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Purdue University offers an Online Masters in Special Education (http://online.purdue.edu/masters-special-education) - USA

Scholarships and Grants - USA

ScholarshipsAndGrants.US provides essential Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources to students preparing for all types of careers. From the arts to aviation to education, we highlight the latest financial aid opportunities for students.

EasyMedOnline.com - USA

EasyMedOnline is a full line medical equipment provider offering top notch customer service along with the most reliable products available. We specialize in products such as manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, lift chairs, cpap supplies, and walking aids. 1/2211

Choice Magazine Listening - USA

Choice Magazine Listening produces a free, bi-monthly, eight hour recorded magazine of the best written articles, short stories, essays and poetry to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or dyslexic.

Miracle Ear

Well known maker of hearing aids  - 9/26/10

Video Caption Corporation

At Video Caption Corporation, we provide high quality English and Spanish offline closed captioning, and multi-language subtitling services for video and DVDs. We close caption and subtitle video in standard and high definition formats, as well as for the Internet. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get your captioning or subtitling project done on time and within budget - .8/4/10

1800wheelchair.com - USA

1800wheelchair.com opened in 1997 with a clear mission: to be a one stop, full service medical supply company. If you find yourself or family member with a short term injury or a long term disability, we have the products needed to help increase your mobility. Shop for Manual Wheelchairs, Electric Wheelchairs, Mobility Scooters, Lift Chairs, Patient Lifts , Rollators, Accessories, Canes and Bathroom Aids.

Better Life Mobility

Your complete mobility store with locations in San Diego, Riverside & Las Vegas. Put simply, each and every employee and affiliate of Better Life Mobility is committed to the care and improvement of your life through wheelchair & mobility vans, handicap accessible vehicles, wheelchairs, stair lifts and other mobility products. - 2/2/10

Mobilitywheels

Looking for a power wheelchair also known as electric wheelchair or your everyday medical supplies at an affordable price, we are your one stop shop. Whether you are looking for power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, lift chairs, mobility scooters, adult diapers, or oxygen therapy we have thousands of medical supply products to choose from, all at very low prices. We carry top brands from Invacare, Golden Technology, Pride mobility, Kimberly Clark, Medline and many more.... - 2/2/10

AMS Houston

Accessible Van Sales and Service: The Source for Handicapped Vans in Texas - 1/17/10

Handicap Help

This is a website www.handihelp.net which contains simple tools and ideas that the author of the web site has  come up with to overcome some of the frustrations faced daily by physically challenged individuals. - 9/29/09

The Southern Cross Healthcare Group, United Kingdom

Southern Cross Healthcare and Ashbourne Senior Living provide care homes for the elderly in the United Kingdom. - 9/29/09

STEP-HEAR  

While modern technology has not yet developed a solution for blindness, the technology of STEP-HEAR Ltdcan pave the way to increasing the independence and convenience of the visually impaired. The Step-Hear is an information and navigation reference point system consisting of two components: The base unit and the activator. The device was developed by engineers who specialize in technologies that provide aid to people with special needs. 5/04/09

Asbestos.net

Welcome to Asbestos.net, a comprehensive resource on the topic of asbestos and its devastating effects, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. We offer more than 2,500 well-researched, easy-to-understand articles. We also publish video articles, a directory of cancer centers and oncologists, and medical and legal glossaries. 5/04/09

Advanced Aeromedical, Inc. -- Oxygen Resource

Advanced Aeromedical, Inc. has been in business for over 25 years. Ranging from Critical Care Air Transport to Oxygen at Connecting Airports, we are available for your special needs. 5/03/09

The Wheel Life

The Wheel Life is a social network and a directory of companies and resources aimed at making life easier and more enjoyable for wheelchair users in the UK.  5/03/09

LINDAVE VISION

At lindavevision.com you will find the latest vision enhancement items at great prices.  This is a great resource with terrific products at reasonable prices.  You can find such things as talking Microwaves and other exciting products!  4/30/09

DisabledLaw.ca

DisabledLaw.ca is a Canadian disability law site that includes information on types of disability insurance claims and policies, as well as information about Canadian disability insurance companies.  The site also includes a disability law blog that contains posts on Canadian disability law and has tips for disability claimants. 4/29/09

Aardvark Adaptive Modification

Full service Accessible Design, Consulting and Contracting Firm 2/22/09

Social Security Disability Audio - Social Security Disability Resource with Podcasts - USA

 Information on Social Security presented in podcast format    1/25/09

The Speech Assistant - USA

This patented device is a uniquely designed interface that takes text-to-speech audio from a computer or speech generating device and then sends it directly into a telephone or cell phone. It is designed for persons with temporary and permanent speech impairments 12/14/08

AMS Vans Mississippi - USA

Don’t be held back by the restrictions a wheelchair tries to put on your life. Break through the disabled transportation barrier that is so often associated with limited mobility. 10/14/08

 AMS Vans San Diego - USA

Buying an adapted van can help you break free from the restrictions a wheelchair puts on your life. We carry both side and rear entry mobility vans and make the buying process fun, easy and convenient. 10/14/08

AMS Vans Ohio

When it comes to mobility vehicle sales there are many options. Whether new or pre-owned, basic or luxury, our mobility vehicle sales professionals will walk you through the process to find the right vehicle at the right price.  9/15/08

AustraliaForAll Alliance Inc

AustraliaForAll.com.au is an initiative of Access For All Alliance Inc. It is a destination finder where tourists with disabilities can obtain accessibility information in the knowledge that it is complete and correct. 6/23/08

Mesothelioma Web

Mesothelioma Web is one of the most established and comprehensive sites on mesothelioma. The site provides information about the disease, symptoms , and treatment for mesothelioma, as well as palliative care, nutrition, chemotherapy, and the latest on clinical trials.

Prescription Hope

Prescription Hope was established by concerned and dedicated people assisting individuals who need to take prescription medications, yet lack the income to afford the monthly expense. Since our founding in 2001 we have assisted thousands of Low Income and many others throughout the United States in obtaining low cost prescriptions directly from the manufacturer. The original founders of Prescription Hope were responsible for the origination of the Prescription Drug Benefit program on behalf of county and state governments with the advent of the Prescription Hope program launched with the United Way 211 system in July of 2006.  4/29/08

4MyChild

Our mission is to provide you with the most comprehensive resource and compassionate voice for all things related to caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and other neurological injuries.

adaptiveoutdoorsman.com

Our focus is on providing adaptive hunting, adaptive fishing, and adaptive camping items for those that have a loss of limb function and/or mobility but who still want to enjoy outdoor pursuits. 3/22/08

Accessible Van Sales and Service

Freedom to ride, freedom to dream. It is with great pride that Accessible Van Sales and Service seeks to fulfill the personal mobility goals of every customer who comes through our doors. As an authorized AMS Vans reseller, we are committed to providing safe, reliable and budget-friendly handicap vans that are converted and customized for our customers’ needs. 3/18/08

Asbestos.com

The Asbestos & Mesothelioma center is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in hopes of creating awareness about the dangers of asbestos. 2/18/08

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

We offer comprehensive information on the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma to patients and their families, as well as a number of unique resources - including clinical trial updates and daily mesothelioma news. 2/14/08

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

National law firm dedicated to helping the injured. Morgan & Morgan fighting for the people; not the powerful.  1/24/08

Care.com: Find Long Term Care and Elder Care Resources

 Senior Care Articles and Resources 1/12/08

Social Security Disability Law Center

Our firm helps disabled individuals all over the nation with their applications for Social Security Disability and SSI. We also handle appeals and hearings.  11/27/07

 David B. Lafever, Rehabilitation Engineer

He does  many types of services, here is a list by general categories:

11/12/07

Specialty Furniture Products

"Our mission is to work with our customers and caregivers to develop products that make their lives easier.”  Our Easycare Safety Bed™ brings added safety, security and a top quality furniture design to the special needs individual while providing peace of mind for the caregiver. 10/18/07

 

Wheelchair Accessible Vans

Nationwide Provider of Wheelchair Vans and resources related to Van Conversions. 10/01/07

Lawyers for Social Security Disability

A national resource helping provide legal support for individuals who need to receive their Social Security Disability benefits. 07/27/07

Alliance for Holistic Aging

 an alliance of people from all walks of life who believe in self-directed aging. Our mission is to empower individuals and groups to develop and share new approaches, resources, products and services for successful, community-based aging. 07/16/07

 CG-Lock

 The CG-Lock was developed originally for use by sports car drivers and off roaders who have standard seatbelts in their cars, but who use those cars for autocrossing, track days, or other forms of "hard, aggressive" driving.   Customers soon made it clear that the CG-Lock was a valuable tool for those with lower limb disabilities. 07/05/07

Mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma.com is one of the Internet’s greatest resources for those seeking information about this life-threatening disease.  Our researchers spend countless hours preparing the most up-to-date information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. Updated 06/29/07

EXCEL!

EXCEL! is a volunteer cross-disability self-help group focusing on employment and networking in the Washington, DC area. We sponsor networking sessions with major regional employers, job search workshops, employer outreach, and peer mentoring activities. Updated 06/27/07

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

 Mesothelioma is a rare cancer which is caused only by exposure to asbestos fibers. On and after September 11, thousands of people in the lower Manhattan area were directly exposed to the toxic cloud created by the collapse of the towers - which contained an estimated 400 tons of asbestos. Due to the long latency period, these individuals are just now starting to become ill with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Updated 06/20/07

Handicap Vans Online

Site devoted to helping people make safe purchases online of Handicapped Vans

Sheepskin Ranch, Inc.

Sheepskin Ranch is one of the world's largest producers of genuine medical sheepskin and has been in business since 1982. Genuine Medical Sheepskin has been proven to benefit in the prevention and healing of Decubitus Ulcers, commonly known as bed sores. Genuine Medical Sheepskin assists in reducing pressure at the point of contact with the body, eliminating friction and tearing of the skin and prevents the build up of surface moisture, keeping the patient dry. Genuine Sheepskin contains natural lanolin which soothes and aids in healing when in direct contact with the skin. Updated 06/6/07

Krown Manufacturing

Krown Mfg. is the world's largest 'deaf-owned' manufacturer of TTYs and assistive devices for the hearing impaired. "Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by providing excellent telecommunication equipment for individuals, businesses and professionals in any location, including home, work place and public facilities. Updated 06/5/07

EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc.

With your eyes control your computer and every mouse function! The new Quick Glance 3 eye tracking system allows an individual to control their computer hands free with their eyes. Updated 05/15/07

Wheelchair Gloves or Push Mitts

Offers wheelchair gloves for sale. Updated 05/15/07

Wheelchair Buying Guide - Wheelchair Features & Benefits

Offers information about various types of wheelchairs, its features and benefits. Updated 05/07/07

The Breaking New Ground Resource Center

Since its inception in 1979, the Breaking New Ground Resource Center in Purdue's Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering has become internationally recognized as the primary source for information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture.  Updated 05/06/07

Deque Systems, Inc

Deque Systems Inc. headquartered in Reston Virginia specializes in Web / software accessibility tools and services.

Disabled Online

Disabled Online  is an online portal that offers a web directory, classified ads, shopping, news, forums and chat rooms specifically for people with disabilities.

AMS Vans

AMS Vans delivers our quality handicap accessible wheelchair vans nationwide from our massive indoor showroom located in Atlanta, Georgia. No matter if you live on the west coast, east coast, or central USA, we can deliver a custom wheelchair conversion minivan to your front door.

Cerebral Palsy Information

Cerebral palsy source provides information and news on treatment, care, education, and support. Updated 04/11/07

Realising potential - Disability Confidence Builds Better Business

The Employers' Forum on Disability makes it easier for business to employ disabled people, serve disabled customers and engage disabled stakeholders. Formed 15 years ago, the Forum works closely with disabled people, government and other stakeholders, sharing best practice for the mutual benefit of business and disabled people.

Assistive Technology News

The Assistive Technology News web site will feature articles written by award winning columnist John Williams. Mr. Williams has been writing about disability issues since 1978 and coined the phrase "Assistive Technology". We will also feature articles by guest columnists that may provide our readers with additional insight into the field of Assistive Technology.  Updated 03/20/07

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

This organization is devoted to enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages who have any type of illness or physical disability. Feel free to contact them if you need help! Updated 03/13/07

ATBAY

AT Bay is a new Florida-based website where people can buy, sell and  trade assistive technology (AT for short). If your organization has
used assistive technology devices stored for lending out or   donating, list them on AT Bay.   Items you list on AT Bay will Encourage consumer independence Shine a spotlight on devices in your organization's AT inventory Significantly increase access to assistive technology for those who  really need it.

ATBAY is primarily for Floridians, although they do accept entries from neighboring states. The program is designed to facilitate equipment exchange between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors.

 

Access Affordable Wheelchair Vans

Nationwide provider of Affordable Used Wheelchair Vans with New Rear or Side Entry Lowered Floor Conversions  

AskLisaAnne.com

Resources for ADHD, Speech and Language, and Learning Disabilities.  Disability Association(s): CHADD, American Speech, Language, Hearing Association  Internet Location: www.asklisaanne.com Updated 01/15/07

Wheelchairs and more....

Apart from the handpicked low cost wheelchairs and related accessories shop, howtowheelchair.com provides useful information on wheelchairs, seat selection, how to calculate wheelchair measurements, disabled insurance, laws, rights , wheelchair accessible homes, vehicles, and info on traveling with wheelchair plus much more...  Updated 01/05/07

Accessible Portugal

This organization helps to organize Wheelchair Vacations in Portugal, Accessible Holidays and Tours, and Minivan Wheelchair accessible Transport Updated 12/14/06

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

The website of ADD Resources has over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. Plenty of information for parents too. 100 plus links to ADHD-related websites. Includes the National ADHD Directory with over 1000 ADHD Service Providers listed as well as a National ADHD Events Calendar. Free monthly eNews available. Updated 12/14/06

Social Security Disability Benefit Consultants

We provide support and guidance to individuals who are applying for social security disability benefits or have already applied for and have been denied benefits. We provide a free case assessment by telephone to advise the percentage of chance that the individual has in winning an award of benefits. Updated 12/01/06

Adaptive Mobility Systems

Nationwide Provider of Wheelchair Vans and Handicap Van Conversions. Updated 11/27/06

K12 Academics

"A National Education & Disability Resource website with a community based approach. We cover every county, city and town in the U.S. If you are looking for a web site or information on a school, organization, museum, consultant, library, camp, study abroad program or support in your area you can find it here. The site also serves as a great resource for Teachers, Parents, Students, Professionals & District Officials in the K-12 Education system with extensive information on various topics in education and disabilities."  - Quoted from the Web Site. Updated 11/26/06

Ultimate Disability Guide

Free Social Security Disability Guide and how to win your benefits with or without a lawyer. Site by lawyer who has handled thousands of disability claims. Updated 11/21/06

Cochlear Ltd

If you would like to speak with someone who has a Nucleus cochlear implant, complete and submit this contact recipient form  Updated 11/20/06

The European Human Rights Centre (EHRC)

The European Human Rights Centre (EHRC) represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations interested in the promotion of Human Rights throughout Europe and beyond. Visit EHRC websites for more information on EHRC and its activities. The purpose of the Centre is to contribute to the general advancement of the human rights research by promoting cooperation in Europe between organisation and goverment officials, and by collaborating with similar associations throughout the world. Updated 11/20/06

Autism Library Online of the Autism Society of America Pima County Chapter

Site Summary:  We are the Autism Society of America Pima County Chapter and we have an extensive online library catalog where individuals can browse the catalog to see what our collection contains. We have over 700 items cataloged in the library and would like to share those resources with those interested.

Mobility-Advisor.com

Educational resource with information on wheelchairs, scooters, wheel chair sports, disabled travel, and other mobility aids to enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance.

Disabled Dating

An online community which offers personal blogs, discussion forums, private chat, a dating service and more. This growing community has become a gathering place for the international special needs population, home to members from over 15 countries world-wide. It is a place for people of all nationalities, backgrounds and life-challenges to share, connect and just be heard. This site is aimed at facilitating social, personal and romantic development in a supportive and understanding environment. It’s a fun way to meet new people, make new friends, and hopefully find a partner for life. Membership is free, easy and non-committal.  Updated 7/03/06

Enhanced Vision

Enhanced Vision is the leading developer of innovative products designed specifically for people who are legally blind and have macular degeneration and other low vision conditions. We have helped thousands of people regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, watch TV, enjoy a play and live again. Updated 5/09/06

Real Estate UD Inc.

We specialize in advertising real estate with universal design features. In simple terms, universal design is house construction that makes sense for people of all abilities. Updated 5/31/14

National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI)

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is committed to positive results for children with disabilities. NIUSI is an IDEAs that Work project and a project of the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. 

Homecare Suppliers, LLC

Homecare Suppliers, LLC is an authorized provider of senior-age, mobility products– featuring factory-direct pricing. Updated 4/26/06

Break Boundries

Break Boundaries offers REACH, an Electronic Aid to Daily Living (EADL) or Environmental Control Unit (ECU) offering flexibility and control of the living area for people with disabilities.

Legal Rights Advocacy

Advocates for disadvantaged and or disabled individuals primarily in the central coast area of CA. Updated 4/26/06

LDCoach.com

The Learning to Read Program builds confidence in dyslexic children and helps them successfully work through the obstacles and confusion that they experience when reading.  Updated 4/25/06

Disability and Workforce Consulting, LLC

This company provides consulting services to various members of the disability community including consumers, families, other rehabilitation or employment professionals, employers of persons with disabilities, and attorneys/advocacy organizations hired by individuals with disabilities. Updated 2/15/06

Sportaid/Medaid

Sportaid / Medaid is a leading supplier of medical equipment and supplies used by persons with mobility related disabilities. We supply wheelchairs, parts, and accessories for both everyday and sporting applications. In addition, our product line includes shower/bath products,
exercise equipment, urological and wound care related medical supplies,  daily living aids, and a large line of wheelchair cushions. All of our products are offered at discount pricing.   Updated10/29/05

Guild of Accessible Web Designers

GAWDS is a world-wide association of organisations and accessible web designers and developers - designed to both promote and protect standards - not technical standards - but accessible design standards. Updated 10/27/05

Healthy Functions, LLC

Information on company which develops support surfaces for immobile or debilitated people.   Updated 10/27/05

All in One Accessibility

All in One specializes in home modifications and renovations for those with physical challenges or disabilities.  We also carry literally hundreds of products that can make your home more accessible including ramps, floor lifts, overhead lifts, tub lifts, appliances, beds, and much more. Visit our website for more information or to purchase products online. You can also visit our showroom in Marietta and tour our accessible kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom to see many products firsthand!  Visit us today!  Updated 10/06/05

Hirner's Hotel Guide

Hotel guide with directory and online-booking, conforms to WAI AA. Updated 10/05/05

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI)

Established in 1993, MDRI documents conditions, publishes reports on human rights enforcement, and promotes international oversight of the rights of people with mental disabilities.

This page includes a two-year study which details the abuse and torture suffered by patients of mental hospitals and other facilities for the mentally disabled in Turkey. Also discussed are the International laws established to govern and prevent such deplorable activities. Updated 10/05/05

Imagetalk

 Imagetalk is a mobile solution for persons with speech and language disorders. Disability Association(s): Speech Impairments. Updated 10/03/05

Synergy Resource Center

Synergy HIV/AIDS Online Resource Center contains 3,777 searchable online documents relevant to HIV/AIDS project management, research, and reproductive health issues.

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability SSDI, SSI Information and Advice, Tips, and answers for winning disability cases, claims, and appeals.  Complete our free online case evaluation. Updated 10/03/05

Disabled Passions

Free online site for the disabled community, providing a central location where people can meet for support, friendship, and even romance. Updated 9/28/05

Deaf Passions

Free online site for the Deaf and "HOH" community, offering deaf chat, email, forums, and more. Updated 9/28/05

Shy Passions

Free online community site for shy singles, with a focus on individuals dealing with mild, moderate or severe social anxiety. Updated 9/28/05

National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange

Empowering people with disabilities through international exchange and international development to achieve their human rights. MIUSA has served as the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE), a project sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and managed by MIUSA. Updated 1/26/05

Media Movers, Inc

Full service localization company offering services in dubbing, subtitling, voiceovers & production in Asian, Indian & European languages. Updated 1/26/05

National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is the world’s first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. As one of eight colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology, NTID provides excellent academic programs; outstanding access and support services; and diverse educational, social, and personal development opportunities for students. Updated 1/26/05

SSPDirect

SSPDirect.com is dedicated to offering affordable products and services that make it easier to use a computer. We are currently offering a FREE large print keyboard with the purchase of AiSquared's ZoomTExt software. Updated 1/26/05

Pacific Blue Mobility

Pacific Blue Mobility is located in the heart of Waikiki and offers daily, weekly, 5and monthly rentals, scooters for sale, as well as drop-off and pick-up service.  Updated 12/08/04

Social Security Disability Benefit Consultants

We provide support and guidance to individuals who are applying for social security disability benefits or have already applied for and have been denied benefits. We provide a free case assessment by telephone to advise the percentage of chance that the individual has in winning an award of benefits. Updated 12/08/04

CITTI Project

We collaborate with communities in developing countries to build local resources and expertise in assistive technology for people with disabilities. Updated 12/08/04

MaxiAids.com Products for Independent Living - USA

Maxi-Aids over the past two decades has evolved to become the worlds leading provider of Adaptive Products...

Holiday Accommodations in Brittany - France

We have been welcoming groups of people with learning difficulties and their caregivers to our working organic farm in Brittany since 1995. It proves time and again to be an exciting and relaxing time for all. Updated 12/07/04

Seed Business Network - USA

We offer holistic Business coaching, resources and information for people with disabilities who are starting up, or are already running, their own small home-based businesses. Updated 12/06/04

GABKUL FOUNDATION - USA and Congo

The GABKUL FOUNDATION , is a non-profit foundation created in 1998 by a group of Doctors, which provides to assist handicapped, abandoned, homeless, orphaned children and young people in need in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other poor countries. Also assist abandoned veterans , Schools , Hospitals and churches in need. Updated 11/28/04

Comprehensive Rehabilitation - India

We work for all categories of disability-blind, deaf, locomotor, mental retardation, and metal illness, We do training, advocacy,  and intervention.  Updated 11/09/04

VirtualInput

VirtualInput is a research project aimed at developing a new kind of input device making it possible to control your computer without touching a keyboard or mouse. Instead it uses your USB camera to track your movement.The goal is to completely replace keyboard and mouse. Updated 10/25/04

ADDvantages Learning Center

We work with children and adults with AD/HD and/or learning disabilities reach their potential. We provide real solutions for struggling students. Traditional methods have failed these students, they have not failed. We provide cutting-edge programs that treat the root causes of learning difficulties. Updated 10/25/04

Carolina-Disability.com

Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits information by attorney who answers questions and provides a discussion forum. Updated 9/20/04

CaptionSync

AST's CaptionSync automated web-based caption service delivers accurate pop-on captions in minutes very inexpensively. For webcasts, DVD, or videotape. Updated 8/02/048/24/04

ADHD Support

Giving support to adults that suffer from attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Updated 8/02/04

Alignment Studio

Alignment Studio is a quick and easy way to create captions for digital media. Alignment Studio is automated, requiring only a transcript and the media to produce a caption file.  Updated 8/02/04

COMPREHENSIVE DISABILITY CARE

Organization in India that works for all categories of disability-blind, deaf, locomotor, mental retardation, mental illness, We do training, advocacy, intervention. Updated 6/24/04

LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS):

 A UK website devoted to meeting the unmet needs of those affected by SLE and related diseases. Updated 6/24/04

Broken Beauties

Broken Beauties is the premier site for the Fashion, Comfort and Healing of Broken Bones and injuries or illnesses necessitating casting and/or crutches. We offer the fashionable alternative to orthopedic accessories. Updated 6/24/04

ADHDNews.com

A place to find ADHD news, message boards, medication information, resources and  testimonials for families coping with ADHD. Updated 3/01/04

ADD ADHD Information Library

We have great information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder organized into 10 easy lessons. Take the time to go through all ten of the lessons. Once you do, you will know a great deal about ADD ADHD - and how to overcome it. Updated 3/01/04

adders.org - ADD/ADHD Online Support Group

Our objective is to promote awareness to AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and to provide information and as much free practical help as we can to those with the condition, both adults and children, their families in the UK and around the World via this website.  Updated 3/01/04

Attention Deficit Disorder in Europe

A site with information about ADD/ADHD in several European countries.  It is in several different languages. Updated 3/01/04

About Attention Deficit Disorder

A web site with an excellent collection of articles, resources, and recommendations about ADD. Updated 3/01/04

Attention Deficit Disorder Association ( ADDA )

ADDA provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with AD/HD and professionals who serve them. Updated 3/01/04

ADD/ADHD, VISION & LEARNING

Site with information about ADD/ADHD and visual problems. Updated 3/01/04

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD, was established as the national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about AD/HD. Our knowledgeable Health Information Specialists are available to CHADD members, professionals, and the general public to answer questions about AD/HD and to provide referrals to CHADD local chapters and other community resources. While we do not offer medical, legal or other professional advice, or provide referrals to individual doctors or other clinicians, we can offer ideas and suggestions that are helpful. Updated 3/01/04

About ADD/ADHD, Ritalin, Attention Deficit Disorder

The uses of Child Psychiatry for ADD/ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Ritalin is presented on this site.  Updated 3/01/04

U. S. Air Force Special Needs ADD Resource

Resource links on dyslexia on the U. S. Air Force Community Site.  Updated 3/01/04

Southwest Medical

Online source for savings on home medical supplies, wheelchairs, catheters, ostomy supplies, daily living aids and more Updated 2/29/04

Building Foundations

Building Foundations is dedicated to the support of people with mental illness, as well as supporting the loved ones in their lives. Our forums contain a variety of topics and informative articles concerning depression/mental illness and many other illnesses such as chronic pain, etc. Updated 2/29/04

West Coast Disability Advocacy Center

West Coast Disabilities Advocacy Center (WCDAC) is a new non-profit agency determined to educate the community of people with disabilities that reside in Southern California. After realizing the local community of people with disabilities is in need of stronger advocacy and protection, Bobby Fleener announced in September 2002 were starting WCDAC to remedy the lack of reasonable advocacy and support the community needs. Our primary mission is to educate the Southern California community that we have the Americans with Disabilities Act and we will help enforce it for the Southern California community of people with disabilities.  Updated 2/29/04

Non-Ambulatory Transportation, Inc

A Non-Profit Wheelchair Transportation Organization for the Disabled and the Elderly in Fort Smith Arkansas Updated  2/29/04

Stair Lifts and Home Elevators

 Find comparisons of various manufacturers and models. Source recycled lifts across the USA, Canada and the UK.   Updated  2/29/04

Mobility Unlimited, Inc

Mobility Unlimited provides financial assistance to physically disabled adults when all other financial resources have been exhausted for the sole purpose of purchasing mobility and/or independence equipment to those individuals who are pursuing or maintaining employment. Updated  2/28/04

4 Stair Lifts

Offers Stair Lifts by Acorn, Summit, and Ameriglide. We ship anywhere in the United States. Updated  2/28/04

USA TechGuide

A Web Guide to wheelchair and assistive technology choices, wheelchair views and reviews, and related information and articles. Updated  2/28/04

Cerebral Palsy Help

Offers valuable help for children with cerebral palsy.  Free advice from Cerebral Palsy Specialist doctors. Updated  2/21/04

MySignLink

MySignLink is an internet based sign language tool that allows a user to see signs for over 17,000 English words. To find out more go to www.aasdweb.com/mysignlink  Also check out MySignTV, children’s sign videos on-demand www.aasdweb.com/mysigntv Updated  2/21/04

Learning Needs Centre - Singapore

The Learning Needs Centre conducts & provides Remedial, Reading & Literacy Programmes, Educational Resources & other services, for children with Dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, and other Learning Difficulties. Updated  2/21/04

AbleProject.org

Our mission is to provide a network that empowers people with disabilities to easily find and obtain Mobility and Assistive products that support them in living a more independent life. Updated  2/20/04

Braille Plus 

Braille Plus, Inc. is one of North America's leading commercial producers of custom alternate format document transcription including Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and Electronic Text File.

Braille Plus, Inc. produces custom alternate formats including Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and Electronic Text File (disk) including college level mathematics and sciences and tactile graphics for inclusion with Electronic Format or Audio Format textbooks. We also produce alternate format conference presentation materials.  Updated  12/10/03

SIGNews

SIGNews is a new opportunity by CSD (Communication Services for the Deaf) to provide news for signers. In the past few years, the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities have seen the several important newspapers disappear; SIGNews will fill the need for a signer's newspaper. SIGNews also will include the hearing families and professionals that live with us.   Updated 12/07/03

Washington State Special Education Coalition

The Coalition was formed in 1977 to bring parent and professional organizations together in a spirit of cooperation to share information, explore issues and effectively advocate for quality education for all children, particularly those with special needs in Washington State.  Updated 11/29/03

Friends Like Me

People with disabilities will find Friends Like Me to be an easy to use site for dating, finding friends and information. Our membership features 1 to 1 online messaging. Specialized and open community Forums. Resources and Links for information. Easy Access Site for visually impaired.  Updated 11/29/03

Adaptive Technology Consulting, Inc.

Adaptive Technology Consulting has solutions for working around the inconvenience of:

We can increase independence and self-esteem by giving people who are blind, low vision, or learning disabled the freedom to access and create print or electronic information. .  Updated 11/29/03

Wunago Travel

Wunago is your travel destination resource center for accessible hotels, lodges, and vacation homes. In addition Wunago profiles accessible attraction and activities.  Updated 11/29/03

Adaptive Recreation

The Adaptive Recreation Division offers a variety of programs for persons of varying abilities. Updated 11/29/03

WorkPlace Mentor

Visit www.vri.org  for a first-hand look at products designed for consumers with special needs and/or limited work histories. Updated 11/17/03

Australian Entrepreneurs' with Disabilities Association Inc.

Organization supporting those with disabilities to start up in their own business. Updated 11/17/03

Country Home Elevator & Stair Lift LLC

 countryhomeelevator.com provides residential & commercial elevator & lift equipment directly to the Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas & Oklahoma areas in the USA. We also provide a referral service to the entire US market for this equipment. Updated 10/15/03

countryhomeelevator.com provides residential & commercial elevator & lift equipment directly to the Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas & Oklahoma areas in the USA. We also provide a referral service to the entire US market for this equipment. Updated 10/15/03

AccessibleNet.org

Accessible directory of links and resources to help Policy Makers and Web Designers make informed decisions about Web accessibility. Updated 10/15/03

Outside the Box

 "List of Schools and Camps Focused on the Special Needs of Misunderstood Kids." Updated 10/5/03

Education Specialty Schools in Indiana

A listing of specialty schools in Indiana for youths with learning disabilities including dyslexia. Updated 10/5/03

Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers

"Helping Alabama's Children with Language and Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia" Updated 10/5/03

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Dyslexia Resources

"Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized pediatric and obstetric health care organization dedicated to excellence in patient care, education and research." Updated 10/5/03

Dyslexia Resource

Developed by parents for parents to assist them through the maze of learning disabilities (dyslexia) .Updated 10/4/03

Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center

"The Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center is here to help students and adults with dyslexia and ADD, as well as their parents, teachers and professionals who work with them."  Updated 10/4/03

SchwabLearning.org

"SchwabLearning.org is a “parent’s guide to helping kids with learning difficulties” that emphasizes useful information and practical strategies." Updated 10/4/03

AVKO Dyslexia Research Foundation -

Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia Specialists. AVKO - Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic, & Oral a multi-sensory.  Updated 10/4/03

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, LLC

"Bright Solutions for Dyslexia is an educational outreach company whose mission is to increase awareness of dyslexia and ADD/ADHD by providing research-based information to parents, teachers, and other professionals." Updated 10/4/03

Dyslexia Test.com Research into Dyslexia

"Articles about dyslexia and the experience of being dyslexic"  Updated 10/1/03

U. S. Air Force Special Needs Dyslexia Resource

Resource links on dyslexia on the U. S. Air Force Community Site Updated 10/1/03

The Public School Parent's Network

"A site designed and maintained by parents of public school children to serve as an information source and reference guide for all parents of school age students."  It has a number of excellent resources regarding children with learning disabilities in general. Updated 10/1/03

Dyslexia Teacher

Certificate in the Teaching of Children with Dyslexia (or similar difficulties) Updated 09/22/03

 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,  Dyslexia Information Page

"The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world." Updated 09/22/03

Reading Upgrade

"Reading Upgrade is a creative team of teachers, musicians, artists, and programmers that has been producing award-winning learning programs for 10 years. We produce all the learning content in our programs." Updated 09/22/03

Audibox

 Simply put, Audiblox is a system of cognitive exercises, aimed at the development of foundational learning skills. Updated 08/31/03

The Dyslexia Center

A site with  coursework and other resources addressing dyslexia. Updated  08/31/03

The Davis Center

The Davis Center's unique Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP) identifies core issues in the areas of hearing, speech, learning, language, and overall well-being for people of all ages.Updated 08/31/03

Dyslexia Adults Link

This site deals with issues for adults with dyslexia.  It is comprehensive and has many resources including a books and software section. Updated 08/31/03

