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SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Telephone: 1-800-669-3362 (Voice)
1-800-800-3302(TTY)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Publication Center has many no-cost documents on the Title I employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, including both the statute, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 12101 et seq. (1994), and the regulations, 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 1630 (1997).  In addition, the EEOC has published a great deal of basic information about reasonable accommodation (RA) and undue hardship.  The two main sources of interpretive information are: (1) the Interpretive Guidance accompanying the Title I regulations (also known as the "Appendix" to the regulations), 29 CFR pt. 1630 app. §§ 1630.2(o), (p), 1630.9 (1997), and (2) A Technical Assistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title I) of the Americans with Disabilities Act III, 8 FEP Manual (BNA) 405:6981,6998-7018 (1992).  The Manual includes a 200-page Resource Directory, including Federal and State agencies and disability organizations that can provide assistance in identifying and locating RAs.

The EEOC also has discussed issues involving RA in the following guidance and documents:  (1) Enforcement Guidance:  Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations at 5,6-8,20,21-22,8 FEP Manual (BNA) 405:7191,7192-94,7201 (1995); (2) Enforcement Guidance: Workers' Compensation and the ADA at 15-20,8 FEP Manual (BNA) 405:7391, 7398-7401 (1996); (3) Enforcement Guidance:  The Americans with Disabilities Act and Psychiatric Disabilities at 19-28, 8 FEP Manual (BNA) 405:7461, 7470-76 (1997); (4) Fact Sheet on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 6-9, 8 FEP Manual (BNA) 405:7371, 7374-76 (1996); and (5) Enforcement Guidance:  Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act at 20,22,23,24-5,8 FEP Manual (BNA) 405:7701, 7711,7712-14,7715-16 (2000).

All of the above-listed documents, with the exception of the ADA Technical Assistance Manual and Resource Directory, are also available through the Internet at http://www.eeoc.gov.


SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
1-800-232-9675 (Voice/TTY)
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

A service of the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, the JAN can provide information, free-of-charge, about many types of RA.

ADA Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTAC)
1-800-949-4232(Voice/TTY)

The DBTAC consist of 10 federally funded regional centers that provide information, training, and technical assistance on the ADA.  Each center works with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation, and other professional networks to provide current ADA information and assistance, and places special emphasis on meeting the needs of small businesses.  The DBTAC can make referrals to local sources of expertise in RA.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
(301) 608-0050 (Voice/TTY)

The registry offers information on locating and using interpreters and transliteration services.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA),
Technical Assistance (TA) Project
(703) 524-6686 (Voice)
(703) 524-6639 (TTY)
http://www.resna.org

The RESNA can refer individuals to projects in all 50 States and the 6 territories offering TA on technology-related services for individuals with disabilities.  Services may include:

  1. information and referral centers to help determine what devices may assist a person with a disability (including access to large data bases containing information on thousands of commercially available assistive technology products),

  2. centers where individuals can try out devices and equipment,

  3. assistance in obtaining funding for and repairing devices, and

  4. equipment exchange and recycling programs.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) TARGET Center
1400 Independence Ave.
Room 1006-S
Washington DC 20250-9876
(202) 720-2600 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 720-2681 (FAX)

The USDA TARGET Center has a wide variety of assistive devices available for Federal employees to examine and test.

Rehabilitation Services Agencies

Rehabilitation Services Agencies are State agencies that provide support for the employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities.  Local phone books should list them under State services.  Sometimes they are listed by Vocational Rehabilitation Offices.

Volunteers for the Visually Handicapped (VVH)
Judy Rasmussen
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-0894

E-mail: judyras@tidalwave.net

Some people who have minimal vision use Braille.  This organization can convert documents to Braille.  After arranging for payment, documents can be sent to VVH as an e-mail attachment, and the Braille copy will be mailed to the Agency.

National Captioning Institute
1900 Gallows Road, Suite 3000
Vienna, VA 22182
(703)-917-7600

Federal law requires that all videos include captions, preferably open captions. The National Captioning Institute can add captions to videos.


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