Disability and D Guide - Resources and Review

An automated catalogue of numerous mailing lists relevant to specific complaints and other aspects of medicine and health care, with descriptions and subscription details.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources about disability issues.
Article describing ways to make Web content, particularly multimedia resources, more accessible to users with disabilities. Covers issues such as navigation, format of material, colour, clarity, natural language and transformation of pages. Available in several formats including plain text, PDF and HTML.
Aims to maintain and enhance the quality of learning, and increase the effectiveness of teaching, through the application of appropriate learning technologies. Provides a directory of social work resources in addiction, homelessness, ethnicity, disability, children, and mental health among other topics.
An interdisciplinary research, development and resource centre on technology and disability. Using a collaborative model it has established with the computer industry, the Center is working with consumers and the information and telecommunication industries to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to new information technologies.
Project funded by the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation which provides information to support the development of wheelchair sports in Great Britain.
Brief explanations of paralympic sports, access to the IPC handbook, related sports science and medicine issues and procedures.
Studies the deaf and hard of hearing population in the United States, including demographic aspects of hearing impairment.
A program designed to help make Web pages accessible to those with disabilities. It will also find HTML compatibility problems that prevent pages from displaying correctly on different browsers.
National charity which champions the abilities of disabled people, enabling people with all types of disability, to make the most of their skills, abilities, and employment opportunities.
Published six times a year, Closing The Gap newspaper highlights hardware and software products appropriate for people with special needs, and explains how this technology is being implemented in education, rehabilitation, and vocational settings around the world. The online library contains hundreds of articles from past issues, browsable by category.
The Institute is concerned with all kinds of adult learners, but has particular strengths in work with women, black and ethnic minority learners, learners with disabilities and/or learning difficulties, older learners, and unemployed learners. It works in all sectors of education and training, including local authorities, further education, higher education, employers and not for profit organisations.
News and features from the disability journal. Includes an archive, which can be searched by keyword, or browsed by subject categories, including housing, equipment, visual impairment and mental health.
A coalition of over 180 organisations committed to the protection of civil and human rights in the United States. These organisations include groups representing people of colour, women, labour unions, persons with disabilities, older Americans, major religious groups, gays and lesbians, and civil liberties and human rights groups.
Based in Glasgow this initiative is run by and for disabled people and provides an information service and also personal assistant support services.
Information on work and legal issues, computing technology and products, Blind User Group Windows 95, Disability Living Allowance, education, discrimination, and insurance for people with disabilities.
Service promoting the accessibility of Web pages to those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Includes a database with information about products such as listening devices, backrests, glare filters, Braille equipment, speech synthesisers, and magnification aids. A selection of related articles and projects are also given.
Collection of articles, research findings, and news items dealing with learning difficulties such as attention deficit disorder, discipline issues, reading problems, lack of self
esteem, and speech and language disorders. Resources are included for early identification, parenting, and teaching of individuals with special needs. Also features Real Player audio clips conveying ideas of learning disability experts, an online newsletter, and examples of art work and stories created by young people with learning disorders.
Windows, DOS and Macintosh software and freeware for people with disabilities.
Provides a central location from which to learn about cerebral palsy. Material is written and compiled by a cerebral palsy sufferer who also touches on other disabilities including epilepsy and visual impairment.
Organisation seeking to offer disabled individuals access to information that can widen opportunity and enrich lives.
US not
for-profit organisation, offering a lending library service to those who cannot read standard print because of a visual, perceptual, or other disability. Includes latest news on RFBD, the products and services they offer, opportunities for getting involved, FAQs, information on adaptive technology, and links to related resources on the Internet.
Presents guidelines on the employment of people with disabilities in libraries. Covers facts and figures on disabled people in employment in the UK, the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act, government employment services, building adaptations and facilities, and references to useful organisations.
A set of chargeable online workshops that focus on adaptive computing technology, creating accessible web pages, learning disabilities and access to the disciplines of science, engineering, and mathematics. All courses are provided over the Internet using email and can be taken from anywhere and at any time.
US society aiming to help blind people achieve self
confidence and self-respect, and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. Includes full text of the Braille Monitor newsletter, reports, resolutions and speeches and information about independent living.
Resource for women with disabilities and those who work and live with them. Covers topics such as abuse, reproductive health and older women, as well as providing information about different types of disabilities and how they may affect women particularly.
Details of a UK project which aims to advise, research and develop resources for technological based initiatives to support staff and students with disabilities.
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