Resources for employers
The following resources are available to help business owners and employers find solutions to disability-related issues.
DRS is West Virginia's primary resource for assisting business owners and employers in finding solutions to disability-related issues. Whether in staffing, education, job accommodations or tapping into financial incentives associated with hiring an individual who has a disability, the Division of Rehabilitation Services can provide critical business options.
Includes ADA compliance resources for businesses including videos, online training courses and business-specific publications.
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network is part of the National Employer Technical Assistance, Policy and Research Center. It provides free assistance, consultation and training for federal agencies, private employers and federal contractors on all aspects of employing people with disabilities.
The Job Accomodation Network provides free consulting services for all employers (private or public), regardless of the size of an employer’s workforce. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources and ADA compliance assistance.
Provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, tailored to meet the needs of businesses, government entities, organizations and individuals in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
The DOJ offers technical assistance on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and other ADA provisions applying to businesses, non-profit service agencies and state and local government programs; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.
ODEP provides resources for employers to increase the employment of people with disabilities in today’s workforce.
This federal agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Businesses that incur expenses related to accessibility and assistive technology may qualify for tax credits and incentives.
This federal tax credit incentive is provided by Congress to private businesses for hiring individuals from nine target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.