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
- Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
The mission of DARS is to work in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.
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.