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This initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and offers a wealth of information and resources to help make websites, applications, and other digital creations more accessible. Targeted information is available for designers and developers, content writers, evaluators, managers and policy makers, people with disabilities and advocates, and trainers and educators.

This organization works to bridge the gaps between workforce development professionals, job seekers with disabilities, and businesses. The site offers “toolboxes” – online training modules, resources, and planning guides for job developers, employment specialists, disability service agencies, staffing firms, and other workforce professionals and leaders.

The National Disability Institute works to raise awareness about the link between disability and poverty, and promote economic advancement and financial stability for people with disabilities. NDI provides training, information, tools, and materials on asset development, benefits planning, financial inclusion, and financial literacy for people with disabilities, families, educators, and financial institutions.

This site offers information and resources to help employers promote and enhance good mental health in the workforce. The site includes a case study database to facilitate sharing of successful employer practices.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers information and resources on preparing for and responding to natural disasters and severe weather, bioterrorism, chemical and radiation emergencies, food safety issues, and other threats to public health. Resources are available for individuals and families, preparedness planners, emergency responders, and health care providers.

HHS also collaborated with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to produce the Capacity Building Toolkit for Including Aging and Disability Networks in Emergency Planning.

This Department of Labor (DOL) site includes information on Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), which may provide financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster, and National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs), which may be available to help states create temporary employment opportunities to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts. The site also features several fact sheets from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on topics such as working with chainsaws, chipper machines, portable generators, downed electrical wires, and other cleanup hazards.

This organization provides resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

This project fosters collaboration among industry, academia, and disability advocacy to create models that incorporate accessiblity into the training of students in fields such as design, computer sciences, and human computer interaction.

This site offers resources for individuals with disabilities and families, emergency planners, first responders, and shelter operators in Pennsylvania (though much of the information could be useful anywhere). Resources include a variety of tools, training materials, guides, and checklists.

PEAT promotes the development and use of accessible technologies for online recruitment, staff training, human resources functions, and other virtual communications; resources include tips and tools on hosting accessible virtual meetings and presentations, as well as creating accessible documents, website content, social media posts, multimedia, and more.

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Healthy Aging and Physical Disability conducts research and training activities to promote healthy aging for people with long-term physical disabilities, including muscular dystrophy (MD), multiple sclerosis (MS), post-polio syndrome (PPS), and spinal cord injury (SCI). The site also offers training materials and information, including articles and user-friendly fact sheets.

WGBH works to bring media access to television, movies, home video, and the Internet. They offer a variety of products and services related to captioning and/or video description for television programs and live broadcasts, web casts, theatrical releases, videos and DVDs for education and home entertainment.

The DOJ regulates and enforces Titles II and III of the ADA (except the public transportation provisions, which are enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation). Title II covers programs, activities, and services of state and local governments (also called public entities). Title III covers public accommodations (private businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail stores) and commercial facilities.

Toll Free ADA Information Line:
800-514-0301 Voice
800-514-0383 TTY

AccessIT promotes the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels. The web site features the “AccessIT Knowledge Base”, a searchable database of questions and answers regarding accessible E&IT, and the “Accessible University” mock site, a tool for demonstrating web accessibility principles.

This project, at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, promotes the development of accessible information and telecommunications technologies.