Organizations and Websites

Online services and Internet index for individuals with disabilities.

Abledata  [Seems to now be defunct]
8630 Fenton St., Ste. 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
800-227-0216 (toll-free voice)
301-608-8912 (TTY)
301-608-8958 (fax)
Information on assistive technology and disability issues in general.

Access Board, United States
1331 F St., NW, Ste. 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
800-872-2253 (toll-free voice)
800-993-2822 (toll-free TTY)
202-272-0080 (voice)
202-272-0082 (TTY)
202-272-0081 (fax)
Federal agency that enforces requirements for access to federally funded buildings and facilities; sets guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal laws; and provides technical assistance and information.

AccessIT, The National Center for Accessible Information Technology in Education
A comprehensive resource on the design and use of accessible technology at educational institutions at all levels.

Adaptive Environments Center
374 Congress St., Ste. 301
Boston, MA 02210
617-695-1225 (voice/TTY)
617-482-8099 (fax)
Information on creating accessible environments.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Pl., NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-5220 (voice)
202-337-5221 (TTY)
202-337-8314 (fax)
Resources for people who are deaf.

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

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1155 15th St., NW, Ste. 1004
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-8666 (toll-free voice)
202-467-5081 (voice)
202-467-5085 (fax)
An information referral and advocacy agency.

American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
800-342-2383 (toll-free voice)
General information on diabetes.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Headquarters
11 Penn Plaza, Ste. 300
New York, NY 10001
800-232-5463 (toll-free voice)
212-502-7662 (TTY)
212-502-7777 (fax)

A national information and referral resource for people who are visually impaired.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Library and Archives
1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
800-AIA-3837 (toll-free voice)
202-626-7300 (voice)
202-626-7547 (fax)
Information on barrier-free design.

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
PO Box 6085
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
800-223-1839 (toll-free voice)
502-895-2405 (voice)
502-899-2274 (fax)
An organization that creates educational, workplace, and lifestyle products and services for people with visual impairments.

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
703-907-7300 (voice)
202-682-6850 (fax)
Information on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses /disorders.

American Psychological Association
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
800-374-2721 (toll-free voice)
202-336-5500 (voice)
202-336-6123 (TTY)
Information and resources for educators, parents, and students.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
800-498-2071 (professional/students toll-free voice)
301-897-5700 (professions/students/TTY)
800-638-8255 (public toll-free voice/TTY)
301-571-0457 (fax)
Information and resources on speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Home Page
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section-NYAV
Washington, DC 20530-0001
800-514-0301 (toll-free voice)
800-514-0383 (toll-free TTY)
ADA information and technical assistance.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
8730 Georgia Ave., Ste. 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-485-1001 (voice)
240-485-1035 (fax)
Information on the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders.

Arthritis Foundation
PO Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
800-568-4045 (toll-free voice)
404-872-7100 (voice)
404-965-7888 (voice)
Information and resources on arthritis.

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
1703 N. Beauregard St., Ste. 440
Alexandria, VA 22311
703-671-4500 (voice)
703-671-6391 (fax)
Support and assistance to professionals working with individuals who have visual impairments.

Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
PO Box 540666
Waltham, MA 02454
781-788-0003 (voice/TTY)
781-788-0033 (fax)
An organization of higher education disability service providers to share information about research, accommodations, and legislation.

Better Hearing Institute
515 King St., Ste. 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-3391 (voice)
Information on hearing loss and hearing health care.

Blindness Resource Center New York Institute of Special Education (NYISE)
999 Pelham Pkwy.
Bronx, NY 10469
718-519-7000, ext. 315 (voice)
718-231-9314 (fax)
Information on universal access and online resources for those who are visually impaired.

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
8201 Greensboro Dr., Ste. 64
McLean, VA 22102
703-761-0750 (voice)
800-444-6443 (family helpline)
Information and resources on brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy.

Captioned Media Program (CMP) National Association of the Deaf
1447 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29307
800-237-6213 (toll-free voice)
800-237-6819 (toll-free TTY)
800-538-5636 (fax)
Information on captioning films and videos for people who are deaf.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
40 Harvard Mills Sq., Ste. 3
Wakefield, MA 01880-3233
781-245-2212 (voice)
A not-for-profit organization expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities through technology.

Center for Independent Living (CIL)
2539 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-841-4776 (voice)
510-848-3101 (TDD)
510-841-6168 (fax)
A national leader in helping people with disabilities live independently and become productive, fully participating members of society.

