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Disability Issues

Mentor Program for Law Students with Disabilities
The American Bar Association's Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law has a Mentor Program for law students with disabilities. This program pairs law students with practicing attorneys, taking into account students' interest in being matched with lawyers who have disabilities, geographical location and practice areas of interest. For more information, contact Sherri Rita at sherri.rita@americanbar.org.

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established 10 regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each center works closely with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation, and other professional networks to provide ADA information and assistance.

EEOC Reasonable Accomodations for Attorneys with Disabilities
Links to report by EEOC about reasonable accommodations for attorneys.  Includes advice about how and when to make a request and types of reasonable accommodations.  Copy of report is also available in CDO library in the Diversity section.

National Association of Blind Lawyers
NABL provides support and information regarding employment, techniques used by the blind, advocacy, laws affecting the blind and other information. NABL offers an email list to discuss legal matters and topics related to blindness.