The Access Board or Architectural and Transportation Compliance Board provides technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility guidelines, including architectural, communication and transportation guidelines.
United States Access Board
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
|(202) 272-0080 (v)(800) 872-2253 (v)||(202) 272-0082 (TTY)(800) 993-2822 (TTY)|
(202) 272-0081 (fax)
ATWiki is an encyclopedia on assistive technology. The intended audience of ATWiki includes all assistive technology users, relatives and caregivers of those that use AT, rehabilitation professionals, educators, and researchers in AT.
Business Leadership Network (BLN)
The BLN is a national employer lead organization that raises awareness of the recruitment and employment issues of hiring qualified individuals with disabilities. There are multiple chapters located throughout the United States. The USBLN recognizes and promotes best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities. There are 44 Business Leadership Network chapters in 32 states, including the District of Columbia, representing more than 5,000 employers across the US. The BLN uses a “business to business” approach to educate, promoting the business imperative of including people with disabilities in the workforce.
Department of Justice
The Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section carries out the Department’s responsibilities for enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure access to, and nondiscrimination by, businesses, State and local government programs and activities, and State and local government employment services.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
ADA Information Line
(800) 514-0301(Voice) (800) 514-0383 (TTY)
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund
(DREDF) ADA Hotline
The DREDF, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. The mission of the DREDF is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. The ADA Hotline is funded by the U. S. Department of Justice specifically to provide technical assistance on the ADA.
DREDF ADA Hotline
(800) 466-4232 (Voice & TTY)
EARN: Employer Assistance and Resource Network
The Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network (EARN) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. EARN is a free service that connects employers looking for quality employees with skilled job candidates. In addition, EARN assists employers in understanding the practical business reasons for, as well as the practices that facilitate the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.
(855) 275-3276 (Voice/TTY)
Online Technical Assistance Form: http://askearn.org/form-requestTA.cfm
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Provides Guidance to Federal agencies on developing and implementing affirmative action programs for hiring, placement, and advancement of individuals with disabilities.
Federal Sector Programs
1801 L Street,
NW 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20507
(202) 663-4842 (Voice); (202) 663-4053 (TDD)
(800) 669-3362 (Voice), (800) 669-3302 (TDD)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The Internal Revenue Service provides information and appropriate forms for tax code provisions that can assist businesses in complying with the ADA, including a tax credit for small businesses. To quickly find publications and disability-related information, type disability into the search prompt located on the IRS website..
IRS Tax code information:
(800) 829-1040 (Voice) or
(800) 829-4059 (TTY)
Tax code legal questions:
(202) 622-3110 (Voice)
TTY: 711 TRS
To order Forms:
(800) 829-3676 (Voice) or
(800) 829-4059 (TDD)
To order Publications:
(800) 829-3676 (Voice) or
(800) 829-4059 (TDD)
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN, a free service of the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, is a toll-free information and referral service designed 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. In addition, JAN analyzes trends and statistical data related to the technical assistance it provides.
(800) 526-7234 (Voice)
(877) 781-9403 (TTY)
National Council on Disability (NCD)
NCD is an independent federal agency that addresses, analyzes, and makes recommendations on issue of public policy which affect people with disabilities.
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Suite 814
Washington, DC 20591
(202) 267-3846 (Voice) (202) 267-3232 (TDD)
National Service Dog Center
Delta’s National Service Dog Center provides referrals and resources for people with disabilities who have service dogs to help them overcome barriers in their environments and achieve greater independence and realization of goals. Delta also provides education about service dog issues and referral to appropriate resources.
875 124th Ave NE, Ste 101
Bellevue, WA 98005-2531
(425) 679-5500 (Voice)
(425) 679-5539 (Fax)
Regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established ten regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA. The centers act as a “one-stop” central, comprehensive resource on ADA issues in employment, public services, public accommodations, and communications. Each center works closely with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation, and other professional networks to provide ADA information and assistance. Programs vary in each region, but all centers provide the following:
- Technical Assistance
- Education and Training
- Materials Dissemination
- Information and Referral
- Public Awareness
- Local Capacity Building
To find a Regional Disability and Technical Assistance Center in your region, call:
(800) 949-4232 (Voice & TTY)
Section 508 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, in the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.
Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov/disability
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI and SSI are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. The website contains detailed information about SSI, SSDI and other SSA programs, including work incentive information for those individuals interested in returning to work.
(800) 772-1213 (Voice)
(800) 325-0778 (TTY)
The website assists users in finding, supporting and/or forming support groups. Its Power Tools section walks individuals through the steps of putting together a productive self-help group. Additional tools are available to assist in this process.
500 East Morehead St, Suite 222
Charlotte, NC 28202-2694
(704) 331-9500 (Voice)
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau provides demographic data on people with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities. ODEP provides policy analysis, technical assistance, development of innovative practices and strategies, and education and outreach to employers, employees and the disability community. Related to these efforts, ODEP also conducts a variety of employment-related programs and initiatives.
U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-7880 (Voice)
(202) 693-7881 (TTY)
(202) 693-7888 (Fax)
Wrightslaw provides parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys with accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. The site contains thousands of articles, cases, and resources about dozens of topics and is a clearinghouse of information.