The U.S. Census Bureau says that 54 million Americans have a disability. Those in California who are disabled may have to contend with an issue called ableism. This is defined as discrimination that favors those who do not have a disability. Of those between the ages of 16 and 64 who are disabled, there is a 70 percent unemployment rate, and those who can find work report difficulty doing so.
Individuals who are disabled could also have to contend with the fact that their disability is not visible. Employers and colleagues may not even realize that they have a disabled person working for them. To help workers with disabilities, employers could take steps such as recording lectures, offering guide dogs to assist certain workers or creating ergonomic workspaces.