[blindLaw] Disclosure Blindness and Accommodations

Seif-Eldeen Saqallah seifs at umich.edu
Sat Apr 24 15:11:21 UTC 2021

Good morning, Morgayne,

I personally prefer to disclose during the interview, or even
initially in my application. how I disclose varies.

Regarding JAWS, you can install it on three separate computers by
downloading the regular installation program and inputting your
activation information; perhaps you can do that for the temporary
position, depending on your license/program type.

Happy to phonechat off list.


On 4/24/21, Morgayne Mulkern via BlindLaw <blindlaw at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Happy Saturday!
> This girl needs advice! I have a job interview coming up for a paralegal
> position at a small corporate financial investment firm this Monday. The
> position would be 2 months with the possibility of extension.
> I just wanted to ask others who are blind or visually impaired whether or
> not you disclose your blindness in interviews? Why or why not? How do you
> go
> about doing so if you do choose to disclose?
> Also, do you ask the company to pay for Jaws and other accommodations, or
> do
> you ask the state agency if they can, or how do you handle this? The
> Massachusetts commission for the blind has provided Jaws software at my
> past
> jobs before, but I'm not sure if they would be willing to do so where the
> position is temporary....
> I have not interviewed for a job that was not in government before, so
> these
> are some new concerns.
> Thank you.
> Best,
> Morgayne Mulkern
> (774)826-7428
> morgaynemulkern at gmail.com
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Seif Saqallah
University of Michigan
Juris Doctor/
Masters in Middle Eastern and North African Studies
J.D/M.A Graduate | 2020

International Studies, Arabic Studies, and Judaic Studies;
Law, Justice, and Social Change
B.A | 2017

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