Do blind people want a work?
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
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.