Employment is an important factor in everyone’s life. Every citizen willing to work should have a job. A good satisfactory job at the right age. It makes the person independent. And results in a happy and satisfying family life. Dependence on others for a living lowers the self-esteem of the person. The deaf or the hard of hearing are no different. They have an equal right to employment suiting their ability.
This statement by Dr King Jordan sums up everything.
“Deaf People Can Do Anything Hearing People Can – Except Hear”
Careers in the field vary as per the age, educational qualifications and skills. Hospitals, Hotels and Restaurants accept disable people as permanent employees. Computers and other soft skills are perfectly suited for jobs for the deaf. People with technical skills can work as factory workers.
Jobs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
If you’re looking for work, it can seem to be daunting not knowing where to start. Fortunately, there are many organisations and charities. These organisations offer one-to-one support and personalised career advice. This helps the deaf and disabled job seekers get employment.
We, at EarGuru, will be updating the jobs section frequently. We will regularly post all types of Jobs reserved for the deaf and hard of hearing.
There are many Organisations devoted to providing education and skills to the disabled. Readers can scroll down for the list.
Below are the jobs for the deaf and the hearing handicapped. These jobs are under reservation as per the PwD or the Persons with Disability Act.
The job post below has options for work from Home and work from office. Candidates who are familiar with windows should check the details and apply.
An important note for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing applicants. A Disability Certificate is compulsory to apply for the reserved posts. We generally publish vacancies reserved for the Hearing Impaired. Read this article to know more about Disability Certificate
Government Support for the Hearing Handicapped
The Government has been working on this as a priority. It has set up many institutions and agencies to train and provide jobs for the deaf and hard of hearing. The Government and public sector undertakings have reserved 4% quota for the disabled. The private sector is not far behind in offering jobs to the disabled.
According to available studies. 99% of the Deaf in the productive age group of 15 – 59 are non-matriculates. 73.9% of the deaf remain unemployed or marginal workers as per the Indian Census 2011.
Listed below are some of the NGOs who provide training and help Disabled Persons get employment.
Besides the Government, there are many private agencies which have undertaken the responsibility of skilling and providing employment.
Below is the list of organisations who are actively involved in this activity.
All India National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) provides loans for training before employment; they also give stipend during the training period and have schemes for scholarships.
The schemes are available in all the States, for contact details visit their website.