General References

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Ability: Health & Disability Index
A site that provides indexes that lead to information on various health issues. The site addresses the problem that too many valuable skills are overlooked and wasted because employers and the public see disability before ability.

A forum for job offers and business opportunities for people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe able-job Firstname Lastname."

Able News
An on-line international newsletter which contains articles on disability-related issues.

A discussion of physical access for people with disabilities as well as information on programs, services, and transportation. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe ada-access Firstname Lastname."

A discussion list on the Americans with Disabilities Act, other disability-related laws in the U.S., and similar laws in other countries. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe ada-law Firstname Lastname."

Discussion list to promote self-advocacy by people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe advocacy Firstname Lastname."

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
814 Thayer Avenue Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
301-588-6545 (TTY)
800-735-2258 (voice)
301-588-8705 (FAX)
A national consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments.

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1155 15th Street NW Suite 720
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-467-5085 (FAX)
An information referral and advocacy agency whose goals are to improve the well-being of people who are blind or visually impaired.

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)
PO Box 251554
Little Rock, AR 72225
501-868-8850 (voice/TTY)
501-868-8812 (FAX)
A network of professionals who serve people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
11 Penn Plaza - Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
212-502-7662 (TTY)
212-502-7777 (FAX)

The national partner of coordinated local services for people who are blind or visually impaired.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Library and Archives
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
This site provides material on barrier-free design.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH)
PO Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
502-899-2244 (FAX)

A large not-for-profit organization that creates educational, workplace, and lifestyle products and services for people with visual impairments.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), The
10801 Rockville Pike
Rochville, MD 20852
Answer line: 888-321-ASHA
Action Center: 800-498-2071
301-897-0157 (TTY)
301-571-0457 (FAX)
A professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. This Web site is a resource for information about communication disorders, and for those wanting career-related and membership information.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center (ADADC)
Full-text government documents and legal resources on the ADA which is maintained by volunteers.

America's Job Bank USA
This site provides information for employers and job seekers on the job market. Includes information on résumé writing, and other associated links.

Applied Science and Engineering Labs
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE 19899
302-651-6834 (TTY)
302-651-6895 (FAX)
A program devoted to development and dissemination of new technologies for people with disabilities.

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB)
1331 F Street NW Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20004-1111
202-272-5449 (TTY)
800-993-2822 (TTY)
202-272-5447 (FAX)

Enforces requirements for access to Federally-funded buildings and facilities, sets guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and provides technical assistance and information.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
PO Box 21192
Columbus, OH 43221-0192
614-488-4972 (voice/TTY)
614-488-1174 (FAX)

A professional organization of higher education disability service providers that disseminates information about research, accommodations, and legislation.

Axis Disability Rights Web site
Articles, recommended readings, and related links about inclusive education, violence and abuse against people with disabilities, facilitated communication, disability and society, disability and sexuality, women and disabilities, and family issues and disability can be found at this site.

A forum for announcing new products of interest to people who are blind. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe blindad Firstname Lastname."

Blind Children's Center
4120 Marathon SE
Los Angeles, CA 90029
A site to provide information intended to support youth who are blind.

A discussion/support list for people who are visually impaired. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe blind-etc Firstname Lastname."

A discussion list that deals with every day issues that affect the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe Blind-Issues Firstname Lastname."

A discussion list about issues related to employment of people who are blind. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe blindjob Firstname Lastname."

Blind Resource Center New York Institute of Special Education (NYISE)
Office of Development
999 Pelham Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10469
718-231-9314, Ext. 315
718-231-9314 (FAX)
Information on universal access and on-line resources for those who are visually impaired.

A discussion of topics of interest to blind and visually impaired people. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe blind-talk."

Brain Injury Association Help Line
Information on head injuries.

Captioned Films / Video for the Deaf
1447 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Information on captioning films and videos for people who are deaf.

Career Mosaic
Information on résumés, online job fairs, colleges, and a database of available jobs.

Career Path
A site to research careers, post a résumé, and find a job.

Career Resource Center
An extensive index of career-related Web sites.

Employment Guide (formerly Career Web)
A job database and information for job seekers and employers.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Founded in 1984, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative use of technology.

Center for Independent Living (CIL)
A national leader in helping people with disabilities live independently and become productive, fully participating members of society.

Center on Human Policy
A Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to ensure the rights of people with disabilities.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
8181 Professional Pl, Ste 201
Landover, MD 20785
301-306-7090 (FAX)
Behavior management suggestions, information, and resources.

Closed Captioning Web
The site contains a wide variety of closed-captioned tools for people with disabilities. Within the site are links to information on jobs, movies, resources, hardware, software, and more.

College and Career Programs for Deaf Students
College and Career Programs for Deaf Students, the Ninth Edition, is a book to help inform deaf and hard of hearing people about programs around North America. It also contains information on the availability of special services and career areas for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Communication Aids for Language and Learning

Aids for communication.

A discussion of assistive technology for people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe crt-focus Firstname Lastname."

A discussion group for teachers with disabilities to share information about problems and solutions regarding teaching with a disability, to give and receive support, and to provide guidance for people with disabilities who wish to pursue a teaching career. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe dateach."

