People with Disabilities

For people with disabilities, OhioMeansJobs offers information and resources on employment and training opportunities.

One valuable asset at OhioMeansJobs to assist people with their employment, training and educational needs is an ADA compliant computer work station with the following features:l

1) JAWS(Job Access With Speech): JAWS is a screen reader that uses a voice synthesizer and the computer’s sound card to output the content of your computer screen to speakers.

2) ZoomText Magnifier/Screenreader: For vision-impaired individuals, ZoomText magnifies the computer screen up to 16x. It also speaks all program controls including menus, dialogs, list views and status bars.

3) Internet access.

4) Mousetrac ball.

5) Microsoft Word.

6) Adjustable work station.

Helpful Web Sites and Resources

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities -

OOD partners with individuals with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence, and disability determination outcomes. Individuals with disabilities can receive free services and supports they need to get and maintain employment. Start the process at http://www.oodworks.com

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities – East-Central Area

816 30th St. NW

Canton, OH 44709



Independent Living, Tools and Tech

 U.S. Department of Labor - This is the United States Department of Labor’s site for people with disabilities.

DisabilityInfo.gov - This site is your gateway to the federal government’s disability-related information and resources.

The Society for Equal Access: Independent Living Center, Inc.
821 Anola Avenue, Suite B
Dover, Ohio 44622
(330) 343-3668
Toll-Free 1-888-213-4452
TTY (330) 602-4515

The purpose of the Society for Equal Access is to assist individuals with significant disabilities to live independently and to serve the community at large by helping to create an environment that is accessible to all.

According to the Social Security Administration, there areover 8 million disabled workers in the United States. These workers often face challenges such as stereotyping, discrimination, and a lack of accomodations. Thankfully, there are a variety of legal protections and employment resources available that help people with disabilities overcome these challenges and advance their careers.

Below, we’ll go over best practices for resume writing, laws that protect you from discrimination, and several other topics that you should know about as a disabled worker.