The improved site, managed by the DOL, is designed to better inform and serve the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities, along with their families and friends, veterans, employers, educators, caregivers and anyone interested in disability-related information.
Disability.gov has pulled together content from 22 federal agencies and utilizes social media tools that enable user interaction. Visitors can sign up for personalized news and updates, participate in online discussions and suggest new resources for the site.
"The Department of Labor is pleased to be the managing partner of Disability.gov and to help advance the independence and full participation of people with disabilities in the workforce, the classroom and their communities," said Kathleen Martinez, assistant secretary for the Labor Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
The DOL has also set up a Twitter feed, RSS feeds, a blog, social bookmarking and a user-friendly way to access information on such topics as employment and job accommodation. The Department has plans to add more tools in the coming months.
"Far more than just a directory of federal resources, Disability.gov is a meeting ground for Americans to learn, respond and communicate about a wealth of critically important disability-related topics," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The new site has been vastly enhanced to provide more information in as efficient and interactive setting as possible."
Read the DOL press release and visit Disability.gov for more information.