DWD Unveils Tech For Job Seekers With Disabilities
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and its WorkOne partners are looking to help Hoosiers with disabilities as they search for a job. The department has unveiled new workstations with assistive technology at 12 WorkOne Career Centers throughout the state.
The workstations are adjustable and include articulating arm supports, large print keyboards, and ultra HD video magnifiers. WorkOne employees have also been training to help people with disabilities in their job searches.
"The Department of Workforce Development exists to provide access to tools and services that enable Hoosiers to prepare for, obtain and retain employment," said Steven Braun, commissioner of the DWD. "Every job seeker has a different set of barriers to employment, and it is important that DWD staff and our WorkOne partners are trained and ready to assist Hoosiers with disabilities in their search for gainful, integrated employment. The addition of new assistive technology will enable us to better serve some of our most vulnerable and underemployed citizens."
The workstations are part of the Disability Employment Initiative grant, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and its Office of Disability Employment Policy. The DWD says nine more WorkOne centers will be adding the workstations by the end of the year.
Click here for a list of WorkOne Career Centers with access to assistive technology.