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Monday, January 27 • 10:10 - 11:25
(Carousels) Plenary Table 08: Employment of Blind and Partially Sighted Canadians

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We hypothesize that the level of employment for working-age people who are visually impaired remains well below that of the general population despite advances in assistive technology and public awareness campaigns directed to employers. This session will share the results of a survey (email and phone) administered in both French and English with 1,205 respondents.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the employment and unemployment rates of visually impaired Canadians;
  • Understand factors affecting employment success within the visually impaired population;
  • Understand the employment experiences of blind and partially sighted Canadians

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kathleen Forestell

Lead, Advocacy and Community Outreach, CNIB
Kathleen Forestell is the Lead for Advocacy for CNIB in Ottawa. She is passionate about research and promoting accessibility and inclusion. She is presenting on behalf of CNIB’s research team.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière