Veteran information technology salesman Michael Hingson once had a job interview scheduled with a technology company that was abruptly canceled.
The headhunter who arranged the interview phoned Hingson a few days beforehand and asked: “I see you’ve worked with blindness-oriented organizations. Is someone in your family blind?”
“I’m blind,” Hingson said. His meeting was called off early the next morning.
Hingson, who holds a master’s degree in physics, was far from surprised. According to the Social Security Administration, 70 percent of employable blind workers are unemployed and that’s primarily because employers reject their capabilities, said Hingson, who uses a talking smartphone, talking email and other tools. Here’s a link to the whole article