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Sign Language - The Office of Civil Rights provides a part-time on call Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) for Commerce employees and visitors to the Hoover Building. Some OCR bureaus at other locations also offer Interpreting Services.  Check with your EEO Officer to find out about services at other facilities.

Reasonable Accommodation - The U.S. Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations so that people with disabilities have the opportunity to perform the duties of their positions.

Disability Discrimination - Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability. Know your Rights.

Disability.Gov — Provides one-stop online access to disability-related resources, services, and information available throughout the federal government. Know your Rights -

Arranging Accessible Business Meetings for People with Disabilities - Information on how to evaluate the accessibility of a meeting site for people with disabilities including resources and tips on room set-up, presentation of meeting content, parking and providing auxiliary aids and services.

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) - U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) program that helps federal agencies with purchasing assistive technology and services, providing training on using assistive technology, advising on how to create accessible electronic environments and accommodating workers with disabilities.

JANGlobe Image The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available, and is a terrific and easy-to-use resource. This free consulting service is designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. JAN provides individualized worksite accommodation solutions, as well as information on job accommodations and related subjects for employers and people with disabilities. Additional information can be found at


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