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Getting a Job with a Disability - Infographic with Transcript

  • Published: 2017-11-22 : Burning Nights CRPS (burningnightscrps.org).
  • Synopsis: This infographic with text transcript provides helpful job seeking advice for people with disabilities looking for employment.

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Quote: "The employment rate of adults with a long-standing health problem or activity difficulty (LHPAD) is 38.1%, almost 30% lower than that for adults with no such limitations."

In an already competitive jobs market, it can be quite difficult for people with disabilities to secure employment, even with legislation barring employers from discrimination on grounds of disability. This infographic contains useful job-seeking advice for people with disabilities, who have plenty of expertise and knowledge to bring to any vacancies for which they apply.

NOTE: For persons with visual impairments, a transcript of the infographic can be found below the image.

Infographic titled - Getting a Job with a Disability
Infographic Courtesy of Burning Nights

Transcript of the Infographic : Getting a Job with a Disability

Disability Employment Statistics

Source: Eurostat

Jobs Which May Be Suitable for People with Disabilities

A job which is considered ideal for a person with disabilities will have these characteristics:

Assessing Your Ability to Work

Disclosing Your Disability to Employers

Job Hunting Advice

"Say you're required to go from Building A to Building C three or four times a day and you're sitting in a wheelchair. Explain how you will do it: 'I'll just roll my wheelchair up the ramp and do the job'." Gwen Ford, Director of Business Management and Program Services for Project HIRED.

*This person is in no way affiliated with Burning Nights.

References

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Disability_statistics_-_labour_market_access
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Disability_statistics_-_employment_patterns
http://disability.careercast.com/article/best-jobs-candidates-disabilities
https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/11/04/the-best-jobs-for-people-with-disabilities/#f05433f12b52
https://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/ES.nsf/vPages/HR_best_practice~Diversity_and_the_integrated_workplace~a-guide-for-job-seekers-with-disabilities-10-04-2014/$file/WORKWAY+JOB+SEEKER+GUIDE.pdf
https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/5-tips-for-jobhunting-with-a-disability-hot-jobs
https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/job-hunting-with-a-disability
https://www.ahead.ie/userfiles/files/shop/free/A%20guide%20to%20Disclosure%202013.pdf

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