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
A project of the
ada.gov is a one-stop source of information about the Americans With Disabilities Act.
ADA centers across the country provide training and information about the Americans With Disabilities Act.
This resource focuses on the history of people with disabilities and their advocacy to obtain their rights. I also suggest checking out the
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.
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
RAISE also conducts webinars. Example:
Blake’s blog post summarizing a RAISE webinar about creating accessible electronic documents.
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.
Gold Machine – Games as text, text as games
Blogger Drew Cook focuses on interactive fiction computer games, specifically those created by Infocom in the 1980’s. His analyses and observations are the motivators which keep me returning for more content.
This blogger who is blind discusses a wide variety of subjects, including assistive technology of benefit to screen reader users.
Resources for Delawareans with Disabilities
Operated by Delaware Transit Corporation, DART provides Paratransit services for seniors and Delawareans with disabilities, along with fixed route bus service.
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,
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
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.
Similar to Freedom Center, IRI assists Delawareans with disabilities. It provides services in all three Delaware counties.