Did you know...

People with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as people without disabilities to have an annual household income of $15,000 or less.

Disability Web Links

The following Web resources are arranged alphabetically by general classification:

Accessible Living

http://www.concretechange.org The site dedicated to making all homes "visitable"

http://www.easylivinghome.org The site that offers information on a certification program to bring builders and home buyers together for homes that are easy to build, easy to live in and easy to sell

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hhstmpl.asp?url=/content/hhs/ads/Desig... The Web site for Montgomery County, Maryland's, Design for Life Montgomery program, the first voluntary certification program in Maryland for Visit-Ability and Live-Ability in single-family attached and detached homes located in Montgomery County

http://www.universaldesign.com Consultants in universal and accessible architectural design

ADA

http://www.adata.org The site for the ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers (aka DBTACs), which are comprehensive resources for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible information technology. Also toll free at 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY).

http://www.jan.wvu.edu The site for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to providing information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities, JAN provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

http://www.adaportal.org A Web portal on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offers visitors approximately 3,400 documents in 10 subject categories on the ADA. The Web portal was launched by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) at the Department of Education.

http://www.universaldesign.com The Web site for Universal Designers and Consultants with links to valuable Web sites, free access to Universal Design Newsletter and free downloads of technical documents

http://www.adawatch.org The Web site for the National Coalition for Disability Rights

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada The Web site for the U.S. Department of Justice's ADA homepage

http://www.eeoc.gov The Web site for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.adabasics.org This site links to a free self-paced Web course that explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA. It is a project of ADA & IT Assistance Centers.

http://www.adaconsults.com Accessibility Development Associates, Inc. newly designed Web site

http://www.adacourse.org The DBTAC - National Network of ADA Centers' ADA Training Resource Center -- Your One-Stop for Courses, Events & Tools

Advocacy-Related

http://www.dralegal.org Disability Rights Advocates, which pursues class actions on behalf of people with disabilities

http://members.aol.com/DAC4VA/main.htm This is the site for the Disabled Action Committee, a Virginia-based non-partisan entity formed to promote voting and political participation by members of the disability community. Has an extensive list of Web links.

http://www.adabasics.org This site links to a free self-paced Web course that explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA. It is a project of ADA & IT Assistance Centers.

http://www.lgtinc.org Mark Johnson, nationally recognize disability rights advocate, New Mobility Magazine's 2001 Person of the Year, and 2007 Betts Award Winner, created this new Web site dedicated to the pioneers of the movement and the people and groups making a difference.

http://roadtofreedom.wordpress.com The Web site for The Road To Freedom bus tour, a national awareness campaign inspired by the historic journey of Justin and Yoshiko Dart to mobilize support for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A year-long, cross-country bus journey launched from Washington, D.C., on November 15, 2006.

http://www.dredf.org The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

http://www.coataccess.org The Web site for COAT, a coalition of disability organizations that advocate for legislative and regulatory safeguards that will ensure full access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and other Internet protocol (IP) technologies.

Blogs

http://ability.aol.com The AOL Ability blog site and forum designed to provide focused content for people with disabilities and to heighten disability awareness with mainstream audiences

Disability-Specific

http://www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/ This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.

http://www.adapadvocacyassociation.org The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) promotes and enhances the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improves access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Spinal Cord Injury Web site of the Traumatic Spinal Injury Center

Brain Injury Web site of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center

http://www.hearingloss.org The Web site for the Hearing Loss Association of America. The organization has state affiliates.

http://arthritis.answers.com/ This is a compilation of resources and articles relating to arthitis.

Education-Related

http://www.heath.gwu.edu The HEATH Resource Center, located at The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the U.S. Department of Education enables the clearinghouse to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.

http://www.careersindesign.org Adaptive Environments' Web resources to inform people with disabilities about careers in design. The project, Building Careers in Design, was funded by a contract with the RSA National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center.

http://www.ncset.org/youthtowork The Web site for the new coalition of corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and federal agencies established to promote internships and mentoring programs for young people with disabilities

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml The site for FinAid has a disability resources page including financial aid strategies and scholarship opportunities.

http://www.newmobility.com/review_article.cfm?id=122&action=browse NewMobility's information on disability friendly colleges, including a grid regarding specialty services offered

http://bellevuecollage.edu/osl/ The site for Washington State's Bellevue Community College's Venture program, a 90-credit Associate in Essential Studies degree, for high-functioning individuals with learning, cognitive and intellectual disabilities

http://www.cec.sped.org/diversity/edc.html The Web site for the Educators with Disabilities Caucus (EDC), a diversity caucus under the Council for Exceptional Children, is a national network of pre-service students, teachers, researchers, and administrators with disabilities and others interested in the topic of educators with disabilities.

