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Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

Authors: Social Security Administration, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division


This web page has information for people with disabilities about the Americans with Disabilities Act as they prepare to apply and interview for jobs. It is written by the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and focuses on making requests for job accommodations. The information is organized as answers to these questions:

- How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

- What are my rights under the ADA?

- What is a "reasonable accommodation?"

- What should I do if I think I might need a reasonable accommodation?

- How do I request a reasonable accommodation?

- What happens after I make a request for a reasonable accommodation?

- What should I do if I think my ADA rights have been violated?

- Is there any cost to file a charge?

- Do I need a lawyer to file a charge?

- What happens after I file a charge with the EEOC?

Above is based on information viewed on 5/19/10 @ www.ada.gov/workta.htm

Contact Info:
Title:Civil Rights Division/Disability Rights Section
Organization:US Department of Justice
Address:950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone:800/514-0301 (voice), 800/514-0383 (TTY)

Web Links

Direct link to document

Home page of the author, The Civil Rights Division/Disability Rights Section, US Department of Justice

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