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Disability.gov Launched: Connecting The Disability Community to Information & Opportunities

Posted on 08/17/2009

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The U.S. Department of Labor has launched Disability.gov, a redesigned federal Web site that provides easy access to comprehensive disability-related information and resources.  The site will connect the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities to thousands of reliable resources on disability related issues, programs and services. The site’s Mission is to ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in the workplace and in their communities.

Formerly known as DisabilityInfo.gov, the site has been completely redesigned. Easy to manage and navigate, it now includes new social media tools, such as a blog and a Twitter feed, to help encourage feedback and interaction among visitors.

Disability.gov is a resource not only for Americans with disabilities, but also for the millions of parents and family members, employers, workforce and human resource professionals, veterans,educators, caregivers and many others who both provide and  need support. 

The site features comprehensive information from 22 federal agencies,as well as educational institutions, non-profit organizations and state and local governments.  Topics covered on the site include: benefits; civil rights; community life; education; emergency preparedness; employment; health; housing; technology; and transportation.