Disability Employment Resources

Student Employment Services has compiled a variety of helpful resources for students dealing with disability issues.

Find help with how to request accommodations, when to disclose a disability, and where to find disability-friendly businesses.


What topics are off-limits for an interviewer to ask about? Health, age, race, and marital or parental status, for starters.
How to Handle Illegal or Inappropriate Interview Questions
What to Do if Asked an Illegal Question
Answering Improper Interview Questions

Should you disclose that you have a disability? If so, when is the appropriate time to do so?
Disclosing Disability to an Employer: Why To – When To – How To
Disclosing a Disability
Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace Why, When, What, and How

Workers with disabilities may face significant gaps in pay and compensation, compared to workers with no disability, and research suggests the employment picture for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities may be even more challenging.

Disability Disclosure and Interviewing Techniques for Persons with Disabilities

Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Online Resources

Getting Hired is a website and jobs board that helps disabled people and veterans find jobs that match their skills and career goals.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) website has good advice and resources about requesting accommodations. Download JAN's Guide to Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

The American Association of People with Disabilities promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1990, is a law that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else.

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has information about disability discrimination and your legal rights.

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department prepares and assists eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment.

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, nonprofit organization that supports opportunities for disabled people, with a focus on increasing employment opportunities for the 79% of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is a state agency that plans services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or related conditions.

Guide for Job Seekers and Workers With a Disability

Federal Jobs for People With Disabilities.