- Access Board:
Provides information relating to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board key responsibilities are: developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology; providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards; and enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities.
- ADA Technical Assistance Program (ADATA):
A comprehensive resource for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Excellent site for ADA publications.
- Census Bureau/Disability Statistics:
Provides data on disabilities.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
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.
- Department of Education:
Promotes educational excellence for all Americans.
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):
An agency that protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services, especially for those who are least able to themselves.
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration on Children and Families (ACF):
A division within DHHS that is responsible for federal programs, which promote the economic and social well being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Excellent site for current information relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Civil Rights:
Promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination.
- Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):
Directs programs that improve the Nation's health by expanding access to comprehensive, quality health care for all Americans.
- Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Maternal Child Health Bureau of HRSA (MCHB):
Provides national leadership and to work in partnership with states, communities, public-private partners and families to strengthen the maternal and child health infrastructure, assure the availability and use of medical homes and build the knowledge and human resources in order to assure continued improvement in the health, safety and well-being of the MCH population.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
Provides information and technical assistance relating to housing and disabilities.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) - ADA Home Page :
Americans with Disabilities Act information and technical assistance line.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) - Disability Rights Section:
The primary goal of the Disability Rights Section is to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this goal a reality. The Section's enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with an innovative mediation program and a technical assistance grant program, provide a cost-effective and dynamic approach for carrying out the ADA's mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) - Section 508 Home Page:
Provides information and technical assistance relating to Section 508.
- Department of Labor (DOL):
Provides information and technical assistance relating to the American workforce.
- Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration:
Seeks to build up the labor market through the training of the workforce and the placement of workers in jobs through employment services.
- Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) - Civil Rights Center:
The Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management provides leadership and policy guidance to the Secretary of Labor in the areas of budget, human resources, information technology, safety and health, facilities management, and administration in order to provide the Department's program agencies the resources (financial, staff, technology) necessary for them to perform their program missions and serve working men and women, and to assure overall compliance with non-discrimination statutes that apply to DOL employees and/or applicants for employment and DOL financial assistance programs.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP):
Provides information, training, and technical assistance to business leaders, organized labor, rehabilitation and service providers, advocacy organizations, families and individuals with disabilities.
- Department of Transportation (DOT):
Provides information and technical assistance relating transportation and disabilities.
On August 28, 2002, President George W. Bush issues an Executive Memorandum as part of his New Freedom Initiative which directed federal agencies to work together to build a one-stop interagency web portal for people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and other community members.
- Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs):
The ten regional centers provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA. Excellent site for technical assistance materials relating to the ADA.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Facts Page:
Provides information and technical assistance relating employment and disabilities.
- Federal Communications Commission's Disabilities Issues Task Force Home Page:
Telecommunications accessibility information line. Updated monthly.
- Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC):
A convient storehouse of information for parents of children with disabilities, focusing on the efforts of the FICC. The FICC is an advising body to cabinet secretaries from the departments of education, health and human services, agriculture, defense, and interior, as well as the commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Excellent site for a means for parents to contact and communicate with FICC parent member representatives to ask questions about disability issues.
- Federal Relay Service:
Federal employees should use this service when needing to place long distance calls between voice telephones and TTYs.
Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it's on FirstGov.gov. You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services and resources.
- General Accounting Office (GAO):
The General Accounting Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress. GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the American people.
- General Services Administration (GSA):
Section 508. GSA's Section 508 homepage is for federal employees and others committed to making their websites accessible to Section 508 standards. It includes links that explain the law and regulations, and information about 508 coordinators and training opportunities.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN):
JAN is an information network and consulting resource that enables qualified workers with disabilities to be hired or retained. It brings together information from many sources about practical ways of making accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.
- National Council on Disability (NCD):
Promotes policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature of severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR):
Provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):
NICHD created by Congress in 1962, supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.
- New Freedom Initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
This site is dedicated to providing visitors with information about one of the priorities of the Bush Administration: eliminating barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in the community life.
- Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
OMB's predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities.
- Office of Personal Management (OPM):
It is OPM's job to build a high quality and diverse Federal workforce, based on merit system principles that America needs to guarantee freedom, promote prosperity and ensure the security of this great Nation.
- Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP):
OSEP is dedicated to improving 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.
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS):
Administering programs and projects relating to free appropriate public education of all children, youth and adults with disabilities, from birth through age 21.
- Social Security Administration (SSA) - Disability Information Page:
Provides information and technical assistance relating to social security and disabilities.
- Thomas: An online site that provide legislative information:
Text of bills, committee reports, historical documents, links to the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Executive, Judicial, and State/Local governments.