A government position for a disability information officer position would regularly become vacant. When it did, the position would be advertised encouraging applicants with disabilities to apply. However, for this position, this government department was known not to interview applicants with disabilities including those with the requisite background of having direct experience and a comprehensive knowledge of community resources.
A former acquaintance of my sister and I had asked my sister to apply for the position, as he was part of the hiring committee. She was offended when he asked her instead of me as he knew of my background. My sister had just received her university degree, had hardly any work experience, had no experience in the disability field, nor had a disability. I had a relevant university degree, had loads of direct experience, excellent references and respected credibility, and had a physical disability. We both decided to apply for the position along with another respected and educated person with a disability with even more proven experience than me to see if our suspicions would be confirmed that my sister would get the interview instead of us. Our suspicions were indeed confirmed.