InfoQuest January-February 2007

by Quest Staff on January 1, 2007 - 3:59pm

QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1

Find general disability resources and accessibility and universal design resources.

American Association of People with Disabilities
(800) 840-8844
AAPD works to ensure economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for Americans with disabilities.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
(301) 588-8252
AUCD supports the national network of more than 60 university centers on disabilities.

Beach Center on Disability
(785) 864-7600
A unit of the University of Kansas, the center focuses its research on enhancing quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
(202) 783-2229
CCD is a coalition of 100 national disability organizations that advocates for national public policy.
(800) 333-4636
The site describes and links to government programs that focus on disability-related subjects, including benefits, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
(510) 665-8644
The nonprofit law firm advances the civil rights of people with disabilities through litigation, research and education, at no cost to clients.

Disability Rights, Education & Defense Fund
(800) 348-4232
The national civil rights law and policy center provides legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. It’s directed by people with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Disability World
The bimonthly web-zine covers the international independent living movement.

The site provides general resources on disability, chat rooms, and information for families and friends.
As the government’s official Web portal, the site directs users to information about federal programs and services.

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
(713) 520-0232
ILRU is a national center for information on independent living centers, and includes a national directory. Local ILCs can lead you to disability information in your community.

Independent Living USA
Another listing of independent living centers, this site also includes news on
disability-related issues.

National Council on Disability
(202) 272-2004
NCD promotes policies, programs, practices and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Its 15 members make recommendations to Congress and the President.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
(202) 207-0334
It represents over 700 organizations and individuals including Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs).

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
(202) 408-9514
NDRN represents the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP), and provides training and technical assistance, legal support and legislative advocacy services.

National Disability Institute
(202) 521-2931
NDI’s mission is to eliminate poverty and underemployment for people with disabilities through policy change.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
(202) 293-5960
The site features the latest disability-related news and information, including links to other sites and an e-newsletter.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
(800) 346-2742
The database features more than 75,000 resources targeted to topics such as advocacy, assistive technology, daily living and mobility issues.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
(800) 424-8200
Geared toward veterans with spinal cord injuries, this site has resources relevant to people with physical disabilities.

State Disability Commissions, Committees & Councils
This site can direct you to your state liaisons for disability commissions, committees and councils.

United Spinal Association
(718) 803-3782
With a focus on spinal cord injuries, the site also has publications on issues relating to others with mobility problems.

World Institute on Disability (WID)
(510) 763-4100
The institute provides information related to: accessible health care and personal assistance services; employment and economic development; inclusive technology design; and international disability and development.

Adaptive Environments
(617) 695-1225
The organization provides guidance about meeting federal laws and codes for accessibility, plus education and consultation about strategies in universal design.

Center for Universal Design
(800) 647-6777
The research center evaluates, develops and promotes accessibility and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments and products.

International Code Council
(888) 422-7233
To improve accessibility for people with disabilities, the ICC develops codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

Universal Design Alliance
(770) 667-4591
The alliance creates public awareness of universal design for all ages, sizes and abilities.

United States Access Board
(800) 872-2253
A leading source of information on accessible design, the agency enforces standards that cover federally funded facilities.

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