This page provides resources for those with visual or other impairments to find fulfilling work or how to improve their workplace. Includes information about assistive tools to enable workplace accessibility and productivity. All links are organized alphabetically.
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Disability Rights NC Employment Resources - A list of employment resources provided by Disability Rights North Carolina, the Protection and Advocacy System of North Carolina
Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment - general explanations of a person’s rights under the ADA, requesting and understanding reasonable accommodations, and when to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Business Programs and Resources for Entrepreneurs or Graduates with a Disability - Rider University Online's Guide for Entrepreneurs or Graduates with a Disability aims to assist people with disabilities in starting their own business or pursuing self-employment. The guide offers resources including potential business or career options, how to create a business plan, as well as financial aid opportunities.
Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities by JobHero.com - if you’re looking for a job, you’ll find plenty of trustworthy resources to help you in your search, including information about public policy, employer compliance, and issues facing disabled individuals in the workforce. Advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles. Helpful tools for employers also.
Everybody Works NC - is a campaign for the North Carolina disability community to create more jobs and job oriented educational opportunities. Information is divided into employers looking to hire people with disabilities; people with disabilities looking for employment; and how to promote jobs for people with disabilities in North Carolina.
Learn How to Become - Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities - This covers how to find a job that is a good fit, how to work through challenges and rights with employers, how to find jobs that can accommodate individuals with disabilities, and how to disclose a disability.
Where the Blind Work - from the National Federation of the Blind a resource page that looks at the kinds of work blind people are doing, how do they do it and why an employer should hire a blind person. It offers an overview of good careers for those with visual impairment.
disABILITY Job Training and Placement Resources - disablity resource pages for employment
DSB Vocational Rehabilitation Services - If vision and hearing loss has prevented you from finding or keeping a job, services provided through a might be of assistance. The services that you receive are based on your individual needs and are designed to help you reach your job goal.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services NC - provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to people with disabilities.
RLCB - RLCB's mission is to empower people who are blind and visually impaired achieve social and economic equality. RLCB strives to provide employment opportunities, skill training and services to help enable professional growth.
Can You See Me - a simple tool that offers guidance on webcam placement to people with limited amounts of useful vision. Based on simple verbal feedback blind people can independently position themselves.
Google Meet Accessibility - a look at Google Meet's accessibility features.
ZOOM Guides and Resources
ZOOM Guide for New Users - a basic guide to get you started using ZOOM.
ZOOM Guide for Phone-only Users - a basic guide to using ZOOM with just a phone.
ZOOM Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts - how to use Zoom without a mouse.
ZOOM Accessibility FAQ - common questions about Zoom's accessibility.
IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Online Accessible Tax Forms and Services - The Internal Revenue Service offers content in a variety of file formats to accommodate people who use assistive technology such as screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays, and voice recognition software.
Agrability - Online Toolbox - The Toolbox: Agricultural Tools, Equipment, Machinery & Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Disabilities is a resource that contains assistive technology solutions for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) - NCATP has services that can help employers and employees in private and public settings to accommodate needs for technology that helps people do their jobs or become employed.
YouTube Channel for VoiceOver Training - a YouTube Playlist to help with training on the gestures used