Employment/Jobs

Image of two men at work using a Ubi-Duo communication device.

Job accommodations for people with hearing loss.

  • Job Accommodation Network

  • Equipment Loan Program
    . Adaptive equipment is available to help improve on-the-job communication between employees with hearing loss and their co-employees, supervisors, and employer. This equipment is available on a loan basis, to employers, who have a deaf or hard of hearing employee or who are considering hiring an employee with hearing loss. For more information about this program, see the two promotional flyers below.

  • About Pathways to Employment (PTE)
  • PTE Promo flyer for Employers and Employees (PDF)
  • PTE flyer LP (PDF)

  • “Questions and Answers about Deafness and Hearing Impairments in the Workplace”


    Finding an interpreter


    Your legal rights

  • Legal rights regarding access to employment, education, housing, closed captioning and telephones
  • US Department of Justice “Guide to Disability Rights Laws”

  • Communication tips
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    Simple communication pointers can increase understanding and reduce stress in the work environment.

    Job preparation and job location services

  • Minnesota Employment Center (MEC)
  • WorkForce Center
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Minnesota Works

  • Job search opportunities online

  • TCdeaf.com

  • Other publications and resources


    DHHS home page

    Please contact the regional office nearest you if you would like more information on the topics above. To learn more about Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, click here.

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