ABLEDATA: large database of assistive
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Silver Spring MD 20910
301-588-9284 or 800-227-0216
Especially for persons with disabilities involved in or interested in
ACB On the Radio ACB's live
radio station on the web!
ACB Radio 'MainMenu'
Main Menu brings you two hours each week of technology news,
interviews, reviews and hints.
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility
for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing
board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed
by the President.
Products for Microsoft Windows maintained by the Trace R&D
Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services
Administrative: 8525 Gibbs Drive, Suite
100, San Diego, CA 92123
Workshop: 10025 Los Ranchitos Rd., Bldg. 3, Lakeside, CA 92040
website: Global Universal Design Educator Online News Elaine Ostroff,
Adaptive Environments Center, Boston, USA, produces this informative monthly
on-line magazine in the Universal Design section.
AER Online, where you can
access the latest information on the Association for Education and Rehabilitation
of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Alliance for Technology Access
ATA aims to help those with disabilities. Includes FAQs, success stories,
and a nationwide list of centers.
American Council of the Blind One of
the major organizations of the blind in the United States. Strives
to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired
American Foundation for the Blind A
non-profit organization whose mission is to enable people who are blind or
visually impaired to achieve equality of access and opportunity.
11 Penn Plaza Suite 300
New York NY 10001
National Technology Program Product Evaluations All
product evaluations are published in the Journal of Visual Impairment and
Blindness (JVIB) or AccessWorld, AFB's new technology periodical.
American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind promotes independence
of blind and visually impaired persons by providing special media, tools,
and materials needed for education and life.
CSLI Stanford University Project to influence the design of
future products to include access to the disabled, also some work on GUI
a personas con Impedimentos Visuales en Puerto Rico y de habla hispana
Magoo Landia reseñada en programa radial de la BBC de Londres para
toda América Latina
Assistive and Adaptive Computing
Technology In Special Education AT-advocacy.phillynews.com
Resources / Advocacy Information / IEP's / Assessments / ADA /504 Plans /
Support Forum / Assistive & Adaptive Computing Technology Library
for Students who use Braille Computers ( Windows / JAWS ) The Windows
environment has emerged, in general, as the "industry standard" and, as a
result, most of the software development in access for the visually impaired
has been Windows based. It is critical that students who use braille have
full access to the Windows environment for educational, work and leisure
pursuits. JAWS provides a relatively stable and powerful screen reading program
The first on-line audio solution designed for persons with reading
Alliance for Technology Access, 2175 E Francisco Blvd., Suite L, San Rafael,
Email ATAinfo @ ATAccess.org Voice 415.455.4575 Fax 415.455.0654
ATAccess Resource Center annual membership dues are based on a sliding scale
from $500 to $2000 per year.
Audible . com Newspapers,
magazines, audiobooks, lectures, public radio shows, and business
Baruch Computer Center for
Visually Impaired People
Funders Supportive of Communications Technology
Blind . org The Sound of the
National Federation of the Blind
. org The Foundation Fighting Blindness
Blinded Veterans Association Blinded
veterans helping blinded veterans since 1945.
Blindness Resource Center, N
Y I S E .org, Access to the Internet, Web and Windows
NYISE . org Adapted Access
Bopit: An Accessible
New Toy By: Larry Skutchan of APH.org ''One of the things
I hear over and over again is the need for games that blind and visually
impaired children can play. So, I'm always on the lookout for accessible
toys, puzzles, and games. Hey, its a tough job, but some one's got to do
it. Larry Skutchan of APH has found one of the "funnest" games to hit the
streets in years: Bopit ® . (Bop-It)
Braille Authority of North America c/o
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Braille: FLORIDA BUREAU OF BRAILLE
AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY SERVICES The Bureau of Braille and Talking Book
Library Services provides information and reading materials needed by Florida
residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical,
or reading disabilities.
British Computer Association of the
Blind Visually impaired computer professionals and users and was
founded in 1969.
Carroll Center for the Blind
Living independently, using technology, seeking employment, performing
successfully in school, and living a full and productive life.
Closing The Gap
P.O. Box 68, 526 Main Street
Henderson MN 56044
A major conference and source of informaition on vendors dealing with computer
Conklin Center -- Daytona The
Conklin Center for Multi-handicapped Blind is a rehabilitation center established
to serve people who are blind and have other handicapping conditions. Through
evaluation and subsequent residential training our students learn skills
which allow them greater independence and a chance to live full, productive
lives -- a chance many would not have otherwise. The Conklin Center is the
only facility of its kind in the United States.
