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Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

http://www.dol.gov/odep/#.UKa_oWflfHg
Nationwide disability policies, tools, and resources.

Washington State, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

www.wa.gov/dshs/dvr
A statewide employment resource for people with disabilities and businesses. Business services are customized and generally available at no-cost.

Business Employer Support Team (BEST)

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/ra/division-vocational-rehabilitation/services-employers
BEST representatives are available statewide to assist employers trying to keep an employee with disability productive, find qualified applicants with disabilities, reduce hiring costs, or enhance your workforce diversity programs.

Northwest ADA Center (NW ADA Center)

http://nwadacenter.org/audience/business
The NW ADA Center has professionals familiar with disability, rehabilitation, rehab engineering, special education, the built environment, accessibility to buildings, and electronic accessibility, civil rights law, and business. NW ADA Center representatives can come to your business to do face-to-face trainings, online tutorials, teleconferences, and downloadable PowerPoint presentations.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATAP)

www.watap.org
Assistive Technology information, referral, consultation, and training on the selection of AT devices, services, and funding.

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)

www.dsb.wa.gov/
The DSB provides programs to people of blindness and visually impaired of all ages. Services are also available to assist businesses in hiring and accommodating employees of blindness.

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center

www.hsdc.org
HSDC provides individuals and businesses with communication services, training, and products for Hearing, Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing or Speech-Challenged people

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

askjan.org/empl/index.htm
JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Division of Developmental Disabilities

http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD.aspx
The Developmental Disabilities Division provides a full range of services and support that enhance the lives of King County citizens with developmental disabilities and their families.

King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Division

http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MHSA.aspx
The King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Division provides supported employment services to job seekers and employers along with other supportive services for citizens with behavioral health disabilities.

Business Ideas for People with Disabilities

https://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/business-ideas-people-disabilities/

Disability Resources

http://www.disabilityresources.org/WASHINGTON.html
Index of multiple resources around the state.

U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN)

http://www.usbln.org
The parent organization to the WSBLN.

Home Remodeling for Persons With Disabilities

http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs