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Career Resources for People with Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind-a free resource for people who want to learn about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired throughout the United States and Canada.

Americans With Disabilities Act
web site

Accommodation Network-The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

The Disability Resource Center here at the University is another resource available for students. Their website contains a wealth of information as well as additional employment links. is a free job finding service for individuals with disabilties.
Offers job seekers, employers, and employees practical information about finding a job, recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, and job accomodations. It also offers resources on starting a small business and laws and regulations that protect the employement rights of people with disabilities, and family members and teenagers with disabilities can find information on mentoring programs and job training services.

Emerging Leaders-website

Federal Workforce Recruitment Program for Summer Internship-website

Greater Capital Region Human Resource Directory- website - The goal of ABILITY Jobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment.

Monster Diversity & Inclusion

National Business and Disability Council - The NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace. This site also has resources for Job Seekers

National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult website

National Council for Support of Disability Issues - website

National Organization on Disability - Helps provide resources to people with all types of disabilities.

New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped- website

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Olmsted Center for Sight- website a comprehensive web portal spearheaded by the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Schenectady Advocacy Resources Choice website

Ticket to Work website

Visually Impaired Employement-Envision is a private, not-for-profit agency uniquely combining employment opportunities with rehabilitation services and public education.

VESID The Mission of the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled; assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems; and provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives.

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