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National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) - USA

The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), located at Education Development Center, Inc., was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from 1992-1998 to promote the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities. Updated 09/26/99

Missouri Technology Center for Special Education  - USA

The Missouri Technology Center for Special Education provides information, training and technical assistance to Missouri's educators interested in effectively integrating computer technology into their curriculum. New advances in computer technology can improve the educational opportunities for students with special needs. Housed in the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Center is funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Special Education. Updated 09/26/99

Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices (CFSP)   - USA

Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices represents a collaborative effort to build the capacity of state and local education agencies to serve children and youth with and without disabilities in school and community settings. Updated 09/26/99

Center for Information Technology Accommodation  - USA

The mission of the Center for IT Accommodation is to advance technologies and policies which enhance access to electronic information for persons with disabilities. CITA services and activities include: facilitate an Interagency network of accessibility specialists. support activities of the Council on Accessible Technology and the Federal World Wide Web Consortium.   It provides  technical consultations and demonstrations on assistive technology devices used for visual, auditory, mobility impairments and repetitive strain injuries.   It is a resource for current ergonomic literature for accessible office furniture and computer workstation accessories such as keyboards, Braille readers, pointing devices, screen readers and speech recognition." Updated 09/26/99

Assistive Technology Educational Network (ATEN)   - USA

"ATEN is to assist in the enhancement of student outcomes through the provision of information, training, and technical support in the area of assistive technology. ATEN provides the following services to students with disabilities (ages 3-21), family members, teachers, and other professionals throughout Florida's public school system. ATEN's professional staff includes educators, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists." Updated 09/26/99

ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS (ATA)  - USA

"ATA is a network of community-based resource centers dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies. Centers can be found all across the country. "  Updated 09/26/99

CAST  - USA

"Founded in 1984, CAST is an educational, not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities. The following sections explain CAST's mission and goals, accomplishments, staff, board, and describe opportunities for Web visitors to support CAST's work."  Updated 09/26/99

Warm Springs Resource Center for People with Disabilities  - USA

  • Vision - Promoting & Facilitating quality of life for people with disabilities
  • Mission - To coordinate or provide social, educational, vocational & recreational services for people with disabilities
  • Values - Opening doors to make lives better

Updated 09/26/99

Rehab Report  - USA

Rehab Report is a monthly business magazine for rehabilitation professionals. Readers look to Rehab Report for information on innovative practices and programs; trends in the industry; new products or applications; product purchasing; regulation and legislation; solutions; funding and reimbursement; technology; management and staffing; service delivery; and outcomes measurement. Updated 09/26/99

Family Village - USA

This site has good general information and literature on disabilities available to those who need it. Updated 08/24/99

Connecticut Office of P&A for Persons with Disabilities - USA

"The Office of Protection and Advocacy (better known as "P&A") is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut" - Quoted from the web site Updated 08/19/99

Colorado Protection and Advocacy System (The Legal Center) -USA

There is no Internet Site but the organization is the Colorado Protection and Advocacy organization to protect people with disabilities in Colorado. Updated 08/19/99

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems - USA

This site is devoted to the: "Federally mandated system in each state and territory which provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy" - Quoted from the Web site. Updated 08/14/99

Protection & Advocacy, Inc.  - USA (California)

"PAI works in partnership with people with disabilities - to protect, advocate for and advance their human, legal and service rights. We strive toward a society that values all people and supports their rights to dignity, freedom, choice and quality of life." - Quoted from the web site. Updated.08/14/99

Deaf Nation  - USA

Devoted to serving people who are deaf or hearing impaired this site is also offers such services as Web Hosting and ISP services. Updated.08/14/99

American Society on Aging - USA

Devoted to aging this site has good information and literature available to those who need it. Updated.08/14/99

Disability Rights Center Inc. - USA (Arkansas)

"Disability Rights Center, Inc. is a federally funded, private non-profit agency which serves as the independent protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in Arkansas" - Quoted from the web site. Updated.07/29/99

Arizona Center for Disability Law - USA

"The Arizona Center for Disability Law advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities to be free from abuse, neglect and discrimination and to have access to education, health care, jobs, and other services in order to maximize independence and achieve equality" - Quoted from the web site. Updated.07/28/99

