A person with a disability is defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider to be a daily function. This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus and 70% of disabilities among the general population are invisible, including ADD, Dyslexia, medical conditions, mental health conditions and more, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to join The Lime Network and take full advantage of the benefits it offers.
Candidates acknowledge being a person with a disability upon registration with The Lime Network, but disclosure of a disability is about "whether, when and how" - not "have to." That said, don't set yourself - or a partner - up to fail by failing to request an accommodation that can help you to interview or perform your role to the best of your ability.
- 1 in 10 students on university campuses today has a disability, and approximately 1 in 5 individuals in general has a disability.
- For every 10 students who are registered with disability services, another 6 are not because they do not require an accommodation.
- The percentage of college freshmen with a disability has more than tripled in the last 20 years.
- Lime Connect puts talent first and disability second. Lime Connect candidates compete, as they desire to do, with all other candidates for positions. We don't ask, or want, our partners to set aside "special jobs for special people," and we work with our university partners to see our candidates' talent and intellectual capital lead them to success.