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Microsoft launches initiative to hire more people with disabilities – here’s why

Says Microsoft exec: “[M]ore than a billion people around the world at some point in their life either temporarily or permanently will have some kind of disability. It might be relating to hearing or sight or other things. And when we look at the world today, you know, there is such enormous talent in this community. But only 33% of people with disabilities are currently employed. That compares with 76% of their peers. So that is really an enormous divide. And our view is that digital technology can help close this gap.”

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Misconceptions remain 30 years after landmark bill passed to protect the disabled: LCI employee

I do not allow the fact that I am visually impaired to stop me from doing the things I like. I know I have a disability. But I do not consider myself disabled, writes Leon Woods on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark bill opening up all aspects of American life to individuals with disabilities – this included employment.

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