Today I wanted to bring up a dilemma that I have encountered in the job application process that is somewhat confusing and can be uncomfortable.
I am sure that many of you know that there is a spot on the application where you have to check whether you have a disability and what it is.
Through the years, I have always been confused whether to check this off. I mean, technically I have a disability, but I don’t look at myself that way. I am able to function like a typically hearing person. I don’t really look at myself as someone who has a disability. That is the beauty of having the amazing technology available today.
So, do I check that box?
On some applications I have, others I have not. I always wonder what employers think when they see that box checked. Do they roll their eyes and think about the accommodations that they have to buy? Are they open to having someone who is “disabled” in their workplace?
Although, I never know the answer, I still wonder. What do you think?