Resources

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Outreach Partners
Community and Cultural Groups
Service Providers:

Information & Policy
Technology/Products
Web Accessibility
Get an Education:
Civil War Sites
Humanities Councils/Historical Societies/State Archives
Primary Documents
Government Resources
Images/Evidence
Genetics/Ethics
History
Counselors
Eugenics
Ethics
Medical Images
Religion/Charity
Philanthropy
Employment

Community & Cultural Groups

Rotary International
Rotary International's home page. It includes all you could want to know about the Rotary and provides links to every Rotary Club which has its own site.

The Shriner's Homepage
Interesting but not overly informative.

National Easter Seals' Gateway
A good site, easy to navigate, though some options are not available on the text only version. Outlines the Seal's programs and has many good links.

Lions Clubs International Home Page
Provides information about Lion's Club sight services, youth and other programs as well as the organization's history and other information.

Kiwanis International
This site was established to promote the objectives of Kiwanis International, an organization devoted to servicing the advancement of individuals, communities, the nation; and to strengthening international goodwill.

Kiwanis International--Worldwide Service Project
A sub page of the Kiwanis site detailing their world wide campaign to eradicate iodine deficiency disorders in children.

BPO Elks Online
The BPOE online. Includes their magazine, e-zine, events, and news of the BPOE.


Service Providers

Information & Policy

ADA & Disability Information
This page provides an assortment of links to Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability related URL's.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and other assistance documents.

The Center on Human Policy
Based at Syracuse University and founded by Burton Blatt, the CHP advocates the study and promotion of open and inclusive settings for people with disabilities.

Disability Resources
Sub page of the CHP specifying disability resources on the web.


Technology/Products


Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Founded in 1948 by Dr. Howard A. Rusk, the Rusk Institute is the largest university-affiliated center for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities, as well as for research and training in rehabilitation medicine.

Aesthetic Concerns Prosthetics Inc.
Makers of Prosthetics and Living Skin

REHAB Tech:Prosthetics:Orthotic:Rehab Engineering Services
A resource for the prosthetic, orthotic and rehabilitation engineering industries.

The Braun Corporation - Products for the Disabled / Disability
The Braun Corporation is a producer of car lifts and provides conversion services for automobiles.

Flex-Foot
"Flex-Foot develops products for all lower limb amputees who want to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle."


Web Accessibility


CAST: Bobby
Set up to evaluate the accessibility of a web site to various browsers and the disabled.

Assistive Technology, Inc. - Accessible Products for Communication and Education: Welcome
Small technology company providing computer hardware and software for people with disabilities. The site is small but it gives an idea of the latest computer products for Apple systems

Microsoft's Accessibility Page
Microsoft's accessibility homepage. Mainly Microsoft promoting itself, but it has some interesting info on accessibility products (their own).

WGBH/Media Access
The center works on descriptive video, captioning, and web site accessibility issues.

NCAM/Web Access Project
National Center for Accessible Media devoted to bringing captioning to web sites with audio components

National Federation of the Blind
A very good site with many interesting pages on all aspects of the NFB, its services, and blindness. Includes an extensive list of available speeches, books, articles and cassettes.

American Federation for the Blind
A site whose essence is the same as the NFB's. It gives information on the Federation's work as the organization recognized as Helen Keller's cause in the United States when it was founded in 1921.

Welcome to Cornucopia of Disability Information
"CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas." A fairly extensive site linked to many others.

Deaf World Web
A great site provided by the Deaf World Web Organization. "Deaf World Web is the largest and leading multi-purpose deaf Web site, providing deaf-related information around the world."

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation
The web site for the Warm Springs Foundation, the center founded by FDR in the late 1920's to provide rehabilitation services for all types of people.

United Cerebral Palsy
UCP's site allows you to explore all aspects of its organization. Its resource allows a quick search of the UCP's documents on the site.

Ability OnLine - Toronto, Canada
"Putting children and adolescents with disabilities in touch with the world!" Ability OnLine is an electronic mail system that connects young people with disabilities or chronic illness to disabled and non-disabled peers and mentors.

The Arc of the United States Home Page
Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States The site of one of the largest disability organizations. A comprehensive site.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium's web page mainly lists the activities it is undertaking and lists the nearly 100 members.

The Disability Connection
Apple Computer's Web site dedicated to computer technology accessibility. Pretty interesting with updates on Apple's latest products for people with disabilities.

The ELA Foundation
A well designed site in most cases. Has a couple of interesting pages, including a "Hot Topics" section, and a "Hall of Fame/Shame."

Electric Edge
The webzine of "The Ragged Edge." An upbeat site. It contains back issues of "The Ragged Edge," and links to many other disability sites.

Independent Living USA
The web site is intended as a service for individuals with disabilities, their families, providers of services, independent living centers, and professionals. The web site is a directory of resources for independent living.

LPA
The Little People of America's Home Page

Mainstream - Magazine of the Able-Disabled
Mainstream Magazine's home on the web.

The National Down Syndrome Society
The Home page of the National Down Syndrome Society.

Not Dead Yet!
An anti-euthanasia organization.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
NARIC provides an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-related information culled from research funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Disabled Sports USA
A non-profit organization providing sports and recreation services to children and adults with physical or mobility related disabilities.

Special Olympics International
Special Olympics is a non-profit, international program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation.

