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ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Provides links to federal services to persons with disabilities. Includes information for those providing services and for potential employers of the handicapped. Also contains a copy of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Braille Institute of America
The 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.
The federal government's website for persons with disabilities and for those who live and work with them. Contains links to local resources.
Transforming the way people living with disabilities communicate, share, and grow. Over 180 million members including individuals with disabilities, medical practitioners, caregivers, employers, family members, teachers, and others.
Exceptional Parent magazine
Exceptional Parent magazine and its web page both have informative and useful information for parents with kids who have special needs. Both places have current news of changes in the laws, information on wills and estate matters, on taxation issues and ways to deal with the medical problems attendant upon parenting a special needs child. There is a new section for military families. Registration is required for the web page.
FCTD (Family Center on Technology and Disability)
The Family Center on Technology and Disability's webpage for families with children and young people who are disabled. The FCTD operates through program support from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and includes the cooperation of nonprofit organizations which are interested in the use of technology to help the handicapped live well.
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
This page from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management assists disabled job-seekers and their potential employers with links to federal offices, job opportunity sites, copies of pertinent laws and agency rules.
NOD (National Organization on Disability)
The mission of the National Organization on Disability is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
United States Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for disabled persons. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the building environment, transportation, telecommunications and electronic equipment. It also provides technical assistance and training on design issues and acts to enforce accessibility standards for federally funded facilities.
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City of Tacoma - Commission on Disabilities
Part of the City of Tacoma's web page this spot describes the work of the Commission on Disabilities. A contact person is noted on the page for those with comments or suggestions.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT,)from the University of Washington, serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
Pierce County Housing Programs
The page for help with housing for those who qualify. Check out the sections on landlord-tenant, first time home buying and adapting your home to meet your mobility needs.
TACID (Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities)
The Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities (TACID) was formed in 1980 from four disability organizations representing persons who are deaf or blind, have multiple sclerosis or physical disabilities that prevent them from engaging in civic or economic life.
Washington Information Network
This web page acts as an index to United Way of Pierce County's database of community services but has the capability of searching for services in any community in the United States. It helps those who need information on meeting their basic needs for food, housing, and finances. Their Housing search link is helpful if you have mobility issues, it will allow you to find low cost accessible rentals with doorways, bathrooms and kitchens the right size and close to services you might need.
Washington Talking Book
The Washington Talking Book library is part of the national network of cooperating libraries locally administered and partially funded by the NLS. The Seattle branch provides a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the Northwest Region of the United States by postage-free mail.
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