Discrimination when applying for a position that's to combat disability discrimination...
(Cross posted from Ouch!)
Ok, so I asked for an application pack for the position of disability administrator at a University (not gonna say which one!).
I asked for the pack to be sent to me in word format because I am disabled and can't write well.
The application pack states that it has to be submitted FOUR times and in hard copy only!
So... I just sent them the following email, thoughts?
I have a problem with the application pack for the position of Disability Administrator.
As the application is for this position, I feel the problem I have is even more important.
The application pack requests that the application is submitted on hard copy only.
I requested the application pack in MS Word format as I am disabled and cannot write well. My writing arm is extremely bad at the moment and as a result, I will not be able to fill in the application pack by hand before the submission date.
I realise that the application pack states that electronic submissions are not available, but I feel that I am unable to submit my application due to my disability and that an exception should be made in this case.
Please advise me as to whether I will be able to submit my application electronically.
(end cross post)
I'm absolutely stunned that even though I explained from the start that I needed the application pack electronically because I can't write due to disability, that the pack states it has to be submitted in hard copy. Sure, the application packs are all the same, but the person who responded to my email and sent me the pack didn't think to say anything about it.
If they don't let me submit it electronically, I'll be furious!
That would be active disability discrimination, when advertising for a position to deal with disability discrimination!
I don't have words for how I feel about that right now.
Angry, stunned... and other non-word type feelings