With the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we just posted two tip sheets by Jennifer LaFleur, NCDJ advisory board member and Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting for ProPublica.
The first tip sheet gives a good overview of the ADA and other federal disability laws. It includes a survey she created for her investigative story on disability access in the St. Louis area while at the Post-Dispatch.
The second tip sheet is a good primer on U.S. Census Bureau disability statistics. It includes information on the 2000 Census, work disabilities and other Census Bureau data. The tip sheet also has other statistical resources from the federal government and private organizations.
The tip sheets can be found at: http://ncdj.org/tip-sheets-for-reporters/