"Does job availability influence whether Cities become Deaf-Friendly?"



"Does job availability influence whether Cities become Deaf-Friendly?"



Date:  26 Jun 2008

[DEAF411] Jobs have big influence on where people live.

Searching for a job is neither easy nor fun. This task is even more stressful for a deaf person. Employers try to avoid hiring deaf people because their knowledge is limited and they prefer to avoid something that they are not familiar with comfortable with. They may have preconceived thoughts that accommodating deaf people and providing interpreters are expensive.

Employers need to be educated and motivated in order to consider hiring deaf people. We can find ways to motivate them through federal tax credits and state/local programs.

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