This is a comment by Steve Steveson on “Paid By The Penny: When Disabled Worker Rights Are Compromised“:
If only it were greedy corporations. I have found big corporations are much better to work for as someone with a disability. They often have processes and procedures in place to find out what you need, if anything, and want to minimize any problems your disability might cause and only want to know if you can do the job.
Its the small time businesses, franchises and “mom and pop” stores that abuse disabled people. They are the ones that won’t do simple things like paint bathrooms in high contrast, move a team to a wheelchair accessible room or not insist that everyone must be able to answer the phone to customers, even the deaf accountant. Unfortunately these are the real barriers disability causes. I don’t think it is about lower productivity and meaningless things implying we will care more. It is simple things that make life difficult and pure discrimination where people see someone come in with a disability and immediately decide “no” without even asking how or if the disability will even affect the persons ability to do the job.