At PA CareerLink® we understand the importance of making all people feel welcome. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request and offer sign language interpreters, publications in alternate formats and assistive technology at each center. As one of our partners, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is available to meet with customers at our Downtown Pittsburgh and Forest Hills offices.
Our accessibility/accommodation features include:
- Accessible workstations — Equipped with adjustable height tables and ergonomic chairs, speech output and screen magnification software such as JAWS and ZoomText, alternate mini keyboards and track ball mice with wrist rests, large screen computer monitors with low glare screens and adjustable arms to improve viewing position.
- Closed Circuit TV — Used to enlarge the text of printed materials.
- Assistive listening devices — For sound amplification in one-to-one or group communication.
- TTY — A teletext device that allows persons with hearing disabilities to communicate via text over a standard telephone line.
External Resources for People with Disabilities
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, (OVR), provides a wide range of services to eligible applicants. Some services can help you overcome or lessen your disability; others can directly help you prepare for a career. The services you receive will be arranged to meet your individual needs. Not everyone will need every service.
OVR services include:
- Diagnostic Services
- Vocational Evaluation
- Restoration Services
- Placement Assistance: For more details, go to our Services for Job Seekers page.
- Assistive Technology: For more details, visit our Assistive Technology page.
Works for me™ Employment Solutions for People with Disabilities
Works for me is a a project of a Medicaid Infrastructure Work Grant that is designed to help people with disabilities get jobs and access the services necessary to achieve their employment goals. It is a FREE resource that will guide you to agencies and programs that will help you get a job. These resources will help you:
- Find a job
- Obtain job training
- Keep health insurance
- Get assistive technology
- Find other support you may need
- Discover how you may even be able to increase your income!
Works for me is designed for Pennsylvania residents who:
- Have a disability
- Receive Social Security and/or Medicaid benefits
- Really want to join the workforce
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Requesting accommodations in advance helps to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available at the time service is provided. Phone 866-317-5627; TTY 877-889-5621.