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“Legal information resources: The following web sites offer information regarding ADA, section 508,and nondiscrimination policies toward persons of disabilities.”

  • ADA Home Page (U.S. Dept of Justice)
    “Department of Justice clearinghouse for ADA information resources. Including ADA Design Standards, ADA Information Line, Technical Assistance Program, Enforcement, Code Certification, ADA Business Connection, Status Reports, New or Proposed Regulations, ADA Mediation.”

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business (The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
    “Small businesses are an ever-increasing source of jobs, many of which can be filled by individuals with disabilities who are able and want to work. The approximately 25 million small businesses in the nation represent 99.7 percent of all employers, employ more than 50 percent of the private work force, and generate more than half of the nation's gross domestic product. Small businesses also provide 67 percent of all first jobs. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate of individuals with disabilities remains high. By some estimates, more than 70% of individuals with severe disabilities are not working, even though many of them are willing and able to do so. President Bush's New Freedom Initiative seeks to partner with small businesses to increase the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the workplace.”

  • Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)
    “The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established ten regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA. The centers act as a "one-stop" central, comprehensive resource on ADA issues in employment, public services, public accommodations, and communications. Each center works closely with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation, and other professional networks to provide ADA information and assistance, placing special emphasis on meeting the needs of small businesses.”

  • Government Section 508 site
    “Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA), in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Government wide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.”

  • National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    “The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.”
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280-1 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113
Phone: (319) 335-8469
TTY: (319) 353-5828
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