External Resources

 Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a fact sheet which addresses common questions about how the ADA protects applicants with disabilities. For more information go to: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/jobapplicant.html

Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a fact sheet which addresses facts about the ADA. For more information go to: www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-ada.html

Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects. For more information go to: http://askjan.org/

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage

The US Department of Justice’s homepage on ADA resources, publications, and updates. For further information go to: http://www.ada.gov

US Department of Labor- Disability Awareness

The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) seeks to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities by expanding access to training, education, employment supports, assistive technology, integrated employment, entrepreneurial development, and small-business opportunities. The agency also builds partnerships with employers and state and local agencies to increase awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and to facilitate the use of effective strategies. ODEP does not enforce any laws. For more information go to: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/disability

Management Resources: Recruiting and Hiring Persons with Disabilities

The U. S. Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy offers information on accommodations, fact sheets for employers on hiring and retaining qualified employees. For more information go to: www.dol.gov/odep.

The Department of Veteran Affair’s Veteran Benefits Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR & E) Program is a national employment resource for employers. The VR & E Service provides effective vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities; enabling our injured soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other veterans with disabilities for a seamless transition from military service to a successful rehabilitation and on to suitable employment after service to our Nation. For more information go to: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

Disability Etiquette

For a useful handout on tips for interacting with people with disabilities, use “Accommodation and Compliance Series: Disability Etiquette Tips For Speaking Engagements”. To download this handout, visit the Job Accommodations Network at http://askjan.org/media/etipresent.html.

For a useful booklet on Disability Etiquette, visit the United Spinal Association website.

External Complaints

Community members have the right to file a complaint of discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation with external agencies, including:

D.C. Office of Human Rights

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services