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Employment

Abilityjobs.com

Claims to be the largest stand-alone resume bank for people with disabilities.  We help companies fulfill their affirmative action compliance requirements and are committed to expanding awareness about this job site to as many companies as possible.

APSE - Association for Persons in Supported Employment

APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Business Leadership Network

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) recognizes and promotes best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities. The USBLN is the national organization that supports development and expansion of BLNs across the country, serving as their collective voice.

Career One Stop

CareerOneStop, is a collection of electronic tools, operating as a federal-state partnership, and funded by grants to states. Each tool offers a unique solution to the overwhelming demands of today's labor market from the perspective of the job seeker, the employer, and the public workforce community.

Center for Workers with Disabilities

The Center for Workers with Disabilities is a technical assistance center for states enhancing or developing employment supports programs for working persons with disabilities

DisabilityInfo.gov (Employment)

This section of DisabilityInfo.gov covers a variety of topics related to employment of people with disabilities: advice for individuals with disabilities seeking work; help for employers looking for hard-working and dedicated employees; information on employment rights, laws and regulations; resources for employment programs and job accommodations for people with disabilities.

EEOC for Youth

The EEOC's goal is to eliminate illegal discrimination from the workplace for all workers. This website is designed to teach you about some of your rights and responsibilities as an employee.

Employment and Training Administration, Disability & Workforce Programs

DDWP develops and implements disability policy and program initiatives related to the workforce system, including a cross-agency collaboration to address structural barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. DDWP supports the New Freedom Initiative to improve career and employment outcomes for people with disabilities through innovative skill training and systems change grant activities.

National Business and Disability Council

The National Business & Disability Council is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy as well as practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program aims to provide summer work experience, and in some cases full-time employment, for college students with disabilities. 

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Education and Training

Association on Higher Education and Disability

AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. As an international resource, AHEAD dynamically addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access.

Department of Education

Promoting educational excellence for all Americans.

DisabilityInfo.gov (Education)

DisabilityInfo.gov offers information on educational programs and resources available throughout the federal government, including Individualized Education Programs; college opportunities; school-to-work transition and tools for educators.

Educational Testing Service

Find Information for applicants with disabilities who seek approval of reasonable testing accommodations. Application forms may be obtained by linking to the specific testing program.

Employment and Training Administration, Disability & Workforce Programs

DDWP develops and implements disability policy and program initiatives related to the workforce system, including a cross-agency collaboration to address structural barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. DDWP supports the New Freedom Initiative to improve career and employment outcomes for people with disabilities through innovative skill training and systems change grant activities.

HEATH Resource Center

The HEATH Resource Center of 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.

National Center for Secondary Education & Transition

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

National Center on Workforce and Disability

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Our partners � experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development � strive to ensure you will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available. CWD/Youth strives to ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunities for employment and independent living.

National Youth Leadership Network

The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is dedicated to advancing the next generation of disability leaders. The NYLN promotes leadership development, education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness among young leaders representing the diversity of race, ethnicity and disability in the United States. LYLN fosters the inclusion of young leaders with disabilities into all aspects of society at national, state and local levels and communicates about issues important to youth with disabilities and the policies and practices that affect their lives.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

By providing funding to programs that serve infants, toddlers, children and adults with disabilities, OSERS works to ensure that these individuals are not left behind ... in school, in employment, in life. OSERS also provides funds to programs that offer information and technical assistance to parents of infants, toddlers and children with disabilities, as well as members of the learning community who serve these individuals.

Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

More and more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their education in postsecondary schools, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities that postsecondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure that you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the postsecondary education experience without confusion or delay.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program aims to provide summer work experience, and in some cases full-time employment, for college students with disabilities.

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Advocacy and Legal

DisabilityInfo.gov (Laws and Rights)

DisabilityInfo.gov provides links to information on the ADA and other federal civil rights laws pertaining to people with disabilities, their families, employers and community members.

New England ADA & Technical Assistance Center

The New England ADA & Accessible IT Center provides information and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508, and accessible information technology to individuals living in New England.

ADA Hot Links and Document Center

JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.

ADA Technical Assistance

The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (Access IT) at the University of Washington serves to increase access to electronic and information technology for students and employees with disabilities by leading a nation-wide effort to incorporate accessibility into policies and practices in the nation's classrooms, computer labs, libraries, offices, and everywhere else where information technology is used in education.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

To ensure that a qualified employee or applicant with a disability who can, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform the essential functions of the job in question are not discriminated against.

US Department of Justice ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page with links to Federal Agencies with ADA Responsibilities, including employment, Public Transportation, Telephone Relay Service, Proposed Design Guidelines, Education, Health Care, Labor, Housing, Parks and Recreation and Agriculture.

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Job Accommodations

Job Accommodation Network

JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment options.

