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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

DWD > Job Seekers > Hoosier Job Seekers with Disabilities Hoosier Job Seekers 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. 

Assistive Technology:  WorkOne locations are equipped with a variety of accessible equipment.  Please note that WorkOne locations differ in the types of equipment offered.  Contact or visit your local WorkOne office to inquire about the availability of equipment.  Examples of assistive technology include:

  • Screen reader and magnification software
  • Braille translator
  • Text to speech software
  • Adjustable desks
  • Text Telephone / Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TTY / TDD)
  • Alternate access/input devices (i.e. one-handed keyboards, trackball mice, on-screen keyboards)
  • Large monitors
  • Headsets

Click here to view WorkOne locations.

Disability Resources

Indiana's Disability Employment Initiative

In 2012, Indiana was one of seven states to receive grant funding to implement the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI).  The initiative is jointly funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration and its Office of Disability Employment Policy.

DEI aims to improve education, training, and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities (ages 18-64) who are:

  • Unemployed
  • Underemployed
  • and/or Receiving Social Security disability benefits.

DEI is administered in specific locations; click here for a list of counties.  To learn more about DEI, viewers can access http://www.dei-ideas.org.

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?  Click here for more information. 

Request for Application
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) to solicit state contracted Community Mental Health Centers who provide case management and supportive services to individuals with moderate to severe mental illnesses.  Applicants shall focus their work on innovative approaches to improve access to services, education and training, and employment for members of this population group.