Disability Resource Clearinghouse Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to the Justice Center’s Disability Resource Clearinghouse where you can access information about disability-related programs, services, laws and regulations. This Clearinghouse links to resources from local, state, federal and national agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations. We seek to provide a wide-range of information that may be helpful to people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and advocates.  

Featured Resource

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people with disabilities and other qualified taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing. Use the VITA locator tool to find a tax assistance program site near you.

NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?  

If you cannot find the information you need, please call one of our Disability Navigators toll-free at 1-800-624-4143.  Relay users, please dial 7-1-1 or email us at infoassistance@justicecenter.ny.gov.  

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Transportation

State

This site provides information about accessible public transit in New York City, including the Long Island Railroad, Metro North and New York City airports.

Information about safe and affordable public and private transportation opportunities for people with disabilities in New York City can be found on this website.  

DMV provides Information on eligibility, instructions and forms for parking permits for people with disabilities. 

A list of paratransit services for people with disabilities by county is available on this website.

Federal and National

Disability.gov is the federal government’s website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.  Its Guide to Transportation provides a broad range of resources about transportation-related issues including transportation rights for people with disabilities, accessible transportation, paying for vehicle modifications and air travel and people with disabilities. 

DAV provides free transportation to Veterans Administration medical facilities for injured and ill veterans.  This transportation is coordinated by Hospital Service Coordinators around the country. A DAV Hospital Service Coordinator directory is available on the website. 

NADTC offers information on accessible transportation options, operates a technical assistance center for older adults and people with disabilities, and caregivers, and provides grants to support communities to expand accessible transportation.

TSA provides travelers with disabilities and medical conditions information about the security screening process and assistance available.     

Civil Rights

The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure that public transit services are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.