Vocational rehabilitation experts say that fear is the obstacle that keeps many employers from hiring workers with disabilities – fear of people who are different and fear of the federal bureaucracy that protects this potentially valuable labor resource. Hugh Bradshaw is the Employment Services Manager for VocRehab Vermont. David Townsend is the owner and president of Small Planet, Incorporated. Raymond Greene is an aviation mechanic at the Downey Corporation in Middlebury. They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the challenges faced by workers with disabilities.