Employment of Blind People

I heard this weekend about a survey which has recently been conducted which concludes that you’re more likely to get a job if you have a previous criminal conviction in this country than if you’re blind. I’m still searching for this on the Internet but I did hear it from a fairly reliable source.

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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One Response to Employment of Blind People

  1. fleurette67 says:

    That’s disgusting!
    Hi Mel! I am absolutely disgusted with what you quoted here, about how it’s easier for criminals to get work than for blind people. It’s all part of the widely-held and definitely mistaken belief that: (A) blind people are incapable, and (B) blind people are expensive to employ. The saddest thing about these survey results is definitely that blind people are usually decent law-abiding people who don’t have a criminal record, and are far from incapable, therefore we deserve a chance to use our skills in the work-place. OK, rant over, but I couldn’t resist it after reading this here entry.

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