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Being deaf is a protected disability under employment laws

People who are deaf or hard of hearing have every right to be able to support themselves. In fact, laws in this country specifically forbid employers from discriminating against employees based on a disability. Not having hearing that falls within normal parameters is considered a disability in these cases.

Those who fall into this category should be provided reasonable accommodations at work so that they can do their job duties. Employers are forbidden from using a person's status as deaf or hard of hearing as a reason not to hire the person or for taking adverse employment actions. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which these individuals might have to deal with this atrocious behavior.

What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrians need to know what it takes to remain safe at all times, regardless of the areas they walk on their daily routes. Pedestrians frequently walk to and from their vehicles at shopping mall parking lots. They also cross crowded city streets on the way to the office. Each time pedestrians set out on foot they are at risk of getting struck by distracted, impaired or negligent motorists.

There are things pedestrians can do to prevent these type of accidents, which can maim or kill them. It's vital to for them to pay attention to what's going on around them and remembering to always cross the street using crosswalks.