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Employment and Disability

Introduction

Summer 2010
This guide is no longer being updated.

See the Disability Tab of  Human Resources and the Internet.

This guide provides links to information relevant to the effect disabilities can have on workers and the workplace, as well as governmental and institutional efforts to combat discrimination on the basis of disabilities.

Keywords
disabilities, handicaps, compensation, ADA, rehabilitation

By James Del Rosso

Starting Points

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Disability Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/disability.html

This site provides a comprehensive starting point for disability law. It contains overviews of the law and links to federal and state laws, regulations, and judicial decisions in disability legal issues.
Cornucopia of Disability Information

http://codi.buffalo.edu/

From the University of Buffalo, CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. The information addresses university (UB), local (Buffalo & WNY), state, national and international audiences. Areas include education, statistics, government documents, computer access, legal, publications, bibliographic references, aging, assistive technology, universal design and announcements.
disABILITY Information and Resources

http://www.eskimo.com/%7Ejlubin/disabled

This award-winning site was created and is maintained by Jim Lubin, a C2 quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. Mr. Lubin uses a keyboard/mouse emulator with a sip and puff switch to type Morse codes. The page includes links to government and legislative disabilities information, social security information, legal and advocacy resources, accessibility design resources and links to journals, newsletters, listservs, and other publications related to disabilities. The site also provides a search engine as well as information for resources not on the Internet.
Disability laws from FEDLAW

http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/legal6a.htm

This site is a good starting point for all Federal legal research. Choose "Federal Laws and Regulations by subject category" to look at specific employment and labor laws, regulations, and other documents. Also includes links for Federal judiciary, Legislative Branch, Arbitration and Mediation, General Research and reference. The site provides a large number of links to disability law and legislation as well as links to other disability issues and government programs.
Disability-Related Sites on the World Wide Web

http://www.thearclink.org/links/index.asp

Developed by the ARC, this is a grassroots organization representing the needs of the developmentally disabled. The site provides links to national and international disability organizations, disability resource lists and directories, university-based programs, federal agencies and federally funded projects, as well as assistive technology, software and electronic information.
ILR School (Cornell): Employment and Disability Institute (EDI)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/

The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, publications, research, technical assistance, and training.
ILR School (Cornell): Tips for HR Professionals - Employment Access for People with Disabilities

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/hr_tips/home.cfm?CFID=3646582&CFTOKEN=11728816&jsessionid=f030df40cce4b55f201071225f6e482b7260

From the Employment and Disability Institute in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, this site features more than three dozen searchable articles that are available for free, along with a detailed glossary of almost 100 terms, numerous checklists to help HR professionals improve accessibility of current workplace policies and procedures, as well as links to relevant resources.
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

http://www.nchrtm.okstate.edu/

This site includes publications and catalogs, recruitment and employment information, counselor and education resources, links to state agencies and rehabilitation associations as well as information on disability grants.
Yahoo!: Index to Disability Information

http://dir.yahoo.com/society_and_culture/disabilities/organizations/

Provides Internet resources divided by subject area. Most sites have been suggested by Yahoo! users and web site owners. Keyword searching of these sites is available.

Associations and Organizations

Association for Persons in Supported Employment

http://www.apse.org/

The APSE is a membership organization formed to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities,services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities. The web site includes news, a bulletin board, information on state chapters, conferenceinformation, and more.

Center on State Systems and Employment

http://www.communityinclusion.org/rrtc/index.html

Funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research, the Center studies how state agencies provide employment supports to people with disabilities. The Mission of the Center is to "improve the employment outcomes of people with disabilities through the promotion of responsive, effective, and efficient state service delivery systems." The web site includes information on research, training and technical service activities.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.

http://www.dredf.org/

Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Disabled Businesspersons Association

http://www.disabledbusiness.com/

The Disabled Businesspersons Association is a nonprofit, public charity and educational organization founded in 1991 to help disabled entrepreneurs and professionals maximize their potential in the business world, and to encourage the participation and enhance the performance of the disabled in the workforce. The web site includes information on programs and services provided by the association.

