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An in-depth study on financial literacy of people with visual impairment : Based on Contextual Understanding of the Paradigm of Independent Living

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2012, 13(1), pp.19-40
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

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ABSTRACT

As the current paradigm of the welfare of the disabled has been changed to focus on a consumer viewpoint to respect the right of self- determination, this study was made to analyze financial literacy of people with visual impairment through the case study method. As a result, five categories have been drawn in this study with ten sub categories and forty one meaningful units relating to the five categories, respectively: barriers to economic activity and the weariness of a working life, activity support services to help achieve independent living, limited communication and difficulty of problem-solving, barriers to information access and burdens of cost, and handling difficult financial transactions and consumer activities. Above mentioned categories were replaced into two categories. The one was for contextual understanding of financial literacy of people with visual impairment. The other was constrained factors of it. Lastly, this study showed that time and support were not enough in increase financial literacy and to exercise the right of self-determination for people with visual impairment, although they have been utilizing personal assistant service for financial task as well as activities of daily living.

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