NJ Disability Benefits Website Redesign Offers More Accessible Tools

EAST OF HANNOVER, NJ, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The World Institute on Disability (WID), along with the Kessler Foundation, are pleased to announce the release of their new New Jersey Disability Benefits 101 (NJ DB101) website. The new design site features upgrades in functionality, appearance, and improved accessibility. An early version of NJDB101 was originally released and funded by the New Jersey Division of Disability Services in 2007.

Disability Benefits 101, a project of WID, provides tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits for ten states, including New Jersey. The Kessler Foundation helped provide funds for the redesign of the state-specific website.

The modified website highlights upgrades for easier navigation and accessibility from all types of devices. “This free, comprehensive online resource empowers people with disabilities and those who support them to make informed employment decisions. NJ DB101 provides the ability to find accurate information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, about social security benefits, health care, etc. -use, intuitive source,” said Mercedes Witowskiexecutive director, New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities.

The site’s new navigational structure quickly guides users to the content most relevant to their situation, such as “What benefits can I get?” or “Benefit Planning Estimators.” Users can now also customize and save frequently used content as favorites.

We invite you to discover NJ DB101 today at: https://nj.db101.org/

About the World Institute for Disability
The World Institute on Disability (WID) is dedicated to designing, building and supporting holistic community solutions by removing barriers to include people with disabilities. It provides training, technical assistance and online tools to help people with disabilities and their circles of support make informed decisions about their employment, benefits, housing and inclusive living goals. WID’s website, Disability Benefits 101 (DB101), helps people with disabilities and service providers understand the links between work and benefits. DB101 is free to users, does not host advertisements, and does not take payments from private companies or attorneys to add articles, references, or other information.

About the Kessler Foundation
The Kessler Foundation, a leading disability non-profit organization, is a world leader in rehabilitation research that aims to improve cognition, mobility and long-term outcomes, including employment, for people with neurological disorders caused by diseases and brain damage. and the spinal cord. The Kessler Foundation is the national leader in funding innovative programs that expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. For more information, visit KesslerFoundation.org.

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