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an online library of resources for people with disabilities who live in rural areas.


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Employer Toolkit
October 2019

“Disability is Not Lack of Ability” Employer Toolkit

The “Disability is Not Lack of Ability” Employer Toolkit is a document from Texas to increase disability employment. The toolkit highlights employer-focused benefits of hiring people with disabilities and has sections...

Disability 101 Website
October 2019

Disability 101: Employment Policies and Etiquette

The Disability 101: Employment Policies and Etiquette report covers employment policies, etiquette, and statistics for employers and policy makers from the National Conference of State Legislatures. The report seeks to aid legislators...

HCL Flickr Screenshot
October 2019

Healthy Community Living Photo Database

The free-to-use Healthy Community Living Photo Database is for the public, including people with disabilities and independent living advocates, to share and use images and videos for their own projects and uses as a way of having an...

Closeup of part of a map of Michigan.
September 2019

State Profile Map Series

(July 2019): These maps are a work in progress, and more maps will be added over the coming months. This is a set of maps that shows information about disability. The maps show rates of disability by county for every state in the...

office of disability employment policy logo
September 2019

Office of Disability Employment Policy

The U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy website has statistics and news around labor force participation, links to resources on employment and accessible technology, and has information on a variety of topics that influence...

disabled person job search and resources
September 2019

disABLED Person Employment

disABLED Person Employment‘s primary function is the job search tool for people with disabilities. The organization also offers employment tips, scholarships for students with disabilities, and direct services for employers to...

Think beyond the label .com logo
September 2019

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a site with resources and information for businesses to hire people with disabilities, and resources for people with disabilities to get assistance with job and interview preparation. The information for...

University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration
July 2019

RTC on Community Living (University of Minnesota)

The RTC on Community Living‘s mission is to make sure people with disabilities have the opportunity to be participating members in their communities of choice. As part of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community...

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