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Make widespread phone modifications for Deaf in workplaces. Make it fair for the Deaf!
Petition Background (Preamble):
I believe that phone work should be made separate OR be modified to suit the needs of the Deaf person. The government is always urging Deaf people to work in any job they want. Not all Deaf people want to or can do labour/factory/hospitality work! Why should we be limited to jobs we don't want to or can't do?? There is a Workplace Modifications organisation, WHY is the government not using this??? Look at this website: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/services/work_mods.htm this is for workplace modifications, yet the government themselves can't be bothered doing this for Deaf people!!
I know for a fact, there is a call direct transfer system that directs calls to Deaf people using a special service similar to the relay service. WHY AREN'T THE GOVERNMENT USING THIS FOR THEIR JOBS THEY ADVERTISE?
Also there is a law that says discrimination in applying for a job should be illegal, yet I have found many employers who work under the government perform discrimination without our knowledge.
Example: Deaf person goes to an interview and does VERY well, is told they did brilliantly at the interview, then they are told they did not get the job, and they don't get enough feedback. And usually the feedback does not include the reason of being Deaf - yet we know deep down they don't want a Deaf person working with them! So they cover up their personal discrimination by making up excuses especially when we KNEW we would be operfect for the job and we have all the skills! They should be banned from employing people unless they can be open minded!
We want to make it fair for all Deaf people to get a job. Too many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are without a job for too long, and they WANT to work but they are restricted to jobs they do not want to do or placed under Supported Wage against their will.
Particularly in office work, if Deaf people want to work in a office, then they should be given the right! We want the government to make use of the workplace modifications scheme and the direct transfer for phone calls and we want Deaf people to get a job more easily.
The Make widespread phone modifications for Deaf in workplaces. Make it fair for the Deaf! petition to Australian Government and Deaf and Hearing people was written by Chelle and is in the category Employment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: deaf discrimination in employment, fair, phone calls direct transfer in office, deaf work