Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2019

Experiences of a Visually-challenged Student: A Qualitative Study

Ms. Zarnab.Zahoor

Student, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.011/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.011


The present study is a qualitative research that aims to investigate the lived experiences of a girl with visual impairment and the mechanisms to combat her notions of disability. For this purpose, a 19 year old female college-student was interviewed using a semi-structured interview. The data thus gathered was analysed using thematic analysis and the emergent themes were discussed. Results indicated that the visually impaired girl has a stronger focus on achievements but at the same time, tends to be distressed by her disability. Because of this, she seems to have developed an induced sense of inferiority complex. However, she seems to persist through her disability with self-reliance and also seems to take a broader notion of life in general. The study provides useful insights into dynamics of upbringing and essential provision of services to the blind.

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.011/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.011

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 4, October- December, 2019

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