Employer Tutorial Chapter 6:

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.

Job Accommodation Network


The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a valuable resource for any employer seeking to find information, links and best practices around any aspect of reasonable accommodations. The site includes a free technical assistance hotline, SOAR (the Searchable Online Accommodation Resource), fact sheets, and many valuable links.

Employment and Disability Institute


The Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) at Cornell University has created a series of briefs to help employers accommodate individuals with specific types of disabilities.

Employment and Disability Institute, Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA


This article gives an overview of the legal, practical and human side of reasonable accommodation in the workplace.

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General


This site gives an overview of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, including an overview of how this law pertains to reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Maximizing Productivity: Accommodations for Employees with Psychiatric Disabilities


Psychiatric disabilities are one of the most common forms of disability in the American workplace. Yet many employers struggle with accommodating this type of disability. This link provides an overview of the rationale for providing accommodations for individuals with psychiatric disabilities and gives suggestions for appropriate accommodations.

Tips for Employers


The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University has compiled various resources for employers who have questions concerning employing individuals with psychiatric disabilities. This website provides tips on how to request documentation from employees, how to make accommodations and also how to develop guidelines for feedback.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing Title I, the employment provisions, of the ADA. This link provides an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers for the reasonable accommodation process.

National Council on Disability


This report of the National Council on Disability provides a comprehensive overview of disability and employment issues, including a chapter on reasonable accommodation. The report contains a wealth of research studies, practical applications and case studies of accommodation policies.