Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Disability Resource Library

Accommodation Resources
  • CAP - The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities throughout the federal government FREE OF CHARGE! (Note: Before contacting CAP directly, check with the Disability and Diversity Program Manager or Selective Placement Program Coordinator, as they may already have a relationship with CAP.)
  • JAN - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available and is a terrific and easy-to-use resource. This free consulting service is designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. JAN provides individualized worksite accommodation solutions, as well as information on job accommodations and related subjects for employers and people with disabilities.

Federal Resources

There are numerous federal programs designed to assist people with disabilities in finding employment. The following is a non-exhaustive list of programs/resources:

  • USAJOBS for applicants with disabilities
  • OPM for job seekers with disabilities
  • U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
  • Disability.gov has resources geared to help people with disabilities get started with their job search. This is the federal government's one-stop informational website for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals, and many others.  Disability.gov's Guide to Employment provides resources for individuals with disabilities seeking federal and private sector employment opportunities.

Recruitment and Referral Programs
  • OPM Shared List - OPM has developed a database of candidates with disabilities who are eligible to apply for employment through Schedule A. Interested applicants with disabilities may submit appropriate documentation to Bender Consulting Services via e-mail at or through its website.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program - WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Programs - VR programs provide a variety of services to help people with disabilities prepare for and engage in gainful employment. VR services include the following: vocational counseling, training, supported employment services, and job placement services.

Schedule A Hiring Authority

For Schedule A appointments, proof of disability documentation is required from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, etc., that issues or provides disability benefits.