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Serving People with Disabilities Is Good For Business

Accessibility is not just about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accessibility can potentially be a large customer base.  Learn more about this opportunity by visiting the ADA Business Connection website: http://www.ada.gov/business.htm

DISABILITY ETIQUETTE
Learn about tips for interacting with people with disabilities.  This comprehensive guide was developed by the United Spinal Association. Click here for the link: http://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/DisabilityEtiquette.pdf

TAX ADVANTAGES
There are several tax incentives for making your business more accessible.  Available through the New Freedom Initiative, click here to learn more about the ADA Tax Incentive Packet for businesses in the U.S. http://www.ada.gov/taxincent.htm

JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK
http://www.jan.wvu.edu
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.

NATIONAL NETWORK OF ADA CENTERS
http://www.adata.org
The Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) is a national network of 10 regional DBTAC: ADA Centers that provide the most complete and experienced services for up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities, as well as media and news reporters.

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax
The WOTC is one tool in a diverse toolbox of flexible strategies designed to help move people from welfare into gainful employment and obtain on-the-job experience. It joins other tax credits, education, and workforce training programs that help American workers with barriers to employment prepare for good jobs; ease their transition from job to job; benefit from the creation of effective regional economic development strategies; and create high performance workplaces.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR – OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT
http://www.dol.gov/odep
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.

NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES INC
http://disabilitychamber.org
The mission of the National Chamber of Commerce for Persons with Disabilities is to promote the business interests of businesses run by persons with disabilities and/or their direct caregivers ("Disability Businesses") and to place businesses run by persons with disabilities on a level playing field with businesses run by others.

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