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People with Disabilities

Westchester County is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, and encourages people with disabilities to apply.

Section 55-A of the state Civil Service Law is designed to increase employment opportunities in local governments throughout New York State for qualified people who are mentally or physically disabled. These provisions allow eligible individuals to be appointed to competitive-class positions without taking a civil service examination. Responsibility for determining who is eligible for appointment under 55-A is shared by the Westchester County Department of Human Resources and either the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) or the State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH).

You can find out more about services and resources available through the Westchester ACCES-VR office site. You can find out more about vocational rehabilitation and other direct services to blind and visually impaired New York State residents by visiting the CBVH Web site.

To find out about other services available to people with disabilities, visit the Westchester County Office for the Disabled Web site.