American Samoa Client Assistance Program and Protection & Advocacy  - USA

The Protection and Advocacy Program for American Samoa.Updated.07/28/99

Disability Law Center of Alaska - USA

Site Summary:  "The Disability Law Center programs described in this web-site are Protection and Advocacy programs funded by grants from the federal government. The agency also receives grants from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. These state grants are used to either expand a federal programs or to serve people with disabilities who are not eligible for federal Protection and Advocacy programs due to restrictions or limited resources". - Quoted from the web site. Updated.07/28/99

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program  - USA

Site Summary:  "ADAP is the federally mandated, statewide, "Protection and Advocacy" (P&A) program serving eligible individuals with disabilities in Alabama. The central purpose of P&A programs throughout the United States is to respond to allegations of abuse, neglect and violations of rights of persons with disabilities or discrimination based on their disability." - Quoted from the ADAP web site. Updated.07/28/99

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation - India

National Handicapped Finance and development corporation has been set up to empower  persons with disabilities to attain economic self reliance. The corporation extends loans to persons with disabilities to set up small businesses or any income generating enterprise Updated.07/28/99

GLADNET  - United Nations

"GLADNET, the Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network is an initiative of the Vocational Rehabilitation Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The network brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations representing disabled persons, all committed to the common goal of advancing competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities." Quoted from the GLADNET Fact Sheet. Updated 07/28/99

Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) - USA 

"A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research into determining identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry, tracking possible trends. DDR also provides a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs." Quoted from the web site. Updated 07/19/99

Accessing Information and Persons With Disabilities - USA 

People with disabilities often have trouble understanding information on the Internet due to the way it is organized, coded, and accessed. For example, persons who have dyslexia or have a vision disability may access the Internet using programs that speak what is displayed on the screen. Many of the problems experienced by people with disabilities when reading web pages can be avoided if developers of Web Pages follow guidelines and test their web sites for accessibility. Updated 07/11/99

CSS Internet News Disability Internet Resources - USA

This is a great site with many focused pages dealing with disabilities.  It has several courses that can be taken and the sources listed are all excellent.  There is also a newsletter that you can subscribe to. Updated 07/11/99

National Council on Disability  - USA

"The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities." Updated 07/08/99

Exploring disability sites and accessible pathways to the information highway - USA 

A presentation by Cynthia Waddell based directly on the City of San Jose Disability Access Design Standards for developing Web Sites, and an article written on Electronic Curbcuts: How to Build an Accessible Web Site. Links to both of these are provided on the site. Updated 07/08/99

Starling Access Services - Canada 

This site provides information on accessible web site design. Starling Access Services will design your Web site from the ground up to be exciting and accessible while using all the latest Web techniques. Updated 07/08/99

Opportunity Village - USA

"Opportunity Village ARC is a community-based, not-for-profit agency that serves people with mental retardation to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families." - Quoted from the web site. Updated 07/06/99

Opportunities for People with Disabilities - Larlham Community Network (LCN) - USA

The newly-formed Larlham Community Network (LCN) has been developed to offer opportunities to individuals of all ages, at all levels of disability. Through a statewide system of providers, the LCN will provide individuals with a comprehensive selection of supports for every stage of their lives.." - Quoted from the web site. Updated 07/06/99

O U T S E T REAL JOBS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE  - United Kingdom 

"Through our network of centres we train over 600 disabled people a year in information technology and business administration skills. Our clients are trained to nationally recognised qualifications, on the latest state of the art equipment. Our employment Officers then work closely with local employers to ensure the right person for the right job.." - Quoted from the web site. Updated 07/06/99

AWARE of the HTML Writers Guild - USA

This is a site devoted to Web Accessibility issues. It is full of ideas and examples useful for building accessible web sites. Updated 07/06/99

New Mobility Magazine - USA

An electronic magazine dealing with mostly mobility impairments.  It has many interesting features including a chat room.

Internet Location:  http://www.newmobility.com/   Updated 6/3/99

Reach Out Magazine - USA

An electronic magazine dealing with disability issues.   It has many interesting features including a chat room

Internet Location:  http://www.abilitymagazine.com/   Updated 6/3/99

 

 

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