[Ohio-talk] Are we a liability for employers?

barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 16:29:30 UTC 2016

You need to try to get them to put their reservations in writing. This is harder than it used to be, but, if you try saying I need a list of problems that I can study and try to find responses for, you might get them to make you a list. Missouri has fought and won one and maybe more cases of this kind of discrimination. And Carla McQuillan, president of the NFB of Oregon, runs her own preschools. These folks could probably help you. But you have to be prepared to debate the question of your safety and competence while you are on the ground.

Barbara Pierce 
President Emerita
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you zwant; blindness is not what holds you back.

> On Feb 29, 2016, at 10:59 AM, Vincent Fugate via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> How can I show an employer I am not a liability due to my blindness if they
> won't give me the chance to do so during an interview?  I'm being told by
> people that I am a liability because of my degree of blindness, and I don't
> understand this because I only apply for jobs I know I can do, and have even
> volunteered for to prove I can do the same thing a sighted person can do in
> that type of employment I am applying for.
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