Dyslexia in Adults

This is a community for all dyslexic adults, from students to the retired dyslexic Updated 08/31/03

Dyslexia My life

Are you interested in finding out more about Dyslexia and Learning? If so, you've come to the right place.  Updated 08/31/03

Dyslexia, The Gift

Davis Dyslexia Correction ® provides tools to overcome problems with reading, writing, and attention focus. Updated 08/31/03

Dyslexia Parents Resource

This site contains a huge number of resources dealing with dyslexia from many different perspectives, including parent, student, and teacher. Updated 08/31/03

Dyslexic.com

Aims at being a comprehensive resource of technology based tools to help dyslexic people make the most of their abilities, and background information to help make informed choices. Updated 08/31/03

Greenwood Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities Resources

This resource is provided by The Greenwood School, a pre-preparatory boarding school for boys with dyslexia and related language disorders, and The Greenwood Institute, offering teacher training and home schooling support programs for teachers and parents of students with dyslexia and related language disorders. Updated 08/31/03

The Greenwood School -

It is the mission of the Greenwood School to research, design, and provide the best academic program and learning environment possible for the comprehensive education of students who have dyslexia and related language difficultiesUpdated 08/31/03

Go Phonics

Go Phonics is an Orton Gillingham based learn to read phonics program. It's teacher developed to provide a strong foundation
for reading, handwriting, and spelling. Lessons also include grammar, punctuation, comprehension, creative writing. . . Go Phonics addresses a high percentage of the skills required to meet the K-2 language arts curriculum standards.  Updated 08/31/03

The International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. IDA is the oldest learning disabilities organization in the nation -- founded in 1949 in memory of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a distinguished neurologist. Throughout our rich history, our goal has been to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.  Updated 08/31/03

Landmark College

Landmark College is the only accredited college in the country designed exclusively for students of average to superior intellectual potential with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), or specific learning disabilities. Updated08/31/03

 Michigan Dyslexic Institute Inc

The Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc. (MDI) is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with dyslexia. We envision a new world for children and adults with dyslexia: a world in which they feel good about themselves and look forward to the future with hope and confidence; a world in which they receive the kind of instruction they need, in a nurturing environment; a world in which they are understood and encouraged to develop their potential; and a world in which they can participate fully in the work place and in their communities. MDI is committed to bringing about this new worldUpdated 08/31/03

Recording for the Blind and Dyslectic

For 54 years, RFB&D has been an invaluable educational resource, enabling those with print disabilities to complete their educations, advance their careers, and gain self-esteem. Updated 08/31/03

The World Dyslexia Network Foundation

The aim of the World Dyslexia Network Foundation is to provide information, international contacts and links by putting organisations, researchers, practitioners and all those seeing information in touch with each other, helping them to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of dyslexic people everywhere.  Updated 08/31/03

  AT Ohio

AT Ohio is a federally funded program affiliated with The Ohio State University Research Foundation, which is a 501(c) 3 institution. AT Ohio was established in 1992 in response to the passage of the federal law known as the Tech Act. The Tech Act was enacted by Congress to promote implementation of programs of technology related assistance for individuals with disabilities. Updated  08/27/03

Melathron of Excess

Throughout the history of every nation we come across disabled persons earning distinctions in art, literature, sports and every other aspect of life. It is our effort to find and make known all these special people. Exhibit their achievements in a museum located in Ancient Olympia called Melathron of Excess and give them equal chances in life. We already created the internet version of the museum which you can find at www.melathron.org . It contains exhibits of disabled persons who agreed to donate their para olympic metals or books or other distinctions and information about the whole effort. Updated  08/26/03

ABCerebral Palsy

This group is for sharing information and providing support for persons affected by Cerebral Palsy. The resources on this list serve are overwhelming! Updated  08/13/03

Sony Ericsson Mobile Special Needs Center

Information about cellular telephones and disabilities Updated  08/11/03

Coping Skills

My name is Arthur Soissons-Segal. I am a licensed clinical social worker; I earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Saybrook Institute.

My mission is to help persons with a physical or emotional disability learn how to cope with themselves and with others.

This site is about developing self-esteem and self-confidence; about the passage we take from depression to a self that is able and
self-confident.  Updated  08/10/03

Integrity Consulting

Integrity Consulting specializes in assistive technology for people with a wide range of disabilities--minimal to severe. We can supply you with the technology and training to reach your goals.

Cerebral Palsy - Ask the Doctor

Do you have a child with cerebral palsy? Have you been searching for answers to your cerebral palsy questions? Learn all about cerebral palsy and the latest treatments, read articles and news, or ask the doctor why your child has cerebral palsy and find out if Lawyers Incorporated, the host of this site, will accept your case. You may be entitled to lifetime benefits. You will receive an answer to your cerebral palsy question within 24 hours. Dr. F. John Struwe is a board certified obstetrician who has delivered over 6000 babies. Updated  08/09/03

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Updated  08/09/03

Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Inc.

Today, led by President and CEO Patrick T. Jonas , and with the refinement of CPRF's programs over nearly three decades of service, comes the possibility of sharing with the world what has been learned in Wichita, Kan. The foundation's mission has been sharpened to provide individuals with disabilities customized services, supports and technologies to facilitate their chosen economic and personal independence, with an emphasis on employment and training options. Those options include the world of technology through the School of Adaptive Computer Training to expanding the manufacturing customer base at Center Industries Corporation. Updated  08/09/03

University of Louisville, Special Ed Department

The University of Louisville offers a variety of educational opportunities on line for persons needing to work on advanced degrees in Special Education. Updated  08/09/03

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day.

TEXTNET TTY

The TEXTNET telephone service provides a seamless link between the public switched telephone network and the Internet infrastructures that are installed in virtually every school.   Updated 07/27/03

HITEC Group International

Inspired by her determination to make a difference in people’s lives, Madelaine “Maddi” Uzuanis discovered a path leading her to the world of assistive technology.  Maddi realized that many Deaf individuals had difficulty finding products to help them communicate more effectively, and her desire to help them put her mission into action.  In 1982, Maddi founded HITEC Group International, Inc. and began supplying TTYs and other assistive devices to the Deaf community.  Her persistence and vision allowed her to take on challenges and promote accessibility through education and immediate solutions – the core of HITEC’s success! Updated 07/27/03

Captionkit

CaptionKit is a unique resource to help in producing subtitled streaming media in Quicktime, RealPlayer and Media Player formats. Updated 07/26/03

Communications Access Information Center

This site is dedicated to providing consumers with up-to-date information on Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services.   Updated 07/26/03

The Tactile Mind

The Tactile Mind Press publishes works by members of the signing community. Current publications include a quarterly literary magazine, books, DVDs, and a free weekly e-zine.  Updated 07/26/03

Al Hoda Hearing and Speech Centre - Pakistan

Al Hoda is a Swiss funded school in Pakistan that educates hearing impaired children. The site includes links to other related resources. Updated 07/26/03

Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP)

CRP is the only organisation of its kind in Bangladesh, a country with a population of 132 million.

Disabled people in Bangladesh are especially vulnerable. The World Health Organisation estimates that 10% of the population in Bangladesh, as in most developing countries, are disabled. Updated 07/26/03

Exceptional Parent

Online Portal devoted to exceptional children and their parents.  It has a wealth of resources. Updated 07/13/03

Diversity World

Online information and resources supporting improved employment of persons with disabilities. Updated 07/13/03

CaptionMax

CaptionMax, is a full service captioning, subtitling, and descriptive audio company, and has been providing services to the broadcasting, corporate, home entertainment and educational industries since 1993. Updated 07/13/03

disABLEDperson.com
"disABLEDperson, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public foundation and tax exempt organization under section 509 (a) (1) and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi), has a mission to reduce the extremely high unemployment rate amongst the disabled by providing as a public service our online recruitment software known as “recruitABILITY .” A primary goal associated with this mission is to connect disabled individuals with employers who are proactive in hiring them. We accomplish this goal through the recruitABILITY disABILITY job matching system. "Updated 06/18/03

Therapeutic Holidays Camp

THC provides healing holiday breaks to people (adults and children) with mental or physical disabilities, in Crete. Updated 05/28/03

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Organization involved with disability rights.Updated 05/28/03

Access Travel Center

Access Travel Center is travel information for all handicapped people and seniors to save time and money on all their travel needs. Covering Access Van Rentals to finding employment. Updated 05/28/03 

Carewell Holidays for Disabled

Helps disabled persons all ages find access to suitable holidays can supply care. also covers UK and some properties Europe.  Updated 05/28/03 

Oxygen Travel

Provides Global Oxygen & Durable Medical and Adaptive Equipment in over 120,000 cities in 157 countries, 24/7/365. Airport Layovers, Cruises, All Types of Travel, Home or Foreign Countries so that your/our clients can enjoy a better quality of life Updated 05/28/03 

RJ Cooper

Hi! I'm RJ Cooper and I make products for persons with special needs (i.e. Special Education), including special software and hardware adaptations for persons with very special needs. Updated 04/27/03 

humanITy

The information technology revolution has immense potential to improve the life chances of the world's disadvantaged people in rich and poor countries alike, but if they do not receive the special help they need the new technology will widen the gap between rich and poor, the information "haves" and "have nots".

The humanITy Programme will bring special help to disabled people, economically deprived groups and even whole countries which urgently need to be plugged in to rather than locked out of the Information Society. Some people need to communicate with computers without using keyboards; some are intimidated by formal training; others are bewildered by manuals and "help menus"; and some, let's face it, just can't afford the technology or the telecommunications costs.

humanITy is based on the simple idea that commercial companies can best expand their markets by engineering steady market growth through helping an increasing number of people to recognise and enjoy the potential of the IT revolution.

We will establish projects with finance, technical assistance, structure and governance and then keep in touch with them through our humanITy Forum where those we have helped will meet with key donors and experts to share expertise and experience. Updated 04/27/03 

Project Return

Project Return, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness through educational, vocational, social, and supportive housing services so that they may live productive and fulfilling lives in our community. Project Return programs are guided by a blend of recovery-based principles from psychosocial rehabilitation, the clubhouse model, occupational therapy, and other best practices and evidence-based models.

Our consumer-centered programs and services enhance and support the process of recovery. Program focus is based on a strengths model of mental health, working with the whole member to improve the member's quality of life, rather than treatment for symptoms of mental illness. Project Return members, in partnership with staff, form goals for skill development in the areas of educational, vocational, and interpersonal growth that serve to maximize opportunities for successful community living. Members proceed with goal development at their own pace and may continue in the program with varying intensity for an indefinite period of time.  04/27/03 

Electric Mobility Corporation

Electric Mobility is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of electric power wheelchairs. Updated 04/27/03 

LS&S, LLC

Welcome to LS&S, LLC. –We specialize in products for the blind, visually impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing. LS&S. is a mail order catalog company, which was established in 1982 in Northbrook IL. Since that time the company has expanded its customer base to the national and international level to help a large variety of people in many ways. LS&S carries a number of products, which assist people with visual impairments along with deaf and hard of hearing needs. Our company is a resource for doctors, clinics, Federal and State agencies, Schools, and hospitals. For clients, business people along with friends, neighbors and family have the freedom to contact us at any time for advice and guidance in helping provide the best service and products for an increased level of daily living. Over the past nineteen years LS&S has expanded and enlarged our product variety in many assistive devices. Including the best and most up to date product lines from many different manufacturers  Updated 04/26/03 

Access Africa

Up until now, this experience has been unattainable for the majority wheelchair users and the disabled. However, Access Africa has created wheelchair accessible accommodation and provides specially adapted vehicles for travel in comfort. We also ensure access to a personal assistants/carers for those that need such assistance, giving respite and space for family members or partners to enjoy a hassle free holiday. This has opened doors to exciting accessible tours and adventures so that you have access to discovering South Africa at its best whilst being pampered with luxury. Updated 04/26/03 

BeasyTrans Easy Transfer System

The BeasyTrans is a portable, no-lift transfer system designed to transfer individuals from a wheelchair to an automobile, bed, commode or shower bench, etc.
The BeasyTrans is an invention created by a husband for his wife who after seeing the issues related with traditional patient transfer methods knew there had to be a better way. This mobility miracle is the BeasyTrans which is a frictionless transfer device providing wheelchair users with mobility by allowing access to the car, bed, commode, bathtub, etc. Updated 04/13/03 

TechDis Accessibility Resource

The TechDis Web Accessibility & Usability Resource has been produced for lecturers, students and Internet media professionals who work within education. The resource provides information on, the technical and practical aspects of accessibility (including usability issues) and its evaluation, information on how disabled users access the Internet. Updated 04/13/03 

Dyslexic.com

Aims at being a comprehensive resource of technology based tools to help dyslexic people make the most of their abilities, and background information to help make informed choices. There is special emphasis on education from early literacy to University and Adult Education. It is particularly strong on computers and speech, both dictation systems and speech feedback. Updated 04/13/03 

Aims at being a comprehensive resource of technology based tools to help dyslexic people make the most of their abilities, and background information to help make informed choices. There is special emphasis on education from early literacy to University and Adult Education. It is particularly strong on computers and speech, both dictation systems and speech feedback. Updated 04/13/03 

The CALL Centre (Communication Aids for Language and Learning)

The CALL Centre (Communication Aids for Language and Learning) provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.
In this website you will find information, guidance and resources on how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can make a major impact on the education of children and people with disabilities or special educational and communication needs.  Updated 04/11/03 

California AgrAbility Project

The California AgrAbility Project, or CalAgrAbility, is a non-profit collaboration of the University of California at Davis Farm Safety Project and California Superior Easter Seals. Together, our mission at CalAgrAbility is to help individuals working in production agriculture who have permanent conditions or injuries that hinder their efforts to continue working on farms. Some conditions are very common, such as arthritis, deteriorating vision, hearing loss (tractor ear), or mobility problems. Other folks face more serious challenges, such as amputations or spinal injuries. Updated 04/11/03 

J. L. Mueller, Inc.

This site is about the practice of Universal Design - designing for people of all ages and abilities, both in design of consumer products and in workplace design and job accommodation.

This site provides reasons why Universal Design is important, Principles of Universal Design, and case examples of how Universal Design is improving the usability of products and workplaces for people of all ages and abilities.

This site shares more than 20 years of experience in design and disability consulting at J.L. Mueller, Inc. and from colleagues, publications, and other resources around the world. Updated 03/09/03 

DISSUK hants & rushmoor

UK based information service for all disabled pe0ple and careers. email anytime. Tel 10am - 4pm Mondays and Fridays only term time.  Professionally trained disabled advisors on all disability related subjects in the  UK. They are supported by local authorities and police checked. Updated 03/09/03 

Mobility Florida

Mobility Florida a Free Consumer Access Service to a State Wide Network of Local Mobility Dealers. A New Way to Save on Mobility, SET YOUR OWN PRICE. We carry Pride Jazzy , Shoprider, Golden Tech. , Harmar, Bruno, Merits, Silver Star Scooters, powerchairs and lifts. VMI and IMS conversion vans. Walkers from Winmed, Lifestyle and Tuffcare. Pool lifts and Residential Elevators. Pick a new, used or reconditioned durable medical equipment and set your low price. Rentals and service are available in FL. Medicare and insurance billing. Savings and great Deals. Updated 03/09/03 

iCommunicator

“The iCommunicator™ software program, Version 3.1, developed by Interactive Solutions, Inc., is a leading edge communication access technology. This very powerful tool provides a multisensory, interactive communication solution for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and other persons who experience unique communication challenges. The iCommunicator™ promotes independent communication for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and is offered as an alternative, rather than a replacement, for sign language interpreters.” - Quoted from their web site

Version 3.1 includes the new iText tool that allows end users to simply point and click to have email, webpages, and other documents signed and/or read to them.  Updated 03/09/03 

European Year of People with Disabilities!

 2003 is the European Year of People with Disabilities. The year will drive progress towards achieving equal rights for people with disabilities. Across Europe attention will be focused on the many areas of European society where barriers and discrimination still exist for the one in ten Europeans with a disability. Updated 03/09/03 

The Wave

A tool to facilitate those aspects of web accessibility that require human judgment.  This is a new tool and your comments are welcome.  Any suggestions for improvements should be put in through the bug report at the bottom of the page. Updated 02/19/03 

People With Disabilities Foundation 

Mission:
The mission of the People With Disabilities Foundation  (PWDF) is to provide education and advocacy for persons with physical and/or psychiatric impairments so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life.  Updated 02/05/03 

National Autistic Society

The site includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, and about the support and services available in the UK 02/02/03 

Speechview 

Speechview is a unique company developing a solution which enables deaf and hard of hearing people (HOH) a link to the hearing world. We cater for the special needs of this community and are able to supply them with products and services that will give them access to parts of the world into which they cannot enter at this stage. Updated 02/02/03 

assistivetech.net

National assistive technology web site that includes AT product information and links to numerous assistive technology resources. Updated 01/28/03 

Walk Easy Inc.

