How to Apply
Policy & Law
with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Accommodation
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN provides information
about job accommodations and the employability of people with
disabilities and also provides information regarding ADA.
- Great Lakes ADA Center
This Region V Technical Assistance center provides technical
assistance and training to businesses and people with disabilities regarding
ADA and WIA.
Technical Assistance Program
This site offers ten regional centers that provide information and referral, technical
assistance, public awareness, and training on all aspects of the ADA.
- U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page
Offers ADA background and an ADA information line for both general and specific
information about ADA.
ADA Resources in the Workforce
Article from 1.800Wheelchair.com that includes a collection of
The Disability Law Handbook
This handbook is a broad overview of rights and obligations under
federal disability laws.
Job Center of Wisconsin
Provides a 'one-stop' service for employers to meet their workforce needs
and job seekers to get career planning, job placement and training
services. Post your resume and search the Wisconsin Job Service Data Base, Wisconsin State Job Openings, Nationwide Job
Openings, and more!
- Job Seeking Skills & Job Leads
This website includes resources to help the customer answer the question: "How do I reach my
career goal and find a job?"
- Virtual Business
This site has a list of resources for Wisconsin residents who are
interested in small businesses.
- Office of Disability Employment
This Department of Labor web page
contains information regarding accessibility, workers comp., worksite
- DVR Career Resource Guides For
Consumers and Staff
Includes information regarding assessment, career research, job seeking skills/job leads,
and searching the internet.
National Labor Exchange
This website gives employers, free, a search of nationwide resume database,
posting of unlimited jobs, setup for an automated resume search and
- Special Minimum
A sub-minimum wage may be available when employing people with disabilities.
This US Department of Justice web site contains information for
This web site offers information, resources, and research connecting
employers with qualified individuals who have disabilities.
- The Occupational Information Network
O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database
of worker attributes and job characteristics.
- Wisconsin Assistive Technology
WATI is a statewide project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction to help all school districts develop or improve their
assistive technology services.
Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA Home Page)
Examine publications, a job bank, and conference details from RESNA.
Also includes the ability to search for the names and addresses of ATP
and ATS providers within the State of Wisconsin.
WisTech provides information on over
17,000 products and services: selecting, funding, installing and using
The Trace Center provides companies
with information on how to make their products more accessible and
usable by people with disabilities.
The premier source for information
on assistive technology, sponsored by the National Institute on
Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
WisLoan is an alternative loan program to purchase assistive
technology, adaptive equipment or make accessible modifications to their
- Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
UniversaLink's Communication Technology Specialists have
an in-depth knowledge of the latest equipment and technology.
Medical & Pharmacological
Consumer Guide to Health Care
This guide from the Department of Health Services includes how to find
free or reduced-fee health care (including dental.
- The Merck Manual -- Home Edition
Information on medical conditions. Provides both an index and a search feature that are
easy to use in finding information.
This site contains a medical dictionary, a listing of prescription and over-the-counter
drugs, and information on diseases and treatments.
A medical and health consumer information resource containing
comprehensive and unbiased information.
- Mayo Clinic Medicine Center
This site permits the user to search for information on various prescription drugs and
obtain information concerning uses, precautions, side effects, and common dosages.
Got a question about a drug? On this page, you can obtain clear and objective
information on thousands of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
- Needy Meds
This site may be of particular interest for people who cannot afford to buy their
medications they need.
- Health Square
Accurate, up-to-date information on the major FDA-approved prescription
A comprehensive and up-to-date drug information resource online
(including Pill Identifier).
- Partnership for
Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Brings together pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and other health care
providers to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage.
A free prescription-savings card for eligible residents of the United
States who have no prescription drug coverage.
- National Association of
A joint effort with your local county government and a participating
pharmacy to save an average of 20 percent on your prescription drugs.
Drugs reviews and comparisons, Brand/Generic name correspondence tool,
PDR's Side effects index. The information is based on recent reviews and
articles published in the medical literature and drug prescribing
information approved by the US FDA.
- DAWN -- Disability
Advocates: Wisconsin Network
DAWN is a statewide, cross-disability network of people who focus on the
most important issues affecting all people with disabilities.
for Wisconsin, Inc. (RFW)
RFW is a statewide association of community rehabilitation programs and
is dedicated to enhancing and promoting quality rehabilitation programs
and services for Wisconsin citizens with disabilities or disadvantages.
Rehabilitation Association (WRA)
WRA is an organization that furnishes an opportunity for all persons and
groups, public and private, to work together toward the improvement and
extension of rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities.
Association of Persons with Disabilities Home Page
Links the disabled and supporters to current "leading edge" disability
information via the various mediums of communication.
- Disability Resources
Collects informative links from around the world providing a current and
comprehensive directory of resources (including transportation, ramps,
lifts, elevators, transfer systems, etc.)
Information and Resources
Over 100 links/web sites of useful information which includes
disability-related products and services from companies, and free
prescription medicine information.
for the Mentally Ill
NAMI provides crucial information to persons affected by mental illness
and their families and serves as their advocate on a state and national
Injury Association of Wisconsin
This site provides information, resources, education and advocacy
related to traumatic brain injuries.
- Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)
Offers a voluntary national certification program for both entry-level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services
This national organization works for children and adults affected by
seizures through research, education, advocacy and service.
Deficit Disorder (ADD)
A site dedicated to ADD/ADHD and related issues.
Helping people with attention deficit disorder reach their full
Birth Injury Guide
Comprehensive resource for families coping with birth trauma.
- University of Wisconsin Waisman Center
A research and training center dedicated to the advancement and knowledge about
- Physical Disability
Programs and Information
- Independent Living
Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)
An independent living
center (ILC) is a consumer-directed, non-profit organization that
provides an array of services.
to Selected Services for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired
This web site which is maintained by Wisconsin's Department of Health
Services (DHS), Office of the Blind and Visually Impaired, is an excellent
reference for anyone who needs information about resources to serve this
Deaf-Blind, & Hard of Hearing Services/Resources
Wisconsin's Department of Health Services (DHS), Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, provides resource information,
support, and training for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard
- DVR Representatives/Contacts
for information on Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Blind or
- ReachOut Wireless
Government assisted wireless service offering a discount benefit
(including the Lifeline and Link-Up America programs) to low income families and individuals via
wireless services in place of older technologies like landline phone
Find the Best Dual-Diagnosis Recovery Program for Developmental
Disorders & Substance Abuse
A resource list of accommodations and related services by developed by Wisconsin's
Dept. of Workforce Development.