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.
This link connects you to the EEOC website which discusses Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The EEOC is charged with enforcing the employment provisions of the ADA and offers a wealth of information and guidance on all aspects of disability and employment.
The Employment & Disability Institute is part of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University. Go to this site to find research publications, events and briefs on a variety of issues pertaining to the employment of people with disabilities.
Need more information about the basics of the ADA? Go to this website for a free online course giving an overview of the ADA.
The Job Accommodation Network provides a wealth of information and assistance on the legal, human and practical aspects of providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. In addition to finding out more about the ADA and disability law, users find practical suggestions for reasonable accommodations.
This comprehensive and practical guide to disability and employment can be downloaded free. See also at this site the downloadable companion guide Disability & Employment 101 for your business.
Tax incentives are available to encourage compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This chart includes the three Federal tax incentives and encourages you to inquire whether your state offers similar incentives. Unfortunately, many business owners and employers are unaware that these incentives exist. Make sure your business takes advantage of these valuable incentives.
This link provides a fast fact sheet in deductions that businesses can obtain for employing individuals with disabilities. There are three tax incentives available to help employers cover accommodation costs for employees and/or customers with disabilities to make their business environment accessible for these individuals. The incentives that are discussed include: IR Code Section 44 and 190 as well as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.
Approximately 14 percent of Americans have some form of disability. Many of these individuals are unemployed or underemployed, compared to their non-disabled peers, and represent a significant and as yet untapped U.S. labor pool. 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.
NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President. It provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities. Regardless of the nature or severity of the disability, these briefs provide resources on how to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
The mission of NOD is to increase the participation and contribution of the 54 million men, women, and children in every aspect of life in the United States. 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.
This website provides a wealth of links, resources and events related to a broad range of disability issues. Spanning across types of disabilities, this site provides HR professionals with updates on disability policy and legislation as well as best practices for disability inclusiveness used by employers across the country.