A weekly periodical. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe deaf-magazine Firstname Lastname."

Deaf Resources Library
Resources regarding hearing impairment.

Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-877-696-6775 (Toll Free)

The United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

Disability News Service
Provides disability-related news and information to the national media.

A discussion list for sharing news and ideas about research. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "join disability-research Firstname Lastname."

Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA)
A national, nonprofit, public charity and educational organization founded in 1991 to help entrepreneurs with disabilities and professionals maximize their potential in the business world, and to encourage participation and enhance performance of people with disabilities in the workforce.

Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)
101-7 Evergreen Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 2T3
204-287-8010 (voice)
204-284-2598 (TTY)
204-453-1367 (FAX)

A Web site to promote the human rights of people with disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunity, and development.

A discussion list about concerns common to students with disabilities and academics. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "join dis-forum Firstname Lastname."

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
University of Washington
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
888-972-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
206-221-4171 (fax)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane

DO-IT produces free and low cost educational publications and videotape presentations that help educators, students, and employers learn about access issues related to people with disabilities. DO-IT helps people with disabilities use technology to achieve high levels of independence, productivity, and participation in academic programs and careers.

Doitsem (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology in Science, Engineering and Mathematics) is for those interested in increasing the representation of individuals with disabilities in these academic and career fields. Subscribe at

AccessCAREERS (Careers, Academics, Research, Experiential Education, and Relevant Skills)
AccessCAREERS works to increase the successful participation of college students with disabilities in work-based learning programs.

Provides information for job seekers and employers.

Education Equity Concepts Resource Center
114 E 32nd Street Suite 701
New York, NY 10016
212-725-0947 (FAX)
This center serves to increase public awareness and understanding of the particular challenges faced by females with disabilities.

Discussion about the education of people who are deaf. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe edudeaf Firstname Lastname."

Epilepsy Foundation of America
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785-2267
301-577-4941 (FAX)

An organization that works with children and adults affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy, and service.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
1920 Association Drive
Renton, VA 20191-1589
703-264-9449 (voice/TTY)
800-328-0272 (voice/TTY)
703-620-2521 (FAX)

A Federally-funded, nationwide information network that provides access to educational literature. The ASKERIC service allows teachers, librarians, and others to call or send electronic mail questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1801 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20507
800-800-3302 (TDD)
Enforcement guidance on reasonable accommodation and undue hardship under The Americans with Disabilities Act.

Easter Seal Society
230 West Monroe Street 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
312-726-1494 (FAX)
Provides a wide variety of services for people with disabilities and their families.

Electronic Resources Regarding Persons With Disabilities
This Web site contains a list of resources that pertain to disabilities. It provides information on disability-related services, ways to find people on the Internet, libraries and other searching capabilities.

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
PO Box 18928
Rochester, NY 14618
EASI's mission is to promote equal access through on-site and on-line workshops, publications and videos, e-mail discussion lists, Web site, electronic journal, and participation in a wide variety of regional and national conferences. The site provides links to resources, libraries, publications, legislation, and other things that pertain to equal access.

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc., CAREERS & the disABLED
A career guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. Each issue features a special Braille section.

Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (GLADNET)
The Vocational Rehabilitation Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

An organization of professionals who are blind and working, or aspiring to work, in the fields of social work, psychology, rehabilitation, and counseling. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe humanser."

Idealist Nonprofit Career Center​
A Web site to search for internships and permanent employment in the nonprofit sector.

Independent Living Aids catalog
27 East Mall
Plainview, NY 11803
516-752-3135 (FAX)

An extensive catalog of products to help those with disabilities live independently.

Institute for Community Inclusion
Supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
800-526-2262 Canada
United States
304-293-5407 (FAX)

In the United States, JAN is a service of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. In Canada, JAN is a service of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work. It provides information and consultation about adapting classes, labs, and worksites.

LAB Resources -- Other Interesting Places to Visit
Accessible product information.

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
800-221-4792 (Book orders only)
Provides taped educational books, free on loan, and books on diskette. 

Learning Disabilities Association
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
412-341-1515 (voice)
412-344-0224 (FAX)

Information on learning disabilities.

Learning Disabilities and Special Education
Articles on teaching students with learning disabilities.

L-hcap Listserv
The Handicapped Digest is a list for sharing information about any aspect of life with a disabling condition. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe l-hcap Firstname Lastname."

Library Reproduction Service (LRS)
14214 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061
310-354-2601 (FAX)
LRS produces large print reproductions of educational materials.

Linkable: The Worldwide Virtual Community of the Disabled
This Web site links together the home pages of individuals with disabilities by type of disability, alphabetically, and regionally. It contains links to hundreds of helpful resources and is used by researchers, students, rehabilitation specialists, people with disabilities, and their families.

A discussion list that seeks to identify, share, and discuss research findings relevant to public policy on disability, aging, and long-term care. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe ltcare-l Firstname Lastname."

