It’s been 25 years since the signing of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990! I wrote about my own memories and the significance of that day in my very first blog after becoming a Navigator titled Moving Forward. Continue reading “Moving Forward, 25th ADA Anniversary Edition”
Celebrating ADA’s 25th Anniversary
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Continue reading “ADA-25”
I must be getting old. I clearly remember the debates about bringing ethnic minority employees into the workforce, paying women equally to men, and even preserving the workplace wisdom provided only by older workers. Today, such debates seem as antiquated as whether women are capable of riveting airplane panels, as thousands of ‘Rosie the Riveters’ proved in World War II. Continue reading “Debates & Myths About Employing Workers with Disabilities”
In the past, prior to the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, I had an interview with a company that had no access for wheelchairs into the building. I called the Office Manager, with whom I was to interview, using a payphone and explained the situation. The Office Manager understood and agreed to conduct the interview on the front steps of the building; which begs the question: how do we handle interviewing a person who has a disability?
For an employer, the goal should be the same when interviewing a candidate with or without a disability. Continue reading “An Interview with a Disability”