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Employment for People with Visual Impairment

Contact Unit: Welfare Promotion Section

Contact Person: Mr. Chen

Contact Telephone Number: 22289111 Ext. 35431


I.Visiting Non-Visually Impaired People Work as Massagers in Five Specific Places and Visually-Impaired Telephone Attendants
【Visiting Non-Visually Impaired People Work as Massagers in Five Specific Places】
Relevant Regulations of People with Disabilities Rights Protection Act
(1) Article 46
Anyone other than the seeing (visual acuity functions) disabled may not be engaged in the massage industry.
To assist people with seeing (visual acuity functions) disability to take the massage and physiotherapy massage practices, the competent authorities of individual levels in charge of labor affairs should actively integrate private resources, guide and improve their professional skills and management abilities, and grant subsidies for the practices their operate.
The targets of guidance and subsidies, methods, and other rules that should be followed shall be prescribed by the central competent authorities in charge of labor affairs.
A medical care institute is allowed to employ people with seeing (visual acuity functions) disability to engage in non-medical massage in specific places.
Medical care institutes, stations, airports, park operators, and government agencies (institutes) are not allowed to provide places for people without seeing (visual acuity functions) disability to engage in massage or physiotherapy massage services. The abovementioned institutes, stations, airports, operators, and agencies providing places to people with seeing (visual acuity functions) disability to engage in massage or physiotherapy massage practices should be treated with preference.
The first paragraph will be invalid on October 31, 2011.

(2) Article 46-1
When a government agency (institute) and a state-run business pro-actively or delegate others to attend to consulting telephone information service and the number of such employee is over ten, the number of employed people with seeing (visual acuity functions) disability should be more than 1/10 of the total telephone answerer unless regulated otherwise by other regulations. However, if the nature of the job needs specialized knowledge or it is difficult to employee such people, they should report to the municipal, county (city) competent authorities in charge of labor affairs where the telephone service is located for agreement before they are exempted from such laws.
However, if the proviso in above paragraph happens, when the agencies who attend to the service by themselves or delegate the service to others are the same as the municipal, county (city) competent authorities in charge of labor affairs where the telephone answering service is located, they should report to the central competent authorities for agreement.
Contact Telephone Number: 22289111 Ext.35431 Mr. Chen
(3) Article 98
Those who violate the 5th paragraph of Article 46 shall be ordered by the competent labor-affairs authorities of the directly-controlled municipality level and the county (city) government level to improve within a time limit and shall be fined NT$10,000-50,000 on a per-violation basis if improvements have not been made by prescribed time.
Penalty proceeds from the previous paragraph shall be incorporated into the exclusive Employment Fund established for people under directly-controlled municipalities and county (city) governments, being used specifically for facilitating the employment of the visually impaired.
II. Massage and Physiotherapy Massage Practice Permit (Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Health and Welfare announce laodong fa te zi di 1031811233 hao and abolish weibu zhong zi di 1031860598A hao.)

III. Map of Massage in Taichung City

https://msg.taichung.gov.tw/
IV. Employment Service for Visually-Impaired People Working on Non-Massage Jobs

Contact Telephone Number: 22289111 Ext.35448
V. Assistant Service for the Visually-Impaired
To assist people with visual impairment in fulfilling their job responsibilities and improve their efficiency in reading books and newspapers, drafting charts and tables, proofreading, and sorting and organizing information, the Bureau provides “Assistant Service for the Visually-Impaired Program.” Through providing assistants to the workplace of the visually-impaired with free of charge, work barriers will be eliminated for the visually-impaired due o their poor vision, which improves the stability of employment for the visually-impaired. People with visual impairment who are employed, have vocational training, or are self-employed in Taichung City can apply for “Assistant Service for the Visually-Impaired” to the Bureau based on their employment conditions and needs.
Contact Telephone Number: 22289111 Ext.35433 Miss Kim

  • Data update: 2022-08-12
  • Publish Date: 2018-12-12
  • Source: Labor Affairs Bureau
  • Hit Count: 527