The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) ensures that people with disabilities have equal opportunities when it comes to employment. Read some frequently asked questions and answers about the ADA and employment.
The fastest growing age group in the U.S. is over the age of 65, and the number of older adults staying in the workforce after retirement age is increasing. Disabilities and chronic health conditions are common in older adults, but there are resources to help people with physical disabilities overcome barriers to employment.
The Ticket to Work program provides access and support to help individuals with disabilities start or return to work. General information on the program is provided, as well as links to websites that provide more specific details.
The AgrAbility Project assists people with disabilities who work in agriculture. The Cooperative Extension Service works with a private non-profit disability service agency to provide practical education and assistance for you.
Let's Talk Employment is designed to help family members of unemployed people with mental health conditions remove barriers that often interfere with the ability to seek, obtain, or keep meaningful employment.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has Solution Showcase videos that show examples of products and services that can be used as effective job accommodations. Recent topics include “Compact Material Handling,” “Video Remote Interpreting and Video Relay Services,” “Simulated Skylights,” “Supine Workstations,” “Dual Channel Headsets” and “Timers.