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  1. ABILITY Magazine
    "From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health, and much more." [More Information on ABILITY Magazine]

  2. Able Newspaper
    Able Newspaper is a monthly newspaper published for, by and about the disabled, with the focus on the Able. Content includes news pertaining to people with disabilities, a calendar of events, columns, personal ads, and informative articles, in a large type format. [More Information on Able Newspaper]

  3. ACB Radio
    This Internet radio station for the blind is sponsored by the American Council of the Blind. It features blind broadcasters in eight countries, broadcasting to a worldwide audience in over 70 countries. A wide variety of programs are offered on topics like technology ("Main Menu, The Technology Show"), music (the ACB Radio Cafe), and classic drama and comedy. [More Information on ACB Radio]

  4. Access Guide Canada
    The mission of Access Guide Canada (AGC) is to bring together listings on accessible resources in Canada. Users are encouraged to add their own favorite accessible locations. Access Guide Canada is a project of the Canadian Abilities Foundation and is part of the organization's website, EnableLink. [More Information on Access Guide Canada]

  5. AccessWorld
    AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a monthly periodical for anyone who uses or wants to use assistive technology, specifically products for people who are blind or have low vision. AccessWorld offers unbiased and comprehensive product evaluations; user-friendly explanations of current technology; practical tips on using popular technologies; news and reports from the field and interviews with industry leaders. AccessWorld is published by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), AFB TECH. [More Information on AccessWorld]

  6. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
    Also known as Advance for Occupational Therapists, this biweekly provides up to date information on new occupational therapy products and techniques. While there is a lot of material available to the public, subscribers can log in to access all current and past articles posted to the site. OTs can subscribe free of charge. [More Information on Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners]

  7. Arthritis Today
    The bimonthly magazine from the Arthritis Foundation written for people who have arthritis and for those who care about someone who does. Current issue content is not available on-line, but by clicking on "Archive", you can browse through selected articles by selecting a year and an issue. [More Information on Arthritis Today]

  8. Assistive Technology News
    Assistive Technology News features articles by John Williams, an award-winning writer and former weekly columnist for Business Week Online Magazine. John Williams has been writing about disability issues since 1978 and, in 1982, coined the phrase "Assistive Technology." The site features articles on a wide variety of topics relatings to assistive technology and other disability issues. [More Information on Assistive Technology News]

  9. Blind Ambitions Groups
    The Blind Ambitions Groups web site has information for the blind and visually impaired and their families to help them understand blindness better. It contains links to articles, tips, training, support group meetings and other topics specifically for the blind. It also has audio archives for Eyes on Employment and Sound of Sight, two radio shows for the blind that deal with life issues and employment. The programs air on stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and on ACB Radio, the Internet radio service of the American Council of the Blind. [More Information on Blind Ambitions Groups]

  10. Blind Geek Zone
    The Blind Geek Zone is a web site devoted to computers and blind computer users. Contents include audio tutorials and podcasts, documents, programs, and web links. The webmaster also offers customized one-on-one software training and technical support for reasonable rates. [More Information on Blind Geek Zone]

  11. Blind Handyman & Blind Like Me
    The Blind Handyman and Blind Like Me are Internet radio programs that can be heard on ACB Radio at http://www.acbradio.org and on radio reading services for the blind around the United States. The Blind Handyman is a discussion program focused on home building, repair, and maintenance, all with the blind in mind. Listeners are invited to participate by sharing suggestions, ideas, comments, and experiences. Blind Like Me is an informative hour-long radio interview format show. The guests are blind and visually impaired individuals from all over the world, who present their unique perspective on how they have refused to let their visual acuity or lack thereof get in the way of doing exactly what they want, from sky diving to cooking. Blind Handyman and Blind Like Me are archived at the On Demand page on the ACB Radio web site. [More Information on Blind Handyman & Blind Like Me]

  12. Bookshare
    Bookshare is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. In addition, many publishers and authors have volunteered to provide Bookshare with access to their works. By requiring individuals to register as members and provide a Proof of Disability, Bookshare ensures that only qualified individuals use the service. Bookshare members download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays. Books are available in two accessible digital formats from the Bookshare website: (1) DAISY 3 text files that work with screen readers, self-voicing synthetic-voice DAISY players, portable self-voicing DAISY players, and scan-and-read software such as Kurzweil K1000 and K3000, WYNN, and OpenBook; and (2) BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) (digital Braille) for use with Braille embossers and refreshable Braille devices. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.Memberships are available to individuals or through organizations. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities may sponsor subscriptions for their students or clients. [More Information on Bookshare]

  13. Caregiver.com
    The publisher of "Today's Caregiver" magazine offers a site that includes a newsletter, back issue articles from "Today's Caregiver" magazine, chat rooms and online discussion forums on issues such as Alzheimer's disease, psychological disabilities, cancer, respite care, and medication management. [More Information on Caregiver.com]

  14. Challenge Magazine
    Magazine with news and articles on sports for people with disabilities, published quarterly by Disabled Sports USA. Members of DS/USA receive a subscription with their membership. [More Information on Challenge Magazine]

  15. Choice Magazine Listening
    CML offers free audio tapes of outstanding articles, short stories and poetry selected from over 100 current magazines such as The New Yorker, Audubon, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Gourmet, Travel and Leisure, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, Granta and Time - along with occasional material from other media sources. These free tapes are distributed throughout the U.S. six times a year with eight hours of outstanding articles, fiction and poetry read by professional voices. The unabridged articles are recorded on 4-track tapes to be played on the special tape players available free through the Library of Congress Talking Book Program. [More Information on Choice Magazine Listening]

  16. Cooking in the Dark
    Cooking in the Dark is a weekly audio program about cooking techniques for individuals who are blind. The hosts, Cheryl Cummings and Dale Campbell, demonstrate several recipes each week. The program is broadcast on ACB Radio and is also available as podcasts in a searchable archive. [More Information on Cooking in the Dark]

  17. Deaf Life
    A nonprofit magazine produced by deaf people for both deaf and hearing people. [More Information on Deaf Life]

  18. Deaf-Blind Perspectives
    "Deaf-Blind Perspectives is a free publication with articles, essays, and announcements about topics related to deaf-blind people. Published three times a year by Teaching Research Division of Western Oregon University, its purpose is to provide information and serve as a forum for discussion and sharing ideas. The intended audience includes deaf-blind individuals, family members, teachers, and other service providers and professionals." [More Information on Deaf-Blind Perspectives]

