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Some of The Advantages of Hiring An Individual Who Is Blind

Editor's Note: Editor's Note: The following article has been reprinted from the Sensory Access website,

  • A broad-based pool of qualified, job-ready candidates. A sampling includes senior software engineer, occupational therapist, lab technician, customer service representative, sales and marketing consultant, teacher, and law clerk.

    - Compliance within the letter and spirit of the law, consistent with a model leadership role in Human Resources practices. 
    - Accommodations made for individuals who are blind or visually impaired can mean creating an environment more accessible to the changing needs of all your personnel. For example, large print monitors can reduce eyestrain, which can increase the amount of time spent at a workstation. 
    - Often a worksite evaluation for a worker who is blind or visually impaired can identify productivity inefficiency and provide suggestions for alternative work procedures. For example, the reorganization of a filing system by physically changing its positioning, adding additional lighting, or increasing the size of the print on the labels, can make the workplace more accessible and productive for all personnel, not just those with a visual disability. 
    - The community of individuals who are blind or visually impaired is one of the best-educated groups among all disabilities. They are willing and able to work and meet the demands of the labour market. Not utilizing this valuable resource would be a loss to a company's labour supply and the nation as a whole.