- Of 311+ million in U.S. – 9 million are Deaf or hard of hearing
- Unemployment rate for deaf workers is about 75%
- 19% are underemployed
- Take social responsibility. You will be in compliant with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Tax credit up to $5000 is available when you hire a person with disability.
- Accommodation cost is usually MINIMAL. It is not expensive as many employers “think” it to be.
- Due to modern technology, communication with d/Deaf employees is at the “tip of your finger.” Deaf employees use email, instant messaging, chat program, texting, relay service and etc to communicate with their employers.
- Deaf people’s level of fluency in English does not reflect a Deaf person’s intelligence. Deaf people whose first language is American Sign Language may or may not show a weakness in English. If there is a weakness, we encourage you to look beyond this and instead encourage them to improve their English.
- People with disability are loyal and reliable employees.
- If you were to hire a person with disability, you will be helping that person become less reliant on federal support.
- How to interview a Deaf person whose first language is American Sign Language.
- How to work with a d/Deaf person.
- Hiring an interpreter.
- American with Disability Act