Abilities Expo Annual multi-site exhibition of assistive technology
Abilities Magazine Canadian cross-disability lifestyle magazine
Ability Hub Lots of information and links about assistive technology and computer access.
The Able Channel Live and recorded video and multimedia clips on disability issues
ABLEDATA Database of assistive technology devices, and more
Access-Able Travel Source National and international information on accessible travel destinations, transportation, and more
Access America for People with Disabilities Also known as "disability.gov", this site was established by the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities; it is a comprehensive clearinghouse of disability information and resources
Access Center A project of the federal Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, its mission is "to help students with disabilities effectively learn in the general education curriculum", with a focus on kids in grades K = 8
Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education (AWARE) AWARE stands for Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education, and our mission is to serve as a central resource for web authors for learning about web accessibility
Access Life A Web "portal" featuring "news, information and products for the disability community"
Access Now While nominally a Florida organization, this group does nationwide legal public accommodations advocacy and has a national membership.
Access to Disability Data Statistics and more
ACCES-VR New York State's office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
The ADA Game An online game "which simulates how advocacy can promote positive changes. As advocates for disability rights, players work together in one of ten virtual communities to improve awareness and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)"
ADAPT American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today, a national direct-action group that works for legislation to get people out of nursing homes with personal attendants
Adaptive Environments ADA technical assistance, Universal Design, and school accessibility
Administration on Aging US Department of Health and Human services website on aging.
The Advocacy Center Education advocacy information for people with developmental disabilities or head injuries, and their families, sponsored by the Western NY Protection and Advocacy for people with Developmental Disabilities program
Advocating for Your Child How-to help on advocating for special education services, from Wrightslaw
AgrAbility Project Assistance and technology for farmers with disabilities
Alliance for Technology Access "Providing access to empowering technology for children and adults with disabilities"
American Association of People with Disabilities A national cross-disability group that does advocacy and lobbying and provides benefits to members
American Foundation for the Blind Technology reviews, talking books, publications and more
American Printing House for the Blind Technology and publications
Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center Contains the text of the Americans with Disabilities Act, EEOC and DOJ ADA regulations, and technical assistance manuals
Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage The US Department of Justice's ADA resource
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (US ACCESS BOARD) The federal agency responsible for developing access standards
The Arc Home Page National organization on mental retardation
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) The united voice of independent living in rural america
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) "Addresses the need and concern for upgrading the quality of services and support available to people with disabilities in higher education"
Aurora of Central New York Services and technology for people who are blind, deaf, or hard-of-hearing
Barrier Breakers Primarily oriented toward promoting the use of PASS plans and selling PASS-plan-related services, this site also features good advocacy alerts and a Social Security issues chatroom where people can trade advice on dealing with SSA.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law "Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability"
Benefits Checkup For people age 55 and over, find out what medical and other social support benefits you may qualify for
Binghamton Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) Local chapter of a national support group.
Binghamton - Southern Tier TBI Regional Resource Development Center Information, technical assistance, resource development, and referrals regarding community-based services for people with traumatic brain injuries, serving 13 counties in south-central New York State
Brain Injury Association of New York State Since 1982, the Brain Injury Association of New York State has provided information, resources, advocacy, and support to brain injury survivors, family members, professionals, and educators
Broome County Online Elder Services Guide Resources on heath insurance, care providers, activities, financial benefits, and much more, operated by Action for Older Persons.
California Disability Alliance An advocacy organization opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Links to centers, job openings, and more
Can Do A Web "portal" "dedicated to delivering hard-to-find and relevant information that inspires greater independence and better daily living for people with disabilities and their support circles"
Captioned Media Program A federally-funded program that loans open-captioned videos free of charge, just like a library
The Center for an Accessible Society Articles on current issues in the disability community
Center for Applied Special Technology Disabilities and computer technology
Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions Their mission is to improve the responsiveness of health professionals and health providers to disability issues, to increase the number of people with disabilities working in health care professions, and to assist people with disabilities to become better advocates for their own health care; famed long-time disability advocate June Isaacson Kailes is centrally involved.
Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy Training and information dissemination on disability policy issues and advocacy.