http://www.thinkcollege.net A Web site devoted to providing a centralized pool of information on opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities who want to go to college

http://research.nichcy.org NICHCY's Research Center, designed to connect visitors with the research evidence on a wide range of education practices

http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/index.asp OSERS' new Web site, designed to make it easier for families to find training materials and publications on education and services for individuals ranging from newborn to age 21

http://www.wrightslaw.com/ The Wrightslaw Web site for information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities

http://www.mortgageloan.com/calculator/ This easy-to-use site offers a student loan calculator in addition to mortgage and other financial calculator

Emergency Preparedness

http://www.disability911.org Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities

http://www.emergencyinfoonline.org Emergency Info Online, from Bridge Multimedia

http://www.jik.com/disaster.html Information on emergency preparedness by disability consultant June Isaacson Kailes

Employment-Related

http://fdwc.info The Federal Disability Work Consortium, an interagency partnership supporting federal employment of people with disabilities

http://www.diversityworld.com Diversity World

http://www.worksupport.com Information, resources and research about work and disability issues

http://www.ibm.com/able IBM's Accessibility Center Web Site with information on News, Guido Corona's Blog, Accessibility, Products, and much more

http://www.eop.com/cd.html Careers and the Disabled

http://www.usbln.com The Web page for the Business Leadership Network

http://www.earnworks.com Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network, a free service to connect employers with disability staffing agencies

http://www.jan.wvu.edu The Job Accommodation Network, a free technical assistance service on cost-effective accommodations in the workplace

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/alliance-pwd is the home of the on-line discussion group of the Silicon Valley-based Alliance of Professionals with Disabilities.

http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/newsletter/200502.htm The Office of Disability Employment Policy's new e-newsletter, Workforce Catalyst

http://www.deafprofessional.net The Web site for the new organization the Deaf Professional Network, which was recently formed to promote career development and networking opportunities for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community

http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/vrpractices/index.html This U.S. Department of Education Web page lists the Employment Specialists in all 50 states.

http://www.db101.org The model Web site developed by WID for California residents with disabilities who are looking to go to work and need to find programs on careers and benefits

http://www.eeoc.gov/initiatives/lead The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities, or LEAD Web site. This initiative is EEOC's action to stem the decline of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce. Events and information will be posted here.

http://www.servicelocator.org The Web site to search for a One-Stop nearest you. One-Stops provide employment services to both individuals seeking employment and employers seeking job candidates.

http://online.onetcenter.org The Web site to find occupational information such as key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations

http://www.start-up-usa.biz Self-Employment Web site funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy to provide technical assistance and information for individuals with disabilities

http://employmentincentives.com A private grant-funded Web site that provides information on national and state incentives for employers who hire job candidates with disabilities

 

Funding

http://www.qualitymall.org/funding/index.asp Quality Mall is an online resource for products and services that support folks with developmental disabilities; it also has a new section on funding information.

General Information and Resources

http://www.aapd.com American Association of People with Disabilities

http://www.nod.org National Organization on Disability

http://www.vsarts.org The Web site for WSA Arts

http://ilivewithadisability.com/ This is a social networking site that provides individuals with disabilities with a supportive community.

http://www.disabilityresources.org Disability Resources on the Internet

http://www.naric.com/ National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

http://www.tecaccess.net  Provides comprehensive accessible technology programs and disability employment services

http://www.brokenbeauties.com. A site featuring "fashionable" orthopedic equipment such as "Walkin Beauties", folding walkers in bright colors

http://www.damonbrooks.com. This Web site provides a source for speakers on disability and entertainers with disabilities, including the established "Windmills" program. They also publish an on-line e-newsletter, APPLAUSE.

http://www.UCP.org The Web site for United Cerebral Palsy that has online state-by-state resource guides. To access, click through to the "Parenting and Families" channel and then to "Resources."

http://www.ncil.org The Web site for the National Council on Independent Living

http://www.ilru.org The site for the Independent Living Research Utilization program, which is a national center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living located at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.

http://www.spokeguardart.com Web site for Spokeguard Art, a small business developed by a wheelchair user that puts designs on the spokeguards for wheelchairs. They now have several designs as well as links to other resources.

http://www.starlingWeb.com/adp/as00028e.htm A Web site listing disability-related conferences in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology

http://www.proyectovision.net/index.html This is the Proyecto Vision Project's bilingual Web site for Latinos with disabilities. Although it has an employment focus, it does feature other information of interest to Latinos with disabilities.

