EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability.
By developing our state's workforce and matching employers with job seekers, we strengthen Arizona's economy.
The Department will generally, upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to persons with disabilities, at no charge, to assist in effective communication and to participate equally in Department programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, vision, learning, or other impairments.
MODIFICATIONS TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Department will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs, at no charge, to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in DES offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, or need an auxiliary aid or service or a reasonable modification in policies or procedures, please let us know of your needs in advance if at all possible. To request an auxiliary aid or service, or a modification of policy or procedure, to obtain this document in alternative format, or for further information about this policy, please contact the local office listed below. TTY/TTD Services: 7-1-1.
The ADA does not require the Department to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of it programs, services or activities, or impose an undue financial or administration burden on the Department.
Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
For questions please contact us.
TIPS FOR USING THIS WEBSITE FOR AT USERS
Arizona@Work is a comprehensive website that focuses on Arizona resources, employment opportunities, labor market trends and employment related training in Arizona. The site includes numerous links to related sites including Arizona Job Connection and the Department of Economic Security (DES). In addition, there are local postings (12 regional areas and 47 local offices) with contact information and employment event listings. The Arizona@Work site has been tested using current versions of assistive technology products and is accessible for assistive technology end users. Tips for use are summarized below.
Screen Reading Software:
Tested using JAWS 2019. Navigation is possible using Tab and Arrow keys, however, it is recommended that the end user learn shortcut features of their assistive technology to explore each page using regions, headings, buttons, links and navigation by elements. Labor market pages contain searchable data points that display in tables. It is helpful to be familiar with table commands to efficiently access displayed information.
Screen Magnification Software:
Tested using ZoomText 2019. Navigation, color, magnification, pointer and cursor controls function well. Web page design is especially useful for low vision users with consistent san serif font sizes and simple page layout. Use of panning hot keys works well (Caps Lock + shift + arrow keys).
Speech Recognition Software:
Not tested. However, depending upon your need in exploring this site, speech macros can be created to easily jump to relevant regional updates, data search pages as well as Job Seeker/Employer pages.
Text Reading Software:
Not tested. However, site design is very conducive for alternative colors, reading aloud with words and/or sentences highlighted and tracking along with the text-to-speech. Other literacy supports may be helpful including context relevant spelling and grammar check, word prediction and masking and text customization to further simplify presented information. These features are designed to support specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, visual and auditory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD and more.
Captions and Descriptive Audio:
Please note, many of the video links on this website are captioned but links to off-site postings may not include captions. Descriptive Audio is typically not available for persons who are blind or low vision.