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Boston University
940 Commonwealth Ave. W
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-3549 (voice)
617-353-7700 (fax)
An online resource for employers and educators on reasonable accommodations for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Center for Universal Design
College of Design
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8613
Raleigh, NC 27695-8613
800-647-6777 (toll-free voice info line)
919-515-3082 (voice/TTY)
919-515-8951 (fax )
Information and technical assistance for universal design in facilities and products.

Center on Human Policy Syracuse University
805 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244-2280
800-894-0826 (toll-free voice)
315-443-3851 (voice)
315-443-4355 (TTY)
315-443-4338 (fax)
A policy, research, and advocacy organization focused on ensuring the rights of people with disabilities.

Children and Adults with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Pl., Ste. 150
Landover, MD 20785
800-233-4050 (toll-free voice)
301-306-7070 (voice)
301-306-7090 (fax)
Advocacy organization for those with AD/HD.

Closed Captioning Web
Closed-captioned tools for people with disabilities and links to information on jobs, movies, resources, hardware, software, and more.

Closing the Gap
526 Main St.
PO Box 68
Henderson, MN 56044
507-248-3294 (voice)
507-248-3810 (fax)
Information on technology for people with disabilities.

Center on Disabilities
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8340
818-677-2578 (voice/TTY)
818-677-4929 (fax)
Sponsors newspapers, annual conferences, workshops, and seminars related to computer use by people with disabilities.

Deaf Resource Library
Online collection of reference materials and links to educate and inform people about Deaf culture.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
730 N. Franklin St., Ste. 501
Chicago, IL 60610-7224
800-826-3632 (toll-free voice)
312-642-0049 (voice)
312-642-7243 (fax)
Serves to educate, foster self-help, and eliminate discrimination.

Descriptive Video Service/WGBH
125 Western Ave.
Boston, MA 02134
617-300-5400 (voice)
617-300-1026 (fax)
Information on media access for people who are blind or have low vision.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
University of Washington
Box 355670
Seattle, WA 98195-5670
888-972-3648 (toll-free voice/TTY) WA, outside Seattle
206-685-3648 (voice/TTY)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane office
206-221-4171 (fax)
Educational publications, web-based interactive materials, and video presentations that help educators, students, and employers learn about technology and strategies to help people with disabilities succeed in college and careers.

Easter Seals Disability Services
230 West Monroe St., Ste. 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
800-221-6827 (toll-free voice)
312-726-6200 (voice)
312-726-4258 (TTY)
312-726-1494 (fax)
Provides a wide variety of services for people with disabilities and their families.

Education Equity Center (EEC)
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
100 Fifth Ave., 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
212-743-1110 (voice)
212-627-0407 (fax)
Information about women with disabilities.

Electronic Text Center
University of Virginia Library
PO Box 400148
Charlottesville, VA 22904
434-924-3230 (voice)
434-924-1431 (fax)
Online archive of electronic texts and images and library services.

Epilepsy Foundation of America
4351 Garden City Dr.
Landover, MD 20785-7223
800-332-1000 (voice)
General information, research, and advocacy services for individuals with epilepsy.

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
PO Box 818
Lake Forest, CA 92609
949-916-2837 (voice)
Offers online workshops, courses, and presentations, a website, publications, email discussion lists, and an electronic journal.

Equity and Excellence in Higher Education
Kirsten Behling Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Dr., Ste. 101
Durham, NH 03824
603-862-4320 (voice)
603-862-0555 (fax)
Focuses on improving the educational outcomes of postsecondary students with disabilities.

The Faculty Room
Professional development content and resources for postsecondary faculty and academic administrators to help them apply universal design of instructionand provide accommodations in courses.

Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705-2280
Information on diagnoses, communications, assistive technology, and education for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals.

HEATH Resource Center
George Washington University
2121 K St., NW, Ste. 220
Washington, DC 20037
800-544-3284 (toll-free voice/TTY)
202-973-0904 (voice/TTY)
202-973-0908 (fax)
A clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
Chester Building, Ste. 382
8600 LaSalle Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
410-296-0232 (voice)
410-321-5069 (fax)
Promotes effective teaching approaches and other interventions for people with dyslexia.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
800-526-7234 (toll-free voice/TTY) in the US
800-ADA-WORK (toll-free voice/TTY) in the US
304-293-7186 (voice/TTY) worldwide
304-293-5407 (fax)
Resource regarding reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in work settings.

LD OnLine
2775 South Quincy St.
Arlington, WA 22206
703-998-2600 (voice)
703-998-3401 (fax)
Interactive guide to learning disabilities.

