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Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, Department of Defense
5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22041
Direct: (703)681-8813
TTY: (703)681-3978
Fax: (703)681-9075

The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities, Federal managers, supervisors, and IT professionals. CAP increases access to information and works to remove barriers to employment opportunities by eliminating the costs of assistive technology and accommodation solutions.

General Services Administration IT Accessibility and Workforce

GSA's IT Accessibility and Workforce (ITAW) provides assistive technology solutions to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. ITAW's Assistive Technology (AT) Showcase displays state-of-the-art assistive technologies and ergonomic solutions. ITAW is the government's principal advocate and coordinator for Section 508 implementation that requires agencies to make information technology accessible for people with disabilities. ITAW is recognized as the government-wide policy resource for Section 508. Using this website, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.

IT Accessibility and Workforce
Washington, DC 20405
Direct: (202) 501-4906
Fax: (202) 501-6269

The mission is to be the recognized government-wide policy resource for information on the accessibility of electronic and information technology, and in the use of assistive technologies.

Job Accommodation Network
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Toll Free: (800) 526-7234
Toll Free: (800) ADA-WORK (232-9675)
TTY: (877) 781-9403

The nation's leading source of FREE and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Get FREE consulting services about Federal Accommodations programs for Federal Employers.

Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington DC 20210
Toll-Free: 866-ODEP-DOL (633-7365)
TTY: (877) 889-5627

Office of Personnel Management
Theodore Roosevelt Building
1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415-0001
Direct: (202) 606-1800
TTY: (202) 606-2532

Workforce Recruitment Program
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Room S-1313
Washington, DC 20210
Office: (202) 693-7880

Agency Specific Resources

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Target Center-Technology Accessible Resources
USDA Target Center
1400 Independence Ave., Room 1006-S
Washington, DC 20250-9876
Direct: (202) 720-2600
TTY: (202) 690-0942
Fax: (202) 720-2681

Provides information resources and technology demonstrations to assist USDA employees in locating and selecting equipment adapted to the needs of disabled employees. TARGET is available to provide demonstrations of the latest Assistive Technology by request to non-USDA employees.

U.S. Department of Education: Assistive Technology Program
400 Maryland Ave SW
Room 1W104
Washington, DC 20202
Direct: (202) 260-5055
TTY: (202) 401-8510
Fax: (202) 401-8469

Assessment of individual needs to determine what barriers to information and information systems exist and the technologies available to assist in removing or reducing those barriers, the identification of technology sources, acquisition assistance, technology installation, technology training, one-on-one individual problem resolution, guidance to application Internet system developers and vendors, technology demonstrations, and the review of information systems to determine accessibility to the disabled. Today this program is considered a model and is emulated by many other federal agencies.

U.S. Department of Energy: Disability Accommodations Program
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
Toll Free: (800) 342-5363
Direct: (202) 586-1342
Fax: (202) 586-4403

Provides reasonable computer and related telecommunications accommodations to employees with disabilities and impairments.

U.S. Department of the Interior:
1849 C Street NW
Mail Stop 2070
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-5481
TTY: (202) 208-6248
Fax: (202) 208-5174
Website: Accessible Technology Center (ATC)

Supports current and potential DOI employees with disabilities by determining appropriate assistive technology and ergonomic solutions for the individual.

U.S. Department of Labor's Central Office for Assistive Technology and Services (COAST)
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20210
Toll Free: (888) 4US-ADOL (487-2365)
Direct: (202) 693-6500
TTY: (877) 889-5627

Only DOL employees may access the COAST Internet site.

U.S. Department of Transportation's Disability Resource Center
1200 New Jersey Ave., SW
W56-403, M-14.4
Washington, DC 20590
Direct: (202) 493-0625
TTY: (202) 366-5273
Fax: (202) 366-3571

The Department of Transportation's Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a comprehensive department-wide program for DOT employees and supervisors. The Center opened in 1999 to ensure that employees with disabilities can participate fully in all aspects of the Department's work, programs, and services.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Adaptive Training Program
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Mail Route (045/200B)
Washington, DC 20420
Direct: (202) 273-6548

The Microcomputer Training Program for Persons with Disabilities (MTPPD) provides PC-based adaptive equipment training, consultations and technical support to veterans and government employees with disabilities.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Toll Free: (800) 669-3362
TTY: (800) 800-3302

EEOC has published many ADA and Rehabilitation Act-related documents that may assist both individuals requesting accommodations as well as those involved in the decision-making process.