  19. DeafDigest
    Barry Strassler's Deaf Digest covers issues affecting the deaf comunity. It is a free weekly email newsletter. Some content from the current issue is available online. [More Information on DeafDigest]

  20. DEBBI - Danish Electronic Library for the Blind
    A service of the Foundation for the Blind, Denmark, DEBBI provides electronic versions of books, periodicals and public documents to the Danish Blind. In Danish and English. [More Information on DEBBI - Danish Electronic Library for the Blind ]

  21. Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), National Association of the Deaf
    The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. These services include a library of free-loan described and captioned educational media, a clearinghouse of information related to educational media access, a gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility, and a center for training and evaluation of any service provider desiring to appear on the DCMP's approved lists of description and captioning service providers. There are no user registration or service fees. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf. [More Information on Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), National Association of the Deaf]

  22. Descriptive Video Service
    Descriptive Video Service (DVS) from WGBH in Boston is a national service that makes Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television programs, Hollywood movies on video, and other visual media accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. DVS provides narrated descriptions of the key visual elements without interfering with the audio or dialogue of a program or movie. The narration describes visual elements such as actions, settings, body language and graphics. DVS is broadcast free to viewers by more than 130 public television stations nationwide. To receive DVS on television, a viewer must have either a stereo TV or VCR with the Second Audio Program (S.A.P.) feature or S.A.P. adapter. [More Information on Descriptive Video Service]

  23. Dialogue
    From Blindskills, Inc., Dialogue magazine is written specifically for persons who are blind or are experiencing sight loss. Each issue contains ideas and solutions intended to enhance it readers' quality of life. Articles cover a wide range of subject matter, including adjustment techniques, mobility, employment, independence, health, technology, cuisine,student issues, sports and recreation. Short pieces of fiction and poetry, submitted by readers, are spotlighted in each issue. Dialogue contains a resource section of products and services to aid the visually impaired in all aspects of life. [More Information on Dialogue]

  24. Disability Nation
    DisabilityNation is an online community by and for people with disabilities, featuring a monthly audio magazine/podcast/radio program, weekly news updates, and a blog containing news articles and commentaries on popular issues and happenings effecting people with disabilities. Guest postings and commentaries are welcome. The shows consist of three to four interviews per episode focusing on a variety of issues important to people with disabilities. Past episodes have featured conversations with activists in the disability rights movement, experts on disability related programs and law, athletes and others. In addition to being available on the web, episodes of DisabilityNation are broadcast across the United States on select radio reading services targeting people with print related disabilities. [More Information on Disability Nation]

  25. Disability Resources Monthly
    DRM is a monthly newsletter that monitors, reviews and reports on resources for independent living. Each issue features short topical articles, reviews, and news about free, inexpensive, and hard-to-find books, pamphlets, videotapes, online sources, and organizations. DRM contains no advertising and is available via mail for $33/year. [More Information on Disability Resources Monthly]

  26. Disabled Dealer Magazine
    Disabled Dealer is a national resource for buying and selling adaptive equipment online and in print. The print magazine is available for 13 regions throughout the U.S., and the site carries ads and links to dealers throughout the country. For contact information for each region, click on the "Contact Us" link on the Web site. [More Information on Disabled Dealer Magazine]

  27. Emerging Horizons
    Emerging Horizons is a consumer oriented magazine about accessible travel. Its primary focus is travel for people with mobility disabilities; everybody from wheelchair-users to slow walkers. The magazine has lots of access information, resources, news and travel tips with no advertising. Emerging Horizons is available in print and online. Selected articles and columns from past issues are available online as is the current issue's table of contents. [More Information on Emerging Horizons]

  28. Enable Online Magazine
    The official magazine of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Enable offers almost its entire content (including ads) online! [More Information on Enable Online Magazine]

  29. Exceptional Nurse
    ExceptionalNurse.com provides resources for nurses with disabilities and nursing students with disabilities as well as the doctors, managers, teachers and guidance counselors with whom they work. [More Information on Exceptional Nurse]

  30. Exceptional Parent
    A monthly periodical on parenting a child or young adult with a disability or special healthcare needs. [More Information on Exceptional Parent]

  31. Hearing Health
    A bimonthly magazine "designed for people who experience any degree of hearing loss, tinnitus, or other ear disorder." Hearing Health is published by the Deafness Research Foundation. [More Information on Hearing Health]

  32. Hearing Loss
    The major publication of SHHH, Hearing Loss is a bimonthly journal containing regular columns and feature articles on a variety of topics of interest to people who live with hearing loss. [More Information on Hearing Loss]

  33. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation
    This journal from the NeuroScience Center offers comprehensive look at the rehabilitative process following brain injury. Content on the Web is available only to subscribers. [More Information on Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation]

  34. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
    The JOSPT is the official journal of the Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. The Journal is owned and published by the Sections. Contents include research studies, case reports, commentaries, abstracts of current literature, book reviews, and opportunities for employment and training. [More Information on Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy]

  35. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
    The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment from the American Foundation for the Blind that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues. JVIB is a monthly publication that includes research articles, as well as shorter pieces of interest to practitioners and extensive news coverage about the field of visual impairment. The tables of contents are available on-line, but only a few articles can be viewed on the Web. [More Information on Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness]

  36. Life on Wheels
    This site features information from Gary Karp's books, "Life on Wheels" and "Choosing a Wheelchair," on the many aspects of living with a spinal cord injury. [More Information on Life on Wheels]

  37. Lioncourt.com - Mac Accessibility News
    This Web site provides information and links related to the use of Apple products by the blind and visually impaired. The site aims to collect information and resources to educate and assist blind and visually impaired Mac users, and to remedy misconceptions about the accessibility of Mac products, while encouraging use of the Mac OS X platform for work, school, or pleasure. The site includes Twitter posts, news stories, editorials, and podcast links. [More Information on Lioncourt.com - Mac Accessibility News]

  38. Mainstream
    A "Magazine of the Able-Disabled" produced by, for and about people with disabilities. This is a completely Web-based resource. Publication of the magazine stopped in 1999. "Mainstream covers news and current affairs, new products and technology, profiles of movers and shakers, education, employment, sexuality and relationships, housing, transportation, travel & recreation." [More Information on Mainstream]

  39. Media Access Australia
    Media Access Australia (MAA) is a not-for-profit, public institution and Australia’s primary media access organization. It provides information about media access and develops and applies technological solutions to media access issues. This includes, but is not limited to, captioning and audio description and social media. MAA was formerly known as the Australian Caption Centre. The captioning and other operations of the former Australian Caption Centre were sold to Red Bee Media in 2006. MAA works in collaboration with consumer organizations, the Australian government and industry. [More Information on Media Access Australia]

  40. Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter
    This publication from the American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law offers a comprehensive disability law coverage with each issue containing hundreds of case summaries, the latest in key federal and state legislation and regulations, and other special features. In each issue, there are synopses of U.S. Supreme Court Actions, executive Summary and Analysis of the leading disability law developments organized for quick review, and a feature article written by an expert in the disability field. The site content is available only to subscribers. [More Information on Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter ]

  41. National Aphasia Association Newsletter
    See the latest information from the National Aphasia Association. The semiannual newsletter contains information on support group activities, research, and the latest published articles and books. The print version ceased publication in 2002; however, an email version is available. [More Information on National Aphasia Association Newsletter]

  42. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
    The NLS is provided by the Library of Congress. The site includes information on library services for the blind, an on-line catalog listing braille and recorded books available from the NLS and other library services around the world, and reference circulars on a variety of blindness-related topics. [More Information on National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped]

  43. New Mobility Magazine
    New Mobility is a monthly magazine focusing on "Disability Lifestyle, Culture and Resources." Almost all of the content is available online. [More Information on New Mobility Magazine]

  44. Newsreel Magazine by and for the Blind
    Newsreel Magazine by and for the Blind is a monthly interactive audio cassette magazine produced in the voices of its blind or visually impaired subscribers. Each issue contains three hours of content recorded on a 4-track 90 minute NLS format cassette with usually around 50 to 60 articles. A typical issue of might include articles on the latest adaptive technology, personal experiences, pros & cons of white cane vs. guide dog, travel tips and suggestions, recipes and cooking methods, poetry, sports articles, and more. [More Information on Newsreel Magazine by and for the Blind]

  45. On A Roll Radio
    On a Roll Radio can be heard on over 30 stations in the U.S. It presents information, resources and topics for discussion that are "universally empowering, universally entertaining, and particularly applicable to the lives of people with disabilities." [More Information on On A Roll Radio]

  46. PALAESTRA: Forum of Sport, Physical Education & Recreation for Those With Disabilities
    PALAESTRA, a quarterly publication, provides information on sport, physical education and recreation involving individuals with disabilities. It focuses on the activities of various disability sports organizations (DSOs), including special events and national/international championships, photo essays, historical features, and personality studies. [More Information on PALAESTRA: Forum of Sport, Physical Education & Recreation for Those With Disabilities]

  47. Paraplegia News
    "The news / information magazine for people with mobility impairments covering the latest on spinal-cord-injury research, new products, legislation, people with disabilities, accessible travel, computers, and more." This monthly magazine is published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. [More Information on Paraplegia News]

  48. Pushin' On
    Pushin' On disseminates information on living with SCI. It is published twice a year by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Injury and Model Spinal Cord Injury System of Care. [More Information on Pushin' On]

  49. Rehab Management
    Rehab Management is a pragmatic clinical and management magazine that features recent advances in the rehabilitation marketplace along with news and current issues in the rehab industry. Published ten times a year Rehab Management features an annual buyer's guide as well as an international issue. [More Information on Rehab Management]

  50. Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program
    This site offers information on the efforts of the Smithsonian to offer accessible exhibits, learning activities, publications, and multimedia materials. [More Information on Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program]

  51. Soundings
    Soundings is a free, impartial and editorially independent monthly information service for anyone in the United Kingdom who is blind or partially sighted - whether they are registered or not. Soundings information, including Soundings Magazine, is available on cassette, on audio CD and on the Internet. [More Information on Soundings]

  52. SpinZine
    The e-zine from SpinLife.com, an on-line retailer of wheelchairs, scooters, and related products. The content is frequently updated, it contains many items of interest for all wheelchair and scooter users. [More Information on SpinZine]

  53. Sports 'n Spokes
    A monthly magazine from the Paralyzed Veterans Association for wheelchair athletes and other people who use a wheelchair who pursue an active lifestyle. Check out their annual survey of lightweight wheelchairs in the Online Article Library. [More Information on Sports 'n Spokes]

  54. Sprout
    Sprout is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation grow through challenging and safe travel experiences. Based in New York City, the programs are available to people with MR/DD and the agencies that serve them throughout the United States. Participants have the opportunity to experience age-appropriate, recreational and leisure activities in a small group setting. By offering these experiences, through these activities, the organization seeks to enhance the mobility, self-confidence, and socialization of our participants. And through community-based activities, Sprout strives to break down some of the barriers that exist between participants and the general public. The organization offers a vacation program for adults, custom-designed trips for other organizations, and programs and activities based in New York City. Sprout offers a Make-A-Movie program which offers people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to star in and be part of the creative video-making process and the Sproutflix program, which distributes films specifically and exclusively related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sproutflix offers streams, downloads, DVDs and playlists to be purchased and licensed for institutional use.. Sprout also sponsors an annual film festival and the Sproutstock music festival. [More Information on Sprout]

  55. Stroke
    This monthly research journal from the American Heart Association provides access to the latest published research relating to stroke. The content of the most recent issues are available over the Web. [More Information on Stroke]

  56. Stroke Connection Magazine
    Written by stroke survivors and caregivers, this bimonthly "provides a wealth of post-stroke information, hope and encouragement." It is useful for stroke families, caregivers and healthcare providers. The magazine is published by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. [More Information on Stroke Connection Magazine]

  57. Tinnitus Today
    Tinnitus Today is the American Tinnitus Association's quarterly journal for patients and healthcare professionals. The magazine contains up-to-date medical and research news, feature articles on urgent tinnitus issues, questions and answers, self-help suggestions, and feedback from others with tinnitus. [More Information on Tinnitus Today]

  58. Vision Access
    Vision Access is a free journal published "by, for, and about people with low vision." It is published quarterly in three formats (cassette, large print, and computer disk) by the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI), a not-for-profit affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. [More Information on Vision Access]

  59. Woodbine House
    This publishing company focuses primarily on disability and other related topics. There are 63 books available from The Special Needs Collection. [More Information on Woodbine House]

  60. Yanous
    "Yanous is the first French-speaking electronic magazine and portal dedicated to disabled people and disabilities. It reports the current events about the topic 'handicap' in France, features an international press release, columns about every day's life, sport and leisure activities, specialized materials and information about various physical and mental deficiencies, a wide panorama opened on the life and the necessities of the handicapped people in France and worldwide." There is content in French, English, and several other languages. [More Information on Yanous]

