sites represent major multidisciplinary national organizations or resources
that deal with disability issues and programs with a broad prospective, such
as major federal agencies and disability policy and research organizations.
- DisAbility.gov [added 9/1/00]
- This relatively new web
site is devoted to bringing information on U.S. federal programs, services,
and resources to Americans with disabilities and their families. Developed
by the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities,
this Access America site includes sections on children and youth,
self-employment, transportation, health choice and self-determination, employment,
recreation and travel, civil rights and protections, college and adult education,
housing, technology, income support, tax credits and deductions, emergency
preparedness, and disability statistics. Each section includes a short overview
of the resources available and links to authoritative information about them.
The site is authoritative, attractive, and easy-to-use.
- National Council on Disability (NCD)
- The National Council on
Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to
the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities.
Its web site includes information about the agency, monthly bulletins, publications,
calendars of community briefings, and links.
- National Institute on Disability
and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
- Part of the U.S. Department
of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, NIDRR
"provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research
related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities." NIDRR
is a major funding resource for disability research; its web site will lead
you to NIDRR-funded projects, publications, and related resources.
- Also listed under Rehabilitation
- National Organization on Disability (NOD)
- The National Organization
on Disability is a national cross-disability network organization that promotes
the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects
of American life. In addition to information about the organization and its
programs, this website offers frequently updated news and resources concerning
people with disabilities and employment, education; access to health care,
transportation and technology; and community, political, and religious participation.
- National Rehabilitation Information Center
- The National Rehabilitation
Information Center (NARIC) collects and disseminats the results of federally
funded research projects. NARIC's literature collection, which also includes
commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages
around 200 new documents per month. "NARIC is funded by the National
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to serve anyone,
professional or lay person, who is interested in disability and rehabilitation,
including consumers, family members, health professionals, educators, rehabilitation
counselors, students, librarians, administrators, and researchers." See
our page on disability databases for
- Also listed under Rehabilitation
- World Institute on Disability (WID)
- "Located in Oakland,
California, WID is an international public policy center dedicated to carrying
out cutting-edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to
independent living." The web site is primarily devoted to WID projects
in these divisions: Research & Training Center on Personal Assistance
Services, Research & Training Center on Independent Living & Disability
Policy, The Center on Economic Development and Disability, International Division,
and Technology Policy Division.
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