Employer Portal Partnerships
The AT Connects Employer Portal is a cooperative effort of the RESNA Catalyst Project
and AT Connects
. The Catalyst Project is responsible for the overall content and AT Connects supports the development and maintenance of the site. The two sponsoring projects are funded by the US Department of Education/RSA.
In addition to the two main partners, the portal has been developed with support and information from the following programs and organizations.
Every state and territory is home to a State Assistive Technology Act Program. These programs offer training and outreach, as well as loans and demonstrations of AT, and access to low cost refurbished technology. Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Programs are important sources of information on regulatory, policy and legal questions that may arise for individual AT users. Many states are also home to Alternative Financing Programs (AFP) and Telework projects; AFP offer financial products to assist individuals with the acquisition of AT, whereas Telework projects are designed to promote and support telecommuting opportunities.
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provide local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA's mission to "make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality."
The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Our mission is to maintain and enhance a strong, effective and efficient national program of public vocational rehabilitation services which empowers individuals to achieve employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion and integration into our communities.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. JAN is a service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration serves as a resource and clearinghouse of information for service providers at national, state and local levels in the development of national programs to reduce or eliminate social and environmental barriers experienced by persons with disabilities.
Our mission is to provide technical assistance (TA) and continuing education (CE) activities that meet the strategic goals and program performance needs of state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their community partners in the Southeast.
The Institute on Disability/UCED (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.
The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) is a national non-profit, non-partisan business to business network promoting workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are included. The USBLN® serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. Additionally, the USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP) is the nation's leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including service-disabled veterans.