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ABLEDATA: large database of assistive technology devices  
8455 Colesville Road #935
Silver Spring MD 20910
301-588-9284 or 800-227-0216

Ability Network Especially for persons with disabilities involved in or interested in entrepreneurship.
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.

Accessibility Products for Microsoft Windows  maintained by the Trace R&D Center

Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services
Administrative: 8525 Gibbs Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123
Workshop: 10025 Los Ranchitos Rd., Bldg. 3, Lakeside, CA 92040

Voice: 858-244-1226   Fax: 858-571-0919

Adaptive Environments 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.  www.adaptenv.org

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 people. 

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

AFB's  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.

Archimedes Project  CSLI Stanford University   Project to influence the design of future products to include access to the disabled, also some work on GUI access.

Asistencia Tecnológica 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

Assistive Technology 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 for Windows.  

Assistive Media  The first on-line audio solution designed for persons with reading access barriers.

ATAccess Center Memberships:  
Alliance for Technology Access, 2175 E Francisco Blvd., Suite L, San Rafael, CA 94901
Email ATAinfo @ ATAccess.org • Voice 415.455.4575 • Fax 415.455.0654 • TTY 415.455.0491
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 information.

Baruch Computer Center for Visually Impaired People 

BENTON FOUNDATION   Funders Supportive of Communications Technology

Blind . org  The Sound of the National Federation of the Blind
Blindness . 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 Selection

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 ASB
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.

Learn the Braille alphabet  

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 access.

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 Process.

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.

Digital Divide Info "how to" assist in bridging the Digital Divide.

Disability Information from Japan

Doug Wakefield, Access Board, Interview on 508 Regulations and Assisteve Technology

Empowerment Zone  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 children.

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.

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.  

Funding / Federal For Technology in Education

Funding / Foundations Online and Corporate Grant Programs  

Funding 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
847-446-8111 v  
847-446-8153 f  
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.  

The Helen Keller Documents

How Do Kids With Visual Impairment Learn?
International Agencies list compliments of the RNIB

International Low Vision Society

Independent Living Centers of Western Australia
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)  


Just for KIDS!, What It’s Like to Be Visually Impaired

Just for KIDS, National Federation of the Blind’s site for kids, where they answer kids’ questions about blindness.

Just for KIDS, Do You Know What Diabetes Is?

KIDS, The Blind Children's Center Web site

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

Lighthouse International  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

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind  
601 SW 8 Ave.
Miami, Florida 33130

Executive Director: Info@MiamiLighthouse.com for fundraising projects.
Network Administrator: Larry@OpenDoorWorld.com for info related to assistive technology.

Microsoft Accessibility Tips  Keyboard Shortcuts
Microsoft Accessibility Guides  Accessibility features in Windows 98 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.
Microsoft 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 impairment.

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 Technologies:  

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse

National Easter Seals Gateway National programs and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities, and their families.

National Eye Institute:   Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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 themselves.

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 and cassette.

National Organization on Disabilities  ( NOD)   Resources for Everyone!

National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
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 with disabilities.

New York Institute for Special Education
9999 Pelham Parkway
Bronx NY 10469
718-519-7000 x348 v
718-231-9314 f

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 Libraries
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 FTP.

Project Gutenberg 
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 Dyslexic
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.

Recycling Computers    


Retinitis Pigmentosa  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 Handicapped
47 Toa Payoh Rise
298104 Singapore

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 Technology Resources
1100 W. 45th Street
Austin TX 78756
512-454-8631 v
512-458-3395 f

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.

Visually Impaired 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.

WAI Resources  World Wide Web Consortium ( W3C ) develops interoperable technologies

WebABLE  linked to virtually all the disability sites in the world
603-598-9544 voice
603-598-2839 fax

Web Accessibility Training

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Curriculum

www.WGBH.org  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!

Blind Sailing

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Guide Dog Schools  

Just  for Kids !

Keyboard ShortCuts

Key Training Survey
JAWS Keys-Level-1
JAWS Keys-Level-2


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MIDI Audio group 

Network Update 

Talking Books Library
Florida    (305)-751-8687
 (202) 707-5100

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