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  •  The impact of an individual's disability (4+ / 0-)

    on their ability to support themselves, whatever their disability is or employment options may be, is an essential component of a fair and sustainable program.

    "Those dunes are to the Midwest what the Grand Canyon is to Arizona and the Yosemite is to California." - Carl Sandburg

    by Critical Dune on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 07:55:33 PM PDT

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    •  At a call center where I worked (2+ / 0-)
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      There was a woman in a wheelchair.  Her legs were pretty non functional.  I think she'd done something to her back.  But she worked as a customer service rep because her hands, eyes, and mouth all still worked just fine.

      She had this option because that job was available in our town. She was very good at it, too.

      The take-away I got from the NPR series was that these sorts of jobs, the white collar / sit down type, are not necessarily available to the less educated rural folks.  Call centers don't open up in a small town with a thousand people.  If someone can't drive and has no transportation, like that which is available in larger cities, how can they be expected to drive to where a job is available?

      The Cake is a lie. In Pie there is Truth. ~ Fordmandalay

      by catwho on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 09:19:58 AM PDT

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