Online Resources

This Americans with Disabilities Act Business Connection web site provides resources concerning how businesses can adapt themselves to fit to ADA standards, including accessible design guidelines and information about ADA tax credits. Although this site is geared toward serving businesses, the same design guidelines can apply for employees with disabilities.

JAN is a free consulting service to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions; 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability-related legislation; and 3) educating callers about self-employment options. The web site contains specific portals for private employers; federal government employers and State and local government employers and it also provides information on Personal Assistance Services in the workplace.

ABLEDATA is an online “source for assistive technology information.” With products that range from available prosthetics to workplace equipment, ABLEDATA also contains a page of resources and information centers, such as a list of links for specific disabilities as well as links for workplace resources and general disability resources, to name a few.

An online text version of the book Disability and Social Policy, which contains chapters entitled “Income maintenance for people with disabilities,” “Social care services for disabled people,” and “Overcoming barriers to employment,” to name a few.