Employment Resources

Photo of DO-IT Scholars get a tour of the main computer facility

Ability: Health & Disability Index
A site that provides indexes that lead to information on various health issues. The site addresses the problem that too many valuable skills are overlooked and wasted because employers and the public see disability before ability.

A forum for job offers and business opportunities for people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe able-job Firstname Lastname."

A discussion of physical access for people with disabilities as well as information on programs, services, and transportation. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.aol.com. In the body of the message type "subscribe ada-access Firstname Lastname."

A discussion list on the Americans with Disabilities Act, other disability-related laws in the U.S., and similar laws in other countries. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@vm1.nodak.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe ada-law Firstname Lastname."

Discussion list to promote self-advocacy by people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe advocacy Firstname Lastname."

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Library and Archives
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
This site provides material on barrier-free design.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH)
PO Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
502-899-2244 (FAX)

A large not-for-profit organization that creates educational, workplace, and lifestyle products and services for people with visual impairments.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), The
10801 Rockville Pike
Rochville, MD 20852
Answer line: 888-321-ASHA
Action Center: 800-498-2071
301-897-0157 (TTY)
301-571-0457 (FAX)
A professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. This Web site is a resource for information about communication disorders, and for those wanting career-related and membership information.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center (ADADC)
Full-text government documents and legal resources on the ADA which is maintained by volunteers.

America's Job Bank
This site provides information for employers and job seekers on the job market. Includes information on résumé writing, and other associated links.

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB)
1331 F Street NW Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20004-1111
202-272-5449 (TTY)
800-993-2822 (TTY)
202-272-5447 (FAX)

Enforces requirements for access to Federally-funded buildings and facilities, sets guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and provides technical assistance and information.

A discussion list about issues related to employment of people who are blind. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe blindjob Firstname Lastname."

Career Mosaic
Information on résumés, online job fairs, colleges, and a database of available jobs.

Career Path
A site to research careers, post a résumé, and find a job.

Career Resource Center
An extensive index of career-related Web sites.

Career Web
A job database and information for job seekers and employers.

College and Career Programs for Deaf Students
College and Career Programs for Deaf Students, the Ninth Edition, is a book to help inform deaf and hard of hearing people about programs around North America. It also contains information on the availability of special services and career areas for deaf and hard of hearing students.

A discussion group for teachers with disabilities to share information about problems and solutions regarding teaching with a disability, to give and receive support, and to provide guidance for people with disabilities who wish to pursue a teaching career. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.montana.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe dateach."

Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA)
A national, nonprofit, public charity and educational organization founded in 1991 to help entrepreneurs with disabilities and professionals maximize their potentials in the business world, and to encourage participation and enhance performance of people with disabilities in the workforce.

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
University of Washington
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
888-972-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
206-221-4171 (fax)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane
DO-IT produces free and low cost educational publications and videotape presentations that help educators, students, and employers learn about access issues related to people with disabilities. DO-IT helps people with disabilities use technology to achieve high levels of independence, productivity, and participation in academic programs and careers.

Doitsem (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology in Science, Engineering and Mathematics) is for those interested in increasing the representation of individuals with disabilities in these academic and career fields. Subscribe at mailman.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/doitsem

AccessCAREERS (Careers, Academics, Research, Experiential Education, and Relevant Skills)
AccessCAREERS works to increase the successful participation of college students with disabilities in work-based learning programs.

Provides information for job seekers and employers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1801 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20507
800-800-3302 (TDD)
Enforcement guidance on reasonable accommodation and undue hardship under The Americans with Disabilities Act.

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc., CAREERS & the disABLED
A career guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. Each issue features a special Braille section.

Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (GLADNET)
The Vocational Rehabilitation Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

An organization of professionals who are blind and working or aspiring to work in the fields of social work, psychology, rehabilitation, and counseling. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@nfbnet.org. In the body of the message type "subscribe humanser."

Idealist Nonprofit Career Center
A Web site to search for internships and permanent employment in the nonprofit sector.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
800-526-2262 Canada
800-526-7234 United States
304-293-5407 (FAX)
In the United States, JAN is a service of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. In Canada, JAN is a service of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work. It provides information and consultation about adapting worksites, classes, and labs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Employment projections, job-related publications, and definitions of occupational titles.

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20224
Information on tax credits available to employers to assist with providing accommodations for people with disabilities.

Office of Disability Employment Policy
Formerly President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
1331 F Street, N.W. Suite 300
Washington D.C. 20004
202-376-6200 (voice)
202-376-6205 (TTY)
202-376-6219 (FAX)

Promotes employment of people with disabilities.

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
202-663-4399 (voice)
202-989-4399 (TTY)
Information on employment law.

Online Career Center
Information on job searching, résumé writing, and career opportunities.

Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID)
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-0030
(703) 838-0459 (TTY)
(703) 838-0454 (Fax)
Organization which includes professional interpreters of American Sign Language and transliterators of English. 

Riley Guide
Information on employment opportunities and job resources.

Seaside's Disability, Assistive Technology, and Related Links
A Web site that contains disability-related information on careers and jobs, children, disability and legality, medicine and health, mobility, and recreation.

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
800-514-0383 (TTY)
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A service to advertise or locate job opportunities.