Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A PDF version of the DisabilityInfo.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found by clicking here.
DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities access to the information they need quickly and easily. The site contains links to disability-related programs and services from many different government agencies. DisabilityInfo.gov's subject areas include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation.
What is DisabilityInfo.gov?
DisabilityInfo.gov is an award-winning federal government Web site that connects users to information and resources on a wide range of disability-related topics. It is a one-stop Web site where people with disabilities can easily find the resources they need to fully participate in the workforce and in their communities.
Who benefits from DisabilityInfo.gov?
DisabilityInfo.gov offers valuable information to the nearly 50 million people with disabilities in the United States. It is also a useful resource for parents of children with disabilities, employers, workforce and human resource professionals, veterans and military families, community-based organizations and many others. DisabilityInfo.gov helps people seeking information on a variety of disability-related topics find the resources they need from a single Web site, eliminating the need to search through many different Web sites.
What information is available on DisabilityInfo.gov?
DisabilityInfo.gov includes news and information from numerous federal government Web sites, as well as the sites of state governments, universities, research institutes and non-profit organizations. Information on DisabilityInfo.gov is organized into subject areas including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation. By selecting a category from the tabs at the top of the home page, users are directed to easy-to-navigate information on grants and funding, laws and regulations as well as resources and contacts in their communities.
What government agencies contribute information to DisabilityInfo.gov? Federal agencies contributing information to DisabilityInfo.gov include the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing & Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, Transportation, Treasury and Veterans Affairs; as well as the Access Board, the Corporation for National & Community Service, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the General Services Administration, the National Council on Disability, the Office of Personnel Management, the Small Business Administration and the Social Security Administration.
How are these government agencies working together on DisabilityInfo.gov?
DisabilityInfo.gov is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and is a collaborative effort among the 22 government agencies listed above. By ensuring that the most up-to-date information about their disability-related programs and services is included on the Web site, these agencies have partnered to make DisabilityInfo.gov the leading federal resource for disability-related information.
Visit DisabilityInfo.gov's Press Room for more information including news briefs and articles that you can print in your own publications. DisabilityInfo.gov also offers an e-mail subscription service to help you stay informed about disability-related subjects of interest to you.
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Disability Employment Policy
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210