Financial Aids

Financial resources for providing accommodations

  • IRS- Tax Credits: To assist businesses with complying with the ADA, Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses.
  • Business Tax Incentives https://www.irs.gov/publications/p907; If you own or operate a business, or you are looking for work, you should be aware of the following tax incentives for businesses to help persons with disabilities.
  • Disabled access credit—This is a nonrefundable tax credit for an eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses to provide access to persons with disabilities. The expenses must be to enable the eligible small business to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. See Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit.
  • Work opportunity credit—This credit provides businesses with an incentive to hire individuals from targeted groups that have a particularly high unemployment rate or other special employment needs. One targeted group consists of vocational rehabilitation referrals. These are individuals who have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial handicap to employment. See Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit.
  • ADA resources: http://www.ada.gov/taxcred.htm; http://www.ada.gov/archive/taxpack.pdf

What service should I provide?

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing use a variety of ways to communicate, some rely on sign language interpreters or assistive listening devices, some rely primarily on written messages.  Many can speak even though they might not be able to hear. The communication option that the hospital/organization/business provides will vary depending on the abilities of the person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the complexity and nature of the required interaction/communication.

Request a consultation

Email:

Phone:

  • 508-699-1477 (voice); answering service supports non-business hours sending messages to on call staff
  • 508-809-4894 (videophone) for ASL users