Even local news stories like this one from Claire Taylor of The Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, include an appeal for more job opportunities.
gets takes on the progress made toward accommodation by officials from the parish government and the University of Louisiana, Lafayette
, which has a student population of more than 16,000 and employs hundreds of residents.
Both agree that more needs to be done but contend they are doing their best to comply with ADA guidelines for accessibility and accommodation.
Meanwhile, Donielle Watkins, chairperson of Lafayette's President's Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities and director of the DREAMS Foundation of Acadiana, a program that provides activities for children with disabilities, tells Taylor that employers just need to be made aware of the advantages of hiring people with disabilities, which include job loyalty and a federal tax credit.