Saturday, October 8, 2011

Disability in the Workplace Survey

Cornell University is conducting a survey about how people who are disabled feel about disclosing their disability to potential employers and how they are treated after they are hired.  To take their survey go to this survey link.

This is from their web site:


The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Employment & Disability Institute at Cornell University* invite you to participate in a brief (5-10 minute) survey on emerging employment issues for people with disabilities. This research will provide a foundation for policy development around:

  • Disability disclosure in the workplace
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation
  • Job applicant screening criteria that may differentially impact people with disabilities in the hiring process.

By completing this survey you are agreeing to participate in the research. You are not likely to have any direct benefit from being in this research study. Your participation is voluntary and there is no penalty if you choose not to participate.

Your responses will be kept strictly confidential, and digital data will be stored in secure computer files. Reports based on this survey will not include any individually identifiable information.

We anticipate that participation in this survey presents no greater risk than everyday use of the Internet, however electronic communications are not necessarily secure and could be viewed by a third party." 

Do you feel like you had to hide your disability to get hired?  Do you think your disability has an impact on your ability to be hired or promoted? Tell it like it is.  If you're not actively working toward change you could be part of the problem.  Take action today to make changes for the better.

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