Center for Universal Design Information, technical assistance, and research on universally accessible construction
The Center on Human Policy A Syracuse University program that is involved in policy, research, and advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities
Central New York Autism Society Information, events, and chat/discussion forums for issues related to autism
Closing the Gap Newspaper focusing on computer technology for people with disabilities
Closing the Gap Forums Discussion forums on technology access
Concrete Change Accessible housing information and advocacy organization
Consumer Direction While oriented toward elderly people, this site is all about consumer control of long-term care services for people with disabilities.
Crip Commentary Laura Hershey's weekly web column
Deaf Expo Consumer trade show aimed at deaf and hard-of-hearing people, with links to "Deaf USA" and "ASL Ranch"
Deaf Job Net A listing of job announcements from employers who are interested in hiring deaf people
Deaf Magazine Back issues, subscription information, links
Deaf Queer For deaf gays and lesbians
Deafscape Comprehensive deafness-related information, services, shopping and links
Dendron Magazine by and for psychiatric survivors
Descriptive Video Service This service adds voice descriptions to videotapes and TV programs for people with visual impairments
Disability Central Chat site
Disability Direct US Government disability issues clearinghouse; shamelessly self-promotes the current Administration's initiatives, but contains a huge amount of information and links on all aspects of disability
The Disability Link Barn Hundreds of links
Disability Information & Resources Many, many, many links
Disability Information for Students and Professionals News, employment listings, discussion and chat forums, and more
Disability Net General-interest disability site, primarily concerning Great Britain, but containing some interesting international news
Disability News Service Current news of interest to people with disabilities
Disability Resources Monthly Comprehensive links and news
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Legal advocacy, public policy, training, and technical assistance
Disability Social History Project A community history project that seeks to preserve and tell the stories of people with disabilities and their concerns
Disabled Businesspersons Association Assistance with developing business plans, advertising, marketing, and technology
Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association See "United Spinal Association"
Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association Assistive Technology Website Consumer-authored product reviews and links to product information
"The Electric Edge" The online version of "The Ragged Edge" national disability magazine (works with Lynx and later versions of graphical browsers)
Enabled Online General-interest disability magazine with a partial California focus
EASI Equal Access to Software and Information: Targeted toward educators, offers information and training concerning accessible information technologies
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Information on how to file a disability employment discrimination claim
eSight Careers Network "A bridge connecting business leaders to talent in the disability community", with job postings, newsletters and blogsFamily Center on Technology and Disability Information, discussion forums, newsletters and links on assistive technology
Family Village Information, chat, resources, and a search engine "for people with mental retardation and other disabilities" and their families
Family Voices Advocacy and information regarding community-based services for children and youths with disabilities
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Disability Issues Web Page Official US government news, information, and guidance on communications accessibility issues including closed captioning, TTY relay services, descriptive video, and more
Freedom Clearinghouse A joint effort of The Ragged Edge and Mouth magazines, this site offers information and resources for advocates working on deinstitutionalization
Gaullaudet University America's premier university for the Deaf
Half the Planet A disability-oriented Web "portal" featuring disability-related news and links, as well as advertising
Handitalk A an-online call-in discussion forum on disability issues, featuring downloadable audio
HCBS Resource Network Information, research, discussion forum and more on Home and Community Based Services; a partnership of the federal government, state governments, and disability organizations
H-Disability: An H-Net Discussion Network Scholarly discussion forum on "historical issues surrounding the experience and phenomenon of 'disability'".
Health on the Net Search site for medical and health issues
Health, Wellness and Aging with Disability A collection of documents, resource lists and links compiled by June Kailes
Healthy and Ready to Work Policy information and some resources focusing on youth and health; the site seems oriented toward people interested in policy and youth leadership development
Hear Today Information and links on accessible audio for your computer
HEATH Resource Center National clearinghouse for post-secondary education programs for people with disabilities
Helping Students with Visual Impairments The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments the tips and resources needed to succeed in school.
