Government Sites for Disability
- Administration for Native Americans
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans promotes the goal of self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing social and economic development opportunities through financial assistance, training, and technical assistance to eligible Tribes and Native American organizations representing nearly 4.3 million individuals.
- The Access Board
Independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board website includes information on federal guidelines and standards; technical assistance, training and research; and enforcement. The website also contains Access Board publications and links to additional resources.
on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promotes independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion into the community.
- Assistive Technology
The General Services Administration's Assistive Technology (AT) Showcase, sponsored by the Center for IT Accommodation (CITA), displays state-of-the-art assistive technologies and ergonomic solutions. The Showcase supports government managers, supervisors, employees, and the public with a wide range of assistive technology equipment.
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): Guide for Small Businesses and
Other ADA Information
The U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice in developing this 15-page illustrated guide to assist small businesses to understand and comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The guide presents an overview of some basic ADA requirements for small businesses, provides guidance on how to make business services accessible, and provides information on tax credits and deductions that may be used to offset specific cost.
Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focused on promoting the health of people who are living with disabilities. The Center's web site is dedicated to describing that work and sharing public health information resources.
- Center for Information Law
and Policy: The Federal Web Locator
The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web. This list is maintained to bring the cyber citizen to the federal government's doorstep.
- Center for Information Technology Accommodation
The General Services
Administration's Center for IT Accommodation (CITA) provides assistive technology solutions to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. CITA is the government's principal advocate and coordinator for Section 508 implementation that requires agencies to make information technology accessible for people with disabilities, and is recognized as the government-wide policy resource for Section 508.
- Code of
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
- Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
The Department of Defense (DoD) established the CAP to improve accessibility for people with disabilities throughout the DoD
and remove the cost of accommodations. TRICARE, the DoD's military health system serves as the executive agent for CAP. CAP's mission is to provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in DoD and throughout the Federal government.
- Office of Small Business Utilization
The General Services Administration's
Office of Small Business Utilization (SBU) advocates for small, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, HUBZone, and women business owners. Its mission is to promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities. SBU monitors and implements small business policies and manages a range of programs that nurture entrepreneurial opportunities, open doors to new business horizons, and enhance technological capabilities.
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.
- Federal Register Online
Federal Register is published by the National Archives and Records Administration NARA and is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
- Census Bureau Data on Disability.
The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's
people and economy. The Census Bureau provides data on disability based on three primary sources: the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the decennial census of population, and the Current Population Survey (CPS).
- Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which
CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.
Medicare is the national health insurance program, administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for people age 65 or older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease, which is permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis
or a kidney transplant.
Medicaid is a program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. This program is jointly funded by the Federal and State governments (including the District of Columbia and the Territories) to assist States in providing medical long-term care
assistance to people who meet certain eligibility criteria.
- Legislative Information on the Internet (THOMAS)
The THOMAS web system was created under the leadership of Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public.
- Library of Congress: The National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
NLS administers a free library program of Braille and recorded materials list circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.
- Military Health System (TRICARE)
TRICARE is the Department of Defense (DoD) health care program for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families, and survivors. TRICARE also provides health
care and accommodations to DoD employees with disabilities.
- National Council on Disability (NCD)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on the wide range of issues affecting Americans with disabilities.
- National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
National Institute for Literacy is administered by the Secretaries of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, who make up the governing Interagency Group. The Institute provides national leadership regarding literacy, coordinates literacy services and policy, and serves as a national resource for adult education and literacy programs.
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
OSERS is located in the U.S. Department of Education and supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
- Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP is located in the U.S. Department
of Education and supports programs designed to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP also administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
RSA is located in the U.S. Department of Education and provides national leadership for, and administration and evaluation of, grant programs, service projects and rehabilitation training discretionary grant programs that develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and
independent living for individuals with disabilities.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR):
This Institute within the U.S. Department of Education conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of individuals of all ages with disabilities.
- ADA Technical Assistance Programs
This website contains links and information to National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funded grantees who provide information, training, and technical assistance to businesses and agencies with duties and responsibilities under the ADA.
- disAbilityinfo.gov Home Page
This web portal is a gateway to the federal government's disability-related information and resources relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members.
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
The SSA website provides comprehensive information on all of its programs, benefits, and services, including the Supplemental Security Income and the Social Security Disability Insurance disability programs.
- Social Security Administration Disability Information
This SSA webpage provides information on programs, benefits, and services for eligible individuals with disabilities.
- SSA Work Site
The SSA Work Site website is maintained by the Social Security Administration's Office of Employment Support Programs (OESP) to provide information on employment support programs and other services to assist beneficiaries in making a successful entry into the workforce. This website also includes comprehensive information on the Ticket to Work Program.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act Home-Page
The U.S. Department of Justice's web resource for information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the text of the law and subsequent regulations, guides, technical manuals, links to federal agencies with ADA responsibilities, informational publications, a toll-free information hotline, news, and mediation
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