The interview is the perfect time to make a lasting impression on a potential employer. It is your opportunity to highlight your strengths, convey why your feel that your are well suited to the job, and assure your potential employer that you will be an employee worth accommodating.
When do you tell a possible employer about your disability? Much of this depends on how evident your disability is from the start of your interview. While you have a right to not disclose any information at all, if you have a physical disability that is readily apparent (for example, if you are using a wheelchair), the interviewer may be distracted by preconceived notions and "internal dialogue" until you address some questions and help to put him/her at ease. Addressing questions confidently and openly from the outset may demonstrate your strengths and help you to stand out as a candidate.
To get started:
By law, public buildings are required to be wheelchair accessible, have accessible restrooms, and to have functioning elevators and ramps, when applicable. Here are some tips for getting started:
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