Recruiters and HR directors need to read this piece. It’s brilliantly written by a 21-year-old programmer who’s deaf and finding his way in his workplace.
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This lad’s start-up has limited budget for access services, but a transcriber is hired for big meetings. Generally speaking, he says “HR is behind the times” by insisting on phone interviews instead of using skype and/or video chat to screen employees.
Teaching himself to program is tricky: most video tutorials are uncaptioned and inaccessible.
Despite the issues, he says “I want to be part of the larger world” and ends with, “my time at 1000memories is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life”.