LD Resources
Information for people with specific learning disabilities.

League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10004
917-305-7700 (voice)
917-305-7999 (TTY)
917-305-7888 (fax)
A wide range of services and resources for people with hearing loss.

Learning Ally National Headquarters
20 Roszel Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
866-(RFB-585) 732-3585 (toll-free voice)
800-221-4792 (toll-free voice member services)
Provides taped educational books, free on loan, and books on diskette.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
412-341-1515 (voice)
412-344-0224 (fax)
Information and resources about learning disabilities.

Lighthouse International Headquarters
111 E. 59th St.
New York, NY 10022-1202
800-829-0500 (toll-free voice)
212-821-9200 (voice)
212-821-9713 (TTY)
212-821-9707 (fax)
Text resources for people with visual impairments.

Media Access Group at WGBH
PO Box 200
Boston, MA 02134
617-300-3400 (voice)
Strategies for making multimedia accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Mobility International, USA (MIUSA)
PO Box 10767
Eugene, OR 97440
541-343-1284 (voice/TTY)
541-343-6812 (fax)
Serves to integrate people with disabilities into international educational exchange programs and other travel.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF)
6350 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130
800-225-6495 (toll-free voice)
954-776-6805 (voice)
954-938-8708 (fax)
Information on Multiple Sclerosis and mailing lists.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
3300 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
800-572-1717 (toll-free voice)
Information on Muscular Dystrophy.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)) 
60 Cutter Mill Rd., Ste. 404
Great Neck, NY 11021
800-829-8289 (toll-free voice)
516-487-6930 (fax)
Researches causes, cures, treatments, and prevention of schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, and other brain disorders.

National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
800-950-NAMI (6264) (toll-free voice)
703-524-7600 (voice)
703-516-7227 (TTY)
703-524-9094 (fax)
Support, education, advocacy, and research regarding mental illnesses.

National Alliance of Blind Students (NABS)
Terry Pacheco
1155 15th St., NW, Ste. 1004
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-8666 (toll-free voice)
202-467-5081 (voice)
202-467-5085 (fax)
A national voice for students with visual impairments.

National Association for Visually Handicapped
3201 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-221-3201 (voice)
415-221-8754 (fax)
22 W 21st St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
212-889-3141, 212-255-2804 (voice)
212-727-2931 (fax)
Low vision aids and resources for people with visual impairments.

National Association of the Deaf
A consumer advocacy organization for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Captioning Institute (NCI)
1900 Gallows Rd., Ste. 3000
Vienna, VA 22182
703-917-7600 (voice/TTY)
703-917-9853 (fax)
Provides captioned programming and technology.

National Center for Stuttering (NCS)
800-221-2483 (toll-free voice)
212-532-1460 (voice outside US and Canada)
Information, education, and resources related to stuttering.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
211 E. 7th St., Rm. 400
Austin, TX 78701-3253
800-266-1832 (toll-free voice/TTY)
512-476-6861 (voice/TTY)
512-476-2286 (fax)
Resource for disability-related research.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Ave. S., Ste. 1401
New York, NY 10016
888-575-7373 (toll-free voice)
212-545-7510 (voice)
212-545-9665 (fax)
Resources and services regarding learning disabilities.

National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT)
Box 357920
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
866-968-2223 (toll-free voice)
866-866-0162 (toll-free TTY)
206-616-2223 (voice/TTY)
206-543-4779 (fax)
Information and strategies regarding the procurement and use of accessible information technology within educational entities.

National Center on the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (NCSPES)
University of Hawaii
808-956-8111 (voice)
Research and practice related to postsecondary education and students with disabilities.

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
NCRTM Contract Support
New Editions Consulting Inc.
103 W. Broad St., Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046
800-223-5219 (toll-free voice)
405-744-2000 (voice)
405-744-2002 (TTY)
405-744-2001 (fax) (email)
Information on accommodating students with disabilities.

National Council on Disability (NCD)
1331 F St., NW, Ste. 850
Washington, DC 20004
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 that affect people with disabilities.

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-651-5051 (voice/TTY)
202-651-5054 (fax)
Resources for people with hearing impairments.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314 (voice)
Information about blindness, referral services, scholarships, publications, adaptive equipment, advocacy services, job opportunities, and support for people who are blind and their families.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Blvd. Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
866-615-6464 (toll-free voice)
301-443-4513 (voice)
301-443-8431 (TTY)
301-443-4279 (fax)
Strives to understand, treat, and prevent mental illness.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Dr., MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
800-241-1055 (toll-free TTY)
800-241-1044 (toll-free voice)
Facilitates and enhances the dissemination of information on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language disorders.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-2572
202-245-7640 (voice)
202-245-7323 (fax)
Current research, disability, and rehabilitation resources. 