Global Applied Disability Research and Information (GLADNET)

http://www.gladnet.org/

The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network is an initiative of the Vocational Rehabilitation Branch of the International Labour Organization. The network brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations representing disabled persons "for the promotion of research as well as the collection, analysis and international exchange of information concerning persons with disabilities in the world of work." The web site includes an "infobase" of text documents and bibliographic references.

ILR School (Cornell): Employment and Disability Institute (EDI)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/

The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, publications, research, technical assistance, and training.
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals

http://www.rehabpro.org/

IARP serves a diversemembership practicing in the fields of long-term disability and disabilitymanagement consulting, case management and managed care, forensics and experttestimony, life care planning, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting.The web site includes information on membership, programs, and more.


JAN: National Association of ADA Coordinators

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/naadac/

The National Associationof ADA Coordinators (NAADAC) is a non-profit training and technical assistanceassociation formed to help its members from the public and private sector with ADA implementation and compliance issues for Titles I, andII of the ADA.In 1994, NAADAC added an ADAinterest track for colleges and universities, and another for the privatesector for Title III issues. The website includes organizational, conference,and membership information.


National Business and Disability Council

http://www.business-disability.com/

The NBDC is a resourcefor corporations that are hiring, working with, and marketing to people withdisabilities. The site includes products and services, a calendar ofconferences and seminars, as well as membership information.


National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc.

http://www.ncci.com/

NCCI, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is "the nation's largest workers compensation data, statistical and research corporation." The company provides database products, software, publications and consultation services to businesses, labor associations, state funds, self-insured, independent bureaus, agents, regulatory authorities, legislatures and insurance companies. The website provides publications, product information, and a calendar of events.

National Institute of Disability Management and Research

http://www.nidmar.ca/index.asp

A Canadian foundation focusing on workplace-based reintegration, the NIDMAR focuses on education, training, research and policy development. The NIDMAR site includes information on training programs, products and services, as well as links to other sites. In addition, the site provides a listing of the board of directors, and a calendar of events.

National Organization on Disability

http://www.nod.org/

The National Organization on Disability was founded in 1982 at the conclusion of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons. As well as providing information on the organization and their programs, this site includes Frequently Asked Questions, an ADA Fact Sheet, Employment Resources, and lists of publications, press releases, contact information and links to related sites.

Bibliographies

Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies Bibliographies

http://disabilitystudies.syr.edu/resources/Bibliographies.aspx

Bibliographies include:  Disability Studies in the Academic Mainstream; A Disability Studies Bibliography; and Women and Disability.

Disability Awareness: A Selected Bibliography

http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/bibliographies/awareness.html

From the Library of Congress, the bibliography includes books, chapters in books, and periodical articles of general interest, most of which have been published since 1997. Each section, where applicable, also includes videos and CD-ROMs. Contact the sources listed for information about the availability of rentals, previews, or purchase. Additional documents such as research publications can be located through indexes such as ERIC, Psychological Abstracts (PsycINFO), and Sociological Abstracts.

Books

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Guide

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/24702902

Thompson Publishing Group Inc.'s ADA Compliance Guide provides information on recruiting, hiring, promoting, providing benefits, accommodating disabilities, evaluating performance and more. The Guide also provides step-by-step instructions for compliance.
Disability discrimination: Employment discrimination prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/39315060

This publication is one of a series providing information on rights and responsibilities under the various federal equal employment opportunity laws. It has been prepared by the EEOC, which, as the agency that interprets and enforces the major federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, is the most authoritative source of federal EEO law in the country.
Disability evaluation under social security

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/54351543

This publication has been specially prepared to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration.  It explains how each program works, and the kinds of information a health professional can furnish to help ensure sound and prompt decisions on disability claims.
Red book on employment support: a summary guide to employment support available to people with disabilities under the social security disability insurance and supplemental security programs

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/46852724

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

Social Security disability claims: Practice and procedure

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=2&ti=1,2&Search%5FArg=Social%20Security%20disability%20claims&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=1

This comprehensive reference covers the Social Security disability claim process, from application to payment, outlining what steps to take and when. It also includes an overview of the requirements, procedures, and strategies required at each step, as well as analysis of disability standards, problems of proof, evidence development, and federal evidentiary standards.

