Access Anything - Online travel resource for people with disabilities. Spreading awareness concerning the need for better accessibility by writing guidebooks and articles for people with disabilities, consulting with travelers and industry professionals on improvements in this industry. Also see Resources.
Adaptive Technology for
the Internet - Full text of Barbara Mates's book released by the American Library Association (ALA). This work guides information
providers in establishing accessible Websites and acquiring the hardware and software needed by people with disabilities. The book focuses on access
to the Internet using large print, voice, and braille.
AgeSource Worldwide - Clearinghouses, databases, libraries, directories,
statistical resources, bibliographies and reading lists, texts, and Web metasites focusing on aging or closely allied subjects. Topics range from
Alzheimer's disease to wills and estate planning. Presented by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
Bizchut - Israel human rights center for people with disabilities.
Blind Readers Page, The - A guide to sources of information in alternative formats (braille,
recorded cassettes, large print, e-texts, web audio) accessible by people with print disabilities--those with visual and physical handicaps as well
as dyslexia. It is also a guide to information about blindness, visual handicaps and other physical handicaps (with a special focus on Wisconsin
College Resources for Students with Disabilities - Find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.
Complete Guide to Disability Claims, Insurance and Benefits - Resource for disability benefit information. If you become disabled and can no longer work, disability insurance plans and government disability programs offer potential sources of replacement income in the form of disability benefit payments.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) - A national law and
policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical
assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Disability.gov - Connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. Also see Guide to Transportation.
Diability Rights, Texas - Advocate for the advancement of the legal, human, and service
rights of people with disabilities.
Frances Prerkins - Extensive information on Social Security numbers
and cards, retirement benefits, survivor benefits, disability benefits, supplemental security income, Medicare, and FDR and the evolution
of Social Security.
Guide to Disability Rights Laws - U.S. Department of Justice,
Civil Rights Division booklet describing ten federal laws that prohibit discrimination and establish the rights of people with disabilities
to live a life of independence and dignity in the mainstream of America.
Job Accomodation Network (JAN) - Consulting service that provides information
about job accommodations, the employability of people with disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A free consulting
service, JAN can also be reached by phone at 800-526-7234 (TTY 877-781-9403).
Medicare Rights Center - A national, not-for-profit organization
that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.
National Council on Aging (NCA) - Association of organizations and professionals
dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) - Provides national leadership
in the U.S. on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices,
building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) - The standard in employee absence management, with
protocols for workers' comp, STD, and LTD. ODG is succinct, straightforward, complete, and authoritative - based on an
aggregate of over 10 million disability cases and a decade of research, including a systematic medical literature review.
Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Guide - Resource for finding schools with physical therapy assistant programs. Find detailed information on accredited PTA schools and programs with schools listed by state, salary and career information.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency - Links
to U.S. state vocational and rehabilitation agencies. State vocational and rehabilitation agencies coordinate and provide a number of services for
disabled persons. These services can include counseling, evaluation, training and job placement. There are also services for the sight and hearing
Vision Aware - Assists people who are blind or visually impaired
to obtain or retain competitive employment by providing the highest quality access technology assessment, computer training, job placement and accommodation
services with a goal of achieving 100% job retention.
WorkSupport - Information, resources, and research regarding the
employment of people with disabilities.
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