Job Seekers with Disabilities
DWD and its WorkOne partners offer workstations that contain assistive technology designed to help Hoosiers with disabilities in their search for gainful employment. These workstations can be found at over 20 WorkOne Career Centers throughout the state. WorkOne assistive technology workstations include adjustable workstations, articulating arm supports, large print keyboards, and ultra-HD video magnifiers. WorkOne team members have been participating in regular training sessions to learn new strategies for assisting individuals with disabilities in their job search.
WorkOne Assistance for Hoosiers with Disabilities
WorkOne welcomes all Hoosiers and provides reasonable accommodations to ensure that its buildings, programs, and services are accessible. View WorkOne locations.
Employment Assistance: WorkOne provides services in both individual and group settings. Some locations may require job seekers to attend an orientation session to identify the services they are eligible that fit their individual needs. Hoosiers can visit their local WorkOne to find out how to get started.
Reasonable Accommodations: Materials in alternate formats and reasonable accommodations are provided to job seekers upon request. Depending on the specific request, advance notice may be required. Hoosiers can visit their local WorkOne office to inquire about reasonable accommodations and/or receive information on services offered. Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
- Materials in alternate formats;
- An individual meeting rather than group orientation; and
- Assistance with filling out forms.
- The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
- Adult Disability and Employment
- Youth and Employment
- Guide to Disabilities Rights Laws
- DOL Disability Web Site
- Ticket to Work (TtW)
- The Job Accommodation Network
Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program available to people ages 18 through 64 who are blind or have a disability, and who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Individuals participating in the Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program can connect with Certified Benefits Counselors to discuss how returning to work impacts Social Security benefits.
The goal of Ticket is to decrease the beneficiary's dependence on their cash benefits by increasing their work effort and achieving self-sufficiency. Additional information about Ticket can be located at http://www.ssa.gov/work.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) provides quality individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain and advance in employment. The individuals will work closely with a VR Counselor throughout the process. Through active participation in their rehabilitation, people with disabilities achieve greater level of independence in their work place and living environments. VR is a program of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) within the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA). Learn more about programs and services provided through VR.