State by state guide to employee leave and disability

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/48379555

This publication consists of a multi-state survey of current employer and employee rights and obligations, covering such issues as temporary and permanent leave, leave on behalf of family members, leave related to civic duties, and potential discrimination.

West's Social Security disability practice

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Social%20Security%20disability%20practice&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=2

This reference covers the process of handling a client’s disability claim, from first interview through appeals and attorney fees. It includes in-depth analysis of medical proof requirements for determining specific disabilities and over eighty forms to be used to request medical opinions from doctors. Other topics covered include how to handle problems resulting from delayed claims or denial of claims, filing a client’s new claim while appealing an old one, Medicare issues, death of a claimant, and recovery of attorney fees.

Cases and Decisions

ABA: Mental and Physical Disability Law

http://www.abanet.org/disability/

From the American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, this site provides referrals to lawyers that practice disability law, commission news, disability law publications and resources, in addition to the Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter which covers legislation, Supreme Court decisions, and case law developments.

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Disability Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/disability.html

This site provides a comprehensive starting point for disability law. It contains overviews of the law and links to federal and state laws, regulations, and judicial decisions in disability legal issues.
Disability laws from FEDLAW

http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/legal6a.htm

This site is a good starting point for all Federal legal research. Choose "Federal Laws and Regulations by subject category" to look at specific employment and labor laws, regulations, and other documents. Also includes links for Federal judiciary, Legislative Branch, Arbitration and Mediation, General Research and reference. The site provides a large number of links to disability law and legislation as well as links to other disability issues and government programs.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
Public Employment Law on the Web

http://www.pubemplaw.com/PERS/splash.jsp

Catherwood Library only

Included in this service is ADA Law on the Web, a source for online access to the full-text of federal, state, and local disability compliance and discrimination cases  involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws, dating back to 1990.  Also included are full text of disability-related statutes and regulations.

Databases

ABI/Inform (ProQuest Direct Web: 1971- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/umia/akx9769

Cornell University community only

ABI/Inform (from Proquest), an extensive international business and management database, contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, and full text of articles appearing in professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines published worldwide.

ABI/Inform covers the areas of accounting, banking, computers, economics, engineering management, communications, finance, health care, human resources, insurances, international trends, labor relations, law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, public administration, real estate, taxation, transportation.

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Business Source Complete

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6576918

Cornell University community only

Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Publishing.

Business Source Complete, which includes all journals covered in Business Source Premier, provides full text for scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
ERIC

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3117339

Cornell University community only

ERIC abstracts journal articles and other literature on education. It includes materials such as curriculum guides, instructional materials, conference papers, program descriptions, and project report in addition to articles. ERIC indexes materials on education, child development, classroom techniques, computer education, counseling, testing, educational administration, higher education, reading skills, communication skills, career education, science education, social studies, urban education, rural education, teacher education, measurements, evaluation, vocational education, adult education, mathematics education, environmental education, elementary education, handicapped children, gifted children, educational management, and library and information science.  Many ERIC Documents (ED accession number) are available FULL-TEXT at your desktop at the ERIC web site.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
National Rehabilitation Information Center

http://www.naric.com/

Five searchable databases of research, organizations, documents, and Internet pages; an interactive calendar of disability and rehabilitation events around the world; monthly features; and a current awareness service highlighting the most recent additions to the collection.
OSH Update

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6275962

Cornell University community only

OSH UPDATE contains 19 databases from worldwide authoritative sources on occupational safety and health. Includes hot topics such as the health risks of nanotechnology, corporate social responsibility, bioterrorism, management of road risks, preparedness and business continuity as well as basic health, safety, hygiene and working environment information.
PsycINFO (WebSPIRS Web : 1887- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/2351079

Cornell University community only

Contains citations and summaries of the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics. Includes applied psychology, communication systems, developmental psychology, educational psychology, experimental human and animal psychology, personality, physical and psychological disorders, physiological psychology and intervention, professional personnel and issues, psychometrics, social processes and issues, sports psychology and leisure, and treatment and prevention.
Public Employment Law on the Web

http://www.pubemplaw.com/PERS/splash.jsp

Catherwood Library only

Included in this service is ADA Law on the Web, a source for online access to the full-text of federal, state, and local disability compliance and discrimination cases  involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws, dating back to 1990.  Also included are full text of disability-related statutes and regulations.

