Do blind people want a work?

October 11, 2006 8:11am CST
As a blind person and a tutor of the blind I have found that most of the blind people aged over 30 have no wish to find employment. Regards, Les Molyneux
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• India
11 Oct 06
no they just wanna sit on the road side and want any one to hav pity on them what do u think?"
11 Oct 06
Many thanks for your comments, which I view with interest. If a child looses there sight they are sent to a school for the blind where they can become students that go on with their education college, university most succeed in their chosen career. However with older people aged 30 and above who loose their sight at an older age employment can be a problem. The facts are that with the benefits that disabled people get in the UK, they don’t need to work! They are quite happy sitting at home doing absolutely nothing. Some companies employ blind people but, the vast majority don’t employ blind people The percentage of blind people in full time employment is very low in the UK. The older that person is the less chance of them securing employment. Finding work for blind people is a difficult job and when blind people are offered work they normally turn it down due to the fact that they will loose one or more of their benefits. Of course this does not mean that all blind people will turn employment down. Regards, Les Molyneux
• India
12 Oct 06
that must be the case with uk but in my india people think dont wanna work , not all but the majority
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
12 Oct 06
that is so sad! i mean, there are so many things a blind person can still do --- like, touch, feel, hear, speak. one can still make a difference even if he or she is blind.
12 Oct 06
So true.
• United States
15 Oct 06
I've knew a blind lady at my old church she played the piano and she was amazing. That was her job and she got payed to do it, she loved it. Some blind people want to work. Why wouldn't they?
12 Oct 06
I've known very little blind people over the age of 25 and more under, one thing I can say is that the young ones are brimming with enthusiam.
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
11 Oct 06
If what you say is correct, perhaps it might have something to do with lack of self confidence in the older person. If someone is born without sight or loses it when they are young, then they don't know anything else plus they go to a school which caters for people with that disability. However if someone older loses their sight, I expect it would be hard for them to adjust. In many ways they would go from being very independant people to someone who is limited and to a certain extent has to rely on other people for many things.
@somesh1984 (1299)
• India
11 Oct 06
blind people can answer this question ..sorry i cant......i can see