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  1. TCM to Dedicate October 2012 to "Disability in Film"
    Aug 06, 2012
    Turner Classic Movies will dedicate the month of October to exploring the ways people with disabilities have been portrayed in film. On behalf of Inclusion in the Arts, Lawrence Carter-Long will join TCM host Robert Osborne for "The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film." The special month-long exploration will air each Tuesday in October 2012, beginning October 2 at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time). During October, TCM will feature more than 20 films ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. Each night's collection will explore particular aspects, themes, or types of disability, such as blindness, deafness and psychiatric or intellectual disabilities. In addition, one evening of programming will focus on newly disabled veterans returning home from war. [More Information on TCM to Dedicate October 2012 to "Disability in Film"]

  2. Report on Social Media Use by People with Disabiities Released
    Mar 02, 2012
    On March 2, Media Access Australia (MAA) released, "Sociability: Social Media for People with a Disability," which reports on the results of research to determine how the accessibility issues found in each of the most popular social media tools can be overcome so that all users have equal access to the inclusion that social media allows regardless of disability. Australia’s most popular social media tools were tested for their accessibility. Users with disabilities then contributed their tips and tricks on how to overcome each social network’s inaccessible features. In addition to the report, MAA makes available tip sheets for use of the following social media tools by people with disabilities: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Skype and blogging. [More Information on Report on Social Media Use by People with Disabiities Released]

  3. Chicken Soup for the Special Needs Community
    Sep 22, 2006
    Do you have heart-warming, insightful and powerfully moving stories about what life has taught you and how to live life to its fullest? The authors of the New York Times Best-selling book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul" are currently seeking stories to be included in a new book tentatively titled "Chicken Soup for the Special Needs Community: 101 Heartwarming, Helpful, Healing Stories that Offer Inspiration and Promise Surrounding the Lives of Special Needs Individuals. Through these stories, the readers will learn how others facing similar challenges can learn to overcome the many obstacles they have. They do this by connecting with emotions in the real life experience by learning they can choose peace and happiness in each situation regardless of how challenging it appears from the outside. A Chicken Soup story is an inspirational, true story that opens the heart and re-kindles the spirit. It is the personal account of an event, an obstacle overcome, a lesson learned or a dream fulfilled that helps the reader discover basic principles they can use in their own lives.

    Some of the topics to be included are:

    1. On Attitude
    2. Family Dynamics
    3. Early Learning
    4. The Teen Years
    5. On Friendships and Relationships
    6. Celebrating Differences
    7. Humor is Healing
    8. Adulthood
    9. Transitions
    10. Empowering Everyone

    The editors are looking for "teaching tales" that inspire the reader to draw their own conclusions and insights from the story itself. If you have a story you would like to submit, please visit http://www.chickensoupstories.com. The deadline is November 2006. [More Information on Chicken Soup for the Special Needs Community]

  4. "Technology Assessment of the U.S. Assistive Technology Industry"
    Sep 11, 2003
    A report, "Technology Assessment of the U.S. Assistive Technology Industry," has been released by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Strategic Analysis Division. [More Information on "Technology Assessment of the U.S. Assistive Technology Industry"]

  5. Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM)
    Jun 20, 2003
    65 consumer and provider groups - such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the American Foundation for the Blind - have launched the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) coalition. The ITEM Coalition will target policies under Medicare and Medicaid that hinder 2.5 million Americans living with disabilities and other chronic disabling conditions from obtaining needed assistive equipment. [More Information on Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM)]

  6. U.S. Census Issues Report - Disability Status 2000
    Jun 05, 2003
    Census 2000 counted 49.7 million people with some type of disability. They represented 19.3 percent of the 257.2 million people who were aged 5 and older in the civilian noninstitutionalized population - or nearly one person in five. This report provides a statistical analysis of the census results regarding Americans with disabilities. [More Information on U.S. Census Issues Report - Disability Status 2000]

  7. AARP Releases Beyond 50.03: A Report to the Nation on Independent Living and Disability
    May 09, 2003
    AARP has released a new study that takes an in-depth look at the roles of supportive services, family and community, and our social and physical environments in enhancing the independence of age 50+ persons with disabilities. This is the third in a series of reports on the issues facing people over 50. The report states that most Americans age 50 and over who have disabilities desire independence and control in their daily lives; however, there are often not enough affordable options to help meet their needs. [More Information on AARP Releases Beyond 50.03: A Report to the Nation on Independent Living and Disability]

  8. NEC Foundation of America to Focus Exclusively on Technology for People with Disabilities
    May 01, 2003
    The NEC Foundation of America has announced that beginning in 2003 its sole focus will be on technology for people with disabilities. This new exclusive focus replaces the dual focus of the foundationâ??s first dozen years on science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, as well as on technology for people with disabilities. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of the development, application, and use of technology by and for people with disabilities. [More Information on NEC Foundation of America to Focus Exclusively on Technology for People with Disabilities]

  9. Questionnaire on Inter-disciplinary Work in the Area of Assistive Technology
    Apr 03, 2003
    Marion Hersh and Gloria Moss are conducting a pilot study on the extent to which inter-disciplinary research in the fields of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. Marion is a lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She works on assistive technology for deaf, blind and deafblind people, as well as issues relating to technology and ethics. Gloria is a free-lance researcher, based in London, England. There is some evidence that the nature of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering encourage interdisciplinary work. They are therefore using this questionnaire to investigate the extent to which interdisciplinary work does in fact take place in these fields, any barriers and good practice. This questionnaire is both confidential and anonymous. All data will be kept securely and only statistical data will be published. They would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes answering the questionnaire. It should not take more than 20 minutes. Unfortunately they cannot offer a reward ­ just the knowledge that you will be contributing to better understanding of the research process in assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering and the development of good practice. They hope to present the preliminary results of this work at the AAATE Conference in Dublin and would therefore be particularly grateful for speedy replies as the deadline for paper submission is 18 April 2003. However, they hope to produce a longer version of this paper for journal publication and will therefore also welcome later replies. [More Information on Questionnaire on Inter-disciplinary Work in the Area of Assistive Technology]

  10. Designing for the Future
    Mar 29, 2003
    Finding accessible housing is often challenging. Even having an accessible home built can be daunting unless the home is custom built. "Designing for the Future" in the Real Estate section of the March 29, 2003 Washington Post discusses one couple's experience and trends in accessible housing. A glossary of terms and a resource list are also included. The article is available from the Washington Post Web site. [More Information on Designing for the Future]

  11. 3rd edition of Funding Guide for Standing Technology
    Nov 01, 2002
    Altimate Medical Inc. has published a new 3rd edition of Funding Guide for Standing Technology. This publication assists with the process of assessment and the written letter of medical necessity for standing frames, as well as other assistive technology. The new edition also includes research studies, articles, and reference lists. The publication is available without charge in print or on CD-ROM from Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968, or you can download it for free (after registering) from Altimate's Web site. [More Information on 3rd edition of Funding Guide for Standing Technology]

  12. CAST Moves to Wakefield, Mass
    Oct 30, 2002
    CAST, Inc., a Boston-area non-profit organization known for its innovative approach to teaching and curriculum development, has moved to new offices in Wakefield, MA. "We always wanted to make sure that people had access to the ideas and feedback of others in the organization," say David Rose, "but we have outgrown our present space. This move will bring our work environment back in line with what we believe is most supportive to producing high quality educational research and technology design." [More Information on CAST Moves to Wakefield, Mass]

  13. How Did You Getâ?¦From There To Here?
    Oct 18, 2002
    The publishers of New Mobility magazine are seeking essays from people with spinal cord injuries for a new book called "From There To Here: Stories of Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury," to be co-edited by Gary Karp and Stanley Klein. Your experience can be a source of insight for people in the early stages of adjusting to a spinal cord dysfunction ­ the ones who are "There." They want to know how they will get "Here" ­ a place of adjustment and acceptance. As you know from your own experience, looking at a future life with a disability is a daunting, uncertain place to be. Through your essay, others will be able to connect to their own experience and gain insight into what path might lead them to feeling whole and confident in their life. [More Information on How Did You Get�From There To Here?]

  14. Door To Door
    Jul 10, 2002
    UCP is proud to be associated with Turner Network Television (TNT) as it presents its original film Door To Door, airing on Sunday, July 14th, at 8 p.m. EDT. This Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation stars Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy (Fargo, Magnolia) in an uplifting drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman who was born with cerebral palsy. As a model for patience and persistence, Bill Porter teaches us to look at the person first and the disability second. Golden Globe nominee Kyra Sedgwick (Something to Talk About) also stars as Shelly Brady, Bill's friend and associate; Oscar-nominated actress Helen Mirren (The Madness of King George, Gosford Park) stars as Bill's dedicated mother and Emmy Award winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) stars as one of Bill's most faithful customers. [More Information on Door To Door]

  15. da Vinci Accessibility Awards
    Apr 09, 2002
    The da Vinci Accessibility Awards honor outstanding engineering achievements relative to design processes and product design related to accessibility issues. This year's second annual awards recognize individuals, organizations, and corporations in the engineering, construction and technical realm whose design innovations have exceeded any legally mandated requirements such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, to further empower all people, regardless of physical ability. The deadline for the 2002 award nominations is Friday, May 31, 2002. This event is co-sponsored by ESD The Engineering Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter. [More Information on da Vinci Accessibility Awards]

  16. Research and Training Center on Full Participation in Independent Living (RTCFPIL)
    Mar 21, 2002
    The Research and Training Center on Full Participation in Independent Living (RTCFPIL), was awarded a grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to determine how well people with disabilities are able to live independently and participate in their communities. They are now soliciting survey responses from centers for independent living and other organizations that serve people with disabilities and chronic health conditions The survey tool includes input from a workgroup of nationwide disability advocates and addresses a variety of issues, including employment, transportation, housing, education, health care, recreation, etc. RTCFPIL is conducting the survey to learn directly from persons with disabilities about participation in their communities. This information will be used to craft a research agenda that is based on feedback from the disability community. [More Information on Research and Training Center on Full Participation in Independent Living (RTCFPIL)]

  17. American Sign Language Videos Come to Public Libraries
    Feb 11, 2002
    Sixteen public libraries in ten states and the District of Columbia have recently acquired the ASL Access Video Collection. These once "hidden" resources -- 200 videos, including ASL lessons, classic literature, children's stories, biographies, history, inspirational, health, parenting, and original ASL literature titles -- open up a rich culture and language. The library receiving a donation of the ASL Access Video Collection markets the videos to the general public by providing a display and distributing free custom flyers offered by ASL Access. A free custom guidebook is also given to the library. These print materials indicate major sponsors and feature the name of the Deaf person (or group) to which the collection is dedicated. The ASL Access Video Collection meets American Library Association guidelines for library and information services for the American Deaf Community, and is favored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Task Force. How can you get these videos if they are not already available? The first step is your request. Let the library administrators know that ASL Access is here to help them. ASL Access is a fully volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization facilitating ASL collection placements. When funding is sent to ASL Access (from a library, or a local corporate, agency, individual or foundation grant), they order the ASL videos from over 40 ASL vendors -- agencies, schools, ASL artists, publishers and distributors -- and have the videos shipped directly to the library. The $7700 cost for this "package" includes significant discounts from ASL vendors. In addition, they offer free custom publicity flyers and guidebooks, and answer questions about ASL resources. All ASL Access services are free. [More Information on American Sign Language Videos Come to Public Libraries]

  18. SignTel., Inc. Announces Signing Video Clips "On Demand" for Internet Sites
    Nov 13, 2001
    SignTel, Inc. announced today a new service, bridging global communications between the hearing and the deaf. The Sign Language Video Clips service by SignTel enables any business or individual to purchase, for a nominal fee, video clips that sign desired sentences to visitors to web sites, or enable usage with material presentations such as Microsoft's Power Point. Webmasters, or web designers, can now include on their site any chosen sentences to appear in sign language on their web site, by submitting such selected text to SignTel's Signing Video Clips engine. The respective generated signs are sent back as e-mail with attached video clips ready for use. When used in presentations, users who acquire SignTel Video Clips can easily integrate them into any presentation material. SignTel Video Clips are fully "508 compatible", that is, they can be used by all groups, whether they are deaf, blind, deaf-blind or deaf low vision. The Clips include descriptive text portions that make them accessible for screen readers. There are two price tiers of this inexpensive service: $14.95 for any signed sentence for a business or individual and $9.95 if the purchasing entity is a not-for-profit organization. A reasonable length of sentence is considered not to exceed 24 words. "Our aim is to provide to as many web sites as possible, the capability of being Deaf friendly" said Raanan Liebermann, President and CEO of SignTel. "To enhance wide use of the service, SignTel also enables its Video Clips to be used with such products as Microsoft Power Point and in addition offers commercial incentives" added Dr. Liebermann. The incentives allow for an automatic referral fee paid by SignTel to any web site that previously purchased such service and from which a new order comes through a link to its web site (signtelinc.com). Under the incentive plan, any request for Signing Video Clips will automatically credit such linking web site with 15% of the collected amounts. Furthermore, any purchase of one or more Signtel Interpreter(s) orders received through such linking web sites will credit these sites with 3% of the collected amounts. SignTel, Inc. introduced the Signtel Interpreter earlier in August this year and also announced this month a consumer version of that product at a greatly reduced price of $499.95. The Signtel Interpreter translates speech and text to seamless sign language and is conceptually accurate, and recognizes over 30,000 words, including over 1000 idioms. The commercial version of the Signtel Interpreter is sold either as a software only product or mounted on a laptop. [More Information on SignTel., Inc. Announces Signing Video Clips "On Demand" for Internet Sites]

