National Resources Links

Search through Web sites that cover a broad range of topics and issues related to the Americans with Disability Act.

Accessibility Guidelines, Standards, & Tools

ABA and ADA Accessibility Guidelines
Revised accessibility guidelines published by the U.S. Access Board. Visit Architectural Barriers Act Web site
Construction Web links
Site compiled by Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, a construction law practice. A very comprehensive guide to architecture, engineering, and construction resources on the Internet with annotated links to over 3,000 sites. Visit Construction Web links Web site
Disability Access Symbols
Produced by the Graphic Artist Guild Foundation through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Download Disability Access Symbols
Smithsonian Guidelines
Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design. Read Smithsonian Guidelines
WebAim - Web Accessibility in Mind
WebAIM has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of Web accessibility guidelines published by the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative. They consist of a set of guidelines on making content accessible, primarily for disabled users, but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones. The current version is 2.0. WCAG 2.0 Guidelines

Advocacy / Disability Rights

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD is composed of 15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Visit National Council on Disability Web site
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY is the national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Anyone can use our services-families, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). Visit National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities Web site

Assistive Technology

All Access Solutions Hawaii
Hawaii assistive technology (AT) resource center that collaborates with non profits, for profits, educational institutions, and state and federal institutions to complete the process from AT information through training. Visit All Access Solutions Hawaii Web site
Breaking New Ground
Rehabilitation technology relating to agricultural work sites. Visit Breaking New Ground Web site
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
An interdisciplinary association for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies. Visit Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Web site

Education

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education And Disability)
Organization developed to address the need and concern for upgrading the quality of services and support available to persons with disabilities in higher education. Visit AHEAD Web site
Disability Access and Information Support
Resources for post-secondary education and higher education institutions. Visit Disability Access and Information Support Web site
Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
Information and services on Assistive Technology, to help bring the highest quality education for children with disabilities. Visit Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) Web site
Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University leads the world in undergraduate liberal arts education, career development, and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. The University also enjoys international renown for its research on the history, language, and culture of deaf people. Visit Gallaudet University's Web site
National Library Service for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
Library of Congress. Visit National Library Service for the Blind & Visually Handicapped Web site

Employment

National Business & Disability Council
Resource for corporations that are hiring, working with, and marketing to people with disabilities. Visit National Business & Disability Council Web site
Job Accommodation Network
A free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor. Visit Job Accommodation Network Web site
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education. Visit Disability Rights Advocates Web site
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)
National law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Visit Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Web site
FindLaw
Searchable database for legal cases, terminology, court structures, etc. Visit FindLaw Web site
Legalengine.com
Starting point for legal research on the web. Visit Legalengine.com Web site
National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities. Visit National Senior Citizens Law Center Web site
Protection and Advocacy Programs
NAPAS (The Nation's Disability Rights Network ), the voluntary national membership association of protection & advocacy systems and client assistance programs, assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality legally based advocacy services. Visit Protection and Advocacy Program Web site

Media

Closing the Gap Newspaper
Computer technology for people with special needs. Visit Closing the Gap Web site
MainStream Magazine
News & Advocacy in Disability Rights. Visit MainStream Magazine Web site
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
Guidelines for accessible media, audio description and Web development. Visit National Center for Accessible Media Web site
National Center on Disability and Journalism
San Francisco State University Visit National Center on Disability and Journalism Web site
The Center for an Accessible Society
Disability Issues Information for Journalists Visit The Center for an Accessible Society Web site
iCan - On a Roll
Talk radio on life and disability. Visit iCan Web site

Recreation

National Center on Accessibility (NCA) - Indiana University
Training, technical assistance and research on access to parks, recreation, and tourism. Visit National Center on Accessibility Web site