Walk Easy Inc. is a manufacturer/distributor of walking aids and accessories based in Delray Beach, Florida. We carry a large selection of crutches, canes, tips and accessories for secure online purchase.

We relaunched our site early 2002 in an effort to provide many new features not found elsewhere. These include monthly user success stories, user surveys, a message board, an interactive crutch evaluator, online disability resources and a quarterly newsletter focused on disability-related issues.

 Updated 01/28/03 

Colligo

Assistive technology using AT&T Natural Voices. TTS, Screen Readers, Web Speakers, MP3 conversion. Text Book conversion for visually impaired, learning disabled and dyslexia.

Colligo’s technology makes knowledge accessible and affordable for all.  Updated 01/28/03 

Gakado

GAKADO specializes in clothing for the disabled to make our lives easier and more independent

Contact Assistive Technology

Products for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or other special needs. Updated 01/25/03 

Allegro Medical Supplies

Shop online for wheelchairs, power scooters, and medical supplies from the first online medical supplies superstore offering discounted name-brand wheelchairs, power scooters and medical supplies. Updated 01/25/03 

The Handicart

The Handicart is an easily operated, wheelchair accessible shopping cart with ample space, unmatched stability, and a universal connection. The basket stretches 33 3/8" in length and stands 32 5/8" high while only weighing 41 pounds. Using four swivel casters it moves with ease and accuracy at the occupants command. Handicart is the largest wheelchair accessible shopping cart on the market. The universal connection and lightweight design make the Handicart one of a kind.

In order to best serve the customer our target audience is major retail chains. If you are interested in using our product please visit one of the fine establishments carrying the Handicart. Also if the Handicart is not available in your area please request that your local retailer purchase the Handicart.  Updated 01/25/03 

TM Systems

TM SYSTEMS in the 2002 recipeint of the Emmy Award for Technical Achievement for the development and implementation of the industry's first fully-integrated, non-linear language translation, dubbing and su btitling system on the market. Now THE de facto industry standard, TM SYSTEMS will soon be announcing its new, lightweight, closed captioning module, the "TranStation CC" preparation station. The "TranStation CC" will be the first lightweight, Microsoft Word© based system on the market.  Updated 01/25/03 

Commodio - Human Computer Interaction

Commodio developed QPointer line of products - unique software for complete, application-independent voice control of a computer. QPointer is easy to use, powerful and affordable.

QPointer is intuitive, quick and efficient. Our principle is "What You See Is What You Say" - no need to remember voice commands and to learn how to speak to different applications. QPointer also provides dictation ability for a complete voice solution. Updated 01/25/03 

AbleLink Technologies, Inc.

AbleLink is an R & D company specializing in development of technologies to help persons with severe intellectual disabilities to be more independent in various walks of life. Updated 01/19/03 

Handi-Pin

I make pins with the disability symbol on them for people with hidden disabilities, or those who support access for all, to wear.

I developed Handi-Pin after my husband had a stroke. It has been embraced by others with hidden disabilities, as well as caregivers and those in the service of disabled people, as a subtle means of reminding everyone that people with disabilities have rights, too. Updated 01/19/03 

American Deaf Recreation Club

Nationwide recreational opportunities for the people with hearing disabilities, their friends, and relatives. Updated 01/18/03 

Dr Ed Goldberg, CRC

He is able to provide a meaningful milieu to visually impaired couples so that their marriage ceremony is full of tactile, pleasant olfactory and auditory cues.  Manhattan only.  Minimal fee for service. Updated 01/18/03 

DmdOptions

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Sharing Lifestyle Options - Conventional Medical Interventions Information - Resources - Issues 

Edited by Jim Gassen, a 35 year old man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disease that is far to frequently reported to be fatal in the teens or early 20's. The mission of the Web site is to educate Dmd'ers and families about the conventional and aggressive medical therapies that can prolong life into the 30's and beyond. Updated 01/07/03  

Independent Living Spain

All disability and mobility aids for hire for the disabled traveler. We aim to give the disabled traveler the service and products that they require and use at home. All delivered and collected from their chosen hotel or apartment. The area serviced is from Malaga to San Pedro.Updated 01/06/03 

Yanous

Weekly magazine and portal dedicated to French speaking disabled people. Updated 01/06/03 

Achievable Concepts

Adapted Recreation & Sporting Products & Information for people with disabilities and the aged sold all over the World. Products include "cool" trikes for kids, adapted snow ski equipment, games and resource books. Updated 11/24/02 

Trailmate, Inc.

Trailmate's Joyrider Series and Low Rider offers recreation and rehabilitation for individuals with special needs, such as, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and arthritis. Our uniquely accommodating trikes provide an enjoyable activity that improves both the physical and psychological well-being of the rider. Updated 11/24/02 

Quintus Design

Quintus Design is a consulting firm that specializes in the design of high-technology products and systems to be more usable by all, and accessible to people with disabilities. Updated 11/24/02 

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research

The NCDDR has compiled the Registry of Online Resources to facilitate access to information that has been produced through NIDRR grant activity and is currently available in an electronic online format. Resources included in the Registry reflect only a portion of the disability research outcomes that have been produced by any NIDRR grantee. The Registry is intended to facilitate access to timely information that can be accessed by: topic, author, or title. It is also possible to browse the entire collection of resource items.

Spanish Registry: http://www.ncddr.org/espanol/index.html 

English Registry: http://www.ncddr.org/forms/registrysearch.html 

Both Registries include selected disability-related research outcomes and information that have been produced through NIDRR-funded grant activity. Registry resources are available free of charge in an electronic online format. Many of these items included in the Registry are full-text versions. These do not represent all resources produced by or available from any NIDRR grantee. Updated 11/14/02 

Access Ingenuity

Universal Access specialists, including solutions for all disabilities. great resource material. Updated 11/13/02 

AC access.com

AC access, was established to meet the needs of our Friends in New England, that have Accessibility problems. At some point in our lives, we all need a hand. And AC access, is designed to be that HAND.

        Whether your accessibility problem is temporary, or permanent, we will try and find a solution, customized for your situation.

Quoted from the web site Updated 11/12/02

 

Web Design References

Huge meta-reference of sites and articles about Web Design. Links to web resources on accessibility, accessibility tools, usability, standards, information architecture, color, navigation and much more, plus a daily web design quotation. Brought to you by the University of Minnesota. 

ISdAC International Association

ISdAC wants to:

  • challenge Europe and its nations to make the Information Society fully accessible to people with disabilities (PwD), and
  • challenge people with disabilities to demonstrate their abilities in an Information Society context by playing an active role in building a fully accessible Information Society in Europe.

Quoted from the Web Site Updated 11/12/02

NaturalPoint.com

Displays information on the Smart-Nav™, hands free, ergonomic mouse. Updated 11/12/02

Better Health Channel

About the Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) Government. Its role is to provide the community with access to online health related information which is:

  • Quality assured
  • Reliable
  • Up-to-date
  • Locally relevant.
Information on the Better Health Channel is constantly expanded and regularly reviewed.  Updated 11/05/02

Disability Online 

Overview of Disability Online

Disability Online was established in June 2002 by the Victorian (Australia) Government's Department of Human Services, Disability Services Division. The site aims to begin to implement the Victorian Governments e-government vision.
The aim of this site is to provide people with a disability, their families and carers with access to online disability related information across governments and the non-government sector, which is:
  • Quality assured
  • Reliable
  • Up-to-date
  • Locally relevant.

 Updated 11/05/02

Health Insite

Through this site you will find a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma. We hope you will become a regular visitor to the site and make Health Insite your first choice for health information.  Updated 11/05/02

U. S. Association of Blind Athletes

United States Associaiton of Blind Athletes, a member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is a non-profit organization that provides training for blind and visually impaired athletes for competition in nine sports. USABA members range from blind children developing sports skills to elite athletes who train for competitions such as the Paralympic Games, the world's second largest athletic competition that draws more than 4,000 disabled athletes. Updated 11/04/02

Registro de Recursos en Español en Línea

Bienvenidos al Registro de Recursos en Español en Línea del National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (centro nacional para la diseminación de investigaciones de la discapacidad, conocido como NCDDR, por sus siglas en inglés). En estas páginas electrónicas se encuentran disponibles a todo el público los resultados de investigaciones de discapacidad que los socios del National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (el instituto nacional de investigaciones de la discapacidad y rehabilitación, conocido como NIDRR) han producido en español. Estos materiales incluyen una amplia variedad de temas y también contribuyen de manera significativa al avance del conocimiento y diseminación en el campo de la discapacidad. Updated 11/04/02

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America

"A leader in its field for over 50 years, the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is dedicated to helping the more than 70 million Americans who suffer from kidney, urologic, and related diseases, and to fostering ground-breaking research into new and better treatments." Updated 10/19/02

JustTheWayYouAre.com- Leaders in Disability Awareness & Character Development

Motivational speaker and Ph.D Candidate Paul S. Wichansky discusses the perspectives and realities of growing up with cerebral palsy. He has delivered his awareness programs at K-12 schools, colleges, and teacher conventions since he was ten years old in 1981. Updated 10/19/02

A Vision in Motion, Speakers Bureau

Specializing in experienced motivators who have each overcome tremendous adversity and inspire others through their programs and insights. Topics include disability awareness, character development, self-esteem enhancement, conflict resolution, and others that enhance the intellectual growth of students, teens, and their parents.  Updated 10/19/02

O&P

 A mailing list dealing with disability related coursework.  Updated 10/19/02

LILA - Living Independently in Los Angeles

LILA is a consumer-directed and regionally focused online project to benefit people with disabilities living in Los Angeles County. LILA uses a GIS-based (Geographic Information Systems - a map formatting tool), interactive information resource database, created by local residents with disabilities using their personal "expert knowledge" to identify and map local independent living resources.  Updated 10/19/02

QualiLife SA

QualiLife is a Swiss company specialized in the research and development of state-of-the-art technologies with the purpose of improving the quality of life of disabled people, especially in the communication field. QualiLife softwares allow disabled people (of any degree of disability and age) to access a computer and use it to communicate and control the environment. Updated 10/19/02

Browsealoud

Browsealoud offers a text to speech enablement for web sites - as the cursor is moved over text it is spoken out aloud. It is free to the user and can be downloaded via the Browsealoud site.  Browsealoud will allow text to be spoken out aloud as the cursor is moved over it - the user has to first download the programme (which is free)- it will only work on sites that have browsealoud enabled. The list is growing daily. Updated 10/16/02

Tripscope

Telephone helpline for disabled and elderly people dealing with travel and transport matters. Updated 10/16/02

In the Know

Online articles and fact sheets released monthly. Designed to educate parents of children with disabilities, the media and general public. Draws upon the scientific expertise at the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies in the areas of mental retardation, children's language disorders and aging. Updated 10/07/02

Sunshine Coast Supported Holidays

Sunshine Coast Supported Holidays provides quality supported holidays for adults with intellectual and learning disabilities or acquired brain injury. Based in Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Updated 10/07/02

Anthony S Macaulay (Associated with the Wesley School For The Deaf)

Updated 09/22/02

Robert A. Karczewski (Mailing List)

 We are to concentrate on motor skill development and cognitive reasoning. Updated 09/22/02

VSA Arts South Africa

 VSA Arts of South Africa has a full schedule of events, art stops, concerts, exhibitions and workshops on the agenda for June through December 2002. Updated 09/22/02

National Service Inclusion Project

"A Training and Technical Assistance Project to Increase the Participation of People with Disabilities in National Service" - Quoted from the Web Site Updated 9/12/02

Gelart

 Designers of equipment for children with special needs 

Davis Sapper OTR

Since 1987, Davis Sapper, OTR, founder of AIM, The Agency For Independent Mobility, has successfully trained 100’s of developmentally disabled consumers of all ages to travel independently. Updated 9//07/02

Ogston.com

UAdvice, guides and reviews from web accessibility specialist, Matthew Ogston. A well designed informative web site!  Updated 8//25/02

NARAYAN KHATRI - Nepal

This disability organization is 12km south from Tribhuvan International Airport Katmandu. Updated 8//25/02

PARBATI KARKI -Nepal

This organization is 3km north side from Tribhuvan International Airport - Katmandu.  Updated 8//25/02

Autism Arts

Collections of artwork from children and adults on the autistic spectrum worldwide! Plus, Celtic Harvest Live -- Irish Musicians for Autism "Awareness CD" Updated 8//25/02

Sheri R. Abrams--Social Security Disability Attorney

Site provides information for those applying for and appealing claims for Social Security Disability benefits  Updated 8/08/02

DND Press

This web site provides legal and technical resources on disability issues Updated 8/08/02

Quit Abuse Society

Society fighting the growing epidemic of social and environmental, Disability abuse worldwide.  Updated 8/06/02

The Cowichan Valley Independent Living Resource Centre

The Cowichan Valley Independent Living Resource Centre is a non-profit society that promotes informed choice and empowerment of persons living with disabilities.

Information and referral services are for anyone needing information related to disability, services or benefits available to people with disabilities. 

njveterans.com

If you are a veteran and need answers, please stop by. If your question is not answered on our site, do hesitate to contact us at assistne@njveterans. com njveterans.com New Jersey's Veteran Voice on the Internet Updated 8/01/02

West Suburban Access News Association Web Site

The purpose of West Suburban Access News Association is to disseminate information to residents of Oak Park and business people in Oak Park. This is accomplished primarily by disseminating a monthly newsletter to WSANA members and maintaining a website on disability issues available to the public at www.wsana.org  .

In addition to informing residents of Oak Park, the WSANA educates residents about the human and legal rights of people with disabilities. In so doing, the WSANA supports the work of other health and human service organizations and agencies in Oak Park. Updated 7/29/02 

Inclusion in Science Education for Students with Disabilities

This site presents accommodation and inclusive strategies for students with disabilities. Topics include teaching strategies, learning environments, and assistive/adaptive technologies. All of the strategies have been found to assist students with disabilities in their academic pursuits. Eight general types of disabilities are presented across six science teaching methods, viz., teacher presentation, laboratory, field, reading, discussion, and research (48 subsets). Some 800 teaching strategies are presented. Updated 7/29/02

Inclusion in Mathematics Education for Students with Disabilities

In this site presents accommodation and inclusive strategies for Mathematics students with disabilities. Topics include teaching strategies, learning environments, and assistive/adaptive technologies. All of the strategies have been found to assist students with disabilities in their academic pursuits. Eight general types of disabilities are presented across four Mathematics teaching methods, viz., teacher presentation, recitation, reading, and discussion (24 subsets). Over 600 teaching strategies are presented. 7/29/02

Baan Khun Daeng- Wheelchair Accessible Holiday in Thailand

 '"Baan Khun Daeng" offer people with a physical disability an accessible place to stay. On top of that "Khun Daeng" has extensive experience and knowledge about the organising of nice/interesting trips/activities doable by wheelchair users because "Khun Daeng" (The Thai nick-name of Karsten Blokker (40)) is a wheelchair user himself, who lives in Thailand since 1995 and speaks the Thai language almost fluent."' Updated 7/29/02

SCI Info Pages – Spinal Cord Injury Information

A free resource for those with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injury or disease of the spine. Provides health information associated with spinal cord injuries and contains related links with site descriptions. Updated 7/27/02

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Inc.

The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center and advocacy efforts. Updated 7/27/02

Adaptive Technologies & Research, Inc.

Enabling those with spinal cord injuries and others with little or no hand function to use and switch between everyday objects such as utensils, brushes, cups, razors, toothbrushes, etc. Also offers other unique products help improve the quality of life for our customers. Updated 7/27/02

National Asian Deaf Congress (NADC)

Mission
NADC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to define and address the cultural, political and social issues experienced by Asians who are deaf or hard of hearing. NADC is strengthened by the diversity of its members and organizations who represent various geographic regions, languages, religions, cultures and generations. NADC will also strive to provide education, empowerment, and leadership for its respective members and organizations.  Updated 7/27/02

Deaf Empowerment and Advancement Fellowship INTernational (deafintl)

The Deaf Empowerment and Advancement Fellowship INTernational List is an email-based discussion group devoted to deaf people in developing nations and their supporters. Since 1998, "deafintl" has enabled about 200 subscribers from more than 30 countries to exchange news and information related to deaf communities in developing nations, share ideas and advice on initiating and improving various projects targeted at these communities, and assist each other in finding the resources they need. Through this list, the deaf community in Turkey was able to recruit several volunteers from the United States to work with them, including one woman who stayed a year; a deaf leader in Ethiopia was able to receive advice on how to help local deaf community members who were experiencing substance abuse problems; and a number of individuals planning trips to other countries were able to make contacts with the local deaf community before they arrived.  Updated 7/27/02

DeafVision, Inc.

