Disability and Accessibility
Volunteerism and Service Learning As A Pathway to Employment for Youth with Disabilities
Volunteerism and work-based learning (both paid and voluntary) can provide critical preparation for all youth as they transition from school into the world of work. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Corporation for National and Community Service have collaborated to create policy guidance and highlight resources to promote national service as an option for all youth, including youth with disabilities.
- Inclusive Service Letter (HTML)
- Inclusive Service Letter (PDF)
- Resource Section
- White Paper
- CNCS study on Employment and Volunteerism
- AmeriCorps Income Exclusion Chart
Disability.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with quick and easy access to the information they need. With just a few clicks, the site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
Disability.gov is the result of an Executive Memorandum issued by President George W. Bush on August 28, 2002, as part of his New Freedom Initiative which directed federal agencies to work together to build a one-stop interagency Web portal for people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and community members. The website is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), in partnership with 20 other federal agencies.
Accessibility & Compliance Issues
The Corporation for National and Community Service is committed to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities, both members of the public and Federal employees.
To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
Section 508 also requires us to ensure that Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and use of information and data by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. (To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information, please read the Synopsis of Section 508 Accessibility Requirements.)
If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, TTY, etc.) and the format of any material on our web sites interfere with your ability to access the information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Do you have an accessibility issue?
To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.