Federal Agency Links

►U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board - - An independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities. http://www.access-board.gov/
►U.S. Census Bureau Data on Disability - Provides disability data based on three primary sources: the Survey of Income and Program Participation(SIPP), the decennial census of population, and the Current Population Survey(CPS). A possible source for and/or links to census-based disability statistics and data.
►U.S. Dept. of Education - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - Conducts research programs and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages. http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html
►U.S. Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA HOME PAGE - Excellent reference site for updates, latest information and questions & issues relating to ADA. www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm .
►U.S. Dept. of Labor - Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Website established by the USDOL includes answers to commonly asked questions about FMLA including employee eligibility, valid reasons for leave, employee / employer notification responsibilities, and employee rights / benefits. http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/fmla.htm

►U.S. Medicare - Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Medicare has two parts, Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance). http://www.medicare.gov/
►U.S. National Council on Disability - Disability - NCD promotes policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature of severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society. NCD is currently coordinating a multi-year study on the implementation and enforcement of ADA and other civil rights laws. http://www.ncd.gov/
►U.S. National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS): A free national library program of Braille and recorded materials for blind and physically disabled, administered by the Library of Congress. http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/nls/