable to work and conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Seguro Social to a rehabilitation program, and identify their expectations about the return to the labor market. In this cross-section descriptive study were conducted semi-strutured interviews. The sample was formed of 12 low vision people, in productive age, 11 of which were male. Concerning to scholarship, 7 had not completed their basic education. The transcribed data underwent qualitative analysis by theme: knowledge of the visual disabilities, rehabilitation and the access of the social rights, return to the labor market and plans to the future. The interviewed showed a poor knowledge of the visual disabilities, the rehabilitation and the social rights. In spite of the affirmatives public policies to disable people in the labor market, the social disadvantage is very significant considering their low scholar level and poor professional qualification, bringing difficulties to his inclusion on the labor market.
Keywords : visually disabled; labor market; rehabilitation.