The United States has passed laws protecting handicapped people from being fired from their jobs or refused a job due to the fact that they are handicapped. However, these protections only extend as far as spoken word goes. If a potential employer states that the reason they are refusing to give a potential employee a job because they are blind/deaf/in a wheelchair, the potential employee is well within their rights to sue the company for discrimination. Unfortunately, the giant loophole in these protection laws is that a potential employer is under no obligation to tell a person why they were not hired. So employer after employer can easily deny a handicapped person a job, without telling them it is because they are handicapped, and be free of chastisement for their actions.
At best Tool & Engineering, we are proud to say that we can accommodate anyone, regardless of their handicap. Deaf workers can be communicated with via handwritten notes or wireless communication devices, blind people can take up positions in the office where the computers can speak to them, and so on. We have a place for everyone. Our very own blogger at BTE struggles with chronic pain diseases and is still able to work as a website designer and blogger with no problem. We believe that the mark of a great employee lies within their work ethic, not their physicality. We look forward to making the future brighter for handicapped workers, and we hope that other plastic injection molding shops will follow in our footsteps.