Basic Work Skills Among Visually Impaired Students- An Intervention Approach
The present study was conducted to explore the basic work skills among totally blind and low vision students.
Total eighteen (18) skills were taken as basic work skills and categorized in to four levels according to usability and
simplicity. In this study, the sample comprised of 96 students belonging to class VI – IX. These students were selected from
special and inclusive schools of odisha. The total sample was categorized according to gender (boys & girls), degree of
impairment (totally blind & low vision). Of these 96 students, 48 were boys and 48 were girls. Personal databank regarding
their name, standard, age , gender , school , type of students , age at onset, onset of impairment (congenital or acquired) and
basic work skills check list (asked and filled by the investigator) were studied to know about background of each student.
Findings revealed that “low vision children were performed better acquire work skills than blind children. It was also found
that there was no difference in acquiring basic work skills among boys and girls. Moreover different school settings also
have no significant impact on acquiring basic work skills.”
Keywords— Totally visually impaired (blind), Low Vision, Special Education, Integrated Education, Inclusive Education,
and Basic Work Skills.