Home Modification On-line publications, conferences, links and more
Independent Living Empowerment Zone Various resources
Independent Living USA Information on independent living
Institute on Community Integration Research, information, technical assistance and publications to improve personal and social community-based supports for people with disabilities
Institute on Disability Culture Links to several disability arts sites, and an archive of disability newsgroup articles, including Manifesto online magazine
Institute on Independent Living International site featuring discussion forums, links to disability issues coalitions, and information/documents on disability rights issues
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) works to improve the lives of children and adults who use AAC.
Job Access Check out not-for-profit job openings and post your resume for potential employers
Job Accommodation Network Consulting and information on reasonable accommodations and employability for people with disabilities
Justice for All A listserve that regularly provides alerts and information on disability rights issues
Kaleidoscope Interactive Medical, nutritional, lifestyle information, chat rooms, and more, for people with disabilities, from America's only disability TV network
Kids As Self Advocates Advocacy organization of teens and young adults
Law Help NY While not disability-specific, this site, which provides connections to free or low-cost legal assistance to people with low or moderate incomes in New York State, is certainly applicable to many disability-related situations
Long Term Care Community Coalition Information and advocacy on policies and legislation concerning long-term care for people with disabilities and seniors
Low Income Disabled Rights Club Discussion forum and chat room
Mad Nation Literature, policy studies, information and more by and for people who experience mood swings, fears, voices and visions
Medicaid Matters Organized systems advocacy in support of Medicaid programs and services
Mental Health World magazine online Recipient-edited and -written magazine
Mothers From Hell A funky, tough, and funny organization of parent advocates; the site features humor, products, the option to become a member and receive the organization's newsletter, Brimstone, and more.
Mouth Magazine Simply the funniest, most radical, strangest, and best Disability Rights publication in the known universe
MS Watch Chatrooms and medical Q&A for people with multiple sclerosis.
Musicians and Injuries Information, advice, and reading list for musicians who have been injured
Narrative Television Network True streaming described video movies for people with visual impairments (requires RealPlayer and a fast connection)
National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Mental health advocacy
National Business & Disability Council Job Listings Search for jobs or post your own resume for employers to see
National Center for Accessibility Resource for accessibility in parks and other leisure areas
National Center for Accessible Media NCAM's mission is to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students
National Council on Disability A government policy organization
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System Assistance related to IDEA programs for children with disabilities
National Home of Your Own Alliance Home ownership for people with disabilities, especially those with intellectual disabilities
National Organization on Disability (NOD) A semi-official government-sponsored disability issues information and promotion organization
National Parent Network on Disabilities Disability policy and advocacy information for families
National Program Office on Self Determination A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote programs that allow people with developmental disabilities to control services provided to them, and the funds that pay for them
National Supported Employment Consortium Technical assistance and resources
National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities A "partnership among universities, nonprofit service and business organizations, and national education associations for the purpose of addressing the ever-changing needs of our youth with disabilities in transition from school to work, postsecondary education, and independent living."
New York Assistive Technology Advocacy Project Information on a variety of assistive technology advocacy and payment issues
New York State Commission on Quality of Care for People with Disabilitites Fiscal and programmatic watchdog for federally-funded disability programs in New York
New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQCAPD) We serve New Yorkers with all kinds of disabilities by providing independent oversight of programs and services designed to meet their needs, and by offering legal, advocacy, training, information, and technical assistance services to promote their full inclusion in all aspects of community life
New York State Housing Accessibility A registry of accessible rental housing in New York State (this is not a state government site)
New York State Self Advocacy Association Consumer rights organization for people with mental retardation or developmental disabilities
Northeast Americans with Disabilities Act and Information Technology Center Training and technical assistance on the ADA
Not Dead Yet Information and agitation against assisted suicide
NYC Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program A starting point for information and advocacy assistance regarding managed care
Federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Official government information and documents
Olmstead Decision Homepage The Federal Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) official site for news and information on its efforts to implement the Olmstead Decision
On A Roll Radio "Talk radio on life and disability nationwide"
Opening Doors Quarterly online magazine on housing issues for people with disabilities, sponsored by the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities
Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Don't be fooled by the name; this site has news and information of national interest
Our Kids An on-line support group for parents, care-givers, and others
The PACER Center The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights, a Minnesota-based organization that has lots of information for families and students on education for children with disabilities
Parents Helping Parents Chat, information, support groups and more for parents of children with disabilities
Parent-to-Parent NYS General information and support for parents of children with disabilities
Patient Advocate Foundation Information on, and assistance with, mediation between health care consumers and insurance companies, employers, and creditors
PCA-HHA.com A nationwide listing of personal assistants and people who are looking for them
Pedianet Exceptional Parent's comprehensive information and communication source on kids with disabilities for parents, professionals and kids
Permanently Disabled Online Support Group This MD-Junction-hosted discussion forum focuses on people with disabilities
Project Action Accessible transportation and travel information
QualityMall Comprehensive site featuring information on services, products and practices for person-centered support of people with developmental disabilities
Radar A searchable database of emerging issues related to developmental disabilities, culled from "over 150 National, State and local newspapers, trade newsletters, professional journals including the American Journal on Mental Retardation and Mental Retardation and AAMR News & Notes".