Sociological Abstracts (OCLC Web : 1963- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/firs/aqf7856

Cornell University community only

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides citations from 1963 to the present, and abstracts since 1974, to journal articles, conference papers, books, and dissertations. Subjects covered include community development, culture and social structure, demography and human biology, environmental interactions, family and social welfare, health and medicine and law, religion and science, social psychology and group interactions, welfare services, and women’s studies.

Directories

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Government

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Census: Disability Data

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html

This site includes data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,(including statistics on employment and disability), work disability data from the March Current Population Survey, data from the 1990 Census on the characteristics of persons with disabilities by state, metropolitan area, and county, and model-based estimates of the prevalence of specific disabilities for states and counties. Also included are other Census Bureau sites with disability data, and related Internet sites.

Disability.gov

http://www.disability.gov/

Web site contains links to information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others. covers a variety of topics related to employment of people with disabilities: advice for individuals with disabilities seeking work; help for employers looking for employees; information on employment rights, laws and regulations; resources for employment programs and job accommodations for people with disabilities.
DOJ: ADA Homepage

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

Government information from the Department of Justice including ADA technical assistance materials, settlement information and agreements, new or proposed regulations, IRS tax credits and deductions, telephone contact numbers, information on building codes and more. Also included are locations for ADA mediators and a link to other sites.
DOL: Office of Disability Employment Policy

http://www.dol.gov/odep/welcome.html

In the FY 2001 budget, Congress approved a new Office of Disability Employment Policy for the Department of Labor. Programs and staff of the former President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities have been integrated in this new office. The mission of ODEP will be to bring a heightened and permanent long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities.

DOL: Office of Workers Compensation Programs

http://www.dol.gov/esa/owcp_org.htm

An agency of the U. S. Department of Labor, the website includes a library, laws and regulations, and information about the office's various programs with links to state worker's compensation laws.

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.
EEOC: Disability Discrimination

http://www.eeoc.gov/types/ada.html

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) oversees the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This page of the EEOC web site includes links to a variety of EEOC publications about the ADA's employment provisions.

ICDI: Disability Tables

http://www.icdi.wvu.edu/disability/tables.html

From the International Center for Disability Information, this site contains state, federal, and international statistics dealing with disabilities.

JAN - Job Accommodation Network

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is presented by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities. Site includes information on the Small Business and Self-Employment Service, which provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.
National Council on Disability

http://www.ncd.gov/

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities. The site includes a calendar, monthly bulletins and newsletters, agency documents, and a directory of members and staff.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html?src=mr

This site covers agency information, including programs, grants, and a calendar of events. Current NIDRR research and publications are also available.

National Rehabilitation Information Center

http://www.naric.com/

Five searchable databases of research, organizations, documents, and Internet pages; an interactive calendar of disability and rehabilitation events around the world; monthly features; and a current awareness service highlighting the most recent additions to the collection.
New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board

http://www.nycirb.org/

Designated by the New York State Insurance Department NYCIRB is the agency responsible for the collection of workers' compensation data and the preparation of workers' compensation insurance rates for the State of New York. The site includes news, surveys, program information, a bulletin, and contact information.

NYS: New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

http://www.cqcapd.state.ny.us/

Commission publications, contacts, support services, programs, information and referraland links to other disability websites.
SSA: Social Security Disability Information

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/

This site includes the Social Security Handbook, Welfare Reform and Childhood Disability information,Social Security Disability Publications, Information, and Forms, Disability Notes, Employment and Rehabilitation Program information, Professional Relations Branch Programs, Disability Process Redesign, and CongressionalTestimony on Social Security Disability and other issues.

