Resources

This is a list of resources I deem of value, categorized by heading in alphabetical order.

National Disability Resources

Americans with Disabilities History and Resources

ada.gov

A project of the

U.S. Department of Justice,

ada.gov is a one-stop source of information about the Americans With Disabilities Act.

ADA National Network

ADA centers across the country provide training and information about the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Disability History Museum

This resource focuses on the history of people with disabilities and their advocacy to obtain their rights. I also suggest checking out the

DHM online shop.

MyVision: Accessibility Guide

This resource discusses many topics about web site accessibility for people with limited/no vision, including browsing tips and web content accessibility standards. It is divided into headings, making navigation easy for screen reader users.

Related: The

World Wide Web Consortium

develops web content accessibility guidelines.

Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Advocacy and Employment (RAISE)

Based in New Jersey, RAISE focuses on providing technical assistance to ensure youth with disabilities receive transition services. Raccording to its web site, AISE is a project of the

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network.

RAISE also conducts webinars. Example:

Blake’s blog post summarizing a RAISE webinar about creating accessible electronic documents.

Braille

National Braille Press

Based in Massachusetts, NBP provides braille books and periodicals at reasonable prices. Additionally, they offer braille production services for businesses.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

This nonprofit in Michigan offers braille books at affordable prices. Although most of the books are intended for

children, some are relevant for any agelist end.

Resources for Delawareans with Disabilities

DART First State

Operated by Delaware Transit Corporation, DART provides Paratransit services for seniors and Delawareans with disabilities, along with fixed route bus service.

Delaware Disability Hub

Created and managed by the

Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens,

this site provides a variety of resources designed for transition-age youth with disabilities. I consider it to be a useful resource for adults as well.

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative

Operated by the

Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware,https://www.cds.udel.edu/

DATI offers assistive technology specialists who can identify and demonstrate equipment which can assist Delawareans with disabilities. Most of the assistive technology equipment can be loaned. This enables a person with disability to determine if the product meets their needs before buying.

Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired

DVI provides valuable services to visually impaired/blind Delawareans such as independent living, vocational rehabilitation

and cane travel training. I also recommend checking out

DVI’s Facebook page.

Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

DVR Provides services to help Delawareans with a variety of disabilities obtain, retain and advance in employment.

Freedom Center for Independent Living, INC.

This nonprofit provides independent living services to Delawareans with disabilities in New Castle County, primarily in Middletown.

Independent Resources, INC.

Similar to Freedom Center, IRI assists Delawareans with disabilities. It provides services in all three Delaware counties.

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