Workforce Solutions South Plains is also proud to recognize several public and community organizations that provide helpful information and additional services for people with disabilities:
- ARCIL, Inc. – ARCIL, Inc. (Austin Resource Center for Independent Living) provides independent living services to persons with disabilities, their families, and communities throughout Travis and surrounding counties.
- Relay Texas – Relay Texas provides telephone interpreting service between people who can hear and those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled. TDD: 1-800-735-2989 / Voice: 1-800-735-2988
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services – TWC vocational rehabilitation services for people with physical or cognitive disabilities including blindness or visual impairment.
Another resource for people with disabilities is Speech-to-Speech (STS), a free telephone assistance service that helps people with speech disabilities who have difficulty being understood by the public on the telephone. The STS access number in Texas is 1-877-826-6607. To try STS or get more information, contact Dr. Bob Segalman at 800.854.7784.
Voluntary Disclosure for Specialized Services for People with Disabilities:
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employer-related inquiries as to whether or not an individual has a disability or to the nature and extent of such a disability before an official job offer has been made. ;However, other federal laws provide various benefits and services for people with disabilities, both veteran and non-veteran. Therefore, a service provider may ask you to disclose your disability; however, you have the right to choose whether or not to disclose this information. Should you wish to explore additional disability-related benefits and services, you must inform your Workforce Solutions representative. This is a voluntary disclosure and the disability information is not required for provision of general services. This information, and any disability-related information requested on WorkInTexas.com, will not be shared with employers without your consent.