Mobility Impairment At Workplace : A Part Of The Social Norm That Society Brings
October 5, 2016 Mobility Impairment in Workplace People with disabilities face numerous battle, to be a part of the social norm that society brings. Persons with Disabilities (PWD), highlights the disabled as people first before the disability. There are daily struggles for the individual disability, from entranceways being too small for a person with a wheelchair or a countertop being too high. The reality is, the disabled are treated unfairly, with no sense of remorse given to them.
According to a 2003 study by Rutgers University found that people with physical and mental disabilities continue to be vastly underrepresented in the U.S. workplace. One-third of the employers surveyed said that people with disabilities could not effectively perform the required job tasks. The second most common reason given for not hiring the disabled was the fear of costly special facilities (Disability-World). “It’s not our disabilities; it’s our abilities that count” (Chris Burke). There are laws set in place to secure persons with substantial needs, giving them the ability of Equal Rights, Equal Life, and Equal Opportunities. Although this is true, many businesses believe the laws are not apply to their particular field in the job market. Thinking of a disability, mobility impairment, is by far the most prominent one in the workplace. Barriers face by mobility-impaired individuals include, equal right, reasonable accommodations, and…