Disability Resources

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Disability Resources2018-09-27T11:32:20+00:00

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP

We offer a variety of Assistive Technology Resources at our MassHire Metro North Career Center locations. See below for more information on what we provide or contact us with any questions or additional information.

Resources to Help

Do you have a disability? Are you looking for a job? The Vocational Rehabilitation Program can help you find and keep a job.

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RESOURCES WE OFFER

Large Print Keyboard – Enables key selection by variable hand and finger motion

Audio Cassette Recorder – Enables user to tape our workshops

Cushion for Back-Support – Provides comfort for individuals with back/spinal conditions

JAWS (Job Access With Speech) – software (used with headphones) converts text on a computer screen to speech, enabling access to the internet and other computer resources

Scanner – Transfers written materials into a digital/computer format such as PDF

Trackball – Mouse replacement assists individuals who lack fine motor skills

Video Relay Service with Sign Language Interpretation – Convo Relay video service connects sign language users with a live interpreter who translates conversations between sign language and spoken language. This service can be used in a private area for job interviews.

Sorenson VRS – Video relay service connects sign language users with a live interpreter who translates conversations between sign language and spoken language. This service can be used in a private area for job interviews.

Visual Magnification Equipment – Freedom Scientific TOPAZ and Clearview 500 magnifier provide users the ability to view books, job and recruitment flyers. An enlarged image of the object is displayed on a large screen.

PEARL Camera – A camera that works with JAWS scanning and reading software, brings blind and low vision users access to printed material. The camera is connected to job search workstation and snaps a picture of the reading material.

Wheelchair-accessible computer – in our Resource Room

Keyboard Wrist support cushion– for carpal tunnel syndrome

ZOOM TEXT – A fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. Magnifier/Reader enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, echoes your typing and essential program activity, and automatically reads documents, web pages, email.

MassHire Metro North Career Center has procedures and guidelines to handle requests for reasonable accommodations.

Please contact: Kim Crawford, Operations Manager, MassHire Metro North Career Center

Phone: 617-661-7867, Email: kcrawford@mhmncc.com

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