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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 magnifier. WorkOne team members have been participating in regular training sessions to learn new strategies for assisting individuals with disabilities in their job search.

Click here to learn more about WorkOne assistive technology.

WorkOne Assistance for Hoosiers with Disabilities

WorkOne welcomes all Hoosiers and provides reasonable accommodations to ensure that its buildings, programs, and services are accessible.

Employment Assistance: WorkOne provides services in both individual and group settings. Some locations may require you to attend an orientation session to identify the services you are eligible for or fit your individual needs. Visit your 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. Visit your 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.

Click here to view WorkOne locations.

Disability Resources

Ticket to Work

Individuals participating in the Ticket to Work (TtW) Program can connect with Certified Benefits Counselors to discuss how returning to work impacts Social Security benefits. Not sure if you are part of 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.

The goal of TtW is to decrease the client’s dependence on their cash benefits by increasing their work effort and achieving self-sufficiency.   Additional information about TtW 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 employment. The individual 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. VS is a program of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) within the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA). Click here to learn more about programs and services provided through VR.

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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