Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

Work Without Limits blogs feature staff and guest bloggers highlighting varying perspectives of disability inclusion in the workplace.

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Published Monday, December 4, 2017
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Author: Keegan Hite, State Street Summer 2017 Intern
Getting from high school to college is always a challenge. This applies whether you live on campus or not. If you commute to school from home, you have to find yourself parking or a good transport system. If you live on campus, then your school cost will double or triple. I am sad to say that from my 40-hour workweek at State Street, both literally and figuratively, I have found the journey from college to work is by no means easier.

Published Monday, November 27, 2017
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Authors: Marcia Bowles of UMass Memorial Medical Center and Sarah Loizeaux of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC), in partnership with Workforce Central, is participating in a program to train individuals with disabilities for work in Patient Access Services. These individuals have completed a course at Quinsigamond Community College, which prepares students to handle patient encounters, patient customer service and other areas related to intake and the coordination of a patient’s healthcare experience.

Published Monday, November 20, 2017
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Author: Kathy Petkauskos, Director of Work Without Limits

Disclosing a disability to an employer for the purpose of requesting an accommodation is a complex decision that bears with it both benefits and risks to the individual. A person may self-identify informally when they feel confident in doing so and as part of their core beliefs in overall identity sharing. They feel comfortable in sharing this information as a part of who they are as a person. This is a personal decision and a totally voluntary action.