Quiz: Blindness in the Workplace

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In 2013, we conducted a survey with 160 businesses that included questions about how legally blind people can perform five specific job tasks. The respondents, who were all in hiring positions, were from randomly selected businesses across four states. They were asked if they knew how legally blind people could perform certain job tasks, and if so, to describe how. We rated the accuracy of their “how” responses. We found that most employers do not know much about how blind people perform work-related tasks. Although some employers thought they knew the correct answers, few actually did.

Can you correctly describe how blind people perform tasks? Take the quiz.

Developed by the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University.

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