Given the modest gains in hiring well qualified deafness rehabilitation personnel in Vocational Rehabilitation, is it time to recognize that negligent hiring in deafness rehabilitation is a subtle form of discrimination against deaf and multiply handicapped deaf VR applicants? Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act are recommended to remedy the negligent hiring practices of some VR Rehabilitation of Deaf Clients (Schein, 1980) agencies that further disable deaf clients by hiring rehabilitation personnel who lack the skills to work effectively with deaf and multiply handicapped people.
McCrone, W. P., & Payette, B. A. (2019). A Statutory Remedy for Negligent Hiring in Deafness Rehabilitation. JADARA, 23(1). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol23/iss1/5