  19. Cochlear Implant Presentation on Capitol Hill
    Oct 26, 2001
    The Deafness Research Foundation and the National Campaign for Hearing Health will make a presentation to the Congressional Health Caucus on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room B339 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. The presentation/discussion will address the technology behind cochlear implants, as well as the pros and cons of implantation. Lunch will be served promptly at noon and the presentation follows. [More Information on Cochlear Implant Presentation on Capitol Hill]

  20. National Organization on Disability
    Oct 16, 2001
    The National Organization on Disability has gathered a variety of resources (links to organizations, article, publications) pertaining to disaster preparedness and safety for people with disabilities. [More Information on National Organization on Disability]

  21. Spanish Version of Healthfinder Introduced
    Oct 11, 2001
    HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson recently announced the launch of Healthfinder® Espanol, a Spanish-language Web site that helps consumers track down reliable health information quickly and easily on the Internet. Available at www.healthfinder.gov/espanol, this new easy-to-use Spanish-language consumer resource offers over 300 topics from 70 government agencies and nonprofit organizations. A unique feature of Healthfinder® Espanol is the ease with which users of the site can switch between Spanish and English versions of the same information. English-speaking family members or health professionals can use this feature to search in English for information to share with Spanish-speaking relatives or patients. [More Information on Spanish Version of Healthfinder Introduced]

  22. Steven James Tingus Named Director of National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
    Oct 05, 2001
    U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced the appointment of Steven Tingus to be the director of NIDRR [More Information on Steven James Tingus Named Director of National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research]

  23. 711 Provides Nationwide Access to Telecommunication Relay Service
    Sep 15, 2001
    The Federal Communication Commission has announced that on October 1, the familiar calling shortcuts of 911 and 411 will be joined by 711 - the new three digit number for free access to all Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) throughout the U.S. [More Information on 711 Provides Nationwide Access to Telecommunication Relay Service]

  24. Fred's Head is proud to introduce "Brainwaves"
    Sep 14, 2001
    Fred's Head is proud to introduce "Brainwaves," an online contest for the blind and visually impaired community. Every other week, Fred's Head will post a question. We will post the best answers--that is those that save someone who is blind or visually impaired time, trouble, effort or money on a special web page here at The American Printing House for the Blind (APH). Every month, we will randomly draw one winner from the posted answers; that person wins a $25 gift certificate from APH! Rules & Guidelines: You do not have to be blind or visually impaired to enter. On the first business day of each month, we'll draw a name from the pool of respondents whose answers were posted in Fred's Head Brain Waves the previous month. Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to redeem their $25 APH Gift Certificate. You can use your $25 APH gift certificate toward the purchase of any APH products excluding those which can only be purchased using Federal Quota Funds. Rules subject to change. [More Information on Fred's Head is proud to introduce "Brainwaves"]

  25. Exceptional Parent Library
    May 29, 2001
    The Exceptional Parent Library extends a "SPECIAL OFFER" for "The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for your Special Ed Child" by Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel and provide free shipping from now until May 31, 2001. This new Second Edition, revised January 2001, is a comprehensive up to date step by step guide through the entire IEP process that provides encouragement to the reader as it takes a complicated process and makes it easier to understand. This all-in-one guide will help you: understand special-education law; identify your child's needs; prepare for meetings; develop the IEP and resolve disputes. Included in this volume are instructions, suggestions, strategies, resources, forms, and much more. This Internet-only offer Item Code: NL001SEO2, costs only $24.95. [More Information on Exceptional Parent Library]

  26. Statistics on Vision Impairment: A Resource Manual
    Apr 11, 2001
    For individuals interested in statistics on vision impairment, check out The Lighthouse's online Acrobat (.pdf) publication, Statistics on Vision Impairment: A Resource Manual [More Information on Statistics on Vision Impairment: A Resource Manual]

  27. Ability Monthly
    Apr 10, 2001
    The Ability Monthly is a large-print format newsletter written by an individual with a disability for people with disabilities. For subscription information, visit the Ability Monthly. [More Information on Ability Monthly]

  28. Exceptional Parent Libary Offers Discount on Osteoporosis Video
    Mar 08, 2001
    The Exceptional Parent Library is offering a discount of 33% and free shipping for the recently released video, "The Challenge of Osteoporosis for People with Disabilities: A look at risk factors and prevention." Many of the 54 million Americans with disabilities - including those with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida and other physical disabilities - face special health challenges. Osteoporosis, or thinning and weakening of the bones, can be one of the most critical. "The Challenge of Osteoporosis for People with Disabilities" is a 15-minute, full-color, broadcast quality video that comprehensively explores the impact of osteoporosis for individuals with physical disabilities. Developed as an informational and training tool for a wide audience, including people with disabilities and their caregivers as well as the general public, it features medical experts along with individuals with disabilities. It is narrated by medical news reporter and journalist Dr. Ian Smith. [More Information on Exceptional Parent Libary Offers Discount on Osteoporosis Video]

  29. HalfthePlanet is Back!
    Mar 06, 2001
    HalfthePlanet Foundation was established as a nonprofit organization in tandem with HalfthePlanet.com - a for-profit Internet portal offering information, products and services to people with disabilities, their families and friends. HalfthePlanet.com closed its doors in November 2000 due to market conditions, leaving its assets to the HalfthePlanet Foundation. Among those assets is its site--halftheplanet.com. The site has been redesigned and is currently operated as a program of HalfthePlanet Foundation. [More Information on HalfthePlanet is Back!]