News

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.

Statistics and Data

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Census: Disability Data

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html

This site includes data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,(including statistics on employment and disability), work disability data from the March Current Population Survey, data from the 1990 Census on the characteristics of persons with disabilities by state, metropolitan area, and county, and model-based estimates of the prevalence of specific disabilities for states and counties. Also included are other Census Bureau sites with disability data, and related Internet sites.

Chartbook on Work and Disability in the United States

http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/workdisability/

The Chartbook on Work and Disability in the United States, 1998, is a reference on work and disability in the United States population, created for use by both non-technical and technical audiences. The book is a resource for agencies, employers, organizations, policymakers, researchers and others concerned with the relationship between disability and work. The entire Chartbook is available for downloading in PDF format from the website. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from Adobe's website, in order to view these pages in PDF format

Cornucopia of Disability Information

http://codi.buffalo.edu/

From the University of Buffalo, CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. The information addresses university (UB), local (Buffalo & WNY), state, national and international audiences. Areas include education, statistics, government documents, computer access, legal, publications, bibliographic references, aging, assistive technology, universal design and announcements.
Disability Statistics Center

http://dsc.ucsf.edu/main.php

The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society.
EEOC: Statistics

http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/index.html

Statistics that reflect charges of employment discrimination filed with the EEOC, and the resolution of those charges.

ICDI: Disability Tables

http://www.icdi.wvu.edu/disability/tables.html

From the International Center for Disability Information, this site contains state, federal, and international statistics dealing with disabilities.

ILR School (Cornell): Disability Statistics: An Online Resource for U.S. Disability Statistics

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/disabilitystatistics/

The DisabilityStatistics.org web site condenses several data sources into a single, user-friendly, accessible, Internet resource. It also provides essential background information on key issues related to disability statistics. Registration is FREE. This site is produced by the Cornell Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy for People with Disabilities (RRTC).

Web Sites

All 50 States' and D.C.'s Home Pages and Workers' Compensation Agencies

http://www.comp.state.nc.us/ncic/pages/all50.htm

Extremely comprehensive, annotated listing of workers' compensation sites for all 50 states.

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers

http://home.earthlink.net/%7Edawwn/dbtac.htm

This resource is a listing of regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). These centers provide technical assistance, training, and resource referral on all aspects of the ADA.
Disability-Research Discussion List

http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/disability-research.html

A mailing list those interested in research as it affects disabled people both in the UK and internationally. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and news. The site provides subscription information, a searchable archive of postings, and a list of subscribed members.

FedWorkersComp.net

http://www.fedworkerscomp.net/

Networking, information, legislative reform, and fairness for injured federal workers. This site includes search engine, interactive mailing list, and more.

JAN - Job Accommodation Network

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations. Calls are answered by consultants with access to information about accommodation methods, devices, and strategies. JAN describes their mission as "assisting in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities by providing accommodation information." "Points of Interest" page has over 250 links to relevant sites.
JAN: Americans with Disabilities Act Links

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm

This site, provided bythe Job Accommodation Network, contains links to the ADAlaw, technical assistance manuals, accessibility guidelines, and other ADA sites.


Job Seeking Skills for People with Disabilities

http://www.csun.edu/%7Esp20558/dis/sh.html

This resource guide from California State Northridge provides information such as identifying occupations, how to complete job applications, developing resumes, writing cover letters, interviewing skills, finding internships, and personal marketing skills. There are also sections of employee/employer expectations, as well as a link to ADA information.

Succeeding Together: People with Disabilities in the Workforce

http://www.csun.edu/%7Esp20558/dis/em.html

Part of the Students with Disability Internship Project, this resource manual for employers covers various topics related to hiring and supervising people with disabilities. Topics include: ADA, information on specific disabilities, job descriptions, disabilities-related language, interview techniques, reasonable accommodation, glossary of terms and useful telephone numbers.  See also a curriculum to use for training supervisors and co-workers, and a guide with job seeking skills for people with disabilities.