Disabled People and Employment: A Study of the Working Lives of Visually Impaired Physiotherapists, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Disabled People and Employment

A Study of the Working Lives of Visually Impaired Physiotherapists, 1st Edition

By Sally French


220 pages

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Hardback: 9781138726123
pub: 2017-06-29
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This title was first published in 2001. Providing a detailed account of the working lives of visually impaired physiotherapists in Britain, this study also presents an overview of the employment position of disabled people in the UK, and is underpinned by a social model which views disability in terms of societal barriers rather than in terms of impairment.


’…[Sally French] provides valuable personal insight into the world of disabled workers and the boundaries they face…’ International Journal of Employment Studies

Table of Contents

Contents: Disabled People and Employment: Theoretical Issues: Models of disability; Disability and employment; Disabled health and welfare professionals. The Experiences of Visually Impaired Physiotherapists: Visually impaired physiotherapists: an historical overview; A comparison of visually impaired and sighted physiotherapists; Educational inclusion: barriers and coping strategies; The changing work environment: its impact on visually impaired physiotherapists; Personal narratives: disabling barriers - enabling contexts. Overview and Concluding Comments: Discussion and conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Sally French, King Alfred's College, UK

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare