Evaluating Vocational Rehabilitation Programs for Individuals with Disabilities in the United Arab Emirates

Ousha Ahmad Al Muhairy, Abdelaziz Sartawi, Muhamed Alzoudi, Rawhi M. Abdat

Abstract


This study aimed at evaluating vocational rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities in the UAE pertinent to respondents’ types, disability types and gender. To achieve the goal of the study, a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were ysed. Validity and reliability of the instruments were established prior to the implementation of the study. The sample of the study consisted of 214 participants, 57 individuals with disabilities, a total of 103 parents of individuals with disabilities and 57 vocational trainers (instructors). Descriptive statistics and qualitative analysis were used in this study. The results of the study indicated that there were significant differences between the participants in relation to the aforementioned variables in favor of vocational trainers (instructors), and in favor of physical disabilities regarding disability types, and in favor of male with regard to gender. The study recommended the need to designing an appropriate work environment -using technology during training- and paying more attention to involving females with disabilities in vocational programs and including people with special needs.

 


Keywords


Vocational rehabilitation, disability, evaluation, UAE.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol7iss1pp102-121

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