Jobseekers with Disabilities
From Simmons Library Guides
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Useful Information and Advice
CareerConnect from the American Council for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind also has a comprehensive list containing many resources for job searchers who are blind, including a mentor database, a job bank, and articles about the usual topics.
This government portal covers federal resources for individuals with disabilities. It is extremely comprehensive, but difficult to navigate because it connects to all information the federal government offers online about disabilities. If you need assistance using this resource, please inform the library staff.
Department of Labor's Resources for People with Disabilities
This site is simpler to use than DisabilityInfo. Some very good information comes from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), which provides a FAQ for job seekers and employees and a list of employers, organized by state, who have told ODEP they're interested in hiring employees who are disabled.
eSight Job Resources
eSight provides a large number of resources for job searchers who are disabled, including a job bank and a large number of articles.
The federal Office of Personnel Management(OPM) provides resources for job seekers with disabilities who are interested in obtaining a federal job.
The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
The mission of this organization from UMass Boston is to, "support the rights of adults and children with disabilities" and employ those with disabilities in community settings. Contains a great deal of information and additional resources and agencies.
Job Accomodation Network
A service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The offer both web resources and telephone/in person consultation about accommodation advice, ADA information, and general information about seeking and holding a job. They have an extensive searchable database of adaptive devices and recommended accommodations for individuals with given limitations.
US Health and Human Services SAMHSA on Disclosure
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services to the study on mental health in which they surveyed a number of people for their opinions on when and whether to disclose mental health issues to an employer.
Resources for Librarians with Disabilities
Primarily this is just a list of general resources and accessibility information, but the focus is on the workplace needs of librarians. Article, "Is There a Place for Us? Toward the Full Inclusion of Blind and Other Librarians with Disabilities."
Swimming in the Mainstream
eSight's blog is designed to "facilitate discussions and increase networking opportunities for people with disabilities, the career counselors who serve them and employers who are disability friendly." The blog links to many of the articles hosted on the main eSight page. Articles cover topics such as "Straight Talk: What to Say to Co-workers About Your Disability."
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American Council for the Blind
Job listings for individuals with vision loss.
Job Connection from the American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind has a jobs bank of jobs posted by employers interested in hiring workers who are blind.
JobAccess lets job seekers enter their resume into a database that employers may search. It also includes a job bank listing openings by employers who are interested in recruiting qualified individuals with disabilities.
National Business & Disability Council
This organization of employers committed to hiring people who are disabled provides a job bank and and other resources for job seekers who are disabled.
recruitABILITY allows job seekers with disabilities to post resumes for free which can be viewed by interested employers.
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ACCESS -- Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering, and Space Science Summer Internships
From the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this is a summer internship opportunity for disabled students majoring in technical and scientific fields, such as computer science or math, to work for NASA.
Provides all kinds of scientific internships for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.
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Disability Employment Law
Americans with Disabilities Act
Information and technical assistance with The Americans With Disabilities Act. This website provides information about the rights of people with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Labor Office Of Disability Employment Policy
Five important federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment and the job application process.
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