http://www.garykarpspeaks.com Web site featuring disability resources from this writer, speaker and trainer

http://www.aboutdisability.com/bib.html A page on the About Disability Web site that is updated several times a year and features media resources (e.g. books, videos, feature films, etc) that address the new disability paradigm.

http://www.abilitypanel.com The Web site for online panels for people with disabilities

http://www.dating4disabled.com A Web site for individuals with physical and sensory disabilities to come together through forums, a dating service, private chats, and blog. The members of Dating4Disabled can network internationally. Membership is free.

http://labs.google.com/accessible Google's accessible Web site

http://ldonline.org The Web site for LD Online, a Web site with information and resources for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD

http://www.edd.ca.gov/mediaaccessawards The site for the Media Access Awards

http://skipslist.org Skip's list is an online information exchange for people with disabilities.

http://www.mdjunction.com/permanently-disabled An online support group for individuals with disabilities

www.photodisc.com; www.stockbyte.com; www.photos.com; www.gettyone.com These are sources where many graphic artists purchase photos of individuals with disabilities; if you have sources, especially free or low cost, that you would like to share, please let me know.

Government (federal and state)

http://www.disability.gov Federal Web site of disability-related government resources

http://www.grants.gov Federal Web site providing information on federal government grants

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/work Federal Web site providing information on returning to work for individuals receiving Social Security based on disability

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/disabilitynews.htm U.S. Department of Justice's online monthly newsletter on disability rights

http://www.ada.gov/civiccommonprobs.htm U.S. Department of Justice's Web site for its project Civic Access

http://www.dol.gov/odep The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy Web site

http://www.nagcpd.com/index.html The Web site for the National Association of Governors' Committees on People with Disabilities

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/ncmrr/ncmrr.htm The Web site for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

http://www.longtermcare.gov The new HHS Web site for the "Own Your Future" campaign and the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

International

http://www.disability-europe.net The European Commission's Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED).  ANED was established by the European Commission in 2008 to provide academic and scientific support and advice for its disability policy Unit, in particular the EU Disability Action Plan and practical implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in Europe.

http://www.disabilityworld.org An international electronic magazine of world-wide disability news and views

http://www.miusa.org Mobility International USA's site with information on international opportunities

Internet Disability Job Boards

http://www.jobaccess.org

http://www.business-disability.com/Job_Seekers/job_seekers.asp

http://www.disabledperson.com/recruitability.asp

http://www.hiredisabilitysolutions.com

Policy-Related

http://www.disabilitypolicycenter.org The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy

http://disability.law.uiowa.edu The Web site for thte Law, Health Policy & Disability Center located at the University of Iowa.
http://bbi.syr.edu. The Web site for The Burton Blatt Institute Centers of Innovation on Disability (BBI)\ located at Syracuse University.

http://www.aphsa.org/disabilities The Center for Workers with Disabilities (CWD), a technical assistance center for states enhancing or developing employment supports programs for working persons with disabilities. CWD is a special project of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD) and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).

http://www.dredf.org The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Sports and Recreation

http://www.dsusa.org Disabled Sports USA is a national nonprofit organization offering nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.

http://www.ncpad.org The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability located at the University of Chicago.

http://www.wildernessinquiry.org Wilderness Inquiry is a non-profit organization that organizes trips to "wild" places. These trips are designed to include individuals with and without disabilities

http://www.mobilitygolf.com Mobility Golf is a non-profit organization designed to provide information and advocacy for access to golf courses.

http://www.elakah.com Accessible and inclusive sea kayaking in Washington state

http://rrtc-sci.livejournal.com Blog on exercising with a spinal cord injury or dysfunction

http://accessibletrails.com Washington state trail and outdoor recreation information for people with disabilities. Site has links to similar Web sites.

State and Local Sites

http://www.ablenews.com The Web site for ABLE, a New York newspaper "by, for and about: people with disabilities

Statistics

http://www.disabilitystatistics.org Disability Statistics: An Online Resource for U.S. Disability Statistics developed by Cornell University, with funding from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). This site features disability statistics and related demographic information.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html The U.S. Census and U.S. Census-Disability site

http://www.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/2002/index.html Twenty-Fourth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act features other reports and articles with data

http://www.bls.gov The Bureau of Labor Statistics' site. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

http://www.nlts2.org The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2). This study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is documenting the experiences of a national sample of students with disabilities who were 13 to 16 years of age in 2000 as they move from secondary school into adult roles.

http://www.urban.org The Urban Institute's Center on Labor, Human Services and Population features resources and statistics on youth development and school completion.

http://nces.ed.gov The National Center for Education Statistics' site, which is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education

http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org The site for Child Trends and Child Trends Data Bank

http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/databook The site for the Annie E. Casey Foundation-Kids Count featuring data reflecting 10 key indicators for child well-being

http://www.ssa.gov/policy Social Security Administration-Office of Policy's site. The Office of Policy serves as the Social Security Administration's focal point for policy analysis and research, evaluation, and statistics.

http://www.statedata.info This Web site generates customized charts of state, national and individual disability data.

