In addition to specific resource categories below, there are various websites that cover many aspects of business assistance such as: The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business, Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Washington State Business Leadership Network (WSBLN), Department of Services for the Blind, and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology).
An information packed social networking community to assist in hiring disabled workers.
Information about common misconceptions regarding hiring workers with disabilities.
An informative brochure about employer concerns, tools, and resources.
BEST representatives are available statewide to assist employers trying to keep an employee with disability productive, find qualified applicants with disabilities, reducing hiring costs, or embrace workforce diversity programs.
Read what businesses have to say about the financial impact of hiring employees with disabilities.
Direct link to IRS site listing tax benefits available to business that hire workers with disabilities.
The Job Accommodation Network or 800.526.7234
The Job Accommodation Network for Employers is a resource for workplace productivity enhancements and reasonable accommodation solutions.
Resources to help employers accommodate workers with disabilities.
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center or 800.949.4232 V/TTY
Up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. (ADA)
Assistive technology information, referral, consultation, and training on the selection of AT devices, services and funding.
An excellent resource to help small businesses understand the ADA and how it affects their business.
Resource for people with disabilities and businesses embracing individuals with disabilities as part of the workforce pool. Business services are customized and generally available at no-cost. They include recruitment, candidate screening, accommodation, retention, and cost/benefit analysis.
A network of employers who educate and support businesses in hiring, retaining, and improving customer service for people with disabilities.
Provides various services for employers interested in accommodating or hiring workers with vision loss, as well as offering assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Works to create the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. Promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.