If you are living with MS, you know the disease is unpredictable and creates a different experience for everyone. Some people living with MS may struggle to maintain their employment. If you have questions about how to stay successfully employed, MSWorks can help.
The chapter can provide you with information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and common accommodations and has several publications to help you understand your options. Below is a list of additional resources to assist you in understanding your rights and options.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
For information and technical assistance on the ADA, call its information line at (800) 514-0301 or visit www.ada.gov.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
This is a free information and referral service that provides information about accommodations, technical assistance regarding the ADA and information about self-employment options. Call (800) 526-7234 or visit www.jan.wvu.edu.
These centers were established to provide training, information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, consumers, schools and state and local governments. Call them toll-free at (800) 949-4232 or visit them online.
In New Jersey:
Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) strives to enhance the lives of all Pennsylvanians with disabilities, older Pennsylvanians, and their families, through access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services, which allow for choice, control and independence at home, work, school, play, and in their neighborhoods. PIAT has a variety of programs including device demonstrations, device loans, reuse and exchange program, training and more. For more information call (800) 204-7428 or visit www.disabilities.temple.edu/piat.
Microsoft Accessibility Features
The National MS Society and Silicon Valley Independent Living Center collaborated to bring you this guide to using accessibility features on the Windows XP and Vista operating systems.