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Jackson as a Livable, Accessible, Sustainable Community Done in LEGO
By Scott M. Crawford, PhD
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Job Accommodation Network Offers ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Resources
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 became effective on January 1, 2009. Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has not yet completed the regulations for the new legislation, ODEP’s Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has developed both a publication and a resource page regarding the Act. The new publication is JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (http://www.jan.wvu.edu/bulletins/adaaa1.htm) and will be periodically updated as additional information is made public. You can find complementary resources at: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/LINKS/adalinks.htm
ADA Basic Building Blocks is an introductory webcourse on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that explores the legal requirements and spirit of the ADA. The course content is self-paced and organized into 12 topics, which are designed to be studied in order.
To learn more……… click to this site http://www.sedbtac.org/ada/training/audioschedule.php
For more information contact Judy Sikes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible Information Technology: The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT) has developed a free online course that provides an introduction to accessible information technology in education.
Accessible Mississippi Brochure, click here
ADA Resource Guide and Laws
Department of Justice offers technical assistance on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and other ADA provisions applying to businesses, non-profit service agencies, and state and local government programs; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints. http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints. http://www.eeoc.gov
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration http://www.fta.dot.gov/civil_rights.html
Federal Communications Commission offers technical assistance on ADA telephone relay service (TRS) requirements.http://www.fcc.gov/cib/dro
Access Board (or Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines. http://www.access-board.gov
The ADA WATCH Campaign is a nonprofit informational online network designed to activate the disability community’s grassroots in response to threats to civil rights protections for people with disabilities.http://www.adawatch.org
Internal Revenue Service provides information about tax code provisions including tax credits (section 44) and deductions (section 190) that can assist businesses in complying with the ADA. http://www.irs.gov/plain/index.html
Job Accommodation Network (JAN), is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide advice on accommodating employees with disabilities. http://www.jan.wvu.edu
Project ACTION is funded by the Department of Transportation to provide ADA information and publications on making transportation accessible. http://www.projectaction.org