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Blind stenographer using a dictaphone, 1911. Part of a series of disabled people being an asset in the workplace. It was very pro-accommodation for the blind and deaf, and in some cases, paraplegic, given how good they apparently tended to be in the workplace. That may not sound like many of the “disabled” people who can be beneficial in the workplace today, but before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, some places in the United States were not willing to make ANY accommodation whatsoever…this was a very progressive stance, even if it didn’t include every type of disability.

Blind stenographer using a dictaphone, 1911. Part of a series of disabled people being an asset in the workplace. It was very pro-accommodation for the blind and deaf, and in some cases, paraplegic, given how good they apparently tended to be in the workplace. That may not sound like many of the “disabled” people who can be beneficial in the workplace today, but before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, some places in the United States were not willing to make ANY accommodation whatsoever…this was a very progressive stance, even if it didn’t include every type of disability.