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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
800-498-2071 Voice
301-897-5700 TTY
301-571-0457 Fax


"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 technology.

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

"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

"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. 

Government Sponsored Information Sites

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

"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 OSEP, OSERS includes the
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDRR). OSEP's mission and organization focus on the free appropriate public education of children and youth
with disabilities from birth through age 21.

United States Department of Justice


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