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I’ve applied for 120 jobs this year – I only seem to get interviews when I don’t mention my visual impairment – Metro

Saturday, 6 August, 2022

I’ve applied for 120 jobs this year – I only seem to get interviews when I don’t mention my visual impairment – Metro

So many employers write me off before they have even given me a chance to try (Picture: Emily Davison)

 
Most people remember their first job interview, I certainly do. 

The interview took place in an upstairs room. The stairs were poorly lit and had no tactile markers to indicate where the steps were at all.

At the time, I was a long cane user before my first guide dog, and out of nerves I lost my footing and fell face forward on the stairs.   

The people interviewing me just stood and stared, watching me as I shakily got to my feet and made my way into the interview room. 

Read more at: https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/04/i-only-seem-to-get-job-interviews-when-i-dont-mention-my-blindness-17124836/

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