If you were to suddenly go blind from a freak accident - Could you still do your job that you...
are doing now? (with tech aids of course) such as PC attachments so can still type and voice text readers....
I have severe astigmatism and have been told that I have a good chance of losing my eyesight in one or both eyes due to the stress.
If that happens, yes, I hope to be able to be able to do at least some of what I do. I'll have to do less, and it will be harder, but I will deal with what I have to deal with as best I can.
Believe me, I think about this often. It's a bit more than theoretical for me.
If I'm not mistaken, as long as there are such means available it would be unlawful for them to fire you because of an accident or a disability. At least in the states with an Equal Opportunity law. If you do lose your job you can collect disability, sue the person responsible and make a decent living doing nothing.
I would have to find other employment. I do blood test on people. Although, I might be able to do it. Although, I could probably still do it blind but I don't think people would be comfortable. LOL
ggordie - correct -yes & no . They have to REASONABLY accommodate you . You don't see firefighters or EMT's in wheelchairs. So if any outside work or a photographer then no - won't be able to sue - but you can get SSDI from your past work history. That's all that FICA $$ they been taking out of you paycheck since forever.
I would still be able to do some of my job -- I could still write my articles and do transcriptions as long as I had people to proofread my work, post for me, find jobs where they could copy-paste my proposals, and do research and backlinking for me. Granted, this would probably mean cutting my paycheck in half in order to be able to pay for assistance, but at least I would still be able to contribute something to the household...and then someone else could benefit from my income too, which I guess is a good thing for them. Not all of us have the benefit of employers that are bound by federal law, I would have to come up with reasonable accommodation for myself .
by MindExplorer14 years ago
Here is a riddle for ya'll!Be cool with this one, for if you get too aggressive, you'll slip to the bottom...Suppose, we are all born blind...ALL, I mean, the whole world! Will the Sun still shine like it does today?...
by Reyna Urduja6 years ago
After an accident,you have were given a choice to become either deaf or blind.Which would you chooseSee no evil, Hear no evil.
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