  30. Adobe Improves Accessibility of Acrobat Files
    Jan 11, 2001
    Putting documents on the web in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf files) enables the document to retain its original formatting, graphics, and photographs; However, these files are often inaccessible for people with vision disabilities and others who use screen readers. Adobe has provided some tools for converting these files to more accessible text or HTML files at their http://access.adobe.com, including an E-mail conversion service. However, if the .pdf files are not on the Internet and the user does not want to submit a file as an e-mail attachment, the Acrobat Access plug-in is the solution. Adobe Acrobat Access 4.0 for Microsoft Windows software is a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat software. The Acrobat Access plug-in converts .pdf files on a user's local system into plain text, which can then be read by screen reading programs. This plug-in is available for downloading free from the Adobe access website. System requirements for use are: 386- or 486-based personal computer (486 recommended); Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows NT(R) 4.0; 4 MB application RAM; 3 MB hard-disk space, plus 2 MB TEMP space available during installation; For Web integration, any Web browser that allows you to configure a helper application by mime type. [More Information on Adobe Improves Accessibility of Acrobat Files]

  31. New Book Provides A Key Resource for Creating Accessible Web Sites
    Oct 16, 2000
    Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities was recently published by CMP Books. Author Mike Paciello, a leading authority on Web accessibility, is the original creator and one of the primary forces behind the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3) Web Accessibility Initiative. Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities reviews the latest standards of this initiative. Moreover, it instructs readers how to evaluate the accessibility of their Web site, and how to build accessible user interfaces, with straightforward lessons and examples on the specific tools, utility references and programming techniques. Readers will learn how to master HTML enhancements for accessibility; implement specialized Web accessibility software; take advantage of special CSS, HTML, Java and XML coding techniques and locate hundreds of disability and Web accessibility initiatives for keeping current on the latest legislation. They will also learn how emerging technologies will affect access to the Web with answers to questions like: -How can I provide highly graphic and visual content to the blind? -How will people with physical disabilities access Internet kiosks? -What will the deaf do when faced with voice output and audio-based multimedia? -How will individuals who cannot speak interact with an information kiosk that is built on a voice-recognition platform? The book is available at many retail outlets, usually for $34.95. [More Information on New Book Provides A Key Resource for Creating Accessible Web Sites]

  32. Captioned Media Program
    Aug 23, 2000
    The Captioned Media Program is a FREE video lending program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and administered by the NAD (National Association of the Deaf). The program provides videos which are "open-captioned," meaning they will display the English text of the soundtrack with any TV/VCR. No special decoder-device is necessary. These videos are available to deaf or hard of hearing Americans, their parents, families, teachers, counselors, interpreters or others whose use of the collection would benefit a deaf or hard of hearing person. The captioned videos are delivered right to the user's door and may be kept up to one week before being returned. The program pays the postage both ways. Approximately 4,000 videos are available through the program's catalog touching on a wide variety of topics. Included are educational, special-interest, sign language videos - even classic movies! [More Information on Captioned Media Program]

  33. "Access America for People with Disabilities" Website Opens
    Jul 27, 2000
    In keeping with President Clinton's vision of using information technology to increase and improve customer service, the President announced a new website, Access America for People with Disabilities - www.disAbility.gov - that will serve as a "one-stop" electronic link to an enormous range of useful information to people with disabilities and their families. The website contains information relating to children and youth; employment, self employment, and entrepreneurship; transportation; health care and long term services and supports; choice and self-determination; recreation and travel; civil rights and protections; college, adult and vocational education; housing; technology; income supports; tax credits and deductions; disability statistics; and emergency preparedness. [More Information on "Access America for People with Disabilities" Website Opens ]

  34. The Disability Rights Movement
    Jul 18, 2000
    The National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. opened an exhibit entitled "The Disability Rights Movement" on July 6, 2000. Marking the tenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the exhibit examines the history of grass roots activism by people with disabilities, their friends, and families to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans. The exhibit will consist of four showcases and is innovative in its design and aims for maximum accessibility. Web-based kiosks will provide visitors with alternative formats to experience the exhibit. The kiosks are prototypes for versions that will eventually be available to museums and other cultural institutions. [More Information on The Disability Rights Movement]

  35. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Adds Parents Section to Website
    Jun 05, 2000
    The Parents' section offers new fact sheets for parents on several important topics that affect young children. Each fact sheet includes a listing of organizations where parents may find additional information. Topics include the following:
    • Communication Options for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.
    • Speech and Language: Developmental Milestones.
    • Otitis Media: Facts for Parents.
    [More Information on National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Adds Parents Section to Website]

  36. People with Disabilities Press Opens
    Apr 14, 2000
    Many individuals with disabilities, parents, family members, organizations and professionals have produced fine books but cannot get the attention of traditional publishers. Now, you can publish that book(s) and/or bring back your out-of-print books. Have you and/or your organization published monographs or reports that deserve a worldwide audience? Such materials can now be books! And you/organization will receive royalties. Once accepted, your book will be available in two months-with no up-front costs! And, you will be able to make revisions in the future! Stanley Klein, fomerly of Exceptional Parent, is the Series Editor for the People with Disabilities Press. In collaboration with iUniverse.com, he screens manuscripts and assists in marketing. [More Information on People with Disabilities Press Opens]

  37. Freedom Scientific Inc.
    Apr 12, 2000
    Henter-Joyce, the leading U.S. software company specializing in products for blind people, has merged with Blazie Engineering, the leading U.S. manufacturer of Braille hardware devices, to form Freedom Scientific Inc., a new company dedicated to offering a broad line of assistive technology products for people with sensory impairmentsand learning disabilities. Henter-Joyce and Blazie Engineering will continue to design, develop and manufacture their respective product lines in separate business development units, but their sales, marketing, order entry and administrative functions will be combined at the Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group, to be located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Freedom Scientific's corporate headquarters will be in Carlsbad, California. [More Information on Freedom Scientific Inc.]