Mobility International, USA (MIUSA)
PO Box 10767
Eugene, OR 97440
541-343-1284 (voice/TTY)
541-343-6812 (FAX)

Organization that serves to integrate people with disabilities into international educational exchange programs and travel.

National Alliance of Blind Students (NABS)
1155 Fifteenth Street Suite 720
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-467-5085 (FAX)
An affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. Provides a national voice for students with visual impairments.

Sponsored by the National Alliance of Blind Students, NABS-1 fosters discussion of concerns common to students with visual impairments. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe nabs-l".

National Association of Blind Students
1420 Queen Summit Drive
West Covina, CA 91791
Student Division of the National Federation of the Blind is both a self-support network for blind students and a mechanism for collective action. The site also includes many links to other Web pages related to blindness.

National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
301-587-1789 (TTY)
301-587-1791 (FAX)
A consumer advocate organization promoting equal access to communication, education, and employment opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Captioning Institute (NCI)
5203 Leesburg Pike Suite 1500
Falls Church, VA 22041
800-321-8337 (TTY)
Provides captioned programming and technology for people who can benefit from captioned television.

National Center for Stuttering
200 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Resources for those who stutter.

The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
211 E. Seventh St. Rm. 400
Austin, TX 78701-3281
800-266-1832 (voice/TTY)
512-476-6861 (voice/TTY)
512-476-2286 (FAX)
Links for current NIDRR-funded projects which have reported a World Wide Web presence and other links to related information.

National Clearinghouse for Rehabilitation Training Materials
Sources of information on accommodating students with disabilities.

National Council on Disability (NCD)
1331 F Street NW Suite 1050
Washington, D.C. 20004-1107
202-272-2004 (voice)
202-272-2074 (TTY)
202-272-2022 (FAX)

An independent federal agency to address, analyze, and make recommendations on issues of public policy which affect people with disabilities.

A list to discuss access to computers by users who are blind and issues specific to NFBCS. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe nfbcs."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Clearinghouse (NIDCD)
PO Box 37777
Washington, D.C. 20013-7777
Facilitates and enhances the dissemination of information in the following areas: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.

National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
A site that provides current research, publications, and several other disability and rehabilitation resources.

National Institute on Life Planning for People with Disabilities
Web page to help families obtain the latest information on transition, life and person centered planning, government benefits, advocacy, guardianship, aging, housing, and supported employment for people with disabilities.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20542
202-707-0744 (TTY)
202-707-0712 (FAX)
A free library program of Braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a nationwide network of cooperating libraries. A list of the cooperating libraries is located at

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-747-0004 (FAX)
Information on Multiple Sclerosis.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
910 Sixteenth Street NW Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-293-5968 (TTY)
Promotes the full participation of Americans with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Resources for those with spinal cord injuries.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Employment projections, job-related publications, and definitions of occupational titles.

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20224
Information on tax credits available to employers to assist with providing accommodations for people with disabilities.

Office of Disability Employment Policy
Formerly President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
1331 F Street, N.W. Suite. 300
Washington D.C. 20004
202-376-6200 (voice)
202-376-6205 (TTY)
202-376-6219 (FAX)

Promotes employment of people with disabilities.

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
202-663-4399 (voice)
202-989-4399 (TTY)
Information on employment law.

Online Career Center
Information on job searching, résumé writing, and career opportunities.

PCA Listserv
For people with disabilities who use the services of Personal Care Assistants. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe pca Firstname Lastname."

Ray of Hope ADD Solutions Center
264 San Jose St. #D
Salinas, CA 93901
831-772-0870 (FAX)

Information for teachers, employers, parents, and people with Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD) and/or Learning Disabilities (LD).

Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID)
8719 Colesville Road Suite 310
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-608-0508 (FAX)
Organization which includes professional interpreters of American Sign Language and transliterators of English.

Riley Guide
Information on employment opportunities and job resources.

Seaside's Disability, Assistive Technology, and Related Links
A Web site that contains disability-related information on careers and jobs, children, disability and legality, medicine and health, mobility, and recreation.

Students with Disabilities and the Law
Provides legal information to students with disabilities.

Tech Act Programs
703-524-6639 (TTY)
The 1988 Technology-related Assistance Act and its 1993 amendments provide Federal funding to help states establish programs to promote the provision of technology-related assistance for people with disabilities.

Trace Research & Development Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5901 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719-1252
608-263-5408 (TTY)
608-262-8848 (FAX)

An interdisciplinary research, development and resource center on technology and disability

Uaccess-l Listserv
For discussion of universal access to information systems. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe uaccess-l Firstname Lastname."

United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc.
1660 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-5602
800-872-5827 202-776-0414
Information and resources related to Cerebral Palsy.

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
800-437-0833 (TTY)
202-401-0689 (FAX)

Web site that includes the priorities of the administration, funding opportunities, student financial assistance, research and statistics, news and events.

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
800-514-0383 (TTY)
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A discussion list for people using, or planning to use, voice recognition software. To subscribe, send a message with a subject line "SUBSCRIBE" to

A list for sharing information and advocacy regarding accessibility on the World Wide Web. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to In the body of the message type "subscribe webwatch."