Biggest Concern in Workplace: Attitude


In an article Barriers for Disabled at Work, “disabled people say their biggest concern in the workplace isn’t accessibility; it’s attitude.”  (Komp, 2006)  “Impressing a potential employer during an interview and getting a good job offer is difficult for many. But for those with disabilities — who must prove they are as qualified as non-disabled candidates — finding any job has its own challenges.

When Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 15 years ago, supporters hoped the equity legislation would increase disabled peoples’ opportunities for employment. But, according to researchers at Cornell University, the employment rate for people with disabilities peaked around 25 percent in the 1990s before dropping below 20 percent by 2004.”  (Komp, 2006)

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