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Shuffling the Deckchairs: Multi-agency Working and the Continuing Lack of Identification of People with Vision Impairments

Authors
  • Ravenscroft, John Ph.D.1
  • 1 RIDBC Renwick Centre, University of Newcastle, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, NSW 2151 , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Orientation & Mobility
Publisher
Exeley Inc.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
83–86
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21307/ijom-2008-013
Source
Exeley
License
Green

Abstract

Many orientation and mobility (O&M) professionals working to meet the needs of children and adults with vision impairment may do so as a part of multi-agency rehabilitation teams. However, from a study of current literature in the fields of vision impairment, multiple-disability and intellectual disability, it is apparent that multiagency participation does not invariably identify with accuracy, all those requiring a service. This article discusses how those professionals working in multi-agency frameworks support those in need when their service delivery agenda is based merely on a subset of the total population that should have their needs addressed.

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