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Visually handicapped workers in local government.

Deborah Mullins

Visually handicapped workers in local government.

by Deborah Mullins

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Published by Royal National Institute for the Blind in London .
Written in English


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ContributionsRoyal National Institute for the Blind.
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MYTH: The ADA requires extensive renovation of all state and local government buildings to make them accessible. FACT: The ADA requires all government programs, not all government buildings, to be accessible. "Program accessibility" is a very flexible requirement and does not require a local government to do. There’s also a section on jobs for the disabled in government. Plus tips for how to find disability employment that fits. This guide will show you: + great jobs for people with disabilities, organized by disability. Government jobs for disabled individuals. How to get a job with a disability.

Share on Facebook! By Dick Davis, Associate Director, BLIND, Inc. and Chair, National Federation of the Blind Employment Committee Information for Everyone Lots of people ask me what kinds of jobs blind people can do. The assumption is that there are jobs for which blind people, because of their unique characteristics and limitations, are particularly [ ]. Visually Impaired jobs available on Apply to Teacher, Medical Scheduler, Machine Operator and more!

Handicapped. b. Blind persons that fit one of the following criteria: (1) Visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/ or less in the better eye with correcting lenses, or (2) Widest diameter of visual field subtends angular distance no greater than 20 degrees. Jobs for the Visually Impaired. Being blind or visually impaired does not make you unemployable. In fact, a U.S. Census Bureau study released in found that 55 percent of adults with any given disability between the ages of 21 and 64 were employed at some point over the 12 months prior to .


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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state and local laws ensure that all people who want to work, regardless of disabilities, are able to work. However, that doesn't always mean that jobs for people with disabilities are just rolling in, especially for those who are blind or severely visually impaired.

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