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Assistive Technology

Abledata

ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, we can help you locate the companies that do.

Adaptive Environments

Adaptive Environments is a 25 year old educational non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. Adaptive Environments' work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human centered or universal design. Projects vary from local to international. All are characterized by collaboration and user participation.

Alliance for Technology Access

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.

National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

The National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project supports the advocacy efforts of attorneys, advocates, service agencies, persons with disabilities and their families as they seek funding for AT services and devices.

New England ADA and Accessible IT Center

Mission Statements: The New England ADA & Accessible IT Center provides information and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508, and accessible information technology to individuals living in New England.

New England Assistive Technology Marketplace

NEAT is about access: access to information, to products and equipment, and to the manufacturers and vendors of equipment. The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) marketplace was formed because limited access to equipment and devices that can minimize the effects of disabilities is, in itself, a disability.

AT Network

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers' (CFILC) goal is to provide leadership, coordination, development and implementation of comprehensive, technology-related assistance that is responsive to the needs of Californians with disabilities.

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Transportation

 

Department of Transportation

It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide people with disabilities equal access to transportation. Find links to DOT accessibility policy, resources for travelers with disabilities, disability laws and regulations and other related links.

DisabilityInfo.gov (Transportation and Travel)

DisabilityInfo.gov offers a wide range of information on accessible transportation systems, community transportation initiatives and federal laws and regulations to improve access and availability of bus, rail and air travel.

FTA ADA

The goal of the Federal Transit Administration is to ensure that all Americans have access to transit to meet basic mobility needs.

Project Action

Congress originally commissioned Easter Seals Project ACTION in 1988 as a research and demonstration project to improve access to public transportation for people with disabilities. With the passage of the ADA two years later, our goals expanded to help transportation operators implement the law's transportation provisions.

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Independent Living

National Center for Independent Living

The National Council on Independent Living, as a membership organization, advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

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Housing

AbilityAwareness.org

is a non profit organization dedicated to building a world of inclusion for people with health conditions and disabilities. ABILITY Build is our hallmark program which engages volunteers with health conditions and disabilities to build accessible low-income homes.

Adaptive Environments

Adaptive Environments is a 25 year old educational non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. Adaptive Environments' work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human centered or universal design. Projects vary from local to international. All are characterized by collaboration and user participation.

Housing Options

DisabilityInfo.gov provides information on housing laws, design and technical advice or people with disabilities, their family members, public housing organizations and the nation's builders.

DisabilityInfo.gov (Housing Rights)

This site provides links to information on housing laws and regulations as they relate to people with disabilities.

US HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Information for People with Disabilities page includes links to Federal Housing Resources and Accessibility Resources

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Recreation

Adaptive Adventures

The Mission of Adaptive Adventures is to identify, promote, and provide progressive sports & recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities.

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

This collaboration, called Project ASPIRE, is the first national education campaign to promote competitive after-school sports leagues for youth with physical disabilities or visual impairments.

Disabled Sports USA

Disabled Sports USA is a nation-wide network of community-based chapters offering a variety of recreation programs. Each chapter sets its own agenda and activities. These may include one or more of the following: snow skiing; water sports (such as water skiing, sailing, kayaking, and rafting); cycling; climbing; horseback riding; golf; and social activities.

National Center for Physical Activity and Disability

The mission of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.

National Disability Sports Alliance

The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) is the national coordinating body for competitive sports for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and survivors of stroke.

National Sports Center for the Disabled

The mission of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is to provide quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges.

Recreation Resources

Website Excerpt: Fun is for Everyone! And... you can work hard and be your best when you are feeling fit! Play and recreation are an important part of keeping life in good balance. Find information on Personal Fitness, Adapted Physical Activity, Creative and Expressive Activities, Hobbies, Sports Organizations, Spectator Sports, Team and Solo Sports, Outdoor Recreation and Extreme Sports.

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Disability Agencies

DisabilityInfo.gov (Interagency Site)

This interagency web site connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to pursue their personal and professional ambitions - delivering on America's promise of equal access to opportunity for all citizens.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

To ensure that a qualified employee or applicant with a disability who can, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform the essential functions of the job in question are not discriminated against.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Disability Issues

It is a very high priority at the Federal Communications Commission Disability Rights Office that people with disabilities--such as a hearing, visual, speech, or other types of disability--get the same opportunities as everyone else to telecommunicate.

First Gov

The U. S. Government's Official Web Portal with links to agencies and reference information.

GovBenefits

Your benefits connection; find a complete list of Federal and State benefits programs.

HUD

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Homes & Communities created this page as a one-stop resource for People with Disabilities. We have pulled together a directory of links from our site as well as outside sites to assist you.

Job Accommodation Network

JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment options.

