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1998-03: Employment

WHEREAS unemployment among blind Canadians of working age is close to 90 percent, a statistic that would set any other class of persons into revolt, and

WHEREAS study of the deplorable situation is obviously in order, and

WHEREAS provincial agencies charged with the responsibility of providing vocational rehabilitation services are supposed to assist blind people in finding jobs, and

WHEREAS with a 90 percent unemployment rate, it appears that agency effort and money are devoted to every disability except blindness, now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality, in convention assembled in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, this 27h day of February, 1998, that we call upon every rehabilitation service annually to publish a list of job titles (without names attached) along with brief job descriptions of the jobs blind persons acquired during the most recent year.