Many Americans are aware of the fact that because of the ADA, Americans with Disability Act, they are not required to answer any questions about whether or not they suffer from any disability. In fact about the only thing a prospective employer can ask goes something like this; Are you capable of performing all of the tasks that are required in the job description with reasonable accommodations? That’s it; you don’t have to answer anything else about being disabled or not unless you choose to.
The reason I bring this up is because of a comment a gentleman made on one of my articles that I posted. He said that recently his drivers license came up for renewal so off he went to get it renewed. And everything was breezing right along until he mentioned that he also had multiple sclerosis and then everything changed.
Normally the only thing that you need to do is fill out some paperwork, take the vision test, pay, and you’re done. However, in his case they not only made him do that they also made him take the entire driving part of the test as well. I’m not sure what state he lives in or whether or not this was even legal, but I thought I would write about it and make others aware of this.
And the moral of this story is, if they don’t ask, don’t tell!
Agree – you shouldn’t volunteer!
Thanks Kit, though I did have a few people who disagreed, especially with the drivers license part!
Me too. I guess the first time you have to prove that you can do it. After that I think you just have to get a doctor’s note to renew it.
Well because of your experience and the guy I wrote this about, I don’t intend to offer that information unless I absolutely have to!
Hi! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I had
to ask. Does operating a well-established blog such as yours take
a massive amount work? I’m brand new to running a blog but I do write in my diary
on a daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and views online.
Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers.
First of all, thanks for the compliment about being well established. The answer to your question is, no it isn’t a whole lot of work if you like to write. A few of my entries can take four or five hours to write and edit until I get what I like, in a few cases even longer. You stated that you want to start a blog about personal experiences and your views which is good but I do have a few suggestions.
In my case, I have multiple sclerosis, so I have located and established many facebook links that are frequented by people with MS so it wasn’t that hard to build a following. However, I have another website (blog page) that is much more on a political and environmental slant which is proving to be very difficult to build a following around and that disappoints me after having the success that I have here. Maybe, I’m just spoiled!
The hardest part is finding your audience and keeping them excited about what you have to say. My first tip is this: Make sure that your title is short and grabs attention with in a few words, or you will lose them immediately. My email address is also at the top of my page and you are more then welcome to email me with any questions you may have, or here is also fine as well!
Thanks for the comment, and what is your name?