I'm in the process of applying to jobs where security is a significant concern and foreign Bluetooth devices are often not permitted on site. However, I use such a device daily to manage a disability. It is removable, but it can be inconvenient and costly to do so. In general, I'm of the opinion that a potential employer does not need to know about my disability at the application phase of the hiring process. My disability does not affect my job performance and most people would not know that I had it at all unless I tell them.
As I see it, my alternatives are
Disclose my disability when I submit the application and potentially be rejected outright due to unintended bias.
Do not disclose my disability and show up to the interview with the device, potentially creating a security issue and an overall awkward situation.
Do not disclose my disability and endure the cost and inconvenience of removing the device on the day of the interview.
My question is not when I should disclose the disability, I've already decided that I won't do so until after I'm hired. My question is if refusing to do so will have implications regarding potential security incidents.
Does any one have any experience with a similar situation and/or suggestions?