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Employer Resources

This page provides information and materials specific to Title II: State and Local Governments and Title III: Small Businesses and Non-Profits, as well as ADA publications, fact sheets, guides, and newsletters containing additional information.

Employment (Title I)

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits private employers, State and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including State and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations.

U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers no-cost outreach programs to provide general information about the E-E-O-C, its mission, the employment discrimination laws enforced by E-E-O-C and the charge/complaint process. Learn more at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, no cost outreach page.
The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a dedicated section covering "Disability Discrimination" that provides additional information on topics that include:

Additionally many EEOC offices have bilingual staff available to make presentations. EEOC information materials and other publications are available at no cost, including many in languages other than English. Visit the EEOC Publications page to download free publications.

Employers' Practical Guide to the ADA

The Employers' Practical Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act is a summary of some of the most frequent issues that employers have regarding accommodations and A-D-A compliance. The information has been divided into 4 sections - "Americans with Disabilities Act Basics," "Applications and Interviews," "Employees," and "Employees on Leave and Former Employees." Learn more by reading the EMPLOYERS' Practical Guide to the ADA.

Policies and Procedure Information

Obtain additional information on what policies and procedures might be useful, how to recognize and handle accommodation requests, how to determine effective accommodations, and what types of accommodations might be reasonable. EMPLOYERS' and ADA.

ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

View the ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities to verify whether or not your facility complies with A-D-A requirements.

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

View the 2010 A-D-A Standards for Accessible Design to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy's "Frequently Asked Questions" page shares answers to questions they often receive.

Removal of Final ADA Wellness Rule Vacated by Court

This final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations a section of the final rule published on May 17, 2016, entitled “Regulations Under the Americans With Disabilities Act.” This action responds to a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that vacated the incentive section of the ADA rule effective January 1, 2019.

Tax Breaks

Businesses can learn about available tax breaks that are available for many businesses to accommodate people with disabilities from the IRS by following this link.  Tax Benefits for Businesses.


The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to do so. PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and is managed by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of Nort America (RESNA.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (J-A-N) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers employers the "A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations" by disability, topic, and limitation.

Ten Employment Myths

Many employers misunderstand the Americans with Disabilities Act and are reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of Ten unfounded myths. This seventeen-minute video responds to concerns expressed by employers, explaining the ADA in common sense terms and dispelling myths about this often overlooked pool of well-qualified employees.