Access New England
"This site includes information about the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center
and two national programs of
Adaptive Environments, the Universal Design Education Project and the ADA National Access
for Public Schools Project. It
also has links to many universal design and ADA resources. "
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This site is a resource for ASHA members, persons interested in information about
communication disorders, and for those wanting career and membership information.
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
"Founded in 1984, CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) is a not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to
expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities through innovative computer
Closing The Gap, Inc.
"Closing The Gap is an internationally recognized source for information on
innovative applications of microcomputer
technology in special education and rehabilitation."
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving
educational outcomes for
individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC
advocates for appropriate
governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional
development, advocates for
newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps
professionals obtain conditions and
resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Massachusetts Association for the Blind (MAB)
Founded in 1903 as the Massachusetts Association for the Interests of the Adult Blind, the
agency was the first of its kind for blind people in the United States. Here are a few
highlights from the first 50 years:
Initiation of legislation requiring silver nitrate drops to prevent blindness in newborns.
Creation of recreational programs for blind men and women. Financial support of a training
program, run by the Perkins School in association with Harvard University, for teachers
of blind children. Publication of "Outlook for the Blind", a journal for
professionals helping the blind people.
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02146
voice 1-800-682-9200 (in MA)
voice (617) 738-5110
fax (617) 738-1247
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/
"Listing by NIDRR Program Area: Research and Demonstration Projects (8)
Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (36) Innovative Research (1)Utilization
Projects (6) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (16) Fellowships (3) Field
Initiated Research (26)Model Spinal Cord Injury Projects (11) Research Training Grants (6)
Small Business Innovative Research (3) State Technology Assistance (41) ADA Technical
Assistance Programs (12) "
NCAM National Center for Accessible Media http://www.icdri.org/ncam.htm
"NCAM develops strategies and technologies to make media accessible to millions of
Americans, including people with disabilities, minority language users, and those with low
literacy skills. "
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center is a nonprofit that
helps parents and
families of children with disabilities. They have 25 programs assisting individuals with
and without disabilities.
The National Center to Improve Practice
"(NCIP) The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) promotes the effective use of
technology to enhance educational
outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.
The SuperAdaptoid Review Column
A Low To No Vision Web Site
Also covers information about "Computing On The Cheap"
Experiment with different fonts and browsers designed for Low
or No Vision users.
Job Accommodation Network
"The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service, but an
international toll-free consulting service that
provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with
disabilities. JAN also provides
information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please take a few moments
to surf around and find out
about our free services. "
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/
"The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) supports
programs that assist in educating children
with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities,
and supports research to improve the
lives of individuals with disabilities.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
(OSERS), which is one of the
principal components of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). In addition to
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the National Institute on Disability and
(NIDRR). OSEP's mission and organization focus on the free appropriate public education of
children and youth
with disabilities from birth through age 21.
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