The "How To" in the Community Technology Center Startup
DIABETIC RETINOPATHY FOUNDATION
Educating the public about the causes of Diabetic Retinopathy and
disseminating information concerning its prevention is a prime directive
of the Diabetic Retinopathy Foundation. It supports research and public awareness
which will lead to the prevention of one of the World's major causes of blindness
- Diabetic Retinopathy.
Divide Info "how to" assist in bridging the Digital
Information from Japan
Access Board, Interview on 508 Regulations and Assisteve Technology
This site offers information, ideas, and software related to the
theme of empowerment -- helping individuals and communities achieve self
actualization and full citizenship. Jamal Mazrui!
Family Village Find
what you need in this searchable database of resources for parents of disabled
FLORIDA BUREAU OF BRAILLE AND TALKING
BOOK LIBRARY SERVICES The Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library
Services provides information and reading materials needed by Florida residents
who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical, or
Florida Council of the Blind is a state
wide organization of blind people working to make life better through public
education, legislative actions, and providing a state wide information and
referral service through Project Insight. The Florida Council of the
Blind is also an organization designed to provide resources to the Visually
Impaired community. The Florida Council of the Blind offers educational,
social, and economic opportunities specific to the needs of blind individuals.
Learn more about the FCB at:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Executive Plaza I, Suite 800, 11350 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley MD 21031
410-785-1414 or 888-394-3937
Funding Assistance for Children and
Adults Information and assistance is available to parents and others
interested in obtaining assistive/adaptive technology that may be needed
by a child or adult.
Federal For Technology in Education
Funding / Foundations
Online and Corporate Grant Programs
Technology for Nonprofits A number of
organizations and foundations run "recycled computer" programs that place
donated computers into the hands of nonprofit organizations and schools.
Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka IL 60093
Hadley School is the only coorespondance school for the Blind
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Educator, writer, and an advocate for the blind and the deaf. Deaf
and blind herself from the time she was 19 months old as the result of a
severe illness, Ms. Keller's remarkable life and her efforts to improve
conditions for individuals who live with disabilities continue to inspire
people throughout the world.
Do Kids With Visual Impairment Learn?
International Agencies list
compliments of the RNIB
International Low Vision Society
Independent Living Centers of Western
ILC is a non-profit community service organisation which provides impartial,
expert advice on equipment, building and design, access and resources for
people with disabilities, their advocates, carers and service providers.
Job Access With
Speech (JAWS resources for Windows)
for KIDS!, What Its Like to Be Visually Impaired
Just for KIDS, National Federation
of the Blinds site for kids, where they answer kids questions
for KIDS, Do You Know What Diabetes Is?
KIDS, The Blind Children's Center Web
Kids: Questions From Kids About
Blindness How does a blind person identify money? How do blind people
recognize colors? How do blind people shop for groceries? What is Braille?
Why do some blind people use dogs and others use canes for travel? How does
a blind person tell time? Should I help a blind person to cross the street?
Should I help a blind person to a chair? How does it feel to
be blind? Do blind people feel bad about being blind? Do they like
to talk about it?
Kids Education Article, The
Blind Child In The Regular Elementary Classroom by Carol Castellano
Enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead
independent and productive lives.
Lions World Services for the Blind
Offers a variety of training programs for the blind
2811 Fair Park Blvd., P.O.Box 4055
Little Rock AR 72204
for the Blind
601 SW 8 Ave.
Miami, Florida 33130
info related to assistive technology.
Accessibility Tips Keyboard Shortcuts
Accessibility Guides Accessibility features in Windows 98
and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.
and NBDC Announce Able to Work Consortium Tackling the High
Unemployment Rate Among People With Disabilities.
Magoo Landia reseñada
en programa radial de la BBC de Londres para toda América Latina.
Asistencia Tecnológica a personas con Impedimentos Visuales en Puerto
Rico y de habla hispana.
NARIC a huge searchable
database on rehabilitation topics
National Association for Visually Handicapped
Works with people worldwide dealing with the difficulties of vision
National Braille Press A
nonprofit Braille printing and publishing house established in 1927.
Please take a few minutes and look us over!
National Center for the
Dissemination of Disability Research / Assistive/Adaptive
Education Network and Clearinghouse
National Easter Seals Gateway National
programs and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities, and their
National Eye Institute: Age-Related
National Eye Institute: Age-Related
Macular Degeneration: Status of Research
National Industries for the Blind Not
for profit organization dedicated to furthering the interests of people who
are blind or otherwise visually impaired.
National Institute on
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Funds approximately 300
projects and programs, many of which have a Web presence.
National Federation of the Blind NFB
was formed with one simple purpose - - to help the blind to help
NFB, list of computer resources;
equipment prices, computer prices and sources
National Library Service for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington DC 20542
A free national library program of braille and recorded materials for blind
and physically handicapped persons is administered by the National Library
Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.
