The dilemma of ‘disclosing’ disability

The OED defines “disclosure” as the action of making new or secret information known. But for disabled people, it tends to have a more specific usage – one that causes much soul-searching and indecision.

What is disclosure?

It’s never far from a disabled jobseeker’s mind and usually comes to the fore when filling in a job application form. It’s the word used to describe that tricky situation that many people with disabilities will recognise – do I choose to tell a potential employer that I am disabled or not?

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