Learning Disabilities Resources

A rich collection of resources on the World Wide Web is available to those who wish to know more about learning disabilities and about resources and accommodations for students with learning disabilities. The following Web sites provide a good start.

AbilityHub
Assistive technology for computers and disability.
http://www.abilityhub.com/

Arkenstone WYNN
http://www.wynn.arkenstone.org/

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
International organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities through training programs, workshops, publications, and conferences.
http://www.ahead.org/

Casio Personal Assistant
Information on Casio products.
http://www.casio.com/

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
Working closely with leaders in the field of AD/HD research, diagnosis and treatment, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support.
http://chadd.org/

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
Professionals representing diverse disciplines who are committed to the development of individuals with learning disabilities. Information on conferences, advocacy, research and teaching tips.
http://www.cldinternational.org/

Disability-Related Resources on the Internet
A comprehensive list of Web sites and discussion lists related to disability.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/DRR/

Franklin Electronic Dictionary
Information on Franklin products.
http://www.franklin.com/

International Dyslexia Association
General information, branch services, membership, conferences and seminars, bookstore and bulletin boards.
http://www.interdys.org/

L&H Kurzweil 3000
Developer of reading technology for people who are blind and for people with reading difficulties.
http://www.lhsl.com/education/

Learning Ally
A non-profit group that provides audio textbooks to students with learning disabilities and visual impairments.
www.LearningAlly.org

Learning Disabilities Online in Depth
Information on topics within the area of learning disabilities.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/resource-guide.html

Learning Disabilities Association of America
General information on learning disabilities; services, resources, membership, products.
http://www.ldanatl.org/

Learning Disabilities Center
Information, services and resources provided through the University of Georgia.
http://www.coe.uga.edu/ldcenter/

Lotus Organizer
A personal information manager.
http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/organizer/

Mississippi State University, (1996). College Students with Disabilities: A Desk Reference Guide for Faculty and Staff.
A quick reference for information, accommodations, and legal requirements in providing equal access for students with disabilities.
http://www.educ.msstate.edu/PAACS/products/fsg_guide.html

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Educational programs, seminars, and workshops, public awareness campaigns and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
http://www.ncld.org/

Palm Pilot
Personal information organizers.
http://www.palm.com/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (1997). Teaching for Inclusion.
Resource about teaching for inclusion of learning disabled students.
http://cfe.unc.edu/pdfs/TeachforInclusion.pdf

WebABLE
Searchable directory for disability-related Internet resources and services to help make Web sites more accessible for people with disabilities.
http://www.webable.org/

Yak-Yak Software
Software that assists with phonetic spelling.
http://www.yak-yak.com/

For more information consult the DO-IT publication Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities.