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Disability & Accommodations Resources

The resources outlined below provide information and guidance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and applicable government agencies.

Should you have any questions, you may reach Kathryn Fernandez by phone at 504-247-1751, fax at 504-862-8435 or by email at


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

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. For more information visit

The Southwest ADA Center

Is the Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. The Center is part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). More information at their site:

Louisiana Governor's Office

The Office of Governor John Bel Edwards Maintains a Disability Affairs Resources page with links to Louisiana-based resources -


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of the federal agencies charged with enforcing the ADA. The EEOC’s ADA Fact Sheet can be found here:

Employment rights of people with disabilities under the ADA:

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) also enforces the ADA.  DOJ’s Civil Right Division provides information and technical assistance on the ADA at

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Office of Disability Employment Policy provides technical assistance on the ADA:  

DOL's Disability Resources page: