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Nothing arouses my senses quite like a new city. In major metropolitan centers, there are a multitude of things that scream out, “Here! Come here. We’ve got something fascinating in store for you.”

A street full of manic traffic informs me it’s a major thoroughfare and I should use it to navigate this new domain.

The smell of coffee whispers, “We can awaken your brain with a delicious cup of brew.”

The distinct scent of certain chemicals gently reminds me I’m due for my bi-weekly haircut.

And, once night descends, the laughter and music radiating from doorways is an open invitation to go dance the night away in a club. Walking back to my hotel, I know my face will soon be hitting the pillow when I smell the pizzeria right next door.

Lesser Known Aspects of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design are revisions of Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. They were published in September, 2010 and took effect on March 15, 2011. Most people associate the ADA with far-reaching improvements like accessible walkways, doorways and curbs but they cover so much more.
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The United States Census released an infograph on the commonality of specific disabilities. Difficulty walking/climbing up stairs topped the chart by a landslide. The next most common disability, with 18.6 million less people, is requires assistance with everyday tasks.

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What are your thoughts on the graph? I am curious where intellectual disabilities fall on this graph. Was it overlooked?
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As a recruiting manager staffing for clients such as Google and Apple, I was concerned about three things: experience, unemployment gaps, and the probability of the person becoming a long-term employee.

I interviewed few disabled candidates and rarely considered their job prospects. As a recruiter, I rarely debated if and how they would be able to perform the duties of a position. I soon found a new perspective — one that changed the way I viewed both the role of the recruiter and the place of people with disabilities in the job market.