Under a special provision of the U.S. copyright law and with permission of
authors and publishers of works not covered by the provision, NLS selects
and produces full-length books and magazines in braille and on recorded disc
National Organization on Disabilities (
NOD) Resources for Everyone!
National Parent Network on Disabilities
The mission of the National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) is to provide
a presence and national voice for ALL families of children, youth and adults
New York Institute for Special
9999 Pelham Parkway
Bronx NY 10469
718-519-7000 x348 v
Parent Advocate News
Advocating on behalf of children with developmental disabilities
Perscholas.org Per Scholas
is a nonprofit organization founded by a consortium of foundations and
corporations whose mission is to bring computers to technology-deprived children
and families at the lowest possible cost, to train disadvantaged community
residents to become computer technicians and to provide environmentally
responsible recycling of end-of-life computer equipment.
Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Rd
Schaumburg IL 60173
PREVENT BLINDNESS IN PREMATURE
BABIES Retinopathy Of Prematurity, or ROP, (formerly called retrolental
fibroplasia, or RLF)
Project Enable File
Project Enable / Dial-JAN BBS houses over 5000 files on the subject of disability
and rehabilitation. This list is formatted so that users can browse through
the directories and receive the files directly to their PC through anonymous
Electronic Texts (E-texts) created by Project Gutenberg are to be made
available in the simplest, easiest to use forms available. Therefore, Project
Gutenberg E-texts are made available in what has become known as " Plain
Vanilla ASCII "
Recording for the Blind and
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary as the nation's educational library for
people with print disabilities. We have a 77,000-title library of taped
textbooks, reference and professional materials for people who cannot read
standard print because of a disability.
The conditions represented by the Foundation include: Retinitis
Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration, Usher Syndrome and some 200+ other rare
conditions. These retinal conditions all cause vision loss and sadly partial
or total BLINDNESS.
Royal National Institute for the Blind
(UK) It may surprise you to know that RNIB is here to
help not only totally blind people, but also the one and a half million in
the UK with serious sight problems.
Science Access Project
Making science, math, and engineering information accessible to
people with print disabilities
Shake-A-Leg-Miami : Sailing
for Everyone! Mission Statement : To bring hope, confidence, social integration,
independence and fun back into the lives of people with disabilities, youth
and their families. To provide affordable and effective services and programs
that will enhance the participants independence, employment potential and
quality of life.
Singapore Assoc. of the Visually
47 Toa Payoh Rise
SKI for Light: a program of cross-country
skiing benefiting blind, visually-impaired, and mobility-impaired individuals
and their guides
Talking Newspaper Association of the
UK (TNAUK) is a registered charity which provides national
and local newspapers and magazines on audio tape, computer disk, e-mail and
CD-ROM for visually impaired people.
Technology Guide to Assist Students
with Visual Impairments in Meeting Curriculum Goals: This guide provides
a sequential framework addressing a range of technology options to meet the
general learning expectations across BC curricula from Kindergarten kids
to Grade 12. Braille, print enhancement and speech output technologies
are included. While the guide has applicability to all subject areas and
grade levels the suggested strategies and modifications focus on the learning
outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics.
Texas School for the Blind Adaptive
1100 W. 45th Street
Austin TX 78756
Trace R&D Center
S-151 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave.
Madison WI 53528
Computer adaptations for people with disabilities; information and databases
on assistive technologies. Research on access to new operating systems,
information kiosks, and much more.
United States Braille Chess
Association The purpose of the United States Braille Chess
Association (USBCA) is to actively encourage and assist in the promotion
and advancement of correspondence and over-the-board chess among chess
enthusiasts who are blind or visually impaired.
Upshaw Institute for the
Blind The Upshaw Institute for the Blind (formerly the Greater Detroit
Society for the Blind) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing
blindness, reducing the impact of blindness, and advocating for those with
severe vision loss.
US Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) The mission of the EEOC is to promote equal opportunity
in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal
civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance. Their home
page includes information on the activities of the Commission and procedures
for filing a claim regarding job discrimination.
Computer Users' Group of New York City
This site has been created to foster the growth of a strong and supportive
network of access technology consultants, educators and computer users in
the New York Metropolitan area. Similar support groups exist in Boston, Chicago,
Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania), and Kansas City--to
name but a few.
World Wide Web Consortium ( W3C ) develops
WebABLE linked to virtually
all the disability sites in the world
Web Accessibility Training
Web Content Accessibility
Descriptive Video Service: Making television and movies more
accessible to people who are blind or have low vision! A service of the WGBH
Educational Foundation in Boston. Discover how you can experience television
and Hollywood movies on video like you never have before with DVS!