Professional web development and hosting company. Deaf Minority owned and operated. Updated 7/27/02

New England Assistive Technology Marketplace

 "This is the place to come for equipment that makes life more accessible. At NEAT, you can try it, buy it, or donate it." 

"Membership is free for individuals who have disabilities and for their family members. People over the age of 65 who have limitations resulting from aging are also eligible for membership. As members, all are entitled to use of the Information & Resource Library and Computer Lab by appointment at no charge."  Updated 7/18/02

 CMAC Web Site Accessibility Committee

State of Connecticut Web Site Accessibility Committee, includes links to resources, tools and tutorials. Updated 7/17/02

Ideal Lives

Resource site offering practical tips and a comprehensive directory of resource links on special needs topics. Designed specifically to meet the needs of families, educators and human service professionals. Site contains original articles by project director Lisa Simmons that are available for reprint by other special needs websites. Updated 7/01/02

Srpska Blind Union

Presentation of Srpska Blind Union - organisation of blind and visually impaired people in Republic of Srpska. Organisation covers whole entity and consists of 15 inter-municipality organizations. Updated 7/01/02

Assistive Dining Device

Information about a device that allows severely disabled people, who are unable to feed themselves, to eat independently. Check http://mealtimepartners.com/  for more information. Updated 5/26/02

Paths to Equal Opportunity

Resources for business and service providers that will help them create inclusive workplaces and to remove the barriers which prevent full independence and opportunity for people with disabilities. Updated 5/26/02

Professional Fit Clothing

Since 1987, Professional Fit Clothing has established a much-needed service for people with disabilities by providing our fashions to those who are in state developmental centers, intermediate and residential care facilities, group homes, independent living programs, and individuals with special needs. The purpose of our company is to provide quality clothing that is comfortable, fashionable, functional, and affordable. Furthermore, our clothing is age appropriate and can be specially adapted if necessary. With unique styles that are not available in stores, this site is designed to give administrators, fashion center managers, social service designees, care providers, and all individuals with disabilities a convenient alternative to conventional methods of purchasing clothing. Updated 5/26/02

NARAYAN KHATRI

A helping home for paralyzed and disabled persons. Lalitpur, Godawari-3 kitini. It is 13km.southwest far from int. airport kathmandu Updated 5/12/02

AutismOnline

Contains free autism information in many languages and a free searchable autism conference database. Hand-picked, parent-tested autism books and products for sale. Products include assistive technology, books in English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, and Turkish, as well as visual teaching aids. Proceeds benefit autism research. Contains free autism information in many languages and a free searchable autism conference database. Hand-picked, parent-tested autism books and products for sale. Products include assistive technology, books in English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, and Turkish, as well as visual teaching aids. Proceeds benefit autism research.  Updated 5/09/02

Forum on Disability Website

The site contains examples of Employer best practice in employing and serving disabled people. In addition to an overview of the UK disability law and includes online versions of the Forum's newsletters, details of publications and events. It will shortly have a dedicated section on Web accessibility Updated 4/22/02

Royal Association for Deaf People - UK

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) is a registered charity which was founded in 1841. Today RAD strives to meet the individual needs of Deaf children and adults and deafblind people through the provision of services and the use of RAD Centres for Deaf People. The head office is based in Colchester and RAD has four regional teams based in Essex, London, Surrey and Kent. Updated 5/06/02

The Centre for Deaf Studies - UK

 Updated 5/06/02

"Deaf Studies is the study of the language, community and culture of deaf people. It is a study by deaf people, with deaf people, for the benefit of deaf people and for the expansion of knowledge within the community as a whole. It draws on techniques and disciplines which have evolved in the hearing world but seeks to apply a deaf perspective and new deaf professionalism to the study."

Deaf Plus - UK

"COMMUNICATION to promote partnership and understanding: OPENNESS to be approachable and welcoming to all: RESPONSIBILITY to take responsibility for ourselves and each other: EQUALITY to provide equal opportunities for all." Updated 5/06/02

Sign Communique - UK

"Sign Communique creates Deaf training and educational materials for both the Deaf and hearing communities. We believe in Sign Language as a community language, and we have produced two CD-ROMs to teach Sign Language to people of all ages  with videos." Updated 5/06/02

Christian Deaf Link - UK 

"Christian Deaf Link UK, known as Deaf Link is a new registered charity in 1998 as a result of the review by London Christian Deaf Link (LCDL - formed in 1990)." Updated 5/06/02 

British Deaf Association 

" The British Deaf Association (BDA) is the largest national organisation run by Deaf people, for Deaf people. We represent the UK's Deaf community, a community united by shared experiences, history and, above all, by a common language - British Sign Language (BSL). Our headquarters are in London. We also have offices in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Warrington. " Updated 3/31/02

Deaf Club

" The BIGGEST Deaf Internet Search Engine "  Updated 3/31/02

The Forest Bookshop

"Specialists in Books, Videos & CD-Roms on Deafness and Deaf Issues"  Updated 3/31/02

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People  

" Hearing Dogs for Deaf People was launched at the world famous Crufts Dog Show in 1982. We have continued to train dogs to alert deaf people to specific sounds, whether in the home, workplace or public buildings. To date we have trained and placed more than 825 hearing dogs throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. "  Updated 3/31/02

The Link Centre

 " We provide a variety of services for deafened people, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Our services are complementary to both provision within the person's own area of residence (e.g. audiology, hearing therapy, social services) and other interventions (e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implants)."  Updated 3/31/02

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

  Updated 3/31/02

"RNID is the largest charity representing the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. Our vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfilment. "

Tech-for-All

" Tech For All is a technology-based consulting firm providing innovative solutions in assistive and adaptive technologies. We specialize in assisting public and private sector clients to develop, evaluate, and select Electronic and Information Technology products in compliance with mandated Section 508 Standards of the Rehabilitation Amendment Act of 1998. "  Updated 3/31/02

New York Advocate Office for Disabled

With a common mission: to advocate and provide direct services with and for individuals with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities, and their families, throughout New York State, in order to promote lifelong opportunities and choices for independence, inclusion and enhanced quality of life.

Providing community-based services and supports, educational services, health services, early intervention services, and vocational services to more than 40,000 consumers and their families across New York State. Updated 3/14/02

PN Friends

A small place in the world to really learn how to live with peripheral neuropathy; to share friendships and fun and disability information; to prove that THERE REALLY IS LIFE WITH PN; to grow and share and together enjoy life. We may be unable to beat PN right now, but we can show the disease that IT CAN'T BEAT US! Updated 3/14/02

Medquip

They offer a quality collection of power Scooters, manual and power Wheelchair, and medical equipment that makes  life more manageable.  They only carry products with quality craftsmanship and industry leading warranties.  Updated 3/11/02

ABOVE THE CHALLENGE

Above The Challenge is a brand new family owned company that sells t-shirts to the disabled and individuals in wheelchairs.  All shirts sell for 14.99.  The primary owner is in a wheelchair, due to spina bifida. Spina Bifida is the #1 birth defect in today.

Eventually the owner  wants to expand the  product line to sweatshirts, pants, backpacks, water bottles, etc.  Updated 2/09/02

AHEAD

"A.H.E.A.D. = Association for Higher Education Access and Disability.
AHEAD is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote improved access for persons with disabilities to Third Level Education in Ireland, North and South.   Updated 2/09/02

Disability Information for Students and Professionals

"A website for students that are studying in the field of disability, as well as professionals working within it." Updated 2/09/02

The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind - New Zealand

Every year in New Zealand nearly 1500 people go blind or experience serious sight loss. The Blind Foundation empowers members to adjust to this change in lifestyle and create a new beginning through using new skills, technologies and resources. Updated 2/03/02

The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) - Australia 

The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) of South Australia helps those with little or no sight to optimise their opportunities by providing specialist staff, information and technology resources to meet individual needs. Updated 2/03/02

WebAIM

Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM) is administered through a grant provided by the Learning Anywhere Anytime Program Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Our goal is to improve accessibility to online learning opportunities for all people; in particular to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities who currently may have a difficult time getting access to postsecondary online learning opportunities. Updated 1/28/02

Foundation Fighting Blindness

The urgent mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to find the causes, treatments, preventions, and cures for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. Updated 1/27/02

The Braille Institute

Braille Institute is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to the fulfillment of life.  Updated 1/27/02

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Rehabilitating blind and vision impaired adults so they can reach their highest level of independence and self- reliance. Updated 1/27/02

Lighthouse International

Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives. Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York, Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations. Updated 1/27/02

Technologies for the Visually Impaired

Technologies for the Visually Impaired Inc. offers an exciting array of adaptive devices, software and accessories specifically designed for use by blind or visually impaired individuals. Updated 1/27/02

DeafBizz.com

This is a huge collection of links to deaf and hearing impaired sites. Updated 1/27/02

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

SHHH believes people with hearing loss can help themselves and one another to participate fully and successfully in society. Updated 1/26/02

The Caption Center Online

The Caption Center's mission is to provide the widest possible access to television, video, digital media and feature films for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Updated 1/26/02

The National Captioning Institute

A non profit organization that developed and continues to develop captioning on television for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Updated 1/26/02

Captioning Web

An excellent collection of resources on captioning.  Updated 1/26/02

Gallaudet University 

The mission of Gallaudet University is to serve as a comprehensive, multipurpose institution of higher education for deaf and hard of hearing citizens of the United States and of the world. Updated 1/26/02

National Federation of the Blind

Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today. . - Quoted from the Web Site  Updated 1/26/02

American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia. Updated 1/26/02 

American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind is addressing the most critical issues facing the growing population of people who are blind or visually impaired: independent living, literacy, employment, and technology  Updated 1/26/02

AmbuTech

We offer the widest range of Mobility Canes, the broadest variety of Tips, and the premier Support Canes, all designed for the visually impaired and used worldwide. Updated 1/26/02

Southeastern Public Interest Network of North Carolina (SpinNC)

SpinNC .Org is a community-based network established through a public/private partnership to help people gather and share information in a 9 county area. SpinNC .Org is striving to accomplish the following goals in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Onslow, Cumberland, Bladen, Duplin, Sampson and Columbus counties: provide a well-organized, easy to use, computer-based network connecting citizens in southeast North Carolina to information and community resources; provide broad public access, to include persons who would have difficulty obtaining these information resources; offer the means for citizens to interact with each other electronically and obtain desired resources; encourage and empower citizens to participate more fully in their community; stimulate and foster the development of partnerships and collaborations, encourage community wellness through sharing and dissemination of electronic information resources; and provide reliable access through technologies that are redundant and dynamic.Upadated 1/23/02

Disabilties Resource Center

Portal designed to provide information related to the disabled  in Spanish and English for all Latin American countries 1/23/02

AccessStore.com

This site contains many excellent products to help people with disabilities. Updated 1/23/02

TecAccess

Debra Ruh tells the story of her Company....Updated 1/23/02

Aussie Mental Health Directory 

A directory of mental health services in Australia. Updated 1/23/02

Kesavan Guruswamy

Assist Rehabilitation of the Disabled. in India Updated 1/23/02

Akshaya Rehabilitation Trust

Legal Advocacy Group for people with disabilties in India  Updated 1/19/02

Inclusion International

Inclusion International is a dense network of families, self-advocates and committed friends, working to better the lives of the 60 million persons living with intellectual disabilities, around the world. One of the largest international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) in the field of disability, Inclusion International unites close to 200 national member associations in 115 countries Updated 1/19/02

EnVisioned:  Independent Living Org., Inc.

A man born without arms beat the odds and trained himself to live completely independent.  He now offers his services as a consultant and trainer in independent living techniques for the disabled. Updated 1/19/02

Macromedia UK Usergroup

Grandmaster is an official UK Macromedia User Group dedicated to users of Dreamweaver, UltraDev, Fireworks and Flash. We are committed to building an online community of web developers who wish to share knowledge and develop their skills in Macromedia products. Updated 1/19/02

Sapient Group

Site Summary:  Sapient Group is committed to providing effective eBusiness consulting and web site design solutions which strive to make Internet based commerce accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Our team consists of seasoned expert eBusiness, accessibility, content development, legal and web development consultants with extensive Fortune 500 experience. Our industry experts have utilized conference and corporate speaking engagements and dozens of large scale eBusiness projects to raise awareness and implement accessibility solutions for our clients and their customers.  Updated 11/02/01

Center for Disabilities and Development

The Center for Disabilities and Development is a resource for people with disabilities, members of their families, service providers, and others who have an interest in the issues related to disabilities. We provide health care and related services, training and technical assistance, information sharing, and research. Updated 10/30/01

People With Disabilities Uganda

People With Disabilities - Uganda (PWD) is a national non-profit, nonpartisan peace and disability rights organization. PWD is an association of independent, multi-issue, national and community-based disability rights organizations working for equal opportunities for disabled people in Uganda.

HearingExchange

An online community for people with hearing loss, parents of deaf and hard of hearing children and professionals who work with them. HearingExchange offers news, resources, articles, experts, forums and much more. Updated 10/27/01

LivHOME

LivHOME provide the highest quality in-home elder care possible to meet the emotional and physical needs of aging and create a more positive experience for everyone involved. Updated 10/08/01

Judge Rotenberg Center, Inc.

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center operates residential and respite programs for children and adults with behavior problems, including conduct disorders, emotional problems, brain injury or psychosis, autism and developmental disabilities. Updated 10/08/01

Red de Integración Especial

Internet for all in Spanish Updated 10/08/01

equality.se

 Internet-guide on Accessibility-information - Travel Resource Updated 10/08/01

ALESIX

Foundation "ALEX", non-governmental charity organization, was set up on April 16, 1999. The foundation is named after the last heir's name of the royal house of Russia, Alexey Romanov, who suffered from severe form of hemophilia. He was tortured and killed by Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg, on July 17, 1918.

The foundation cares for people with hemophilia and other disabilities, and their families. The priorities of the foundation are to ensure the security of their civil rights and to help their integration with the community. Updated 10/03/01

Wases

Non-profit community based organization working with individuals with multiple barriers/ disabilities to employment. Updated 9/15/01

The Challenge Project Inc. 

 The Challenge Project is a program offering people with disabilities an opportunity to experience sailing aboard a tall ship.  Part of this mission is to use this large vessel as a vehicle for social change with respect to attitudes by and toward persons with disabilities. Updated 9/15/01

Pip Squeakers

Baby shoes that help motivate babies with vision or mobility disabilities, to move, explore and walk. Parents with vision and mobility disabilities, can HEAR when baby moves. Updated 9/13/01

TelAbility

A family-oriented, interdisciplinary, program that seeks to improve the lives of children with disabilities through clinical consultations, education, and peer support.

Focusing on the needs of children with special needs, this website offers hundreds of annotated links, a bookstore, e-mail advice, chat rooms, article reviews, useful handouts, and much more. While designed to serve families and professionals living in North Carolina, USA, international users are always welcome. 

National Braille Press

 National Braille Press publishes technology and software guides, tutorials, and keyboard command summaries, available at low prices. Sign up for our email announcements to find out what's new and hot off the presses! Updated 8/29/01

Large Print Reviews

  Large Print Reviews publishes reviews of large print and audio books and other items of interest to individuals with low vision, such as screen readers,  talking web browsers, and magnifying devices. This site also includes articles related to low vision, eye disorders, and how to adapt to vision loss. Updated 8/29/01

Speech Strategies

Speech Strategies offers home services for stroke victims and their families, parents preparing for IEP meetings, and stutterers of  all ages.

The therapy approach of Speech Strategies is one that emphasizes the involvement and active participation of clients. Clients direct their own therapy and parents direct the therapy of their children. Updated 8/29/01

Signtel Interpreter

The Signtel Interpreter is a unique, cutting edge technology based on sign language; utilizing a combination of computer/laptop hardware, high-definition microphone and patented software. The Signtel Interpreter captures onto a computer screen the hearing party's voice or inputted text and translates it into seamless sign language and text for the deaf and hard of hearing. Updated 8/27/01

Off The Beaten Track

Hawaiian wheelchair accessibility - specializing in accommodations, transportation, activities, and general information for getting around Hawaii. Updated 8/08/01

Involvement of People with Disabilities in Virtual Volunteering Programs

Offers examples of people with disabilities volunteering online, as well as tips for outreach, accommodations, conversation, volunteer orientation and matching, evaluation and staff training. Includes information on accommodations for online volunteers who have learning disabilities or emotional and anxiety disorders. .Updated 8/05/01

MISSION STATEMENT: to encourage and assist in the development and success of volunteer activities that can be completed, in whole or in part, via the Internet.

Assistive Technology Training Online
The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides internet-based training in both general and specific areas of assistive technology (AT)...Updated 8/01/01

Educating Parents of Extra Special Children (EPEC)

EPEC was founded to provide a resource of information for parents with special needs children. 

