Disability and dependency: access to education and employment

“Disabled people face major barriers in the labour market… A major barrier to obtaining employment is lack of qualifications. Disabled people are less likely than non-disabled people to have either vocational or academic qualifications.” (Hurstfield et al 2004a, p7)

Barnes (1991) indicates that the majority of disabled people are typically provided with education that does not enable them to achieve personal autonomy, attain meaningful employment or be able to fully participate in the community. Continue reading “Disability and dependency: access to education and employment”