Employer Tutorial Chapter 3:

National Network of ADA Centers


The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provide local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA's mission to "make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality." For free and confidential assistance for any question relating to the ADA, call toll free 800.949.4232.

USBLN Leading Practices on Disability Inclusion


This report by the U.S. Business Leadership Network provides a comprehensive description of the strategies and practices of leading organizations who are realizing the strategic benefit of disability inclusiveness in their HR practices.

Job Accommodation Network


This is a Powerpoint presentation from the Job Accommodation Network Conference held in Arlington, VA on August 6, 2007. It identifies that people with disabilities are an integral part of human capital solutions. The presentation covers topics on specifically hiring veterans and also how to find and retain good workers.

Office of Disability & Employment Policy


This brief provides an easy-to-use overview of strategies for disability inclusiveness in the workplace.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Making Smart Decisions-HR Assistance for Hiring People with Disabilities


More than 50 million Americans report having some level of disability and the employment rate for individuals with disabilities is only about 38%. The gap between available jobs and available workers with the skills needed in those jobs could grow to 35 million or more in 5 years. This website provides tools for employers to better utilize this pool of talent by providing technical assistance, materials, resources, and training.

The National Business and Disability Council


The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) is an excellent resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace. The NBDC staff has over 30 years of consulting experience in the areas of ADA Compliance, building and product accessibility, reasonable accommodation, job analysis, recruitment, specialized equipment, career development and much more.

The Employment & Disability Institute, A Human Resource Perspective on Implementing the ADA


This article provides resources for HR professionals who have the responsibility of recruiting and screening future employees. It concludes that implementing the ADA program for an employer will take time and effort; however, taking a proactive approach to outline the program is much more effective than reacting later to specific issues or problems.

Institute for Community Inclusion


Established by the Institute for Community Inclusion, this link connects HR professionals to numerous resources that are useful for attracting the skills and talents that their company needs. The site provides straightforward solutions and information that address everyday human resource issues, especially as they relate to current or future employees with disabilities.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)


The mission of NOD is to increase the participation and contribution of the more than 50 million men, women, and children in the United States who have a disatility. In an effort to close the participation gaps between those with and without disabilities, NOD raises disability awareness through programs and information dispersal. On this website you will find databases full of studies that focus on individuals with disabilities, links to organizations or agencies that focus on the needs of those with disabilities, and also general information on ADA compliance/practices.