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Developing positive disability identities in rehabilitation services for adults with visual impairments in South Africa

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posted on 2024-06-19, 12:26 authored by Michelle Botha

This brief draws on a qualitative study which explored the ways in which rehabilitation services influence the sense of self and belonging of newly blind persons in South Africa. The study gathered substantial interview data from both rehabilitation service providers and service users at four rehabilitation organisations operating in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The study also included a discourse analytic review of eight websites of rehabilitation organisations from across South Africa.


This work was produced with support from the Digital Open Textbooks for Development initiative in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town. The editors are grateful for funding from the Division of Disability Studies and Inclusive Practices Africa research unit in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.



Division of Disability Studies & Inclusive Practices Africa Research Unit, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town