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The Chicago Lighthouse: Socio-Political Objectives

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    Dr. Maurice Pickard speaks to Dr. Joel Kaplan about some of the discrimination issues people with visual impairments face today, and the advocacy platforms founded through the Americans with Disability Act. Approximately 70% of blind Americans are unemployed, and for African Americans, that percentage is as high as 90%. Dr. Kaplan speaks to the increasing need for organizations like the Chicago Lighthouse to address these startling statistics. The segment concludes with a look at how progressively higher populations of senior citizens in America calls for greater blind/visually impaired-supportive resources, given the fact that the vast majority of cases are age-related.

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    Dr. Maurice Pickard speaks to Dr. Joel Kaplan about some of the discrimination issues people with visual impairments face today, and the advocacy platforms founded through the Americans with Disability Act. Approximately 70% of blind Americans are unemployed, and for African Americans, that percentage is as high as 90%. Dr. Kaplan speaks to the increasing need for organizations like the Chicago Lighthouse to address these startling statistics. The segment concludes with a look at how progressively higher populations of senior citizens in America calls for greater blind/visually impaired-supportive resources, given the fact that the vast majority of cases are age-related.

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