Disability Resource Clearinghouse Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to the Justice Center’s Disability Resource Clearinghouse where you can access information about disability-related programs, services, laws and regulations. This Clearinghouse links to resources from local, state, federal and national agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations. We seek to provide a wide-range of information that may be helpful to people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and advocates.  

Featured Resource

Employer Success Stories

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) supports employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities. Find examples of companies that have made disability diversity in the workplace a priority.

Navigating Human Service Systems

The Multiple Systems Navigator provides easily accessible resources, service information and tools to assist youth, parents, family members/caregivers, and front-line staff currently struggling to effectively and efficiently navigate multiple human service systems – creating a web-based, ‘one-stop-shop’ for user-friendly, accurate and up-to-date disability information and tools.

Recreation in New York State

The Department of Environmental Conservation welcomes all visitors to explore outdoor recreation on state lands and is committed to providing an ever-increasing range of accessible opportunities. Currently, visitors to accessible facilities can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, canoeing, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, visiting historic assets, wildlife observation and camping at DEC campgrounds among many other recreational opportunities. 

NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?  

If you cannot find the information you need, please call one of our Disability Navigators toll-free at 1-800-624-4143.  Relay users, please dial 7-1-1 or email us at infoassistance@justicecenter.ny.gov.  

Select a Topic:

Accessibility

State

The International Code Council (ICC) provides information about New York building codes and accessibiility requirements.

getATstuff is a multi-state online equipment exchange collaborative. Items such as accessible vans, assisted listening/alerting devices, and computer devices are offered for sale at lower than market price or for no cost.

NYAIL is a statewide, not-for-profit membership association created by and composed of Independent Living Centers (ILCs) across New York State.  ILCs provide technical assistance to persons with disabilities with regard to accessibility, affordable and integrated housing, and education and individualized assistance on understanding public and private health insurance.

New York Relay Service is a statewide service that connects standard (voice) telephone users with deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, speech-disabled, or late-deafened people who use text telephone (TTY) or voice carry-over (VCO) phones.  This website offers information about the relay service and resources. 

The DMV provides information about accessible parking for people with disabilities and information regarding how to obtain accessible parking permits or license plates. 

The Division of Building Standards and Codes provides information about building codes and accessibility requirements.   Chapter 11 Accessibility of the NYS Building Codes can be found on this site in the link Free Online Codes

A summary of how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects NYSDOT facilities, operations and services and their transition plan can be found on this website, including standards related to accessibility. 

The TRAID Program, administered by the Justice Center, coordinates statewide activities to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology in the areas of education, employment, and community living and information technology/telecommunications. 

Federal and National

AFB is a national non-profit that helps people with vision loss by providing information about accessible technology, resources for individuals, families and professionals as well as research and public policy on vision loss. 

The United States Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of ADA Accessibility Guidelines and standards. 

Information and resources regarding accessible transportation such as public transportation and air travel, in addition to laws and regulations can be found on this website.  

EAC provides information and resources for voters with disabilities.

Civil Rights

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provides technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and Standards for Accessible Design.    

The FCC’s Disability Rights Office provides information and resources regarding disability-related matters, including access to telecommunications services and equipment, hearing aid compatibility, accessible video programming and television closed captioning.