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Federal Employment of People with Disabilities


This section contains a variety of resources related to the employment of people with disabilities.

Federal Organizations provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.

Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.

National Council on Disability (NCD)

NCD provides advice to the President, Congress, and Executive Branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.

Federal Agencies

U.S. Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

Provides assistive technology and ergonomic solutions to assist U.S. Department of Agriculture employees with disabilities.

Employment Laws

Equal Employment Opportunity listing of laws which prohibit job discrimination.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for Federal agencies and private businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields.

Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy, at the U.S. Department of Labor, provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.

Ticket to Work Program

The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues ticket to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center supports the U.S. Department of Transportation in the employment, advancement, and retention of people with disabilities through the use of state-of-the-art technology and proactive customer services.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

The Department of Veterans Affair's Veterans Benefits Administration's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service is vested with delivering timely, effective vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities.