Job Seeker Services

Disability Services

The Marin Employment Connection (MEC) offers specialized services for individuals with disabilities such as:

Assistive Technology and Accommodations

MEC provides assistive technology and appropriate accommodations at the Career Resource Center. Some examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Help with filling out job applications
  • Extra time using the computers in the Career Resource Center
  • Using a tape recorder for note taking
  • An individual appointment with a counselor instead of group orientation or workshop
  • Written information provided in alternative formats such as large print, on CD or in another language
  • Sign language interpreter

In addition, the MEC provides the following assistive technology for access to resources:

  • Adjustable height computer table, large-screen monitor and trackball mouse
  • WYNN - Scan and read software for people with reading challenges or learning disabilities
  • ZoomText - Magnification and screen reading software
  • Text-to-audio translation software that converts text to natural voices
  • TTY telecommunications device for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Assistive listening systems
  • Hand-held illuminated magnifiers

Some accommodations and assistive devices need to be requested ahead of time. For more information or to request accommodations, contact the MEC at (415) 473-3300.

Online Resources:

The following links offer helpful resources for persons with disabilities:

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) - Information and technical assistance
Buckelew Programs
Department of Rehabilitation
DCARA - Deaf counseling, advocacy, referral agency
Integrated Community Services
Job Accommodation Network – Free consulting service on employability
LdOnline - Learning disability resources and information
LightHouse of Marin - Information on living with vision loss (bilingual Spanish-English)
Marin AIDS Project - AIDS services & resources in Marin County
Marin Center for Independent Living - Disability resource agency for Marin residents
Marin.Org - Marin resources for people with disabilities
National Council on Disability - Resource guide on disability
Pacific ADA and IT Center - Provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing ADA and Accessible Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT)
Social Security - Resources for beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI (Recipients may be able to work while retaining medical and/or financial benefits.) Go to www.disabilitybenefits101.org for more information.

The Marin Employment Connection offers equal opportunity programs, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.