To request for an interpreter for an interview, call GLAD at least three to five days in advance. Have the following information ready:
5032 Lankershim Blvd. Suite #1
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Provides interpreters for all corporate, legal, and medical needs. Fee depends upon certification level of interpreter, and varies from $32/hour - $44/hour. Two-hour minimum, but special rates apply for periods under 30-minutes. Three day notice requested. Many other services available.
P.O. Box 2163
Venice, CA 90294
Pool of professional, certified interpreters available for a variety of needs including corporate, educational, and medical situations. The Network is not an agency; interpreters bill directly to eliminate service charges and agency fees. Rates vary from $25 - 30/hour, and 3 - 5 day notice is requested.
Caroline Preston - Preston Interpreting Services
P.O. Box 8643
Northridge, CA 91327
Provides interpreters for a variety of needs, including corporate, educational, medical, legal, and others. Call for rates and availability.
Special Task Interpreters
for the Deaf
Dayle McIntosh Center
**CRS establishes communication between hearing people who use voice phones and hearing impaired people who use Telecommunication Devices for Deaf (TDD).
If you wish to contact a deaf person using CRS, call the voice number above and give the operator the deaf person's TDD number. If you are deaf and trying to contact a voice number with your TDD, call the TDD number and give the operator the voice number.
The relay operator will be using both the phone and the TDD while relaying communications between the deaf person and the hearing person. The hearing person needs to speak at a slower than normal pace in order for the operator to be able to keep up while typing. The hearing person also will need to say "GA" or (Go Ahead) to inform the operator to let the deaf person know it is their turn to speak. There may be periods of silence while the operator waits for the TDD user to finish a complete thought before the operator speaks it into the phone. It is important to be patient and to recognize that typing takes longer than talking. If you are unaccustomed to CRS, the relay operator will be most happy to assist you in using this service.
Los Angeles City Office on Disabilities:
President's Committee on Employment
of People with Disabilities:
Governor's Committee on Employment
of Disabled Persons:
Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
U.S. Department of Justice:
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract
Sells copies of the ADA Handbook for $30.00, and provides posters for personnel offices and related materials free of charge. Allow 6 - 8 weeks for delivery. The ADA Handbook also is available from Pacific DABTAC for $15.00. Recorded message with touch-tone menu options.
Milt Wright and Associates, Inc.
9455 DeSoto Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
What Supervisors and Managers Need to Know About the ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Comprehensive Guide
California Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1736
Sacramento, CA 95812-1736
The ADA: Ten Steps to Compliance
The ADA: What Every Manager Must Know
The ADA: Interviewing Do's and Don'ts
"Descriptions Write Now!" - Software program that assists employers in defining Essential Job Functions and automatically creating job descriptions
Commerce Clearing House
4025 West Peterson Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60646
Bureau of National Affairs
Employer's Guide to the ADA The ADA Man
Part of the Team
Nobody is Burning Wheelchairs
May be ordered through National Easter Seal Society, 230 W. Monroe St. 1800, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-726-6200
Making the ADA Work For You
May be ordered through Milt Wright and Associates, Inc. 9455 DeSoto Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818-349-0858.
Multi-lingual Hotline offers compliance information, referral sources, and free brochures in seven languages.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (C.C.D.)
A national organization of consumers, family members, community service providers, and professional organizations that provides written information on issues relating to the rights of individuals with disabilities and the ADA.
California Department of Rehabilitation
West San Fernando Valley Branch
6800 Owensmouth Avenue, Suite 100
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Works with a variety of organizations to provide employers with qualified individuals with disabilities. Generally serves clients who are higher-functioning than those in other agencies. Participates in Supported Employment, JTPA, and TJTC programs by coordinating client involvement with other service providers. For the nearest D.R. office in your area consult the STATE GOVERNMENT section of your telephone directory or call the number listed above. Call to post job vacancies.
Employ America - A Division of Social Vocational Services
20280 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 769-6191 (Voice)
(310) 769-1517 (FAX)
A state-wide industry leader in the concept of supported employment, Employ America is a non-profit agency dedicated to delivering vocational and residential services to individuals with a variety of developmental and acquired disabilities.
Employment Development Department
P.O. Box 826880, MIC 85,
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001
(916) 654-8210 Voice
(916) 654-9820 TDD
Accepts job vacancy announcements from area employers. Also works with a variety of other community and state organizations to provide employers with qualified individuals with disabilities.
Jewish Vocational Service
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(213) 655-8910 (Voice)
(213) 658-7830 (TDD)
(213) 653-2006 (FAX)
A non-profit organization specializing in the placement of individuals with a variety of disabilities. Job Developers assist employers adapt the skills of qualifies individuals with disabilities to the requirements of job vacancies. Targeted Job Tax Credit (TJTC) and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs are available. Call to post job vacancies.
There are twenty M.H.A. Chapters in California. The State Office provides information on each of the regional chapters, and refers callers to local protection and advocacy services, if required.
Braille Institute of America
741 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
National Braille Association
National Braille Press
The National Library Service for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Recordings for the Blind
213-664-5525 Voice (Southern California)
415-493-3717 Voice (Northern California)
Lighthouse for the Blind
214 Van Ness St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
American Foundation for the Blind
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
National Federation of the Blind of California
3834 Kern Ct., Pleasanton, CA 94588
Learning Disabilities Association of California
Alta Dena, CA
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Ave., S., Ste. 1420
New York, NY 10016
National Information Center on Deafness
National Association for the Deaf
National Stroke Association
National Mental Health Association
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Orton Dyslexia Society - National Office
American Printing House for the Blind
Brain Injury Association
AIDS Action Council/National AIDS Network
American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
800-638-8255 Voice and TDD
301-897-5700 Voice and TDD
A.L.S. - Lou Gherig's Disease
Alcohol & Drug Problems Assn. of America
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.
American Anorexia/Bulimia Assn., Inc.
Battered Women's Hotline(Referral Service)
800-339-6993 Voice for L.A. County
714-955-2255 Voice for Orange County
American Cancer Society
800-422-6237 Voice (Cancer Hotline)
United Cerebral Palsy
Child Abuse Hot Line
Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Crohn's Disease & Colitis Foundation
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Inc.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
International Polio Network
United Parkinson Foundation
American Paralysis Association
Association for Retarded Citizens
800-855-1155 TDD (Tell the operator you would like to place a collect call to:
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
American Tinnitus Association
Tourette Syndrome Association
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults
516-944-8900 Voice Nat.
818-782-9935 Voice/TDD - L.A. Area Office
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Assn. - Information Service
Hypoglycemia Association, Inc.
Immune Deficiency Foundation
Lupus Foundation of America
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple Dystrophy Association