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program Federally-funded training opportunities for people working in disability-related fields, as well as research data and other information
Research & Training Center on Community Living Focuses on people with developmental disabilities
RESNA Technical Assistance Project Information and technical assistance on state assistive technology projects funded under the Tech Act
Rural Institute on Disability "...guided by values of independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families"; information, training, research and dissemination
SHHH (Self Help for Hard-of-Hearing) News, publications, events calendar
The SkillNet Group A British site operated by "people with learning disabilities" (this is the UK equivalent of the American euphemism, "people with intellectual disabilities", not "learning disabilities" as Americans use the term); probably of limited usefulness to Americans since it focuses on resources and issues in Kent, England, but it's an interesting site just the same
Smithsonian Disability Rights Movement Exhibit The Smithsonian Institution's exhibit on the history of the disability rights movement, an excellent multimedia site
Social Security Administration Information on Social Security's employment and work incentive programs
Social Security Disability Secrets "Information, Answers, Tips, Advice and Help" on Social Security Administration disability benefits (appears to be operated by lawyers who handle disability benefits cases).
Southern Tier AIDS Program A range of support and educational services for people with HIV/AIDS
Special Education Legal Rights Strategies & Resources Legal information and advocacy strategies on all aspects of Special Ed
Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. Provides "technical assistance, training, policy consultation, and information to federal, state, and local government and non-profit organizations" regarding housing for people with disabilities
Tell Us Your Story Disability discussion forum--read others' personal disability experiences and insights, and add your own
There's No Place Like Home A statewide grassroots coalition headquartered in Syracuse, NY, that advocates for home and community based supports for people with disabilities and elderly people
Through the Looking Glass National Resource Center for Parents WITH Disabilities
United Spinal Association Formerly known as the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, United Spinal addresses many generic disability issues through cutting edge legal and legislative advocacy
Universal Access-NY An online planning tool for "One-Stop" employment centers (this is not a universal design site)
Untangling the Web Huge list of disability-related links on all topics
Usability US Department of Health and Human Services website on accessible website and user interface design.
Used Home Medical Equipment The site's name is a misnomer; it's a place where you can list or find used assistive technology of all types, including accessible vehicles. It's free but does require you to look at some annoying ads
Very Special Arts Not-for-profit organization that promotes artistic endeavors for people with disabilities, including performances and shows around the country, as well as training
Virtual CIL A Directory of Independent Living Centers in the United States
We Magazine General interest disability magazine
WebABLE Database and links for many assistive technology sites and resources
Web Access Initiative One aspect of mobile accessibility is how web browsers on mobile devices support the accessibility needs of people with disabilities
Work Incentives Act Section 188 Disability Checklist US Department of Labor Civil Rights Division compliance assistance information
Workshop Solutions A non-profit display room for all kinds of homemade and amateur inventors' assistive technology and equipment solutions
Work Support A collaboration between the US Chamber of Commerce and several universities to provide information about how to get people back to work; includes some disability-specific information
World Institute on Disability A wide variety of disability-related public policy information, publications, and linksAlso, check out YAHOO!'S collection of disability sites; select health, then select disabilities, then let your imagination run wild!