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542
888-NLS-READ (657-7323) (toll-free voice) for local library
202-707-5100 (voice)
202-707-0744 (TTY)
202-707-0712 (fax)
A free library program of Braille and recorded materials.

National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard St., 12th Fl.
Alexandria, VA 22311
800-969-NMHA (6642) (toll-free voice info center)
703-684-7722 (voice)
703-684-5968 (fax)
National advocacy, education, research, and service related to mental health.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867) (toll-free voice)
212-747-0004 (fax)
Information, news, and educational programs related to Multiple Sclerosis.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
910 Sixteenth St., NW, Ste. 600
Washington, DC 20006
202-293-5960 (voice)
202-293-5968 (TTY)
202-293-7999 (fax)
Promotes the full participation of Americans with disabilities in all aspects of life.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
4200 Forbes Blvd., Ste. 202
Lanham, MD 20706-4829
800-346-2742 (toll-free voice)
301-459-5900 (voice)
301-459-5984 (TTY)
301-459-4263 (fax)
Collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)
6701 Democracy Blvd., Ste. 300-9
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-214-4006 (voicemail)
301-963-1265 (fax)
800-962-9629 (helpline/toll-free)
Information, research, and resources regarding spinal cord injuries.

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF)
676 State St.
New Haven, CT 06511
203-401-2070 (voice)
203-401-2076 (fax)
Providing education, assistance, and support for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

PEPnet Resource Center, Postsecondary Education Programs Network
National Center on Deafness
18111 Nordhoff St., Rm. 234
Northridge, CA 91330-8267
888-684-4695 (toll-free voice)
818-677-2665 (TTY)
818-677-2611 (voice)
818-677-7693 (fax)
Helps postsecondary institutions attract and serve individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf., Inc. (RID)
333 Commerce St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-0030 (voice)
703-838-0459 (TTY)
703-838-0454 (fax)
Organization that includes professional interpreters of American Sign Language and translators of English.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (RRTC)
PO Drawer 6189
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
662-325-2001 (voice)
662-325-8693 (TTY)
662-325-8989 (fax)
Information on research, training, and publications for blindness and low vision.

RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America)
1700 N. Moore St., Ste. 1540
Arlington, VA 22209-1903
703-524-6686 (voice)
703-524-6639 (TTY)
703-524-6630 (fax)
Resources regarding assistive technology for people with disabilities. Supports a network of technical assistance centers (see 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Information and resources regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act-Final Rules
Section 508 standards and resources.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH)
7910 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-2248 (voice)
301-657-2249 (TTY)
301-913-9413 (fax)
Information, education, advocacy, and support for individuals with hearing loss.

Spina Bifida Association
4590 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Ste. 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
800-621-3141 (toll-free voice)
202-944-3285 (voice)
News and resources on Spina Bifida.

The Student Services Conference Room
Professional development content and resources to help postsecondary student services personnel apply universal design principles and provide accommodations for students with disabilities.

Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
42-40 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11361
718-224-2999 (voice)
718-224-9596 (fax)
Information, support services, and research regarding Tourette Syndrome.

Trace Research and Development Center
University of Maryland
2107 Engineering Centers Bldg.
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53719-1252
608-262-6966 (voice)
608-263-5408 (TTY)
608-262-8848 (fax)​
Research and resources to advance the ability of people with disabilities to achieve their objectives through the use of information technologies.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
1660 L St., NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
800-872-5827 (toll-free voice)
202-776-0406 (voice)
202-973-7197 (TTY)
202-776-0414 (fax)
Information and resources regarding Cerebral Palsy.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201
877-696-6775 (toll-free voice)
202-619-0257 (voice)
The United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights–A Guide to Disability Rights/Laws Section
800-514-0301 (toll-free voice)
800-514-0383 (toll-free TTY)
Overview of disability rights and legislation in the U.S.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
MIT/CSAIL, Bldg. 32-6530
32 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-253-2613 (voice)
An initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that promotes accessibility of the web with guidelines, tools, education, outreach, and research.

Accessibility services to help make the web easier to access for persons with disabilities.

Web Accessibility In Mind
Center for Persons with Disabilities
6800 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-6800
435-797-8284 (voice)
435-797-1981 (TTY)
435-797-3944 (fax)
Information about how to make web pages accessible to people with disabilities.