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Virtual Job Shadowing! (ongoing)

Virtual Job Shadow allows students and teachers to supplement their traditional job shadow activities by “virtually” exploring career opportunities right from their desktop computer. The product is a combination of fast-paced and informative “day in the life” career videos, interactive video questions and answers, and up-to-date text information and links that help students understand the career options available to them.

Disability Outreach Program

ADNET Systems, Inc.

ADNET is pleased to announce its role supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Headquarters Office for Civil Rights and Liberties, Disability Outreach Program, in implemention of Executive Order E.O. 13078, “Increasing Employment of Adults with Disabilities...” to be employed in the Federal Government. The Department of Homeland Security is currently in search for qualified individuals with disabilities to fulfill job vacancies for a variety of positions from GS-9 - GS-15, including Senior Executive Services (SES). ADNET’s goal is to supply DHS with specialize expertise in the areas of outreach, assessment, and referral in an effort to combine highly qualified individuals with highly specialized positions. Interested in pursuing DHS Headquarters jobs: Visit the Web site at, submit the Pre-Screening Questionnaire and view current DHS job vacancies.

Search for Jobs Online with FAPAC’s partner Avue Digital Services


FAPAC is an organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity for APAs within the Federal and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC encourages the participation and advancement of APAs in the Government work force. Through this site, you will be able to access and apply for Federal job opportunities, as well as receive notification of opportunities of interest.

Search for Jobs Online | FAPAC Official Site


The CNIB and AFB have joined forces (and resources) to create "MentorMatch"—an online Internet service that pairs people searching for a career with a blind or visually impaired mentor currently employed in the desired field of employment. Together the CNIB Employment Accommodation Service’s EAS-e system and the AFB CareerConnect® database currently hold over 1,000 mentors. MentorMatch has mentors in virtually every province and state in North America. These mentors currently work in the same career you are exploring and are willing to work with you and help you succeed. Your mentor could be waiting for you across the street or maybe only a few blocks away.

This interagency Web portal offers people with disabilities the knowledge they need to pursue their personal and professional ambitions - delivering on America’s promise of equal access to opportunity for all citizens.

U.S. Department of Agriculture—Forest Service

For almost a century, since 1905, USDA Forest Service employees have been on the front line of conservation, intelligent resource utilization, and wildland management. Today, there is more excitement, greater challenge, and more career variety than ever before available to people who join the Nation’s premier forest management agency.

U.S.Army Corps of Engineers—Transatlantic Programs Center

The people of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to provide vital services to the Army and the nation. You are deployed across the nation and around the world, working hard every day to do what is right.

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers. The FRA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will be considered for position vacancies regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, handicapping condition, or any other non-merit factor.

U.S. Department of Transportation

The Office of Human Resources provides HR leadership, policy, strategic planning, and consultative services for our managers and employees. We also provide information about our workforce and employment opportunities to the public and we manage the department’s automated personnel systems.

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

This site provides a simple and straightforward mechanism to help Americans, with and without disabilities, better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI. It is like no other career choice you’ve explored. It’s challenging. Compelling. Important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find an FBI future exceptionally rewarding. Because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the nation’s security and the quality-of-life for all U.S. citizens.

Project View

An IBM Diversity recruitment program offering Latino, African American, Asian, Persons with Disabilities and Native American, BA, BS, MS, PhD students the opportunity to explore IBM's national career options. IBM will be sponsoring programs throughout the year.

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc.

Since 1968, Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has led the way from affirmative action to diversity recruitment by publishing career magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities. EOP has a successful record of helping job-seekers from underrepresented groups find employment and in aiding companies and government agencies eager to recruit from this diversified workforce.

Learning Ally

For 54+ years, Learning Ally (formerly known as RFB&D) has been an invaluable educational resource, enabling those with print disabilities to complete their educations, advance their careers, and gain self-esteem.

Healthy & Ready to Work

The Healthy and Ready to Work initiative promotes a comprehensive system of family-centered, culturally competent, community based care for children with special health care needs who are approaching adulthood and may need assistance in making the transition from pediatric to adult health care and to postsecondary education and/or employment.


The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), founded in September 1994, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization of the highest ranking Asian Pacific American career and appointed executives, foreign service officers, legislative and judiciary members, and military officers in the Federal, state, and local governments.

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders program began as a collaborative effort between Booz Allen’s Disability Consulting Practice and the firm’s Diversity and Community Relations teams. Planning began in the fall of 2000 and by the spring of 2001 the program was a reality.


A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.

The Goodwill Virtual Community

This self-paced online learning program is designed to help people coming off welfare find, maintain and advance their employment opportunities. The curriculum is part of a three-year demonstration project funded by an $850,000 Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) grant to Goodwill Industries International from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Asian Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (ARS)

ARS provides vocational rehabilitation and a variety of support services for adults age 18 and older who have developmental, emotional and/or physical disabilities who live in Los Angeles County.

