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Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

Work Without Limits blogs feature staff and guest bloggers highlighting varying perspectives of disability inclusion in the workplace.

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Published Monday, November 27, 2017
Man in lab coat and two nurses looking at computer screen

Authors: Marcia Bowles of UMass Memorial Medical Center and Sarah Loizeaux of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC), in partnership with Workforce Central, is participating in a program to train individuals with disabilities for work in Patient Access Services. These individuals have completed a course at Quinsigamond Community College, which prepares students to handle patient encounters, patient customer service and other areas related to intake and the coordination of a patient’s healthcare experience.

Published Monday, November 20, 2017
Man being interviewed in suit

Author: Kathy Petkauskos, Director of Work Without Limits

Disclosing a disability to an employer for the purpose of requesting an accommodation is a complex decision that bears with it both benefits and risks to the individual. A person may self-identify informally when they feel confident in doing so and as part of their core beliefs in overall identity sharing. They feel comfortable in sharing this information as a part of who they are as a person. This is a personal decision and a totally voluntary action.

Published Monday, November 13, 2017
Kim Ng

Author: Kim Ng, State Street Summer 2017 Intern
I have worked for two summers at State Street as an intern. This year I interned in the accounting department and last year I interned in the treasury department. Both experiences were great opportunities for me to improve upon my skills.

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