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Disability Narratives

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Video clip: Maria reflects that she hopes managers will support her because they want to help her work, rather than because of a legal obligation.

The same that I said to her - because she said, "Is there anything that you need in your workplace?" And I said "Well my computer is getting on, and it's crashing." But again - And then she said "Why didn't you ask?" And I said "Because I don't want to cause trouble." "You're not causing any trouble. By law, we have to help you." And I said "That's what I don't like. You tell me that you're going to help me because of the law, I don't want any help. If you tell me that you're going to help me because you want to help me to do my job, because you want me to develop and to do better, I will accept that. But please don't use the word 'law', because I don't like it. Because I don't want to force people to help me. I want people to help me because they want to help, not because there is a law there. No."