Disabled Not Making Gains They Should

THE SIGNS BROADCAST from storefronts: HELP WANTED.  The federal government says we have achieved “full employment,” that there are currently more jobs than people.  The news media reports on particular segments of the economy where a shortage of workers is threatening price stability and further economic growth.

These should be banner days for those in the business of helping people with disabilities achieve independence through employment.

They’re not.

People with disabilities are experiencing only slight gains in employment from the depths of the Great Recession.  Only 28 percent of people with vision loss who are of working age were actually working in 2015, according to the National Federation of the Blind.

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