 

 EPEC was founded to provide a resource of information for parents with special needs children. Visit our Various Disabilities page to find information pertaining to your child's disability. If you don't find your child's disability listed here, contact us via e-mail and we'll do the research and list it for you. The information is there and we've achieved  remarkable success at finding it. Updated 7/15/01

Aphasia Forum

An Italian website on aphasia matters. The site is in both Italian and English.Updated 7/15/01

Visually Impaired - Blind Singles

A singles group where blind and visually impaired people may build friendships and possibly relationships, and a place where we can support one another, and share our understanding of our disabilties. Updated 7/15/01

Joel H. Sheffel, Advocate for Persons with Disabilities

No site currently available but will have one soon that will list items of information to Persons with Disabilities. Updated 7/15/01

Total Access Group

Our mission is simple. Some have said just too simple. We are here to provide individuals, companies, Non-profits and anyone else interested in  web site accessibility and Facility Compliance, the knowledge to make their site accessible to  persons with disabilities. We do this through education and hands on training. We also offer full service web site assessment and repair as well as Facility Site Assessment. Updated 7/13/01

Access Washington

Achieving Web Site Accessibility

June 1, 2001 - This site was developed for the Achieving Web Site Accessibility Conference held in June of 1999. It has been updated by Aging and Adult Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, to assist in the development of web Updated 7/08/01

Hiawatha Island Software Company ("HiSoftware")

HiSoftware offers the most comprehensive software applications on the market to insure that Web sites are accessible. The verification and remediation (Repair) solutions manage Accessibility policy and standards (Full Support for W3C and Section 508 Standards) required for Web sites.  HiSoftware offers three tools:

HiSoftware provides solutions for verifying Section 508 Website Accessibility verification, repair of Web site accessibility errors, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of Web site accessibility. Updated 7/02/01

 

The Accessibility Forum

 

The Accessibility Forum is an ongoing collaboration among stakeholders affected by Section 508 including user, industry, government, and other communities in order to benefit employees and members of the public with disabilities.

The Forum will identify, prioritize and conduct projects that assist government in making informed decisions about Section 508 related procurement, and allow government, industry, and users to communicate and highlight areas where further effort is needed.

Quoted from the website Updated 7/01/01

Scooter411.com

A website where people can securely configure and purchase scooters, ramps and lifts online at discounted prices. Updated 7/01/01

Bmedical.com

On our site we feature large variety of medical products such as powerchairs, wheelchairs, electric scooters, rolling walker, canes, Electric adjustable beds, liftchairs, Auto Ramps and lifts, Patient lifts, Bathroom safety equipment, Support Surfaces and Incontence supplies. Updated 7/01/01

The Health Information for Development

The Health Information for Development (HID) project is a non-profit research project aimed at documenting and developing the capacity of health information resource centres throughout the world. HID has compiled a Global Directory of Health Information Resource Centres, which is now available at www.iwsp.org. The Directory will be updated on an ongoing basis, based on questionnaires available at the site.

HID is seen as the first phase of the proposed $45 m Information Waystations and Staging Posts project. "Information Waystations" bridge the digital divide by bringing the technology to the developing countries and training people on how to use it to obtain health information, while "Staging Posts" aim at bridging the information divide by adapting information materials so as to make them more appropriate for local use. Local formal information (books and journals) and non-formal/indigenous information is included. Updated 5/14/01

A-Prompt - A Web Site Evaluation and Repair Tool

A-Prompt (Accessibility Prompt) has been developed to assist Web authors in improving the accessibility and usability of HTML documents. By checking Web pages for barriers to accessibility and making repairs to correct any problems, A-Prompt will ensure that you are reaching the widest possible audience. A-Prompt is based on the guidelines for accessibility which are created and maintained by the Web Access Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. Updated 5/14/01

GRCI an AT&T Company

Provides detailed information on Section 508 and how it affects the government acquisition process. In addition it provides general information on the services GRCI/AT&T provide in order to support Government Departments and Agencies to become compliant with the Section 508 Regulations.

Hopefully this site will help others understand Section 508 and related regulations such as Section 255 under the telecommunication act. Updated 5/09/01

Ability Online Support Network

Ability Online is a computer network for children and youth facing disability or illness. We offer a family friendly site, with the opportunity to make friends and have fun in a way which allows the personality, not the physical appearance to matter. We have various security and confidentiality measures in place to ensure that everyone is safe online, and we also have a dedicated team of volunteers who monitor the content of the site and messages to ensure it is always appropriate and friendly. Updated 5/07/01

Usability.gov

The National Cancer Institute has build and excellent site on implementing usability and accessibility in many types of electronic and information technology. Updated 5/07/01

Sight-Link.co.uk

Print to Braille and Braille to Print letters and greetings cards. News, tools and advice for the visually impaired community in the UK. Updated 4/26/01

National Center on Educational Outcomes

The National Center on Educational Outcomes provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements to ensure that all students have access to the general curriculum and can benefit from accountability and standards-based reforms. Updated  4/24/01

Talking Rx

Talking Rx is essentially a talking prescription container that fits on the bottom of your prescription vial. Ideal for the vision-impaired, elderly and for those whom English is a second language. Updated 4/21/01

VSA arts of New Mexico

VSA arts of New Mexico is an arts education and advocacy organization, dedicated to making the arts accessible to persons with disabilities. VSA arts of NM provides programs and services which enable individuals of all ages who have disabilities to take part in cultural life throughout the state of New Mexico. VSA arts of New Mexico is part of an international network of VSA arts organizations, coordinated through a headquarters office in Washington, D.C. and affiliated with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 3/28/01

Moby Project

The Moby Project is a FREE Mobile Recording Studio facility for the disabled. (Currently UK Only) Updated 3/28/01

Accessible Queensland

This site contains a comprehensive list of providers of services and accessible public infrastructure for use by people with disabilities when visiting Queensland. 3/25/01

New Mexico Technology Assistance Program

State Assistive Technology project for New Mexico. 3/20/01

Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Programs

Site provides resources for disabled people in the areas of hunting, fishing and shooting sports. The also provide a mailing list.  Updated  03/15/01

Association for Model Community

AMC is a registered non-profit small NGO operated by a set of physicians, educationists, lawyers and working journalists. The organisers seek to volunteer their time & energy for the rural disabled children, women & men. Presently it is operating at Raipura Upazila under Narsingdi district with a population of 413,766 and propose to undertake a base line survey, for which it is searching for assistance to the amount of US$ 15,000.00  Updated  03/15/01

Best Buddies International

Best Buddies International is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with mental retardation by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendship and integrated employment. Updated  03/15/01

HUMAN RESOURCE PROMOTION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT - Sierra Leon 

HUMAN RESOURCE PROMOTION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (HRPRD) is non-governmental and also a non-profit making one whose ultimate aim is to improve the skill levels of the Children and Youths of the Rural Areas on a country wide basis In Africa in general and West Africa in particular.  Updated  02/14/01

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) - USA

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is funded through a four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  NCPAD’s mission was created from the consensus that physical activity is a key to optimal health, that inactivity is a serious health concern for people with disabilities, and that people with disabilities are at greater risk than the general population for developing secondary health conditions due to sedentary lifestyles.  A major constraint to creating specific exercise guidelines for persons with disabilities is the lack of available information. The information that does exist is poorly organized and spread over a wide range of venues.  As a result, researchers, practitioners, and consumers seeking this information have great difficulty finding the resources they require.  The NCPAD website, http://www.ncpad.org, features NCPAD’s Research Citation Database, which contains references for journal articles, newsletters, book excerpts, and hyperlinks to websites as well as NCPAD’s Fact Sheets and Bibliographies on topics relating to specific activities and disabilities.  NCPAD’s website also provides a national resource directories of facilities, programs, and events concerned with physical activity and disability.  NCPAD is currently developing exercise modules which will allow website visitors to customize a fitness regime according to a disabling condition and their preferences for aerobic, flexibility, or strength training. Updated  02/14/00

AbilityHub - USA

AbilityHub is an Assistive Technology related web site for >people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. AbilityHub is a firm starting point for finding information concerning Assistive Technology. Updated  02/14/00

SelfAdvocateNet - Canada

State-of-the-art interactive website for people with intellectual disabilities/self advocates. We provide information and resources on disability rights, accessibility, community inclusion models, and links to international self advocacy groups. We also offer entertainment. Please sign our guestbook. 

SelfAdvocateNet offers free information and advice to people with intellectual disabilities and their support networks so they can be included in their communities with respect and dignity. We believe that all people belong in the community and can offer a lot back to society. Our interactive website allows people from all over the world to write about their news and events and keep the world informed about our abilities. Updated  02/14/00

Knowbility Inc - USA

"Knowbility is a national nonprofit organization - just one year old - formed by high tech and other community leaders. Knowbility serves as the nonprofit conduit to the IT industry, helping businesses learn the benefits of including people with disabilities in educational and workforce development initiatives."  - Quoted from the Web Site  Updated 01/29/00

Optavia's Web Accessibility Resources - USA

Includes discussions on web accessibility, case studies, and resources for web accessibility initiatives in business and government.  Updated 01/29/00

DirectDME.com - USA

 is an on-line source of medical equipment, supplies and services designed for use by all participants in an individual’s care – patient, family members, physician, therapist, case manager, and/or insurance adjuster. Updated 01/19/00

Deaf Life - USA 

A magazine devoted to Deaf and Hearing Impaired issues.  Best explained by the person who started it.

What we’re doing is a labor of love. We earn no money from DEAF LIFE. We’ve put many exhausting hours into producing the highest-quality product we can. I and my tiny staff are doing this on behalf of the Deaf community. It’s our way of being involved—and helping to make positive changes.”—Matthew S. Moore Updated 01/10/01

Deaf Mall - USA

A site with many resources and services for the deaf and hearing impaired. Updated 01/10/01

DeafZONE- USA

A site offering a large array of services and products for the deaf and hearing impaired. Updated 01/10/01

National Association of the Deaf- USA

Founded in 1880, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States.

The NAD safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care and social services, and telecommunications. A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the NAD is a dynamic federation of 51 state association affiliates, sponsoring and organizational affiliates, and direct members.

Quoted from the Web Site. Updated 01/10/01

Silent News- USA

Now located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the Silent News Inc., was established exclusively for the purpose of improving the educational, literacy, employment, and social conditions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. It is dedicated to accomplishing this goal, in part, by the publication and distribution of a grassroots newspaper written by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, as well as to educate hearing people about this unique community." - Quoted from the Web Site Updated 01/10/01

Closing the Digital Divide- USA

 "The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has established this new web site to help inform you of federal programs designed to close the digital divide. Using this web site, you will be able to identify a range of grant and loan programs that provide assistance to Americans vulnerable to falling on the wrong side of the digital divide. In addition, we have provided direct links to other resources that provide information on private sector educational and funding initiatives. Finally, you use this web site to find updates on funding programs, policy debates, and recent studies that address digital divide issues. Please e-mail any thoughts or suggestions to digitaldivide@ntia.doc.gov ." Quoted from the Web Site Updated 01/10/01

Sindhu SEvak Sangh- Jalaram Hospiatal - India

This is a a charitable organization which runs hospital in the
poorest area of Vadodara city.  In this area the monthly income is about 3 to
5 $ /month.  We do free cataract operation with IOL We need about 4o to 50,000/US$ to do charitable work in this field.  Please Contact us via the email above or visit the web site. Updated 01/10/01

Keyboard Alternatives & Viaion Solutions - USA

We can assist you in developing workstations that accommodate your needs, be those visual or mobility limitations, repetitive strain injuries,
as well as ergonomic and ADA compliancy issues. From Clarity AutoFocus video
magnification systems to voice dictation, screen readers, ergonomic
keyboards, sit-stand furniture. Updated  01/09/01

Synapse TAP and Synapse ADA Workstations - USA

 Large site of universal access and adaptive and assistive technologies to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Updated  01/09/01

SSB Technologies - USA

As a disabled-owned business, SSB Technologies is excited to be the only company to have developed automated software tools that diagnose and fix sites to make them accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with government accessibility requirements such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The tools, InSight and InFocus, provide a efficient, cost-effective solution to compliance with accessibility requirements and reduce the time required to make a site accessible by about 75% compared to doing it manually. The site provides more information on the company, its software and the business issues surrounding web site accessibility. Updated  01/07/01

People Who - USA

 People who help each other on the Internet: people who experience mood swings, fear, voices  and visions 01/03/01

EqualityBridge.com - USA

 EqualityBridge.com is the Internet portal designed to provide health, news and general entertainment for those with disabilities or difficulty navigating the Internet.01/03/01

The Thistle Foundation - Scotland

 The Thistle Foundation provides services which enable disabled people and their families to lead independent lives. Updated 12/20/00

Vischeck - USA

Vischeck is an engine that models the entire display process for a digital image from monitor to eyeball and beyond... Vischeck can show you what your image looks like to people who are color blind, people with glaucoma or macular degeneration, elders and children. Vischeck allows you to preview your image as it will appear at the intended viewing distance and tells you when text regions are unreadable. Updated 12/08/00

crutchsolutions.com - USA

Mercury Medical was founded by a disabled engineer determined to help all those who are dependant on crutches or canes to lead better, more active lives. He has done this through his unique shock-absorbing, energy saving crutches and canes. These products allow crutch and cane users to walk with less effort and pain, thereby increasing the quality of their lives and increasing their mobility. Updated 11/21/00

New Horizons Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability - USA

Summary of Air travel regulations related to people with disabilities. Updated 11/20/00

Frontend.com - an excellent site about accessibility and Usability with a great paper on implementation of accessible design Updated 11/20/00

National Home Oxygen Patients Association - USA

" The National Home Oxygen Patients Association is a new association devoted exclusively to improving the lives of people across the country who require supplementary oxygen on a regular basis. A prestigious group of physicians, providers and manufacturers formed the association when they recognized that despite their own efforts to speak on behalf of their patients and customers, oxygen patients truly needed their own organization. "  Quoted from the web site. 

There is a particularly good resource on Oxygen use and air travel located at: http://www.homeoxygen.org/airtrav.html  Updated 11/10/00

The Center for the Partially Sighted - USA

The Center helps visually impaired people of all ages enhance remaining sight in order to function independently. This is the exclusive mission of The Center for the Partially Sighted, a non-profit agency." Quoted from the Web Site Updated 11/4/00

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). - USA

Purpose of the organization is to provide support and education, and as a forum for sharing ideas and solutions in dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Programs include Online mailing list, Caregivers Online Mailing List, COPD Online Newsletter, Forum, Chatroom, SmokeNoMore Program, and numerous links to medical sites concerning the affliction. Subscribers from all nations welcome.  COPD is the third leading cause of disability in our country. The site offers a series of programs dedicated to those so afflicted. Updated 11/1/00

Accessible Travel in Southern Africa - South Africa

They offer a variety of accessible tour packages to Southern Africa for active, adventurous disabled travelers.  Updated 10/28/00

 ILUSA.COM - USA

The site is a directory of resources for individuals, their families, and providers to find the best resources on the Net. Independent Living Centers are one of the main audience of the site. We have information for their staff, management (IL Resource Page), board members, and of course useful links for the consumers of IL services, to all federal government and state government web sites (as an example). Updated 10/19/00

Hebrew Technology for Learning Disabilities - Isreal

Hebrew Technology for Learning Disabilities - The Site is in Hebrew. Updated 10/18/00

 Wilderness Inquiry - USA

Wilderness Inquiry is a non-profit organization providing outdoor adventures for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Updated 9/24/00

useit.com - Jakob Nielsen's Website- USA

An outstanding site devoted to making electronic and information technology usable by the largest audience possible.  These are the works of Jakob Nielson, one of the premier usability experts in the world. Updated 9/22/00

The Seven Habits of Effective Web Sites - USA

An outstanding summary of how to make web sites accessible and usable by the largest number of people. Updated 9/22/00

Senator Patrick Leahy Senate Home Page - USA

This is the first U. S. Senate Home Page that is supposed to be W3C/WAI AAA Compliant for accessibility.  The page is the senator's home page and has a link to a text only home page. Updated 9/02/00

Royal Association in Aid of Deaf People - UK

Helping Deaf and deafblind people get the most out of life. News, events, stories, job vacancies, sign language courses, interpreting etc. Updated every Friday. Updated 8/31/00

The National Arts and Disability Center(NADC) - USA

"The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) is the national information dissemination, technical assistance and referral center specializing in the field of arts and disability. The NADC is dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual-,performing-, media, and literary-arts communities. Its resource directories, annotated bibliographies, related links and conferences serve to advance artists with disabilities and accessibility to the arts. The NADC is a project of the University of California, at Los Angeles (UCLA), University Affiliated Program."  Quoted from the Web Site Updated 8/30/00

