Vocational rehabilitation experts say that fear is the obstacle that
keeps many employers from hiring workers with disabilities – fear of people who are
different and fear of the federal bureaucracy that protects this potentially valuable labor resource. Hugh Bradshaw of VocRehab Vermont helps demystify
the myths and explore new programs that help employers get beyond their reservations.
We hear from workers with disabilities about what it means to get a chance, and
we talk with Rutland business owner David Townsend about what his company has learned
from tapping this often-overlooked labor pool. (Listen)
Also on the program, Rutland Herald Business reporter Bruce
Edwards examines the impact of soaring gas prices on car sales in Vermont. (Listen)
we preview a summer exhibit at the Bennington Museum that explores the legacy
of baseball in the Green Mountains. (Listen)
Photo: A stroke paralyzed Bill Canon and took away his ability to speak — but not his ability to work on computers. He’s found a new career as a highly valued production artist, thanks to his own abilities and a Rutland business owner’s willingness to take a chance.