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Fear is one of the biggest barriers to the federal government hiring more people with disabilities. That fear comes from managers not knowing how a person with disabilities can do their job — even if they are qualified, said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy.
"What happens when you hire a person with disabilities is you see how we do our jobs and then the mystery is over and we're not special anymore. We become a part of the fabric of the work culture," said Martinez, who is blind.
Fear Hinders Hiring People With Disabilities
- From: Federal News Radio
- Published: July 27, 2012
- Found In: Employment & Vocational Support