National Council on Disability

NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

National Library Service for the Blind

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, the Library of Congress National Library Service administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

Protection and Advocacy Systems

The National Disability Rights Network serves a wide range of individuals with disabilities � including, but not limited to, those with cognitive, mental, sensory, and physical disabilities � by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

US Access Board

The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.

US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

By providing funding to programs that serve infants, toddlers, children and adults with disabilities, OSERS works to ensure that these individuals are not left behind ... in school, in employment, in life. OSERS also provides funds to programs that offer information and technical assistance to parents of infants, toddlers and children with disabilities, as well as members of the learning community who serve these individuals.

US Department of Justice ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page with links to Federal Agencies with ADA Responsibilities, including employment, Public Transportation, Telephone Relay Service, Proposed Design Guidelines, Education, Health Care, Labor, Housing, Parks and Recreation and Agriculture.

US Department of Health and Human Services

United States Department of Health & Human Services; leading America to better health, safety and well being. Links to sites on Disease & Conditions, Families & Children, Safety & Wellness, Aging, Drug & Food Information, Disaster & Emergencies, Grants & Funding, Resource Locators and Reference Collections.

SSA Disability Programs

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

DLT Office of Disability Employment Policy

News and updates for individuals and businesses from the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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Disability Organizations

American Council of the Blind

The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.

American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind promotes wide-ranging, systemic change by addressing the most critical issues facing the growing blind and visually impaired population - employment, independent living, and technology.

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports individuals with any of the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

Amputee Coalition of America

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

Arc of US

The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.

Autism Society of America

Thousands of individuals, families, professionals, and agencies are already part of the Autism Society of America. Together we work to be the voice and resource for the autism community providing information and advocacy for autism-related issues, and much more.

Brain Injury Association of America

Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries is all about people working. We are one of the world's largest nonprofit providers of education, training, and career services for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, as well as those with disadvantages such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience. We believe in work. We have witnessed its power to transform lives. Work helps build self-confidence, friendship, independence, creativity and trust. Everyone deserves a chance to have these things in life. Goodwill provides that chance.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

National Association of the Deaf

The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

National Down Syndrome Society

The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.

National Federation of the Blind

The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold�to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality.

National Mental Health Association

NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs� including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

The mission of The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) is to enable people with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) to achieve their highest level of independence, health, and personal fulfillment by providing resources, services, and peer support.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a Congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members� veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People is the nation's largest organization for people with hearing loss. SHHH exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.

TASH

TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

United Cerebral Palsy

UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

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Disability News and Culture - (National Links Only)

AbilityMagazine.com

ABILITY Magazine claims to be the largest magazine in the U.S. covering disability issues. We are an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner, with a combined online and print readership of more than one million. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

The mission of AUCD is to advance policy and practice for and with people living with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities by supporting our members to engage in research, education, and service that support independence productivity and satisfying quality of life.

Cornucopia of Disability Information

CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. It consists of both an Internet Directory of Disability Information and a repository of electronic disability documents, dating back to the early 1990s. Many of the documents on CODI are publicly available nowhere else on the Internet.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a Coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.

Disabled American Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit organization of more than one million members. DAV is a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services -- free of charge to all veterans and members of their families � helps men and women to regain health, reshape lives shattered by disability, learn new trades or professions, and rejoin the civilian world.

DisabilityInfo.gov (Access to Opportunity)

This interagency Web site connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to pursue their personal and professional ambitions - delivering on America's promise of equal access to opportunity for all citizens.

Disability Statistics Center

The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society.

Disability World

Disability World is a new web-zine dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and research about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities. The web-zine is the heart of a larger project, IDEAS for the New Millennium, funded in 1999 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a five-year project.

Emergency Preparedness Initiative

The Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI) is to ensure that emergency managers address disability concerns and that people with disabilities are included in all levels of emergency preparedness- planning, response, and recovery.

ICAN

The leading online Disability Community including message boards and links for information on home, employment, health & fitness, independence, rights, relationships, benefits, sports & leisure, technology and travel.

Institute for Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. 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.

Mobility International

Empowering people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development to achieve their human rights.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education funds a variety of high-level research and knowledge dissemination projects that are making significant contributions in advancing knowledge related to disability issues.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

The mission of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

It is the mission of NIDRR to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to disabled persons. The ultimate goal is to allow these individuals to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society's ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for its disabled citizens.

National Organization of Disability

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the participation gaps.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy as well as practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.

Usability.gov

Your resource for designing usable, useful and accessible web sites and user interfaces.

World Institute on Disability

The World Institute on Disability (WID) is a nonprofit research, public policy and advocacy center dedicated to promoting the civil rights and full societal inclusion of people with disabilities. WID's work focuses on four areas: employment and economic development; accessible health care and personal assistance services; inclusive technology design; and international disability and development.

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