Careers & Disabilities
You have the skills, experience, personal qualities, and enthusiasm an employer is looking for. You might also have a disability. If this is the case, it’s important to take some additional steps to ensure a successful job search. Our staff can help students and alumni with various disabilities explore and implement career goals and opportunities.
If you have a disability that impacts your ability to take a standardized test, you may be eligible for accommodations. Contact information for various standardized tests is detailed below.
If you plan to request an accommodation for a standardized test, don’t forget that requests must be made early. Many standardized tests require extensive documentation, and often the approval process is quite long. Updated information or new testing may be required as documentation already on file at UNH may not be sufficient. You will want to check with the appropriate organization to determine what is the appropriate evaluating group.
- Disability Services for Students provides University of New Hampshire students who have documented disabilities with accommodations, academic services, and auxiliary aids necessary to promote equal access to the classroom as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
- AccessComputing: a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers by providing mentoring and funding for career development activities for students with disabilities computing-related fields.
- Ability Hub: Assistive Technology information for people with disabilities including information about adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.
- American Foundation for the Blind Career Connect
- Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DOIT): Serves to increase the success of people with disabilities in college and careers and promotes the use of accessible information through technology and universal design.
- Disability Info: A U.S. Government Online Resources for Americans with Disabilities; see the employment section for news, resources, and training.
- EntryPoint Internships: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers an internship program for college students with disabilities majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics or physical science.
- Getting Hired: Careers & Community for Talented People with Disabilities
- JAN Entrepreneurship: provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Job Accomodation Network (JAN): a free consulting service providing individualized worksite accommodation solutions, technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and education regarding self-employment options.
- JobTIPS: JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment.
- JOFDAV: Job opportunities for disabled American Veterans
- Vocational Rehabilitation NH: Assists eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.
- Work Incentives Resource Center (WIRC): New Hampshire's online destination for information about benefits planning and work incentives for individuals with disabilities.
- Work Support: Information, resources, and research about work and disability issues.
- Workplace Accessibility Guide: Resources on accomodations and accessibility.