The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is committed to communicating effectively with job applicants, which includes providing meaningful access to all parts of the application and hiring process to everyone, including people who need additional assistance to make this happen.
The USPTO will provide you, free of charge, with a reasonable accommodation that enables you to participate in the application and interview process. Some examples of "reasonable accommodations" include, but are certainly not limited to, a sign language interpreter or a wheelchair escort from curbside to the interview location.
You may request a reasonable accommodation for an upcoming interview through the USPTO's Accommodation Point.
You may use your own interpreter, such as a family member, friend, or other third party. However, we will only pay for an interpreter that we hire.