Link Recommendations


Assistive Technology

California State University, Northridge

Closing the Gap

EASI – Equal Access to Software & Information

Tools for Life – Access and Acquisition


Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADDitude Magazine for People with ADD

ADDvance OnLine Resource – Women/Girls with ADD

CHADD – Children and Adults with ADD



AHEAD – Association Higher Education & Disabilities

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Division for Learning Disabilities

UC Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability


Governmental, Legislative & Advocacy

American Association for Persons with Disabilities

Disability Rights Advocates

DREDF: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

IDEA Practices – Council for Exceptional Children

LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System)


Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia Research Institute

International Dyslexia Association

LD OnLine

LD Pride OnLine

LD Resources

Learning Differences

Learning Disabilities Association

Learning Disabilities – National Institutes of Health

Literacy and Learning Disabilities

Living with Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

NLDline – Nonverbal Learning Disorders

PBS – Misunderstood Minds

PowerPath to Basic Learning

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)

Schwab Foundation for Learning



American Foundation for the Blind

The Irlen Institute

The Lighthouse, International





The federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services nationwide. Includes links for “Education” (accessible teaching materials, teaching strategies, IDEA and other laws, etc.) and “Employment” (accommodations and supports on the job, where to look for a job, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.)

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSERS provides a wide array of supports to parents and individuals, school districts and states in three main areas: special education, vocational rehabilitation and research.

Social Security – Disability

This site is intended to help health and school professionals understand the Social Security disability determination process and the important role of timely and complete medical evidence, school records, and other information in the evaluation of Social Security disability claims

Invisible / Hidden / Non-Visible Disabilities

Invisible Disabilities Association

IDA encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by (invisible) illness, pain and disability. The website, publications, seminars and awareness address all debilitating conditions that are often misunderstood.

A Handbook for Working with Non-Visible Disabilities (Ernst & Young)$FILE/Getting-support-handbook-non-visible-disabilities.pdf

Guidance designed for people with (non-visible) disabilities, their supervisors and coworkers, and for organizations’ human resources or accommodations support teams.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The AAPD is the nation’s largest disability rights organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Its members, including people with disabilities and family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.


Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

JAN provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues and a library of information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This website also includes “A-Z of Disabilities and Accommodations.”

Searchable On-line Accommodation Resource (SOAR)

JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings

United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. See site for “Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic” which includes accommodations, the workforce system, diversity and inclusion, universal design, etc.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Information about Diversity and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Governmental, Legislative & Advocacy

National Council on Disability (NCD)

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)

OVAE administers and coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

U.S. Department of Education

Help Students with Disabilities

National Disability Rights Network

The NDRN was created by Congress to give a voice in Washingon, DC, to persons with disabilities and the agencies that serve them. is part of the largest provider network of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.



Better Hearing Institute

Information about hearing loss (incl. symptoms), treatment, prevention, success stories, facts, resources including other websites.

Assistive Technology

National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Learn more about UDL

Center for Applied and Special Technology (CAST)

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

Professional Development


LINCS, a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners. LINCS services:

  • Access self-paced online courses for adult education practitioners. Engage in a course any time, anywhere.

  • Participate in ongoing, topic-specific discussions with fellow adult education practitioners and leaders. Join groups of interest, access high-quality resources, and learn about upcoming events in the field.

  • Search for articles and reports on specific topics, including Adult English Language Learners, Career Pathways, Correctional Education, College and Career Standards, Disabilities in Adult Education, Math and Numeracy, etc.