Ethnomed: Ethnic medicine information from Harborview Medical Center

The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

U.S. Department of Labor: Small Business and Self-Employment for People with Disabilities

Entrepreneurship for people with disabilities is often overlooked by government programs and by many people with disabilities as an avenue from the public rolls to self-sufficiency. Recognizing that people with disabilities have historically demonstrated a strong interest in working for themselves, the Office of Disability Employment Policy will help you explore the many options available for starting a business by putting you in touch with expert resources and financial programs used by over one million new businesses each year.

U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodations Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities. When you call JAN’s toll-free number, you are greeted by a live person and NOT an automated telephone system, unless you call after JAN’s working hours. An Information Assistant or Graduate Assistant answers the telephone between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday EST and Fridays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

U.S. Government Disability and Employment Resources

July 26, 2000, marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In celebration of this milestone, the Office of Disability Employment Policy created this site to provide one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government.^^%22

Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities

This Web site’s mission is to create a coordinated and aggressive national policy to bring adults with disabilities into gainful employment at a rate that is as close as possible to that of the general adult population. This Web site will try to keep the American people informed of activities and their progress toward fulfilling this mandate.

Employment Law

This site contains many frequently asked questions concerning many aspects of employment law including employees’ rights, employers’ rights and disability discrimination.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC was established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and began operating on July 2, 1965. The EEOC enforces federal statutes such as: Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963, Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Career Info Net

Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online at this website.

USA Jobs

This site is the United States Governments official source of job and employment information provided to the public at no cost.

Ticket To Work

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is the centerpiece of new legislation under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. It is a nationwide initiative designed to bring major positive change to the lives of individuals with disabilities.
This comprehensive national initiative is also designed to assist people with the training and support they need to go to work by increasing their choices. SSA beneficiaries with disabilities can find employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other support services from public and private providers.

The United States Commission on Civil Rights

The United States Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the executive branch established under the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Commission has mandates such as: Investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote, study and collect information relating to discrimination, appraise federal laws and policies with respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or in the administration of justice, etc.


This Web site is the official U.S. gateway to all government information. Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, you will find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources at this site.

Directory of State Liaisons

On the following pages are state contacts on disability issues in each of the respective state. The State Liaisons are typically the directors of the State Disability Commissions, Committees or Councils.

U.S. Department of Transportation Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Intern Program

This site features Asian Pacific American resource links with both government and non-government AAPI organizations.

National Asian American & Pacific Islander Cardiovascular Health Action Plan Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Health

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to be disadvantaged in benefiting from scientific and medical advancements in cardiovascular research and quality health services. The National Asian American and Pacific Islander Cardiovascular Health Action Plan to address vital but largely neglected cardiovascular disease prevention and intervention services needed by AAPIs nationally.

General Disability Resources

This site contains listings of numerous disability resources and extensive resources on disability-related issues.

Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)—Promoting Inclusion for People with Disabilities

The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. As practitioners, researchers, and teachers, we form partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. Together we advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice.

Asian & Pacific Islander Disability Issues Resources and Best Practices Page

To date, Asian American & Pacific Islander disability issues have been under-represented in the U.S., especially considering AAPI’s are one of the fastest growing minorities in the country. This site depicts resources collected on an ongoing basis to provide information on all aspects of Global Asian & Pacific Islander as well as U.S. Asian American & Pacific Islander disability issues.

Cornell University

Related products for Disability Accessibility and Accomodation. The following products are available through the Program on Employment and Disability. Print products can be ordered by calling (607)255-7727 or e-mailing. Some print products can also be downloaded from our Web site, and this is indicated next to the product name. A few products are on-line resources, and links are provided to them.

National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)

This Web site is designed to help develop the next generation of disability leaders throughout the country by promoting increased leadership training, education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness. In addition, it fosters the inclusion of young leaders, representing the diversity of race, ethnicity and disability in the United States, into all aspects of society at national, state and community levels.

Research and Training Center on Rural Rehabilitation Services

The U.S. Department of Education funds the Research and Training Center on Rural Rehabilitation Services. Rural Americans with disabilities and those who serve them experience problems with access to transportation and housing, employment and self-employment, independent living services, health and wellness facilities, and inclusion in community planning and activities. Their goal is to use scientific methods to develop solutions to these wide-ranging problems.

Rural Institute

The Rural Institute is part of the national network of programs funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) committed to assisting in the provision of interdisciplinary training, research, service demonstration programs, leverage of funds, and information dissemination which increases and supports the independence, productivity, and inclusion into the community of persons with developmental disabilities.

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