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ADA Basic Building Blocks

Welcome to "ADA Basic Building Blocks," an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that explores the legal requirements of the ADA.

The ADA Document Portal

The ADA Document Portal consists of more than 15,000 documents in 9 ADA categories and other tailored disability-related subjects of interest.

America's Job Bank

America's Job Bank is a labor exchange Web resource in cyberspace, with over a million and a half jobs nationwide and 600,000 resumes on-line to assist both employers and jobseekers.

Basics to Working with People with Disabilities

Basic Etiquette when working with people with disabilities.

Braille Access Center

The Braille Access Center is a fee for service agency providing quality, accurate Braille production to customers.

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides services to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities throughout Washington State.

Disability Employment 101

The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a guide to acquaint business leaders with programs and resources available to assist them in hiring people with disabilities.

Employer Assistance Recruiting Network

Employer Assistance Recruiting Network is a free service to connect employers with disability staffing agencies.

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC enforces, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and in state and local governments.

Facts About Disability-Related Tax Provisions

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission information on disability-related tax provisions.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice's Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page provides information and technical assistance on all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor, Family and Medical Leave Act information (FMLA).

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

ODEP provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy as well as practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.

National Business and Disability Council (NBDC)

NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace. NBDC provides a full range of services to assist corporations in successfully integrating people with disabilities into the workplace and marketplace.

Northwest Americans with Disabilities Act & Information Technology Center

Regional technical assistance center on the Americans with Disabilities Act.


TechAdapt Inc. provides braille translation and XML production/markup services, making print and electronic materials accessible to everyone.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)

WATA activities include information about assistive technology for people including people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, employers, teachers, health care and social service providers.

Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a statewide resource for people with disabilities. We assist individuals with disabilities in getting and keeping a job. DVR is a state and federally sponsored program. DVR works in partnership with the community and businesses to develop employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Washington Interpreter/Captioner Referral Agencies

Part of DEAFWEB Washington provides links to Interpreters and Captioners throughout the northwest.

Washington Relay Service

Washington Relay Service is a free service provided by the Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ensuring equal communication access to the telephone service for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled.

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind

The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind is a state rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Various services for employers interested in accommodating or hiring workers with vision loss are also offered.

Washington State Human Rights Commission

Washington State Human Rights Commission enforces the Washington State Law Against Discrimination.

WEBCOURSE: Disability Awareness HR Management Online Seminar - This online seminar covers diversity training specific to disability awareness for Human Resource Professionals. Topics covered include: current history, myths & facts, research, tips for communication, tips for interviewing, and tips for accommodations all related to employing individuals with disabilities.


The Job Accommodation Network

Factsheet entitled Funding Tips for Employers summarizes funding search tips and describes some of the most frequent types of organizations and groups that provide funding.

The Oregon Business Leadership Network

(OBLN) provides Oregon businesses with networking opportunities, education, and resources to effectively increase understanding and awareness of disability issues in the workplace. The website includes resources for employers related to recruiting, hiring, internships, retaining, and return-to-work, that will be useful to any employer. The site also includes the Oregon Business Case for hiring people with disabilities.


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