Access to Disability Data - USA

The InfoUse Center on Improving Access to Disability Data makes statistical information on disability available both in print and on the World Wide Web. Data is presented in easy-to-read chartbook format, useful for people with different educational levels, technical skills, sensory disabilities and cognitive capabilities. The chartbooks are a excellent resource for people with disabilities, policymakers, advocates, planners, researchers, rehabilitation and health care professionals and others interested in data on disability. They are currently working on a chartbook on assistive technology which will be available by the end of the year. Updated 8/30/00

SightLink - UK

The link between the visually impaired and the family. A range of services and information including Braille Greetings Cards. Updated 8/30/00

Institute for Community Inclusion - USA

ICI supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society. As practitioners, researchers, and teachers, we form partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. Together we advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice. Our web site includes an array of resources for researchers, professionals, family members, and people with disabilities. Many of our publications are available online in accessible formats. There are also message boards and listserves on a variety of topics. Updated 8/30/00

U. S. General Services Administration Digital Divide Portal - USA

U. S. Government portal dealing with the Digital Divide.  This includes people with disabilities.  There are important links dealing with the Digital Divide on this site. Updated 8/10/00

American Red Cross - USA

The home site of the American Red Cross. The also include information for caregivers as well as people with disabilities. Updated 8/10/00

J. P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre  - Canada

Site dealing with disabilities of a developmental nature and issues and answers of how to deal  with and solve them. Updated 8/6/00

London Health Sciences Centre - Canada

"London Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada's Largest teaching hospitals. We are dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Each year our staff of 7,237 care for more than 700,000 patients."  Quoted from the Web Site. Updated 8/6/00

Australian Department of Health and Aged Care - Australia

Site detailing the activities of the Commonwealth of Australia regarding aging and associated disabilities.  Updated 8/5/00

The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance - USA

"The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California.  Established in 1996, OCAPICA is a consortium of nineteen community-based organizations serving the Asian and Pacific Islander community.  OCAPICA works to improve and expand the community's opportunities through service, education, advocacy, organizing and research.  These community-driven activities seek to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to define and control their lives and the future of their community."  Quoted from the Web Site Updated 8/4/00

Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc. - USA

IDRT is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through research, training & development, technical assistance, and advocacy.  Updated 8/3/00

Spinal Cord Resource Network - USA

The Mailing list works with all types of disabilities to provide peer counseling, resource information, support groups, and computer skills training.  Subscribe by sending a message to: tjohnson@siskinrehab.orgUpdated 8/3/00 

S.T.A.G.E.S. (Special Theater Arts Group for Exceptional Students) - USA

STAGES is a creative arts therapy program for children ages 8-16 Updated 8/3/00

North San Diego County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind - USA

North San Diego County chapter of the largest blind organization in the world, the National Federation of the Blind. Network with blind students, scientists, engineers, farmers, teachers and retired people. We can help each other live productive successful lives with vision-impairment. Technology, recreation, education, trips, food and fun! Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of each Month, 10AM to Noon. Open to the public.  Updated 8/3/00

New Gujrat Sports Federation of Abled & Disabled Trust - India

New Gujarat Sports Federation of Abled & Disabled Trust (NGSFADT) based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India is mainly involved in hosting international sports events and as well as encouraging disabled persons to take part in sports around the world.   Updated 8/3/00

Rosie Rainbow's Rockin' Frog Band - USA

Musical that was written by a disabled composer.  Updated 8/3/00

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - USA

 "The Executive Order establishes the President's Advisory Commission of 15 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders appointed by the President, who have a history of involvement with the APA community, with expertise in a specific field (e.g. health, human services, education, housing, labor, transportation, economic and community development, civil rights and business), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. "  Quoted from the website.  This commission covers many issues related to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders including disability issues. Updated 8/2/00

Disability.gov - USA

A new disability portal started by the U. S. Government to provide people with disability information. Updated /8/1/00

Child and Familycare Society Bethlehem  - South Africa

This organization strives to protect children in the family and always acts on their behalf. We also aim to uplift the community, and help those who are in desperate need of food and clothing, including people with disabilities. Updated 7/31/00

Universal Design Institute for Information Technology - Japan

Universal Design (UD) for Information Technology (IT) has two definitions. Generally, it means that all information included in newspapers, TV programs, and in a product itself (for example, switch is on or off.) can be distributed to all irrespective of disabilities. More narrowly, UD for IT means that Information Technology equipment, especially PCs, are designed for all users."
"This report describes the current status, problems, and the future of UD for IT, focusing on PC hardware, PC software, data format, and the Internet. " Quoted from the web site. Updated 7/26/00

AccessAbility - Australia

AccessAbility project aims to increase employability of people with cognitive impairment by increasing their access to computers, the web, and On Line services. The activities of this project include training and instruction on computer usage. - Updated 7/25/00

Teach The Deaf - provides windows based communications for  deaf and hearing impaired. - USA

"For people with hearing loss,  we've created a Windows-based computer system that helps with communication, education, and understanding. With the iCommunicator™ system, no human interpreter separates the worlds of the hard-of-hearing and the hearing." - Quoted from their web site Updated 7/12/00

Disability and Medical Resource Mall - USA

"Disability and Medical Resource Mall an internet gateway Web site founded and developed in 1997 by the disabled for the purpose of providing information on products, resources and services available for the disabled, handicapped, physically challenged, elderly, caregivers and health care professionals and providers." - Quoted from their web site. Updated 7/12/00

KINETOTHERAPY - Greece

Multipurpose exercising instrument specially designed for home installation and ease of use for people with special needs. Updated 7/12/00

Inter-American Institute on Disability (IID) - South America (Brazil)

" The Inter-American Institute on Disability (IID) is a non-profit entity, founded and managed by disabled people and their allies, to empower people with all kinds of disabilities and their families in the Inter-American region, and also in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of Europe and Africa."

"The purpose of the Institute is to interface between public and private organizations and service providers, stimulating international and multi-cultural cooperation and awareness for disability development in the Inter-American Region as a whole."
Quoted from the web site.  The web site in in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Updated 7/11/00

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY- NEPAL - Nepal 

This is an organization whose goals are to improve the lives of people with disabilities through many activities. They have ambitious goals and should be supported in every way possible. Updated 7/11/00

Kindred-souls.org - USA

A non-profit enabling community providing information, entertainment and accessibility for the disabled. A beautiful and compliant non-profit internet community dedicated to enabling everyone to access information, entertainment and contacts, especially for the housebound or those who have limited accessibility. Updated 7/10/00

CareerLift - USA

CareerLift is an on-line employment service dedicated to helping professionals with disabilities find the jobs they are qualified for. We hope to help lower the incidence of underemployment of people with disabilities due to lack of opportunity. The site should be fully operative by September. We will offer resume posting, job posting, helpful links, company profile pages. All services are free to candidates with minor fees to corporation. Updated 7/10/00

Disabled Hellas a Site Dealing with Disability Issues in Greece - Greece

Disabled Hellas is the largest collection of disability and rehabilitation related articles and books in Greek language. It is a non profit organization.

The aim of the Disabled Hellas is to produce and distribute all the available information for the disabilities and to empower the Greeks with disabilities with the appropriate technical knowledge and skills to manage their needs and to reconstruct their lives. Updated 7/04/00

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc. - USA

"THE MISSION: To secure and advance the civil rights of people with disabilities".

"WHAT IS DREDF? The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., (DREDF) is the leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. DREDF's name was chosen to associate and align with the tradition of other civil rights legal defense funds, starting with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund."

"WHY A DEFENSE FUND FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS? There are 49 million people with disabilities living in the United States today. The largest minority in America, people with disabilities are the poorest and least educated. Two-thirds of all working-age Americans with disabilities are unemployed. Hundreds of thousands of children with disabilities are isolated in segregated "handicapped-only" schools or receive inferior educations. Such economic and social disenfranchisement is not an inevitable consequence of the physical and mental limitations imposed by disability; it results from discrimination. Discrimination against people with disabilities occurs in every aspect of daily life." Updated 7/02/00

Traffic Sign, Inc - USA

raffic Sign Inc offers a complete line of ADA parking lot products (signs, etc.) for sale on-line as well as a nifty little invention The Lift Zone Cone (a cone that can be placed in a van lift zone to prevent it from being blocked by other motorists). Updated 7/02/00

U.S. Handcycling Federation - USA 

The National Governing Body (WSUSA) for handcycling in the U.S. -- creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to handcycle both recreationally and competitively.

disAbility Resource Center - USA  

"The DRC is a Center for Independent Living funded primarily by a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education.  The DRC is located in Everett, Washington, USA, and serves residents with disabilities of northwest Washington, (Snohomish, Island, Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan Counties who need Independent Living services. " Quoted from the web site. Updated 7/02/00

Disability Rights Advocates - USA  

 "Mission and History"
Founded in 1993, Disability Rights Advocates is a national and international organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Run by and for people with disabilities, DRA pursues its mission through research, education and legal advocacy. DRA's mission is to ensure dignity, equality and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities throughout the United States and worldwide." Quoted from the Web SiteUpdated 7/02/00

Disability Rights Advocates - Hungary - Hungary  

"De juRe Alapítvány was founded in 1995 by legal director of Disability Rights Advocates, Oakland Mr. Sid Wolinsky, in order to advance the situation of people with disabilities in Hungary." Updated 7/02/00

Medical Travel, Inc. - USA

Medical Travel, Inc. is a Full Service Medical Travel Agency that caters to people with medical needs only. Their office arranges dialysis cruises, 24hr oxygen cruises, accessible cruises and starting this month chemotherapy cruises.  Updated 6/26/00

Just One Break  - USA

The JOB site offers information on this not-for-profit, no-fee employment placement service for people with disABILITIES, founded in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Howard Rusk, Bernard Baruch, and Orin Lehman as a response to the post-war environment after WW II and the employment needs of disabled American war veterans. Today, JOB's mission is to find competitive employment for qualified people with disABILITIES through partnerships with companies in all industries.  JOB breaks down barriers faced by the disabled, matching skilled candidates with leading corporations, thereby helping the disabled lead independent lives through meaningful employment.  Updated 6/22/00

AccessABLE-BUILDING ACCESSIBLE WEB PAGES - USA

This is an excellent summary of common sense ways to make web pages accessible.  The advice is good, sound, and easy to follow. Updated 6/09/00

Las Vegas Disability Info - USA

"To be your One Stop Information Center to help plan a FUN FILLED, memorable, Vegas Vacation and to provide all the information you want and need to know before planning your trip. Nothing is worse than having unexpected hassles ruin your vacation " - Quoted from the website.  Updated 6/09/00

Royal National Institute for the Blind - UK

RNIB's task is to challenge blindness. We challenge the disabling effects of sight loss by providing information and practical services to help people get on with their own lives. We challenge all who put barriers in the path of blind and partially sighted people. And we challenge the underlying causes of blindness by working towards its prevention, cure or alleviation. " - Quoted from the Web Site Updated 6/05/00

Viatical Guide - Offering support for catastrophic illness  - USA

The Viatical Guide to provide individuals and their families unique financial solutions to improve their quality of life when facing monetary and emotional hardships that come with a catastrophic illness, such as cancer. Updated 5/24/00

Fellowship House  - USA

Fellowship House searches for educational grants for disabled students. Updated 5/24/00

BOSS - Building Opportunities for Self - Sufficiency - USA

Building Opportunities for Self - Sufficiency (BOSS) is dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness in our community Updated 5/24/00

Cancer Supportive Care - USA

Cancer Supportive Care Program to Complement Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy for Total Supportive Care

Based on the book, Cancer Supportive Care by Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD & Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Somerville House Publishing, Toronto, 1998. Updated 5/24/00

Heartland disABILITY Compliance Alliance  - USA

"Heartland Community Leaders have taken the same path toward helping our disabled, by making their web sites "functionally disability compliant" in accordance with the "Bobby" requirements. 

     Visitors to Heartland Community Leader web sites who are members of the Heartland Disability Compliance Alliance can be assured that there are no barriers to finding helpful information, personal interests, and family centered information which will make your visit not only worthwhile, but educational too! " Quoted from the website.  This is a grassroots community effort to help people build accessible web sites. Updated 5/24/00

Cancer Links  - USA

Cancer Links Your complete source for cancer information and cancer urls chosen by Alexandra Andrews survivor of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Updated  5/24/00

New Stroke Section - USA

See the new stroke section for extensive information on stroke. Updated 5/15/00

State of North Carolina IRMC Working Group - USA

The state of North Carolina has formed a work group to insure accessibility of the state's electronic and information technology. Updated 5/12/00

Autism Treatment Center of America
THE SON-RISE PROGRAM®  at The Option Institute
- USA

Below is Anthony Sitchler's description of the Son-Rise Site:

The Son-Rise Program is a highly effective method for helping children with Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and related developmental challenges that has been achieving dramatic results for over 25 years. Updated 05/11/00

American Association of People with Disabilities - USA

"We are 49 million strong - People with disabilities in America, plus our families and friends:
We see the need for one unifying membership organization to leverage the numbers of people with disabilities and their families and friends to access economic and other benefits to form an organization which will be a positive private-sector force to achieve the goal of full inclusion in American society." Quoted from the web site. Updated 05/11/00

The Disability Related Bookstore - USA

This is an excellent collection of books about all types of disabilities.  It is well organized and easy to read. "This Book Store links into the Text Only Version of Amazon.com.  There are no Frames, Images, or Advertising on these pages.  This allows access to blind people and others who use Text Based Browsers.  It also allows the pages to download fast saving you time.  If you would like to view a bookcover simply click on the Graphics Version Link at Amazon.com." - Quoted from the web site. Updated 05/10/00

Elderweb - USA

"This award- winning site is the oldest and largest eldercare sourcebook on the Web. It is a research site for professionals and family members, with thousands of on-site and off-site articles about eldercare and long term care, including legal, financial, medical, housing,  policy, research, and statistics." - Quoted from the web site.  Updated 05/10/00 

California AT Network - USA

California's AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians."  - Quoted from the website. Updated 5/09/00

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Disabilities Rights Office (DRO) home page  - USA

 Welcome to the Disabilities Rights Office (DRO) home page at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the World Wide Web. Your FCC works hard to make sure that people with disabilities, such as individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or those with speech or vision or other disability, get the same chance as everyone else to telecommunicate. The DRO, housed in the FCC's Consumer Information Bureau, provides technical assistance to consumers, to business and other entities on their rights and responsibilities to provide disability access and protect consumers with disabilities.- Quoted from the website.  Updated 4/21/00

Seeing with Sound - the vOICE - The Netherlands

 Experimental system for translating video from a PC camera (webcam) into sounds that a blind person hears via stereo headphones, thus targeting vision substitution applications for the totally blind. Free evaluation software available. Updated 4/21/00

VSA Arts - USA

"Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and led by President and CEO John D. Kemp, VSA arts is an International organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. The organization offers arts-based programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music and the visual arts implemented primarily through our vast affiliate network in 41 states and the District of Columbia and 86 international affiliates in 83 countries. VSA arts' programs now serve 4.3 million Americans and 1.3 million people in other parts of the world." Quoted from the VS Arts Website Updated 4/13/00

Adaptive Technology @ RehabTool.com - USA

We help people with communication, access or learning disabilities regain independence and productivity with assistive and adaptive computer technology. We develop augmentative and alternative communication software as well as cognitive rehabilitation tools adapted to the special needs of physically challenged people. Our offering includes multilingual text-to-speech and voice recognition software, screen readers, ergonomic on-screen keyboards with word prediction capability. Updated 4/8/00

Emerging Horizons Travel Site - USA

Emerging Horizons is a quarterly publication focusing on accessible travel  options. They also have a comprehensive collection of accessible travel  resources on their site. Emerging Horizons features foreign and domestic destinations, accessible lodgings resources and lots of access info -- all  with no advertising. Updated 3/31/00

Azerbaijan Internet Links  - Azerbaijan

This is a complete set of Internet links for Azerbaijan including health links. - Updated 03/23/00

California Web and IT Accessibility Policy - USA

The Chancellor’s Office of California Community Colleges has issued Distance Education Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities in August 1999.  These guidelines have been issued to insure that distance education in the community college system in California is accessible to people with disabilities.  As far as is known this is the first set of specific accessibility guidelines issued for distance education in this country by a state. Updated 03/19/00

City of San Jose Web and IT Accessibility Policy - USA

Under the direction of Cynthia Waddell the City of San Jose in California has issued guidelines for building accessible web sites to for San Jose web sites that serve the City of San Jose and its residents.   Updated 03/19/00

Connecticut Web and IT Accessibility Policy- USA

The state of Connecticut is addressing web accessibility with the CMAC Web Site Accessibility Subcommittee (CMAC-AC).  Updated 03/19/00

New York Web and IT Accessibility Policy - USA

The state of New York has issued a policy to make all state websites accessible to people with disabilities.  The have issued a formal policy to this effect through the Office of Technology. Updated 03/19/00

