DRRI: General Resources

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Discussion Lists

Ada-access is for discussion of access for people with disabilities to programs, services, transportation, and facilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.aol.com. In the body of the message type "subscribe ada-access Firstname Lastname."

Dis-Forum fosters discussion of concerns common to disabled students and academics. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to jiscmail@jiscmail.ac.uk. In the body of the message type "join dis-forum Firstname Lastname".

Disability-research is for sharing news and ideas about research. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to jiscmail@jiscmail.ac.uk. In the body of the message type "join disability-research Firstname Lastname".

Doitpals is for teenage students with disabilities, DO-IT Pals, who are preparing for college and careers; it is supported with resources and advice from DO-IT staff and mentors. To join DO-IT Pals, send an electronic message requesting a DO-IT Pals application to doit@u.washington.edu.

Drama-Able is a discussion group about drama for the disabled. To subscribe, send a request to drama-able-request@sperience.com. In your message state your name and reason for wanting to join the list.

Rehab-ru concerns physical medicine and rehabilitation, especially in rural and community settings. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@lsv.uky.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe rehab-ru Firstname Lastname."

Share Information is for sharing issues concerning the health and welfare of persons with disabilities.

World Wide Web

DO-IT website
Contains links to many of the resources listed in this guide.

Offers links to reference sites, search engines, software, information, games and chat.

A research website based in Quebec Canada that conducts research on adaptive technologies, with some adaptive software available for download.

American Association of People with Disabilities
A large nonprofit organization dedicated to self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, with news and information available online.

Beach Center on Families and Disability
Research and publications to help people with disabilities and their families.

Center for Independent Living
Tools and resources to help people with disabilities achieve independence.

Center On Disabilities at California State University Northridge (CSUN)
Services that support the attainment of academic, professional, and personal goals for persons of all abilities; sponsor of annual international conference on technology and people with disabilities.

Online community focused on access for people with disabilities. (German)

Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS)
Resources for postsecondary educators and staff working on disability issues.

Disability Advocacy Work With Networking (DAWWN)
Supplies information about self advocacy to people with disabilities.

Disability Central
Enhancing postsecondary education, training, and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Disability Films
List of films involving disabilities.

Federal government's one stop resource for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans, workforce professionals and many others.

disABILITY Information and Resources
Links and resources on topics related to disabilities.

Disability Is Natural
Disability Is Natural strives to change the current thinking about people with disabilities through a monthly newsletter and online resources.

Disability Magazines
Links to disability-related magazines and publications.

Disabled Peoples' International
National organizations of disabled people established to promote human rights, with links to events and resources.

Disability Related Organizations
Provides links to other organizations relating to disabilities.

Disability Resources Monthly
Monthly newsletter providing reviews and reports on resources available for independent living.

Easter Seals Disability Services
Provides links to resources, programs, and Easter Seals affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.

Family Village
Informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature.

Independent Living Centre of Western Australia
Provides publication and links to resources for people with disabilities about equipment, assistive technology, and training.

Institute for Community Inclusion
Provides resources and support to people with disabilities. Publications, research, and links are available online.

Institute on Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois, Chicago, resource with information on research and degree programs in disability studies and human development.

Kids Together
Information and resources for children and adults with disabilities.

Mobility International USA
Cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision, and other disabilities.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
Provides links to current disability and rehabilitation research and research results.

National Council on Disability
Provides recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities, with a newsletter and online resources available.

National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Publications and resources provided to support rehabilitation research.

National Organization on Disability
Offers disability-related news, information, and resources.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Information about disabilities and projects funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Parents with Disabilities Online
Information, support, and resources for parents who have disabilities. Includes links, articles, and personal stories.

Parent to parent support board on a wide variety of topics.

Seven Hills
Information and publications regarding disabilities, traveling, and families.

Special Needs Ontario Window (SNOW)
The Education component of the University of Toronto's Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) provides online courses and resources to the special education community.

Tetra Society of North America
Recruits engineers and technicians to create assistive devices, with online resources including news, links, recruitment information, and assistance request.

Transition Coalition
Online information, support, and professional development on topics related to transition from school to adult life.

US Access Board
An independent federal agency offering publications, links, and research information related to accessible design.

Wilderness On Wheels Foundation
WOW operates a wilderness-access facility based in Colorado with links and information on about participation online.

World Association of Persons with disAblilities
Multiple resources for people with individuals, including a knowledge base, newsletter, and a chat room.

World Institute on Disability
Research, training and public policy center promoting the civil rights and full inclusion of people with disabilities.