Accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace

Without a disability, Mulder would be considered lazy or a failure if he didn't work, whereas with a disability, he would have an excuse for slacking and would be called "courageous" for merely holding a job, let alone succeeding.The fact that a respected character on one of America's most popular television shows expressed this viewpoint exemplifies the rampant attitudinal barriers hindering people with disabilities in or trying to enter the workforce.(Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog and Vietnamese editions available from the ADA Information Line.) A Guide to Disability Rights Laws | PDF A 21-page booklet that provides a brief overview of ten Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and provides information about the federal agencies to contact for more information.(Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog and Vietnamese editions available from the ADA Information Line.) Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS | PDF A 14-page publication explaining the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS (June 2012).

The laws of most states also make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of disability, and some state laws have different standards than the ADA for determining who state disability discrimination law covers.

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) partners with businesses interested in the inclusion of people with disabilities into the workforce.

We can help meet your workforce needs and expand your market share.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("Amendments Act" or "ADAAA"), is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.

Individuals with disabilities include those who have impairments that substantially limit a major life activity, have a record (or history) of a substantially limiting impairment, or are regarded as having a disability.