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Title:  Adaptation/Accommodations/Technology

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Accommodations; Webliography

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/adaptations.htm

Abstract/Summary: Resource discusses adaptations and accommodations, assistive technology, and costs.


Title:  A Different Way of Learning – The Employee with a Learning Disability

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer; Administrator

Key Words:               LD success stories; Accommodations; Disclosure; Self-advocacy; Skills ID; Business best practices

Publication Date:      1996

URL:                          http://jimbrodie.com/VideoClips/clip-ld.wmv

Abstract/Summary: This online video features four adults with Learning Disabilities at their places of employment explaining the adaptations they use to be successful.


Title:  Disclosure

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/356/427/

Abstract/Summary: Provides straight-forward advice about disclosing a Learning Disability to an employer.


Title:  Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; ADA

Publication Date:      1999-

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

Abstract/Summary: The Job Accommodation Network is a free consulting service of the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA , and the employability of people with disabilities.


Title:  Job Accommodation Network: Work-Site Accommodation Ideas for People with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; ADA ; Business best practices

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/media/LD.html

Abstract/Summary: This page on the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information specific to accommodations for learning disabilities (LDs) and attention deficit disorders (AD/HD) in the workplace. Included are key terms used to describe specific LDs and AD/HD, questions to consider when determining accommodation solutions, sample accommodation solutions, and real-life accommodation examples.


Title:  LD on the Job

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations; Self-advocacy; Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/353/411/

Abstract/Summary: This resource guides the adult job seeker with learning disabilities through the considerations of assessing and understanding strengths and weaknesses in relation to career choices and work relationships; identifying and targeting the jobs that match the job seeker's strengths; gaining valuable work experience through volunteering, part-time jobs, and internships; the application process including resumes, cover letters, and application forms; the job interview; whether and when to disclose learning disabilities and request accommodations; and tips for success throughout the entire process.


Title:  LD on the Job: Requesting Accommodations

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Self-advocacy; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/441/431/   

Abstract/Summary: This article provides helpful hints on requesting job accommodations for workers with a learning disability.


Title:  Learning Disabilities Adaptations & Accommodations Guide

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications/LDGuide/index.htm

Abstract/Summary: After a brief introduction to understanding learning disabilities and accommodations, this guide lays out a framework to match adaptations to a variety of literacy skills.


Title:  Learning Disabilities Association of America

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Accommodations; Disclosure; Self-advocacy; ADA

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldaamerica.org/index.cfm

Abstract/Summary: This website provides support for adults with Learning Disabilities and their parents and teachers by providing information on understanding learning disabilities and negotiating the help the person needs to be successful.


Title:  National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult

Audience:                  Employer

Key Words:               Business best practices; ADA ; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2002-

URL:                          http://www.onestops.info/

Abstract/Summary: The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for people with various disabilities in the workforce development system. The following are NCWD resources:

Americans with Disabilities Act & Other Legal Information

Employer Tips on Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities

Basic Etiquette: People With Mental Retardation/Cognitive Disabilities

Checklist: Finding Jobs for Customers with Disabilities

Job Development for People with Disabilities: Overview

Simple Screening Tool for a Learning Disability

Americans with Disabilities Act - Focus on Employment

Developmental Disabilities Resources

Dispelling Myths about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Fact Sheet: Learning Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) P.L. 101-336 Overview

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title 1: Employment

One-Stop Centers: A Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Financial Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities

Purchase or download Access for All: A Resource Manual for Meeting the Needs of One-Stop Customers with Disabilities (2001)

Job Accommodation Examples

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Employment Rights of Individuals with Disabilities

Why Employers Hire People with Disabilities

One-Stop Career Centers: Serving People with Disabilities

Basic Facts: People with Disabilities

One-Stop System: Legal Guidelines & Requirements for Serving People with Disabilities

NCWD/A News 2(1): Job-Seeking Materials for Customers with Disabilities

Myths and Facts About People with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Employer Responsibilities

Basic Etiquette: People with Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Resources

Resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Transportation for People with Disabilities

Youth Services and Individuals with Disabilities

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Involving People with Disabilities

Improvements to the SSDI and SSI Work Incentives and Expanded Availability of Health Care Services to Workers with Disabilities under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.

Four Strategies to Find a Good Job: Advice from Job Seekers with Disabilities

Evaluating Your Agency and Its Services: A Checklist for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities and Empowering Individuals in School and in the Workplace

Businesses Can "Do Good" and "Do Well" Through Tax Breaks Offered To Companies That Hire People With Disabilities


Title:  Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/soar/index.html

Abstract/Summary: The Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) provides an opportunity to explore accommodation options by selecting from a list of disabilities.


Title:  Tips for Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Self-advocacy; Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      1997

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/6011

Abstract/Summary: This article outlines and describes steps that adults with learning disabilities can take to become self-advocates and to request accommodations or services in the workplace.


Title:  Tips for Workplace Success for the Adult Learner

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations; Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      1995

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6009

Abstract/Summary: This short article provides suggestions for adults with learning disabilities to successfully apply for and keep a job, including matching personal strengths to job descriptions, and how to go about disclosing the disability in order to request accommodations.


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