ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) http://www.ada.gov/
This site provides numerous links to information about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Click on “ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials” to get the text of Public Law 101-336. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and Local Government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunication. It also applies to the United States Congress.
Specific ADA websites:
ADA Title I: Employment http://www.eeoc.gov/
ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
ADA Title II: Public Transportation http://www.dot.gov/accessibility/index.html
ADA Title III: Public Accommodations http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/FHLaws/index.cfm
ADA Title IV: Telecommunications Relay Service http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs.html
AAPD (American Association of People with Disabilities) http://www.aapd.com/
This organization works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability and nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design:
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/
This site has links to various commissions established by the ADA.
AT&T Foundation http://www.att.com/foundation
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation http://meaf.org/
NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center) http://www.naric.com
Serving the nation's disabled community
NJSHC (New Jersey Self-Help Clearing House) The mission of the NJSHC is to increase the awareness, utilization, and understanding of mutual self-help groups to reduce emotional suffering and isolation. http://www.njgroups.org/
Verizon Foundation http://foundation.verizon.com/
WEBSITES - SPECIFIC
American Association of People with Disabilities http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkadvocacy.html
Attention Deficit Disorder:
National ADDA Disorder Association http://www.add.org/
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) http://www.chadd.org/
American Association of People with Disabilities http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkassistivetech.html
Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/types.aspx
This website lists (in more detail than shown below) the four uses types of assistive technology:
(1) For Visual Impairments: Screen enlargers (or magnifiers) work like a magnifying glass. They enlarge a portion of the screen, increasing the legibility for some users. Screen readers are software programs that present graphics and text as speech. Speech recognition systems (aka voice recognition programs), allow people to give commands and enter data using their voices rather than a mouse or keyboard. Speech synthesizers receive information going to the screen in the form of letters, numbers, and punctuation, and then "speak" it out loud. Refreshable Braille displays provide tactile output of information represented on the computer screen. Braille embossers transfer computer generated text into embossed Braille output. Talking and large-print word processors are software processors that use speech synthesizers to provide auditory feedback of what is typed.
(2) For Mobility Impairments: On-screen keyboard programs provide an image of a standard or modified keyboard on the computer screen. The user selects the keys with a mouse, touch screen, trackball, joystick, switch, or electronic pointing device. Keyboard filters include typing aids such as word prediction utilities and add-on spelling checkers. Touch screens are devices placed on the computer monitor (or built into it) that allow direct selection or activation of the computer by touching the screen. Alternative input devices allow individuals to control their computers through means other than a standard keyboard or pointing device.
(3) For Language Impairments: Screen review utilities make on-screen information available as synthesized speech and pairs the speech with a visual representation of a word.
(4) For Learning Impairments: Word prediction programs allow the user to select a desired word from an on-screen list located in the prediction window. This list predicts words from the first one or two letters typed by the user. Reading comprehension programs focus on establishing or improving reading skills through ready-made activities, stories, exercises or games. Reading tools and learning disabilities programs include software designed to make text-based materials more accessible for people who have difficulty with reading.
American Association of People with Disabilities http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkassociationsorg.html
Blind and Visually Handicapped:
NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped http://www2.njstatelib.org/lbh/
Internet access for blind/visually handicapped and dyslexic users
American Association of People With Disabilities Newsletter Archives
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors http://www.phoenix-society.org/
Children with Disabilities:
Children with Disabilities from FirstGov http://www.childrenwithdisabilities.ncjrs.org
This site includes federal, state/local, and national resources as well as a calendar of events, research and statistics, and information about grants and other funding sources.
Employment of Disabled Adults:
The President’s Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities created this site, www.disAbility.gov to provide a one-stop online access to recourses, services, and information available through the Federal government.
AAPD: Families Links http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkfamilies.html
AAPD: Health Links http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkhealth.html
US Dept of Education Special Education Programs: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP
LDA (Learning Disabilities Association of America http://www.ldanatl.org/
AAPD: Media/Arts Links http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkmediaarts.html
The ARC (National Organization, Advocacy and Support Service) http://www.thearc.org/
New Jersey State Library:
New Jersey State Library http://www.njstatelib.org/
Links are available to the Library for the Blind and the Handicapped, grants, Statewide Services Handbook, and Services to People with Disabilities
AAPD: Scholarship/Award Links http://www.aapd.com/docs/linkscholarshipawards.html
Special Education from About.com http://specialed.about.com/index.htm?terms=special+education
This website contains articles and links covering assessment, deafness, dyslexia, early intervention, fetal alcohol syndrome, inclusion, and gifted education.
National Center for Stuttering http://www.stuttering.com
AAPD: Travel/Mobility Links http://www.aapd.com/docs/linktravel.html