MY DISABILITY INSPIRED MY CAREER TRANSITION

2021-07-23 14:11:10

MY DISABILITY INSPIRED MY CAREER TRANSITION

When we talk of disability, not everybody can look at it as an opportunity. The society we live in assumes having an impairment is a weakness and a liability to the company. The term disability simply means, any condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities and interact with the world around them.

I have a physical disability. I am fortunate enough to work for a Disabled Persons Organization. This gives me a platform to experience and work with my fellow persons with disabilities and those without disability.

As a youth and having experienced the hustle and bustle of job seeking, I feel I got the gist of what my fellow job s

Employing persons with disabilities: fears and realities.

2021-07-23 14:13:06

In terms of employment and participation on the labor market, persons with disabilities are an underemployed group of the workforce. In countries with civil rights legislation, unemployment rates are approximately twice what they are for persons without disabilities and it can be assumed that the rates are even worse in countries without such laws. It is therefore imperative that deliberate steps are taken to ensure absorption of this group of persons in to the workforce.

Persons with disabilities are frequently not considered potential members of the workforce. Perception, fear, myth and prejudice continue to limit understanding and acceptance of disability in work places everywhere, myths abound including that persons with disabilities are unable to work and that accommodating a person with disability in the work place is expensive. Contrary t

Employing persons with disabilities: fears and realities.