Eman Rimawi-Doster Testifies on Employment of People With Disabilities

October 3, 2022

Disability Justice, News

Eman Rimawi-Doster, NYLPI Access-A-Ride Coordinator and Organizer, testified before the Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Committee last week about employment and access for people with disabilities. Rimawi noted the high unemployment rate of people with disabilities and explained her personal experience with discrimination from employers.

“We need to connect people with disabilities to advocacy organizations that actually assist in finding employment, and we need to adequately fund those organizations… I’ve been treated like my accessibility asks are too much…”

Rimawi urged MOPD to compile job lists in real-time and aid employers in providing disabled employees with the necessary support and accommodations to perform their jobs. “If we don’t hold people accountable on multiple levels, the most vulnerable among us will never get help.”

Read the full testimony on our website.

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