Does MCI WorldCom develop any accessible telecommunications products or offer any services for disabled people?
Yes. MCI WorldCom offers advanced Telecommunications Relay Services for disabled people with hearing or speech impediments. Q: Do you think the Internet can create jobs for disabled people? A: Yes — especially for people who might need to work from home or who might find it easier to use text rather than speech as a means of communicating. Disabled people are just like anyone else except there may be a few things they cannot do as well or possibly at all. For the most part, they carry a talent base similar to the general population. The Internet is also a distance-learning tool. Scores of disabled people can be taught online simultaneously. It’s access they need. Give them access, and you give them opportunity. Give them opportunity, and you give them hope and jobs. Telecommuting is an example of the power of the Internet for disabled people in the job market arena. Q: Telecommuting has been hailed as a breakthrough in people with disabilities getting jobs. What opportunities does tel