  38. the open-captioned presentation of The Sixth Sense
    Jan 11, 2000
    Tripod Captioned Films is pleased to announce the open-captioned presentation of The Sixth Sense starring Bruce Willis on January 25 and 26, 2000 at the Loews Foundry in Washington, DC. For more information, please contact: Loews Foundry 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street Washington, DC 20007 Phone: 202/333-8643. [More Information on the open-captioned presentation of The Sixth Sense]

  39. open-captioned presentation of Toy Story 2
    Dec 21, 1999
    Tripod Captioned Films is pleased to announce the open-captioned presentation of Toy Story 2 at Loews Foundry in Washington, DC on January 15 and 16, 2000. For more information, please contact: Loews Foundry 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street Washington, DC 20007 Phone: (202) 333-8643 [More Information on open-captioned presentation of Toy Story 2]

  40. Fatherhood: No Longer a Lost Cause
    Oct 08, 1999
    On Tuesday, October 5, the Washington Post Health Section covered two issues of interest to people with disabilities. One article is, "Fatherhood: No Longer a Lost Cause: New Techniques Allow Men to Become Parents Despite Spinal Cord Injuries." You must register with the Washington Post in order to access this article [More Information on Fatherhood: No Longer a Lost Cause]

  41. Advocating for Disabled Parents
    Oct 08, 1999
    On Tuesday, October 5, the Washington Post Health Section covered two issues of interest to people with disabilities. On article is, "Advocating for Disabled Parents: Agency Leads Drive to Ensure That Handicaps Are Not Automatic Obstacles to Creating Families." In order to access this article you must register with the Washington Post. [More Information on Advocating for Disabled Parents]

  42. TRIPOD Captioned Films
    Aug 03, 1999
    Are you a movie buff in Washington, D.C.? TRIPOD Captioned Films announces an open-captioned print of Universal Pictures "Notting Hill" showing August 4 and 5 at Loews Foundry in Georgetown, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, Washington, DC 20007; phone 202-333-8643. [More Information on TRIPOD Captioned Films]

  43. Bible cassettes free of charge
    Jul 30, 1999
    If you are visually impaired or print disabled, Aurora Ministries will provide Bible cassettes free of charge. The only requirement to receive these cassettes is certification of impairment.
    Added January 2007: Aurora Ministries now make audio bibles available on cassette and on CD in an MP3 format. [More Information on Bible cassettes free of charge]

  44. NASA
    Jul 30, 1999
    NASA has initiated a service called Iliad designed to make the Internet more accessible to people with visual impairments who have difficulty using graphical browsers like Netscape or Explorer. Users can e-mail requests to NASA for keyword searches of the Net. The Iliad system executes the search over multiple search engines and e-mails the results to the requestor. Iliad allows its users to access the resources of the Internet using text-based e-mail. [More Information on NASA]

  45. Choice Magazine Listening
    Apr 19, 1999
    If you are blind, visually impaired or unable to read because of other physical limitations, you are eligible to receive Choice Magazine Listening at no cost. CML is a not-for-profit taped audio anthology offering outstanding articles, short stories and poetry selected from current magazines such as The New Yorker, Audubon, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Gourmet, Travel and Leisure, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, Granta and Time - along with occasional material from other media sources. These free tapes are distributed throughout the U.S. six times a year. The unabridged articles are recorded on 4-track tapes to be played on the special tape players available free through the Library of Congress. If you already have the Library of Congress player, you are immediately put on the list of subscribers. If you do not have the player, CML will send you an application form and the address of the regional Library of Congress branch where your completed form should be sent. When you have received the tape player, notify CML by the post-paid card they provide, and you will be put you on their distribution list. Please note, too, that these tapes are distributed only in the United States. To apply for a free subscription or to receive a brochure, write to: Choice Magazine Listening, 85 Channel Drive Port Washington, NY 11050. Phone: 888-724-6423 or 516-883-8280; Fax: 516-944-6849. Email: ChoiceMag@Aol.com [More Information on Choice Magazine Listening]

  46. PowerBraille
    Apr 15, 1999
    Blazie Engineering has acquired the Telesensory access line and is now producing the PowerBraille product line. For more information on the PowerBraille line, check the ABLEDATA database (perform a brand name search for PowerBraille). [More Information on PowerBraille]

  47. ADA Publication-of-the-Month
    Mar 26, 1999
    Are you trying to find out more about the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)? The Department of Justice has started the ADA Publication-of-the-Month program. Each month a different ADA publication will be offered free of charge, while supplies last. Call the ADA information line, 800/514-0301(voice) or 800/514-0383(TDD), each month to find out what new ADA publication is being offered and to place your order. Your order will shipped via U.S. mail and you can expect receipt within approximately 4 weeks. [More Information on ADA Publication-of-the-Month ]

  48. Mainstream Magazine
    Feb 22, 1999
    Are you interested in communication aids? Then check the December/January issue of Mainstream Magazine of the Able - Disabled. To subscribe, contact: Mainstream P.O. Box 370598 San Diego, CA 92137-0598 phone: 619/234-3138 fax: 619/234-3155 [More Information on Mainstream Magazine]

  49. Exceptional Parent
    Feb 17, 1999
    Do you have or know of a child who needs an adaptive computer keyboard, but don't know where to begin in the selection process? Check out "Alternative Keyboards" in the February issue of Exceptional Parent magazine. [More Information on Exceptional Parent ]

  50. Disability Resource Library
    Jan 20, 1999
    The Disability Resource Library is having an inventory clearance sale! From now until January 31st, 1999 , while supplies last save 35% on any title in stock. To order by phone, call 888-658-1747 and ask for Greg; or order online. [More Information on Disability Resource Library]

  51. On A Roll Radio's Interview on Assistive Technology Loan Programs
    Jan 12, 1999
    Hear On A Roll Radio's interview on assistive technology loan programs with Dr. Joey Wallace and check out the rest of the goings on at the first and only live weekly syndicated commercial radio talk show on life and disability. [More Information on On A Roll Radio's Interview on Assistive Technology Loan Programs]

  52. Aquatic Therapy or Therapeutic Recreation for Children
    Jan 07, 1999
    Would you like to learn more about aquatic therapy or therapeutic recreation for children? This information and more is available in the December/January 1999 issue of Rehab Management. To find out more, contact: CurAnt Communications, Inc. 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 202 Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Phone: 310/306-2206; Fax: 310/301-8101; Email: RehabMag@aol.com [More Information on Aquatic Therapy or Therapeutic Recreation for Children]

  53. Tetra
    Jan 01, 1999
    Happy New Year! If 1999 finds you in need of customized assistive technology assistance, check out Tetra. Tetra has a network of volunteers in the United States and Canada who can customize or create devices to meet specific needs. For information, contact: Tetra Society of North America, Plaza of Nations, 770 Pacific Blvd. South, Suite 27, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E7; Canada. Phone: 604-688-6464. E-mail: tetra@reachdisability.org [More Information on Tetra]

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