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711 for Telecommunications Relay Service
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted use of the 711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). TRS permits persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. If you want to call someone using TRS, use your TTY or dial 711 on your telephone, and you will automatically be connected to a TRS operator. If you're a TRS user traveling out of state and want to make a call, there is no longer a need to learn the state's TRS provider's telephone number. Just dial 711. It's fast, functional and
The Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC):
is a program serving Winnebago, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Waushara, Waupaca, Green Lake and Calumet counties. The DRC program can help you find and connect with resources available in your community that can support you in going back to work. It is free, has no paperwork needed to start the process and available to meet with you within a week of contact at your local Job Center.
Through the Disability Resource Coordinator, you can get help with:
Look at ways to help you find a job that could fit your needs
Find programs in the Job Center that would be able to help you achieve your work goals
Work with community agencies to help move you to the goal of work
Help explain how working can be possible while receiving community benefits
Provide individual job preparation such as working on résumés, interviews and other job search skills
Help with encouragement and support while looking for work and working
UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE WORKSTATIONS LOCATED AT OAWDC
Would you or someone you know benefit?
Are you or someone you know visually impaired?
Are you or someone you know unable to read the printed word?
Do you or someone you know have limited hand function?
Do you or someone you know have limited mobility?
If you answered
to any of the questions above, you probably can benefit from these workstations.
Who will benefit?
No sight or limited sight;
No hand function or limited hand function;
The ability to understand spoken English but are unable to read English;
Pain when using a mouse;
Limited mobility and use a wheel chair or a scooter.
Benefits Information - Disability Resources
Social Security Administration
This worksite provides information for youth with disabilities, employers, beneficiaries, service providers, and advocates on employment of Social Security beneficiaries.
Your Ticket To Work
A comprehensive national initiative designed to assist Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities to find employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services from public and private providers.
Within this website you will find a detailed explanation of the PASS program as well as a helpful tutorial on completing the application including the online version of the form that can be printed or saved.
Accessibility at Work - Disability Resources
ADA Resources in the Workplace
An informative and resourceful page on disabled worker resources
Great Lakes ADA Center
Offers options for visitors with low vision and other non-traditional devices for browsing such as hand held devices or TV based systems provides technical assistance and training to businesses and people with disabilities regarding Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
Disability Resources Employment
Non-profit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability, and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work, and play independently. Contains links to information on jobs how do you get them, and what you can do to improve your chances
This is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities.
DWD Acessibility Resources
This site provides accessibility resources and contacts by area, category, city, and organization. It also gives a detailed description of the universally accessible jobnet workstation.
Great Lakes ADA
The Great Lakes Accessible IT Initiative completes website accessibility evaluations on request. Web pages will be evaluated against a subset of the industry-standard Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Standards and the Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines (WAI). They will test your more commonly used pages (sampling test is free ), however, if you want a detailed report (i.e. comprehensive test) they do charge a fee
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) offers a full array of employment services for people with disabilities. Oshkosh office located at the Oshkosh Area Workforce Development Center, 315 Algoma Blvd. Oshkosh, WI or call 232-6250.
DVR on-line application
Provides information, referral, support and training for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The goal of job access is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment by working with companies, government and non profits to employ people with disabilities. By posting job opportunities with job access employers exhibit an open door policy.
Phone (920) 232-6273
Fax (920) 232-6242
TDD 1 (800) 947-3529
219 Washington Avenue, Suite 107
Oshkosh WI 54901