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The Office o​f Vocational Rehabilitation assists businesses in hiring, developing and keeping valued employees. The highly trained employer relation specialists provide free services to businesses. Vocational Rehabilitation wants to work with businesses toward placement and retention of people with disabilities in the workforce. The custom-designed programs and services exemplify tax dollars at work for Kentucky's business and industry.

How OVR can help your business?​

  • accessibility checklist
  • employment services
  • personnel assistance
  • staff development
  • financial incentives
  • on-the-job training (OJT)
  • internship 

Employment Services

  • pre-screening of applicants based on essential job requirements
  • onsite job trainer and support services
  • job restructuring/work-site adjustment
  • accessibility survey of complete work site
  • ​assistive technology; devices and specialized equipment to assist in job success
  • follow-up services

 Personnel Assistance

  • recruiting
  • affirmative action
  • workforce diversity consultation
  • reasonable accommodation​ support
  • employee assistance and/or advisory program

Staff Development 

Custom-designed training programs for management, staff and co-workers:
  • disability awareness: understanding how our perceptions affect persons with disabilities
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • technical assistance and resources

Financial Incentives 

  • Job Retention 

​​Minimize the cost of training new employees and the potential loss of experience by maintaining valued workers that have become disabled through work-related injuries.

  • Business Tax Incentives

​An owner or operator of a business should be aware of two tax incentives for hiring workers with disabilities:
        • ​Deduction for removal of barriers (Internal Revenue Services Code Section 190) - A business may deduct expenses for making a facility or vehicle used in the business more accessible to a person with disabilities.
        • ​Accessibility Credit (Internal Revenue Services Code Section 44) - An eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses for providing access to a person with disabilities is allowed a tax credit.
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Need​ more help? Contact us


Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation​

Central Office
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street 4th Floor NE
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-4440
800-372-7172 (V/TTY)​​​​​​​
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