I've been asking this question on facebook, and the responses I've had have been very interesting. I guess it depends on the person and how they feel about the situation.
I went for an interview the other day, and I ended up having to tell them about my Usher Syndrome. Part of me hates doing that because then I feel that people wont see beyond that. But unfortunately part of the job was driving to a location every week, and I can't drive anymore. Legally I still can, but I view it as if I am questioning my driving ability...then I shouldn't be driving. SO I had to tell.
So my question on Facebook to the wonderful groups that I am a part of was, 'In an interview, would you tell them that you had Usher?'
And I think that can go for any disability really. Would you tell?
I've always told people in interviews about my hearing aids, and that was never an issue. and I never used to say anything about my Ushers because it never really affected me until the last few years. Except for the night vision. That has always been shit.
But I have to admit - the few places I did tell that I had Usher Syndrome - I didn't get the job.
So yes, it makes me wonder.
What would you do?