Supports & Accommodations
Guide to Hidden Disabilities (2003)
This guide provides information on hidden disabilities, the hiring
process, management and supervision, accommodations, real-life stories,
and helpful resources.
Products in Print
Office of Disability Employment Policy. (2001). Educational
kit 2001. Washington, DC: Author.
This toolkit, published by the Office of Disability Employment Policy,
U.S. Department of Labor, contains a variety of information and
tips on recruitment, supporting workers with significant disabilities,
facilitating the return to work of all ill or injured workers, and
success stories. Available from email@example.com.
Disability and Business
Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACS)
DBTACs are regional centers established by the National Institute
on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide information,
materials, training, and technical assistance to employers, people
with disabilities, and others with responsibilities under the ADA.
The centers offer comprehensive resources on ADA issues in employment,
public services, public accommodations, and communications. DBTACs
work closely with local businesses, government agencies, and other
professional networks on disability, rehabilitation, and related
Job Accommodations Network
JAN offers free information about employing people with disabilities,
job accommodations, and the ADA. JAN’s Searchable Online
Accommodation Resource (SOAR) is designed so users can explore various
accommodations for individuals with disabilities in the work setting.
of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
An agency in the U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP provides leadership
to increase employment for youth and adults with disabilities. ODEP
works to increase opportunities for people with disabilities through
training, education, and employment supports. It also builds partnerships
with employers and state and local agencies to raise awareness about
the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and provides strategies
to facilitate success. This site offers information about disability
policy, programs, initiatives, frequently asked questions regarding
disability, and employment- and disability-related publications.
More than 50 technical assistance fact sheets are available on topics
including: accommodations, communicating with people with disabilities,
myths and facts about people with disabilities, mentoring, and a
business guide for hiring people with disabilities.
Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Technical Assistance Project
RESNA offers a technical assistance project related to assistive
technology, and includes state-specific contact information.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights employment
laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Its site offers
information on EEO laws, litigation, discrimination, how to file
a charge of discrimination, employers and EEOC, federal guidance,
training, and outreach.
This Web site offers information, resources, and research about
work and disability issues It also has information and links on
law/policy, employment, disability management, accommodations, speakers/trainers,
supported employment, workforce diversity, workforce training, facts
and figures, publications, and regional sites.