Tax Benefits of Accessibility

Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled 

http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/Tax-Tips-...

Technology

http://www.tecaccess.net  Provides comprehensive accessible technology programs and disability employment services

http://www.atechnews.com The Web site for Assistive Technology News featuring articles written by award winning columnist John Williams and guest columnists, and features new technologies

http://www.albritton.us The Web site for a California-based for-profit business that provides Web accessibility and other disability services. The site has good resources and links.

Transportation

http://www.unitedweride.gov/ The United We Ride (UWR) new Web site for the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM)

http://www.projectaction.org The Web site for Project Action, a U.S. DOT & FTA-funded program to address accessible transportation in the community

http://ftaWebprod.fta.dot.gov/UsefulPractices/ The United We Ride Web site's page with "useful practices" undertaken by local transportation providers

http://www.fta.dot.gov Web site for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Agency (FTA). Here you can find information on rule making, ADA complaint forms, completed compliance review reports, Letters of Finding responding to riders' complaints, and current policy guidance.

Travel-Related

http://www.access-able.com Access-Able Travel Source

http://www.travelintalk.net Travelin' Talk Network

http://www.gimponthego.com A site full of hints, reports and information provided by travelers with disabilities

http://disabilityguide.org The site for disability-related information on the Washington, D.C. area. The Web site features information on hotels, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, resources for personal assistants, wheelchair repair and rental sources, tours, employment, a discussion forum, reviews, etc.

Veteran-Related

http://www.mortgageloan.com/veterans/ The VA Loan program has allowed more than 18 million veterans to become homeowners since it was created in 1944. It was designed to provide home financing for eligible active duty and veteran personnel and their spouses.

http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov/realifelines/One_on_One_map.asp The link to the REALifelines program, providing community and employment connections for veterans with disabilities

http://www.tecaccess.net  Provides comprehensive accessible technology programs and disability employment services

Vision

http://www.visionaware.org/

Web Accessibility

Web Application Accessibility Video

This video describes the importance of building well-designed web applications to make websites accessible to everyone, anywhere, especially now that so many people use mobile devices to access the Internet. A transcript of this video is also available.

Women-Related

http://carecure.rutgers.edu/mobilewomen/wearewomen.php The Web site for the online magazine mobileWOMEN.org, for women who are wheelchair users

www.bcm.edu/crowd/ The Web site for the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at the Baylor College of Medicine

Youth-Related

http://www.nyln.org National Youth Leadership Network, "the national voice for young leaders with disabilities"

http://www.alyouthinfo.org Access Living (of Chicago) Youth Center

http://www.ncld-youth.info The site for the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD-Youth). This is a youth-led resource, information and training center for youth and emerging leaders with developmental disabilities, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership and funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

http://www.ncwd-youth.info The Web site of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability providing information on employment and youth with disabilities.

http://www.ncset.org/youthtowork The Web site for the new coalition of corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and federal agencies, the Youth To Work Coalition. The Coalition's Web site is designed to help employers and students and will feature best practices, profiles of students and businesses and a comprehensive guide of national and local mentoring and internship programs.

http://www.nsttac.org The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP to assist states in building their capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities

http://youth.eeoc.gov EEOC's Web site, which contains information explaining the different types of job discrimination that young workers may encounter and suggests strategies they can use to prevent, and if necessary, respond to such discrimination

http://www.handsonbanking.org The site for the training program developed by Wells Fargo Bank with modules for youth and adults. A free copy of the CD can be requested by calling Wells Fargo at (866) 650-6228. It is also on the Web if your computer will allow you to download the Adobe Flash Player program.

http://includingallkids.easterseals.com The Easter Seals site for information on including youth with disabilities in the activities of mainstream organizations

http://www.communityinclusion.org The site for the National Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

http://www.fvkasa.org The Web site for Youth as Self Advocates

http://www.kidsonwheels.cc The Web site for Kids on Wheels