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Employment & Disability

  • - the largest stand-alone resume bank for people with disabilities, helping companies fulfill their affirmative action compliance requirements and expanding awareness about this job site to as many companies as possible
  • - the largest magazine in the U.S. covering disability issues, ABILITY Magazine is an award-winning publication distributed by Time-Warner with a combined online and print readership of more than one million, and a mission to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability
  • - a non-profit organization dedicated to building a world of inclusion for people with health conditions and disabilities, engaging volunteers with health conditions and disabilities to build accessible low-income homes
  • ABLEDATA Assistive Technology Information - federally funded program sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education that provides information assistive technology and rehabilitation products to help disabled consumers and their caregivers, organizations, and professionals
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page (ADA) - website was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, including employment, transportation, education, housing, labor, and more
  • American Association of People with Disabilities - the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities
  • America's Career Infonet - website has links to facts about occupations with wages and employment trends; what education, knowledge, skills and abilities are needed for most occupations; employer contacts; profiles for labor market conditions in any state; cost of living facts for states (not disability specific)
  • America's Job Bank - computerized network links to state Employment Service offices and helps people looking for jobs find openings (not disability specific)
  • America's Service Locator (a division of CareerOneStop) - helps employers and jobseekers find the services they need at a Career One-Stop Center; enter a zip code and select services you want, or call (877) US-2JOBS for help
  • CareerBuilder - website links to job vacancies, allows posting a resume, shares tips to help in a job search (not disability specific)
  • CareerOneStop - offers links for job seekers, workers, business or human resources, students or learners, and workforce professionals
  • The Council for Disability Rights - information on the ADA, disability rights, and information for parents on the rights of disabled children
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Services - vocational education, counseling, and employment resources for veterans
  • - provides a comprehensive list of travel resources for people with disabilities, health concerns, and mobility concerns
  • - information on resources for work, housing, health, education, transportation, income support, community life, and civil rights for people with disabilities
  • DiversityWorking - helps people, including those with disabilities, find careers with the nation's leading employers
  • Effective Strategies for Improving Rehabilitation Outcomes for People with Chronic Kidney Disease - manual for vocational rehabilitation counselors and renal professionals on how kidney disease and treatment impacts employment and ways to help patients keep their jobs or find new ones
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - federal agency that enforces civil rights for protected groups including people with disabilities
  • Employment: A Kidney Patient's Guide to Working and Paying for Treatment - information for people with kidney disease and people on dialysis or with transplants on employment and vocational rehabilitation, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance, disability programs (SSDI and SSI), federal legislation affecting kidney patients, glossary of terms and a list of resources
  • Federal Employment of People with Disabilities - federal government website by the Office of Personnel Management helps people with disabilities find federal jobs
  • FirstGov for Seniors - resources, including state agencies, to help senior citizens work or volunteer
  • Heath Resource Center - National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for People with Disabilities is one of 3 clearinghouses authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Hire Potential - links people with disabilities, mature workers, veterans with employers interested in hiring these targeted groups in certain states (CA, CO, IL, NC, NY, VA)
  • International Center for Disability Information - ICDI performs research, training and service programs to empower people with disabilities to find and keep meaningful jobs; at West Virginia University, ICDI administers Janweb (described below), has data on disabilities, and offers technical assistance to develop evacuation plans (EV-AC) for people with disabilities
  • It's Your Future—Go For It! A Transition Guide for Teens and Parents - developed by the Shriner's Hospital for Children Northern California; offers tools and tips for keeping track of your health history, making healthy lifestyle choices, understanding insurance and Social Security benefits, looking for jobs, knowing your legal rights, and locating helpful programs; includes a personal goals checklist
  • Job Accommodation Network - information on the American with Disabilities Act, job accommodations, legislation, employment and other resources, EEOC Guidances (fact sheets), and web tools
  • Monster Board - access to thousands of job opportunities worldwide (not disability specific)
  • - read an online guide about mortgage and home loan help for the disabled
  • National Business and Disability Council - free service helps people with disabilities find jobs
  • National Council on Disability - federal agency makes recommendations to the President and Congress on issues of concern to people with disabilities
  • National Federation of the Blind - information on Job Line and other resources to help people who are blind and visually impaired
  • Project HIRED - nonprofit agency helps people with disabilities find jobs
  • Protection and Advocacy Programs - has state listings for protection and advocacy programs and the Client Assistance Program, a federally mandated advocacy organization for clients or potential clients who want help to resolve problems with state VR agencies
  • Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities - provides readers with the most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the myriad of red tape and sometimes rigid processes regularly associated with real estate purchases
  • RecuitABILITY - job matching service for people with disabilities that operates through an nonprofit organization called
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration - information about the federal agency that has oversight over public vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and includes links
  • SSA Office of Employment Support Programs - a Social Security website devoted to helping youth and adults with disabilities, their advocates, and employers learn about programs and laws that help people with disabilities further their education and work
  • Social Security Disability - a Social Security website that describes federal disability benefits programs for adults and children, how to qualify, the disability process, laws that protect people with disabilities, and more
  • Ticket to Work - information on the Ticket to Work program, employment networks, resources for ticket holders and employment networks
  • USAJobs - federal government employment site
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - federal agency investigates discrimination claims, recommends policies, and serves as an information clearinghouse, including providing on its website information on how to file a discrimination claim
  • U.S. Department of Commerce - information about business initiatives to help people with disabilities
  • VCI Mobility - offers wheelchair vans and other mobility equipment to make life easier and more comfortable for people with disabilities and special needs.