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Although most people who are blind develop their other senses more profoundly, visually-impaired individuals do not have a "sixth sense."


Not all hearing-impaired individuals have lip reading skills, and those who do lip read are not all able to lip read at the same level.


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Because accessible parking spaces are designed and situated to meet the needs of people who have disabilities, these spaces should only be used by people with valid disability permits.


Most people with disabilities prefer to be responsible for themselves; however, if you would like to help someone with a disability, ask first if they want assistance before you act.  A _ T _ P: Ask the Person


In the past, people with disabilities were grouped in separate schools and institutions. This discriminatory practice reinforced many negative misconceptions and stereotypes about disabilities.


People with disabilities go to school, get married, work, have families, do laundry, grocery shop, laugh, cry, pay taxes, get angry, have prejudices, vote, plan, and dream pretty much like everyone else!


Many people with disabilities are now able to join mainstream society.


People who have adjusted to disabilities have often developed a lot of resilience and perseverance.


A person may use a wheelchair for a variety of reasons, none of which may have anything to do with health issues. Today, a wheelchair is considered an autonomous means of getting around!


There are no special procedures for firing or disciplining a worker with a disability; it’s the same process as it would be with anyone else.


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People with disabilities are often resourceful problem solvers. For example, transportation is not necessarily a challenge.



Disclaimer:

HIRE for TALENT has made every effort to use the most respectful words possible while writing these materials. We realize, however, that the most appropriate terminology may change over time. We developed these materials with the intent to respect the dignity and inherent rights of all individuals.



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Employers often find that workers who identify as having disabilities have unique abilities; they also tend to work harder to prove themselves.
According to employers, people with disabilities perform as well or better than other workers. These employers concluded that hiring people with disabilities did not negatively impact their businesses.
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In a national survey of consumer attitudes towards various companies, 92% of the respondents gave favourable ratings to businesses that hire people with disabilities.
98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the service they received when dealing with an employee with a disability.