Texas Web and IT Accessibility Policy - USA

The web resources defining accessibility policy for Information Technology in the State of Texas. Updated 03/19/00

I.T. FOR DISABLED AND ELDERLY PEOPLE  - Sweden

Information technology, IT, opens up great opportunities to improve the quality of life of disabled and elderly people. We must make the most of these opportunities. Without substantial efforts throughout society, there is a risk that these technical developments will only give us products and services which increase the information gap. However, if determined efforts are made, IT can become an effective tool, allowing a greater number of people to play a part in society.  Updated 03/05/00

Institute on Disabilities/UAP - USA

The mission of the Institute on Disabilities/UAP is that, in partnership with people with disabilities, families and allies from diverse cultures, we work to change systems so that people can live, learn, work and play in the communities of their choice. The Institute on Disabilities/UAP is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of interdependence, contribution, and inclusion. This mission is accomplished through training, technical assistance, service and support, research and dissemination, and advocacy." - Quoted from their mission statement. Updated 03/05/00

The Wave  - USA

A tool to facilitate those aspects of web accessibility that require human judgment.  Updated 03/05/00

Appell Core DisABILITIES Resources - USA

Core comprehensive general and specific disability resources for people with disabilities, families, professionals. Updated 02/28/00

E-ACCESS Bulletin - United Kingdom

The Bulletin aims to be a thought-provoking read on everything from consumer electronics to the internet, covering all issues of importance to the blind and visually impaired, including design and access issues; technical developments; and links to useful source material on the web. Updated 02/17/00

The Screen Magnifiers Homepage - Netherlands

Internet resource for information about screen magnifier and Text-To-Speech software for people having problems reading their computer screen. Include a categorized low vision links index, download area, discussion forum, last news about screen magnifiers and much more. Updated 02/17/00

Access Board Market Monitoring Report - USA

"The Market Monitoring Report is the Access Board's snapshot of the state of the art of telecommunications access -- what are the current barriers faced by people with disabilities, and what products and features are available to overcome those access barriers."  Quoted from the website. Updated 02/17/00

Special Education Web Resources - USA

This is a large collection of web based resources on special education.  It has a wide range of resources and is extensive. Updated 02/08/00

Internet Special Education Resources (ISER) - USA

"ISER is a nationwide directory of professionals who serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. We help parents and caregivers find local special education professionals to help with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, and other special needs." Quoted from the web site Updated 02/08/00

The NetHealth  Repetitive Strain Injury Resources on the Internet - USA

This site has links to various RSI sites. Updated 02/07/00

RSIhelp.com - USA

"RSIhelp.com is presented as an independent public service by Deborah Quilter so that online visitors may receive high quality information about repetitive strain injury. The site does not accept advertising, and is free of outside editorial influence. " - Quoted from the Web Site. Updated 02/07/00

Spinlife.com - USA

This is a website where people can actually  configure and order a wheelchair online, as well as   getting any parts they need.  A must look for anyone who uses a wheel chair. Updated 01/31/00

Access Northern California  - USA

"Access Northern California is a one-stop accessible travel information and consultation service for travelers with disabilities and the hospitality industry." - Quoted from the web site. Updated 1/27/00

Norwegian Association for the Disabled - Norway

The site has  extensive pages for disabled  travelers in Norway.  It is mostly in Norwegian but the Access Guide and other critical part are in English as well. It also has other extensive information for the 330,000 people with disabilities in Norway. Updated 1/23/00

Europe

A large number of links have been added to the European Section.  Most of these are travel links but more will be coming in the near future. Updated 1/23/00

AbleWorld - USA

A meta site with many resources for people with disabilities. Updated 1/20/00

Access North Carolina - USA

This is a guide to many areas and attractions in North Carolina in the USA. Updated 1/14/00

USA Jeans - USA

USA Jeans makes jeans that are designed for seated comfort.  These are high quality jeans.  The site has pictures and prices and you can order online. Updated 1/5/00

Japan Disability Site  - Japan

A collection of links about people with disabilities in Japan.  

Global Access  - USA

"Travel is for everyone, but most guidebooks and web sites simply aren't designed for disabled adventurers. Global Access wants to help fill that information gap by providing a site where disabled travelers can share their experiences." - Quoted From the Global Access Home Page. Updated 12/27/99

Virgin Islands Advocacy Agency - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the territory of the Virgin Islands.  - Updated 12/14/99

Washington P&A System - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Washington.  - Updated 12/14/99

West Virginia Advocates, Inc - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of West Virginia.  - Updated 12/14/99

Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Wisconsin.  - Updated 12/14/99

Wyoming P&A System  - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Wyoming.  - Updated 12/14/99

Dept. for Rights of Virginians w/Dis. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Virginia.  - Updated 12/10/99

Vermont Protection & Advocacy - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Vermont.  - Updated 12/07/99

We Media  - USA

"We Media's mission is to empower persons with disabilities, their families and friends by being a conduit for education, knowledge, technology, entertainment, and numerous other services in an exciting, convenient, and accessible fashion " - Quoted from the Web Site  Updated 12/05/99

Utah Disability Law Center - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Utah.  - Updated 11/29/99

Texas Advocacy, Inc. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Texas.  - Updated 11/28/99

Tennessee P&A, Inc. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Tennessee.  - Updated 11/26/99

South Dakota Advocacy Services - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of South Dakota.  - Updated 11/26/99

Axis Consultation & Training  - Canada

Disability rights website by Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift with articles, videos, recommended readings on disability rights, inclusive education, euthanasia, abuse and injustice. - Updated 11/24/99 

Dr. Zhang Xu Spinal Cord Injury Assistance Fund - China

This is the site of a fund set up by a disabled Chinese physician.  He is hoping to raise money to open a rehabilitation center in Mainland China.  It is an interesting and enlightening story. - Updated 11/15/99 

AdaptZ.com - USA

A meta site with much news and other information about disabilities.  Chat, bulletin boards, employment information and many other resources are included here. - Updated 11/14/99 

South Carolina Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of South Carolina.  - Updated 11/13/99

Republic of Palau   Client Assistance Program - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the Republic of Palau.  - Updated 11/12/99

Puerto Rico Office of the Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  - Updated 11/11/99

Pennsylvania Center for Disability Law & Policy - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of the Oregon.  - Updated 11/10/99

Wheel Me On - USA 

'Wheel Me On...is for physically challenged people in wheelchairs fighting to overcome difficulties in society. "The Challenges of Mobility" expresses anxiety problems connected with the emotions of both physically challenged and able-bodied people. Page links include related material with supportive information to assist everyday living and travel.' - Quoted from the Web Site.  - Updated 5/02/00

Oregon Advocacy Center - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of the Oregon.  - Updated 11/09/99

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of the Oklahoma.  - Updated 11/08/99

 Ohio Legal Rights Service - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of the Ohio.  - Updated 11/07/99

Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy System, Inc. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the protectorate of the Northern Marianas.  - Updated 11/06/99

The North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of North Dakota.  - Updated 11/05/99

NY Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of New York.  Follow the links off this page to find all the services for the disabled.  - Updated 11/03/99

New Mexico Protection & Advocacy, Inc  - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of New Mexico.  - Updated 11/02/99

Access to the World - Australia

A travel agency in Australia that assists travelers with disabilities. - Updated 11/01/99

Accessible Journeys  - USA

"Since 1985, our only job has been designing accessible holidays and escorting groups on accessible vacations exclusively for slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends.

Our personally escorted tours reflect a particular fondness for continued learning, naturalism, and cultural intrigue. Our longtime experience and commitment to specialty travel allows us to design travel programs that harmonize unique needs and individual capabilities with recreational travel." - Quoted from the Web Site - Updated 11/01/99

Mother Lode Chapter, Disabled Sports USA  - USA

Disabled Sports USA, Mother Lode Chapter specializes in winter sports, especially downhill skiing. We use adaptive equipment, specially manufactured for those with disabilities who are eager to get involved in the most popular winter sport. Quoted from the Web Page. - Updated 11/01/99

New Jersey P&A, Inc. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of New Jersey  - Updated 11/01/99

Disabilities Rights Center  - New Hampshire - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of New Hampshire  - Updated 10/31/99

The Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled  - USA

"The Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing sports and recreation opportunities to people with disabilities. " - Quoted from the Web Page. - Updated 10/31/99

Accessible Travel Source - USA

A wealth of information for disabled travelers is available on this web site.  A good resource for anyone who has a disability and is going to do any traveling. - Updated 10/31/99

Nevada Advocacy & Law Center, Inc  - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Nevada.  - Updated 10/30/99

Challenge Alaska - USA

"Here you can find information on Challenge Alaska, a sports, recreation and education organization for people who experience disabilities. Our headquarters are located in Anchorage Alaska.
Challenge Alaska built and operates the International Sports, Recreation and Education center in Girdwood, Alaska.
Girdwood is also the location of Alyeska Ski Resort, one of Alaska's premier downhill ski slopes. One of Girdwood's most famous products is former Olympic skiing champion Tommy Moe.
Challenge Alaska is a non-profit organization that provides sports and therapeutic recreation opportunities for those with disabilities. Challenge Alaska believes that everyone, regardless of physical ability, should have an equal chance at recreational opportunities" - Quoted from the Web Page .- Updated 10/30/99

Disabled Sports USA - USA

 "To provide the opportunity for individuals with physical disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through participation in sports, recreation and related educational programs" - Quoted from the mission statement. - Updated 10/29/99

Tools for Life  - USA

Tools for Life is  a wellness company working with fitness and nutrition programs.  The company philanthropy is the Special Olympics.  They have worked with rehabilitation of injured workers and athletes in this program. - Updated 10/29/99

The CK Trust Fund - UK

The CK Trust Fund helps all disabled people from all over with help on all aspects. The site is for disabled people for all things and help is on line as well as by e-mail, goods are for sale, chatroom, pen pals and lots more. - Updated 10/28/99

Centaurian Systems LLC  - USA

"Centaurian Systems LLC  is a Limited Liability Corporation specializing in software development that integrates adaptive technologies into standard computer applications. Steve Timmer founded Centaurian Systems with Steve Lademan in June 1998. The staff has over 40 years of combined experience in custom application development.

Steve Timmer has been legally blind for five years. He came to realize that there was a need for computer training for disabled people after noticing a lack thereof in the professional world. He is not only a trainer but a user of adaptive technology as well"
- Quoted from the Web Site - Updated 10/27/99

Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Nebraska.  - Updated 10/26/99

DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc. - USA - Native American 

This is the advocacy organization for Native American people with disabilities.   - Updated 10/25/99

Montana Advocacy Program - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Montana.  - Updated 10/25/99

Missouri P&A Services - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Missouri.  - Updated 10/25/99

Mississippi P&A System for DD, Inc. - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Mississippi.  - Updated 10/24/99

Minnesota Disability Law Center - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Minnesota.  - Updated 10/23/99

Michigan P&A Service - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Michigan.  - Updated 10/22/99

Disability Law Center, Inc. - USA - Massachusetts

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Massachusetts.  - Updated 10/21/99

Maryland Disability Law Center - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Maryland.  As yet they have no web site.- Updated 10/20/99

Disability Rights Center - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Maine.  As yet they have no web site.- Updated 10/19/99

Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Louisiana.  As yet they have no web site.- Updated 10/18/99

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy Services - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Kentucky.  As yet they have no web site.- Updated 10/17/99

Kansas Protection and Advocacy Services - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Kansas.  As yet they have no web site.- Updated 10/16/99

Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services  - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Iowa.  As yet they have no web site.- Updated 10/15/99

International Disability News Ticker - Canada 

Devoted to bringing disability related news items from around the world.  - Updated 10/14/99

Braille Research & Literacy, Inc. (BRI Inc.) - USA

"Braille Research & Literacy, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation founded in September 1988. Our mission is to improve the lives of blind people via innovative computer technology and training. We offer computer products and services to individuals and organizations that assist the disabled. We also write tutorials and keyboard guides to assist disabled people who are new to the personal computer." - Quoted from their press release

There is a  free monthly email newsletter that  highlights products and services presently available and discusses breakthroughs in technology of interest to the blind. It is sent by email to those who sign up for the newsletter at the web site or who request it by email or phone, and it is kept brief so the reader is quickly informed. 
Just send an email message to
newsletter@wyfiwyg.com 
with the subject subscribe, and you will be added to the newsletter list. - Updated 10/13/99

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center - USA 

The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center is the first state-owned and operated comprehensive rehabilitation center in the country. Staff at WWRC provide training and therapy to people with disabilities to enable them to re-enter the work force and live more independently. The Center is named for President Woodrow Wilson, born in nearby Staunton, Virginia and who signed into law the first federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act in 1920, providing services for people with disabilities in industry. " Quoted from the Web Site - Updated 10/12/99

IFRH, Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur le Handicap  - France

The IFRH "Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur le Handicap" (IFRH-France)is a research network structure. 27 teams, laboratories and Hospital Departments within the fields of disability, Public Health researches, clinical research and technological researches applied to disability.

The IFRH Web site is bilingual(French and English (US).Ppresentation of the Institute, activities of its teams and their research themes and works. Current events in the field of disability researches:

annoucements of scientific meetings, research calls for tender, calls for communications, cooperations and partnerships. Some of the available information is also provided in full text on the ftp site of the IFRH.

L'Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur le Handicap (IFRH) est l'un des Instituts Fédératifs de Recherche (IFR) dans le domaine des Sciences de la Vie créés conjointement par l'INSERM, le CNRS et les Universités, sous la coordination du Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie. Updated 10/12/99

 Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services  - USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Indiana.  As yet they have no web site. Updated 10/12/99

Illinois Protection and Advocacy System- USA

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the state of Illinois.  As yet they have no web site. Updated 10/12/99

Hawaii Protection and Advocacy Agency - USA

"P&A has a vision of a society where people with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice and have equality of opportunity and full participation. P&A believe that this vision will be realized through the enactment and vigorous enforcement of legal, civil and human rights. " Updated 10/11/99

Comprehensive Advocacy Inc (Idaho Protection and Advocacy System) - USA

"Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc. assists people with disabilities to protect, promote, and advance their legal and human rights, through quality legal, individual, and system advocacy" Quoted from the Web Site. Updated 10/11/99

Guam Protection and Advocacy System - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in Guam.  As yet they have no web site. Updated 10/10/99

Georgia Protection and Advocacy System - USA

The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) is a private non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy. GAO's work is mandated by Congress, and GAO has been designated by Governor Busbee, Governor Harris, and most recently by Governor Miller, as the agency in the state to implement Protection and Advocacy. Updated 10/09/99

Delaware Protection and Advocacy System - USA  

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in Delaware.  As yet they have no web site. Updated 10/08/99

District of Columbia Protection and Advocacy System - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the District of Columbia.  As yet they have no web site. Updated 10/08/99

Florida Protection and Advocacy System - USA 

This is the advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the State of Florida.  It has many links and much news in addition to information and legal resources for people with disabilities Updated 10/08/99

RIDE-AWAY CORP - USA

"Founded in 1986, Ride-Away saw a niche for a high quality modifier of vehicles for people with disabilities. At that time, virtually every company in the industry was a small van converter with adaptive equipment installations as one of their sidelines. Ride-Away opened as a specialist in up fitting vehicles for people with disabilities, with that as their only business. Ride-Away grew rapidly with their expertise and the commitment to the highest quality in the industry. While others were putting paneling and carpeting on the sides and ceilings of vans, Ride-Away helped pioneer the professional fabric look that is still prevalent today in luxury conversions" - Quoted from the web site.- Updated 10/07/99

The Disabled People's Association of Singapore  - Singapore

This site gives an excellent set of resources for people who are disabled in the country of Singapore.  There are many links and many resources available. - Updated 10/07/99

The Center for Universal Design  - USA

"The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in buildings and related products. We make every effort to provide information in a variety of ways to ensure access to all." - Quoted from the Web Site  - Updated 10/06/99

The RSI Home Page  - USA

This site gives an excellent overview of RSI and all the things that are associated with it.  There are many links to other resources and this a good starting place for those who wish to know more about RSI and all of its facets.  - Updated 10/06/99

World Institute on Disability (WID) - USA

"WID is an international public policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living."  -  Updated 10/05/99

Dining Designs  - USA

"Dining Designs was formed when a friend with Multiple Sclerosis asked me to make her something pleasant yet functional to wear when eating.  These Dining Vests (bibs) are delightfully fashionable and practical.  They are easy to wipe/rinse off, have crumb catchers and Velcro attachments that make them easy to put on and take off. " - Updated 10/05/99

North Carolina Protection and Advocacy System - USA 

The Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities (GACPD) is a civil rights protection agency committed to serving citizens with disabilities in North Carolina. Updated 10/05/99