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The Deaf and Job Discrimination

Updated on July 31, 2015

I don't know if anyone watched the show on ABC, "What Would You Do?", about deaf discrimination, but reading the comments of many deaf today, I realized how rampant it is. I have three deaf children and I know first hand how hard it is for a person who is deaf that only signs to get a job today. My oldest son, that uses mainly sign to communicate, has not been able to find work ever since he graduated from Technical college. He was the only deaf student in his class, and the only deaf person to graduate in his field from that school with honors. But, everywhere he went to find a job as a welder turned him down--most all of them revealed that the reason was because of the safety factor on the job. Three Human Resource professionals, that were caught on tape, on the ABC aired program, seemed to think it was ok to discriminate against deaf applicants, as long as it was not detectable. This is a sorry statement about our society today. We have been fighting a war against discrimination in this great country of ours for decades now. It is about time that some of us speak up for the deaf and their cause of being given an equal opportunity to work also. I have developed a symbol to be used for businesses and on car bumpers to show willingness to hire the deaf or support their equal opportunity to work. I hope it helps.

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      Reynold Jay 7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      See Tiny Tim and the TV for an RJ amusing Hub. I'd bet you will enjoy it. RJ

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      Carol Hill 7 years ago from Palmetto, Florida and Herriman Utah

      Thanks for your concern, and for the wonderful work you have done through your career in special ed. The world would be a better place with more people like you, that take the time out of their busy schedules to make a difference in someone else's life.

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      Reynold Jay 7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I can sympathize with your situation and problems. I have taught deaf from time to time in my Special ed career and know first hand what you are up against. Not pretty at all. RJ

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