Employment Resources

For information on your employment related disability rights , you can also contact the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PDF) - Chapter 1 - "Employment" - discusses state and federal statutes which promote access to employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. From the California Attorney General's Website

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Publications including:

  • The ADA: Questions and Answers-Employment
  • The ADA: Your Responsibilities as an Employer
  • The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) provides a sample Request for Reasonable Accommodation package .

Reasonable Accommodations in Employment - California Assistive Technology Network Website

Ninth Circuit Holds that An Employer Must Engage in an Interactive Process with a Qualified Employee with a Disability Who Requests a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA - California State Personnel Board Website

EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the ADA - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Website

Information and Assistance in Selecting an Appropriate Reasonable Accommodation

Jobs Accommodation Network - a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities. 800-526-7234 (V/TTY)

California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition - is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians. 916-325-1690 (V) or 916-325-1695 (TTY)

Cornell University: Disability & HR: Tips for HR Professionals - This site features articles, checklists, a glossary, and links to useful resources to help Human Resource professionals accommodate applicants and employees with disabilities in accordance with the ADA.

Voice: 607-255-2906
Fax: 607-255-2763
TTY: 607-255-2891
Website(s): and

Ability Tools - Ability Tools, formerly the AT Network, is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. Ability Tools provides a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages including Device Lending and Demonstration Centers, reuse programs, a financial loan program for Assistive Technology (AT), and in-person and webinar trainings. Ability Tools offers a free membership to anyone interested in learning more about AT and connects Californians with disabilities to assistive technology devices, tools, and services to make life easier.

Trace Research and Development Center - Trace is a research center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison which focuses on making off the shelf technologies and systems such as computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone through the process known as universal, or accessible design. Trace's mission is partly funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), which is part of the U.S. Department of Education.