Link Recommendations

 

Assistive Technology

California State University, Northridge

www.csun.edu

Closing the Gap

www.closingthegap.com

EASI – Equal Access to Software & Information

www.easi.cc

Tools for Life – Access and Acquisition

www.gatfl.org

 

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association

www.add.org

ADDitude Magazine for People with ADD

www.additudemag.com

ADDvance OnLine Resource – Women/Girls with ADD

www.addvance.com

CHADD – Children and Adults with ADD

www.chadd.org

 

Disabilities

AHEAD – Association Higher Education & Disabilities

www.ahead.org

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

www.c-c-d.org

Division for Learning Disabilities

www.dldcec.org

UC Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability

www.cped.uconn.edu

 

Governmental, Legislative & Advocacy

American Association for Persons with Disabilities

www.aapd.com

Disability Rights Advocates

www.dralegal.org

DREDF: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

www.dredf.org

IDEA Practices – Council for Exceptional Children

www.ideapractices.org

LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System)

http://lincs.ed.gov

 

Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia Research Institute

www.dyslexia-add.org

International Dyslexia Association

www.interdys.org

LD OnLine

www.ldonline.org

LD Pride OnLine

www.ldpride.net

LD Resources

www.ldresources.com

Learning Differences

www.learningdifferences.com

Learning Disabilities Association

www.ldanatl.org

Learning Disabilities – National Institutes of Health

www.nimh.nih.gov

Literacy and Learning Disabilities

www.ldlink.coe.utk.edu

Living with Learning Disabilities

www.livingwithld.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

www.ncld.org

NLDline – Nonverbal Learning Disorders

www.nldline.com

PBS – Misunderstood Minds

www.pbs.org/wgbh

PowerPath to Basic Learning

www.powerpath.com

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)

www.rfbd.org

Schwab Foundation for Learning

www.schwablearning.org

 

Vision

American Foundation for the Blind

www.afb.org

The Irlen Institute

www.irlen.com

The Lighthouse, International

www.lighthouse.org

 

 


 

Disabilities

Disability.gov https://www.disability.gov/

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 http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/faq.html

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 http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/

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 http://invisibledisabilities.org/about/aboutida/

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)

http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Getting-support-handbook-non-visible-disabilities/$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 www.aapd.com

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.


Employment

Job Accommodations Network (JAN) http://askjan.org/

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) http://askjan.org/soar/index.htm

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 http://www.dol.gov/odep/index.htm

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) http://www.shrm.org/

Information about Diversity and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Governmental, Legislative & Advocacy

National Council on Disability (NCD) http://www.ncd.gov/about

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) http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html

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 http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/needs/speced/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln

National Disability Rights Network http://www.ndrn.org/

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.


Hearing

Hearing

Better Hearing Institute http://www.betterhearing.org/

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


Assistive Technology

National Center on Universal Design for Learning http://www.udlcenter.org/

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) http://www.cast.org/about/index.html

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 http://lincs.ed.gov/

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.