Disability and Accessibility

Volunteerism and Service Learning As A Pathway to Employment for Youth with Disabilities 

Volunteerism and work-based learning can provide critical preparation for youth as they transition from school to the workplace. The Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) collaborated to create policy guidance and highlight resources to promote national service as an option for all youth, including youth with disabilities.

Disability.gov

Disability.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with quick and easy access to disability-related information and programs. The site includes information about 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 that directs 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

CNCS is compliant with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are seeking information or services, have access to, and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed.

Section 508 also requires that Federal employees with disabilities have access to, and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to Federal employees who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed. (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 interferes with your ability to access the information, please email eo@cns.gov 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.

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