Useful Links

Below are links to information, organizations and resources to assist employees, managers and supervisors answer questions.

Department of Interior Sites

 

Department of the Interior Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution

CADR provides a fair, impartial, and confidential resource to discuss your concerns and explore different options to help you anticipate and resolve conflicts and disputes, build stronger relationships and achieve more effective and lasting results.

Department of the Interior Section 508 Information

This page provides information, policies, and bureau contacts to answer your questions on Section 508 compliance within the Department of the Interior.
 

Government Disability Sites

Disability.gov

Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services nationwide.

Department of Defense CAP Program

The DoD CAP Program's mission is to ensure that people with disabilities and wounded Service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense (DoD) and throughout the Federal government.

National Council on Disability

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff.

The Access Board

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

U.S. Department of Justice – ADA Homepage

The U.S. Department of Justice's ADA Homepage provides Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
 

Disability Organizations

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.

Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (GLADNET)

The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities. Our common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Whether it's a Paralyzed Veterans of America national service officer, who help veterans secure benefits that have been denied or the Paralyzed Veterans' vocational rehabilitation counselor who helps a veteran get back to work, everyone throughout the organization is on a mission to help veterans.

National Organization on Disability

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America's 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.

The National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation

The National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation (NOHR) was established to fund and support research into the causes, preventions, treatments and cures of hearing loss and deafness

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research

The NCDDR leverages resources through collaborative working relationships with experts in standards of evidence and systematic reviews, NIDRR-funded researchers, and agencies engaged in disseminating disability research results.
 

Section 508 and web accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) brings together individuals and organizations from around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

The Trace Research and Development Center

The Trace Center makes computers accessible to people with all types of disabilities.

Section508.gov

GSA's IT Accessibility and Workforce (ITAW) provides assistive technology solutions to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. ITAW's Assistive Technology (AT) Showcase displays state-of-the-art assistive technologies and ergonomic solutions.

Department of Justice 508

Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.

National Federation for the Blind Guidelines for Web Page Accessibility

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB advocates for the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need to become independent and successful.

Usability.gov

Usability.gov is the leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors. The site provides overviews of the user-centered design process and various UX disciplines. It also covers the related information on methodology and tools for making digital content more usable and useful.