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Community and Internet Resources

Employment: Accessibility and the ADA (American Disabilities Act)

For information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Voice) 1-800-514-0301 or (TTY) 1-800-514-0383

State Listings:   NJ / KY    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include: For guidance on design requirements applicable to housing covered by the ADA, or to federally funded housing subject to the Architectural Barriers Act, contact the Board at (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY), ta@access-board.gov (e-mail), or visit their website.

ADA Questions and Answers Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Business Connection brings you the following excerpt from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. with questions and answers that apply to employment.

New Sign Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability Your Rights When Looking for a Job and Getting Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA by William D. Goren, on MoneyGeek.com. This guide was created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. In addition, it offers What the ADA and Other Laws Mean to Workers, useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you, Ways Employers Discriminate Against the Disabled and more.

New Sign JAN (for Individuals) provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. Although JAN does not help individuals find employment, JAN does provide information for job seekers.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides information about employment requirements of the ADA. Visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website or contact the Commission at 800-669-3362 (voice) 800-800-3302 (TTY) for publications and 800-669-4000 (voice) 800-669-6820 (TTY) for questions.

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State Listings

New Jersey

Northeast ADA & IT Center Information on the ADA and Accessible Information Technology is part of a national network of centers which provide information, referrals, resources, and training on equal opportunity for people with disabilities and on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employment & Disability Institute at Cornell University serves the Northeast Center which serves businesses, employers, government entities, individuals with disabilities, and the media in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They also conduct research to help increase knowledge on best practices for the employment of people with disabilities. Call toll-free: 1.800.949.4232, Email: northeastada@cornell.edu

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Kentucky's Office for the Americans with Disabilities Act programs and information on accessible employment, Job Accommodations Network, ADA Standards for Accessibility and other Employment task forces. Their concise article on ADA & Employment Title I provides information about Title I and explains "Essential Job Functions" and "Reasonable Accommodations."

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