Excerpt: “State law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), give people living with disabilities protections from discrimination. Ted Evans, staff attorney at Disability Rights Texas, said employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers. Evans said the advocacy organization has seen some clients have difficulty receiving reasonable accommodations after they were hired, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘In reality, a lot of what prevents someone from getting access to employment is because the environment has been tailored toward individuals that don’t have disabilities,’ Evans said. Disability Rights Texas and other advocates have worked to push more employers to pay at least the minimum wage to people living with disabilities.”
Read People living with developmental disabilities face uphill battle accessing jobs on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s website.