October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Oct. 25, 2017
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to workers who have success in the workplace despite disabilities such as blindness or deafness.
Commissioner Pv Jantz of the Arizona Commission of the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, talks more about the challenges faced by workers with disabilities. Jantz, who is deaf, is accompanied by his interpreter, Dustin McLaws.
Jantz thinks it’s important to think of people with disabilities as people first. “We have to think about that mixture of life. Everyone has their own challenges.”
According to Jantz, one of the biggest challenges he’s encountered is with other people, who don’t know how to work with a person with a disability. “We are people first.”