[NABS-L] Disclosure of Blindness
leadershipjba at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 00:20:23 UTC 2019
Hi Abby, I would not personally disclose my blindness in the application or the interview. Just speaking based on things I’ve done and some advise I’ve gotten, I would just let them think what they do. When you fill out the application, just fill out what you’re good at, and why you’d like to work for them. The same in the interview, just tell them why they should hire you, no matter if they can see that you’re blind or not. Let them see how skilled you are and that they would lose out by not letting you work for them, and then you can talk about your disability when you get the job, for if you need to make any accommodations or something like that. I hope this helps.
> On Oct 27, 2019, at 5:10 PM, Abby Duffy via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello, I’m applying for a job at a after school program at one of the elementary schools in my area, and I was wondering how or if I should disclose my blindness. I know the can will make it obvious, but I just wondered if any of you guys have experience of if I should disclose my disability or what I should do.
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