Online Resources

ADA Technical Assistance Program:  A federally funded network of grantees which provides information, training, and technical assistance to businesses and agencies with duties and responsibilities under the ADA and to people with disabilities with rights under the ADA. Includes a list of Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs), which provide information and referral, technical assistance, public awareness, and training on all aspects of the ADA. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education funds the DBTACs and six National Training Projects (NTPs), which target particular groups, organizations, or subject areas for ADA training.

Job Accommodation Network:  JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.

Wrightslaw:  Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for students with disabilities.

Office of Civil Rights:  OCR serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. An important responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination.

EASI/AAHE:  The mission of Equal Access to Software/American Association for Higher Education is to serve as a resource by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. We stay informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace.

Disability Network of Michigan:  Collaborative organization representing 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state.

Disability Resources for Michigan: Web site offering links to many resources for individuals with disabilities in Michigan.

Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns:  Commission which advocates for over 1.9 million residents with disabilities.

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC):  Works to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future.

Sign Language Dictionary:  Handspeak® is a sign-language Web site, consisting of American Sign Language (ASL) online dictionary, ASL grammar, sign language art + literature, manual alphabet (finger spelling) + numeral, and other parts: Baby Talk, International Sign Language, gesture, ASL storytelling and art.

National Braille Press:  Welcome! National Braille Press is a nonprofit Braille printer and publisher offering Braille books, magazines, textbooks, tests, and embossing services.

Braille Institute of America:  Braille Institute is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to a fulfilling life.

Famous People with Disabilities:  A resource of men and women who have made a difference to the world (including pictures) and the names of many famous and well-known people who have, or had various categories of disabilities.

The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection:  Virtual pamphlets from a variety of university student counseling centers on various topics.

FSU Health Promotions and Substance Abuse Prevention  HEALTH PROMOTION links to information on campus health resources and health activities. SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION links to answers about substance abuse issues.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation  Whenever a person or family is suddenly confronted with the world­ changing experience of a catastrophic spinal cord injury or brain injury, there are a host of questions but seemingly few solid answers. These questions involve a wide spectrum of issues: health, rehabilitation, hope for recovery, current research, financial, legal, and the list goes on. BrainandSpinaiCord.org was created and sponsored by the Swope Rodante law firm as a knowledge-base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors to help answer these kinds of questions.