Accessible MS | ADA Links

Transportation Security Administration helpline for travelers with disabilities

Experts Offer EEOC Range of Views on Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

2011 edition of NCLEJ’s TANF ADA Manual Now Available posted 4/04/11

Justice Department’s New ADA Rules Go into Effect on March 15, 2011
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Employment Resources for the Disabled

Disability-related laws and regulations click here to view (pop up window)

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 ( and will be periodically updated as additional information is made public. You can find complementary resources at:

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

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 Brochureclick here

ADA Resource Guide and Laws

Americans with Disabilities Act, Public Law 101-33

Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968

Air Carrier Access Act

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968

A Guide to Disability Rights 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.

Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration

Federal Communications Commission offers technical assistance on ADA telephone relay service (TRS) requirements.

Access Board (or Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

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.

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.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN), is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide advice on accommodating employees with disabilities.

Project ACTION is funded by the Department of Transportation to provide ADA information and publications on making transportation accessible.