Accommodating disabilities

Quoting Elf in Solidarity!:

In an article entitled Typical Special Needs, Anne points to an article in Time magazine about telecommuting. And one of the things she points out is that telecommuters complain about a lack of social interaction. The article goes on to talk about people who describe human contact as a need, and who go to great lengths to compensate for its lack or even simulate it when there’s none about.

Nowhere does this article describe this need for interaction as a disability. Anne writes, “And yet, clearly it is a trait that must be accommodated if some people are to do their jobs properly and maintain their mental and emotional health.”