Web Links and Resources for the Disabled




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General Disability Links

a government website providing information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment. They also help connect people with assistive technology needs with people who have the equipment to address those needs.

Americans With Disabilities Act Homepage
a federal website with everything you would ever want to know about the ADA.

a Federal website of disability-related government resources. The portal provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and community life.

Disability Resources, Inc.
a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability, and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities to live independently.

Disability Databases
a database listing other databases that have a focus on disability information.

Disability Resources on the Internet
a database of disability-related resources with custom search capability.

Disability Resources Monthly Webwatcher
an offered service where the web is searched regularly to find the best disability related resources available. Each site is then reviewed and then organized by topic or disability. Links are included. A selection criteria is employed. Searches are made by alphabet or by subject.

Disabled American Veterans
a non-governmental nonprofit association of wartime disabled veterans. It provides a nationwide network of services free of charge to all veterans and members of their families. Supported by membership dues and contributions, their National Service Program employs staff who represent veterans and their families, whether members or not, with claims for benefits from the VA, the armed forces, the Social Security Administration, and other governmental agencies. Also provided are counseling, employment services, and assistance in gaining health care.

Easter Seals
offers the disabled a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites that provide services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community they serve. Primary Easter Seals services include: medical rehabilitation; early intervention; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech and hearing therapy; jobtraining and employment; child care; adult day services; and camping and recreation.

Family Village Assessability Shopping Mall
this University of Wisconsin- Madison site provides a wealth of resources for adaptive products and assistive technology. They also provide information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
though their emphasis is on children and youth, this national information center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues offers information that can be used by anyone.

Resources by State
disability-related resources are compiled for each state, creating State Resource Sheets. These resource sheets will help you locate organizations and agencies within your state that address disability-related issues.

Note: These are just a few of the many sites available related to disabilities. Use your search engine of choice to access other sites, both non-profit and for-profit.

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