Disabled individuals have a hard time with airline websites. In 2013, the US DOT issued a rule stating that all US public airline booking systems on websites must comply with the WCAG 2.0 level AA by December 12, 2015.
As the public focus of NDEAM fades, I am left wondering why is it so difficult for people to see the possibilities and opportunities of including professionals living with disabilities in their workplaces, except for one month out of the year.
It takes little money, time and energy to staff people living with disabilities. Employers tend to make assumptions about disabled workers, based on erroneous information and misconceptions.
In my job search, I believe that often times I’m judged on my blindness and the perceived things I cannot possibly do instead of my qualifications and skills.
Screen readers and magnifiers help people living with sight-related disabilities perform many essential tasks on computers, laptops and mobile devices.
This 2 pound new technology display device has the mechanical pins popping up and down like older refreshable Braille display devices, but it also allows me to do word processing, get on the internet wirelessly or through Bluetooth, and connect to a smart phone to get texts. It stores information on either an internal flash drive or a SD card. Plus, it has specific aps for things like facebook or software for reading the Bible.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Making It Work – How I Do My Job With A Motor Skill Disability
Working with a motor skill-related disability is not as difficult as it may seem with the assistive technology tools that I use.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Making It Work – How I Do My Job Living with My Disability
Written By Guest Blogger Nina, WeCoLead Certified Test Consultant As a working individual living with a sight-related disability, I’ve encountered a variety of challenges at the workplace. Fortunately, with the help of modern and assistive technology, those challenges have become fewer and far between. I rely heavily on assistive technology screen reader programs JAWS(Job Access with Speech) and VoiceOver to successfully complete my day-to-day job responsibilities at WeCo. I can perform Read more of this...
This month, our bloggers from our staff and CTC team will share their experiences with job searching as a person with a disability, successfully doing their job despite their disability, hiring staff with disabilities and making reasonable accommodations, explaining how screen readers and magnification software works, developing for users living with sight related disabilities, and much more.
People living with motor skill disabilities have various Nontraditional Mouse device options that they can use to move the cursor around the computer screen.