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What's Apple's policy regarding hiring disabled people or even Interviewing?

After submitting my Resume when I applied to a Apple job on their website. I was contacted by a Apple Talent agent who told me that Apple was interested in me and wanted me to do a interview with them. During this conversation I disclosed to the Apple Talent agent that I was disabled. It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to know my disability would have no effect in my preforming the job. since I had been doing this kind of work for the last twenty years. Once the Apple Talent agent and I decided on a date and time to do a interview, the Apple Talent agent told me they would send me a confirm email with the interview details. Shortly afterwards the Apple talent agent sent a email but it was not a interview confirmation email as I expected. I received what I would charterize as a form letter email informing me Apple was no longer interested in interviewing me for the position the Apple Talent agent contacted me regarding.

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Post ID: @OP+1atHHVqL

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I was coached in college to never disclose my disability until after the job offer has been given. At that point you then have ADA legal protection. Before that almost zero repercussions if the company discriminates against you. Sad it's 2021 and we still need to do this.

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Post ID: @1sayd+1atHHVqL

I watched the OP's YouTube, which is fairly recent.
Looks like the HR people in the video doing what they do best in lying and screwing people over. And these HR bozos want to be reconized as professionals??

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Post ID: @troi+1atHHVqL

Being disabled myself I have had no luck applying to jobs at Apple. Apple talk a good game and have a lot of fancy word statements on their website, but from my personal experience when it comes to hiring disabled people Apple does not Walk their Talk. I'm sure all the Apple Talent Agents in denial can easily confirm this is true by looking at Disabled people's applications. Some disabilities are apparent right away such as deafness or a speaking impairment for an example. Saw this on You Tube and it's pretty sad this goes on. https://youtu.be/uqI1d4rLWSM

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Post ID: @jiid+1atHHVqL

Ouch. I hope that others from Apple or with direct experience interviewing with Apple reply.

Most companies I deal with like that I'm disabled. Fortunately, my disabilities don't require any special modifications to parking, my desk, special software, etc. They can hire me, make zero accommodations and get credit for hiring a veteran and a disabled person, all in one go.

My current employer hired a guy with some form of muscular issues and he could not type. He used a special mouse/mouse pad that he'd put on the floor and use his foot to move/click and he had some software that would track his eye(s) and displayed a virtual keyboard on the monitor for him to look at and pause. Each pause would type a key. Yes, he was VERY slow at getting work done, but he worked 12 hour days to make up for his slow speed and the quality of his work was worth the wait.

I had another employer, a long time ago, that was switching from assigned desks to "hotel cubes" where they'd allocate 1/3 more employees to a building than it's capacity because some study said that, on average, 1/3 of workers were either in a meeting or taking a day off at any given time. Because I provided and used an "ergonomic" keyboard and a trackball mouse that used the thumb as an accommodation to my disability, I asked for an assigned desk to keep the keyboard/mouse at. The employer's response was that I could "carry them with me" from desk to desk and they'd provide the backpack. This was the days of PS2 connectors before wireless or Bluetooth connections. I told them there was no way in he-l I was getting down on my knees to fish the cables through the ho-e in the desk to put them on the pullout keyboard tray under the desk. Their desks were too small to fit the keyboard or mouse on the desk itself. it was filled with the CRT monitor and docking station for the laptop. I quit and never looked back at that company.

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Post ID: @eoye+1atHHVqL

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