Overcoming barriers for people with disabilities participating in income-generating activities: A proposed development framework

African Journal of Disability

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Title Overcoming barriers for people with disabilities participating in income-generating activities: A proposed development framework
Creator Tinta, Nokuthula Kolanisi, Unathi
Subject education people with disabilities; barriers; income-generating activities; sheltered workshop; intervention strategies; effective participation; framework.
Description Background: People with disabilities in sheltered workshops are disempowered and face many barriers, adversely affecting their income-generating activities and weakening their competitiveness in the labour market. There is limited evidence on how to overcome these barriers.Objectives: This paper seeks to propose a framework to overcome the barriers experienced by people with disabilities participating in income-generating activities in a sheltered workshop.Method: The qualitative exploratory single case study was done with observations and semi-structured interviews as data collection methods. Purposive sampling was used to select 24 participants between ages 22 and 52 years, and content analysis was done of transcribed interviews. Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines were used to develop the framework.Results: A proposed framework was developed that outlined intervention strategies to address the barriers experienced by sheltered workshop participants to promote increased participation of people with disabilities in income-generation activities, thereby improving their quality of life.Conclusion: The participation of people with disabilities in income-generating activities is hindered by several barriers. However, the proposed framework overcomes the barriers to effective participation in income-generating activities.Contribution: People with disabilities will benefit from this framework as it will address their challenges and needs for empowerment. It would also inform stakeholders involved about these challenges and strategies.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-03-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajod.v12i0.1133
Source African Journal of Disability; Vol 12 (2023); 10 pages 2226-7220 2223-9170
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa — 22-52; both, diverse, people with disabilities
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