Society for Disability Studies
The purpose of SDS is to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and to engage in dialogues that cut across disciplinary backgrounds and substantive concerns. SDS is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society.

World Institute on Disability
WID is an international public policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.

Very Special Arts
VSA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the creative power in people with disabilities.

New Mobility's Interactive Cafe
The largest community on the web for disability news, resources and culture.

Evaluating Internet Information
Gives tips on accessing web information, and an evaluation of search engines. Link to Copyright page.


Get an Education

Civil War Sites


American Civil War Information Homepage
A wide scope site offering many different kinds of info on the Civil War. If you have the time, this site will take you to just about any Civil War info you'd want.

Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page
Contains 1,118 Civil War photographs. The images include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.

Welcome to the U.S. Civil War Center!
The U. S. Civil War Center at Louisiana State University. Has over 2100 Civil War related links.

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Sponsored by Univ. of Virginia. A comprehensive site dedicated to following troops from two counties (one North one South) before and during the American Civil War.


Humanities Councils/ Historical Societies/State Archives


American Antiquarian Society
Search the American Antiquarian Society's collection. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts.

H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine HOME PAGE
Sponsored by the NEH and Michigan State University, NEH, and H-Net. Provides info on humanities and social sciences.

Kansas State Historical Society
One of the better state history sites.

Maryland State Archives Homepage
Nice example of a state archives site.

Michigan Historical Center, Lansing, Michigan
Michigan Historical Center's web site is a prime example of the usefulness of state historical societies.

Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office
A good web site - other historical sites should be as good.

Welcome to the Museum of Our National Heritage
Run by the 32 Degree Scottish Rite Freemasons. Small museum in Lexington, MA. Small site, but very interesting.

Ohio Historical Society Online
A good historical society homepage. Detailed information on Ohio. Contains a special section for kids.


Primary Documents

National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
Includes photos & texts of historic documents. NARA also has a digital classroom which provides materials from NARA for use in the classroom.

New Deal Network
Sponsored by FERI (the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute). Devoted to public works and art projects of the New Deal. Core database includes photos, political cartoons and texts of speeches, letters and other historic documents.

Perseus Project Home Page
Sponsored by Tufts University. Library of resources for studying the ancient world. Materials include: ancient texts/translations philological tools, maps,illustrated art catalogs, and secondary essays.

Barnum Museum: Enter the Big Tent
P.T. Barnum: entrepreneur, politician, journalist, impressario, museum owner and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Gallaudet University, Washington DC
Gallaudet University's homepage. A typical university home page with information on admissions, campus services, etc. The library page contains research guides, archives, links to web sites related to deafness issues, as well as links to nearly 70 national and international deaf schools.

University of Michigan Gateway
Homepage for the University of Michigan.

University of Michigan Health System
Info about the University of Michigan Health System, comprising a Medical School, three hospitals and 150 outpatient clinics and health centers.

The Smithsonian Institution Home Page
A pretty good site, though it takes awhile to down load, and you have to have java even for the first page. Beyond that, the site provides a very detailed overview of the museum's exhibits.


Government Resources


Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and other assistance documents.

Department of Justice ADA Home Page
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities. The ADA gives the Department of Justice (DOJ) authority to issue regulations for title II and III of the ADA and to provide technical assistance and enforcement. The Department also has authority to certify that a State or local accessibility code is equivalent to the ADA's requirements for new construction and alterations.

FAIR -- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) is the national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship.

JAN on the Web
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service, but an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
"The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. "

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
The PCEPD is a specially appointed committee working with state liaisons to promote the employment of people with disabilities. The site includes the PCEPD's activities past and present and a sample of some of the committee's archival material.

Rehabilitation Services Administration
"The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services. "

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
A tri-service agency of the Department of Defense with a threefold mission of consultation,education and research.

The RSA is a division of the Department of Education providing information on educational and vocational rehabilitation.


Images/Evidence

THE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL SITE:
National Historic Site & Museum, Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Boeing Company:
Contemporary and historical photographs.

Joseph Luft's Philatelic Resources on the Web
Nearly 1,500 philatelic links.

The Life of Helen Keller
A sub page of the American Federation for the Blind site containing the story of Helen Keller with a selection of photos from various stages of her life.

Welcome to Roy Rogers & Dale Evans WWW!
The Official home page for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. It takes a while to load and needs java. A must for any Roy Rogers fan.


Genetics/Ethics

History


MendelWeb Homepage 97.1:
MendelWeb is an educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science.


Counselors


The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families who have genetic disorders.

Genetics Societies Home Page
Links to several major genetics societies of the US. Mostly text. Not very gripping, but allows access to societies' activities.


Eugenics


AMERICAN_EUGENICS_DATABASE:
A searchable database with listings of members of the eugenics societies in Britain and the U.S.A., along with their interests and associations,from the early years of the 20th century to the present. Warning: This is NOT a reliable source of information.


Ethics

ASHG Main Menu
American Society of Human Genetics. Mostly a description of ASHG and its programs.


Medical Images

PEREZ ON MEDICINE: The Whimsical Art of Jose S. Perez
Just what it says - whimsical medical art Paintings focus on hospital stays and the artists view of medicine


Religion/Charity

American Tract Society
The American Tract Society has been publishing books and tracts since 1825. It seeks "to promote the interests of vital godliness and sound morality." The site includes archives of some of the tracts which the Society has printed.


Philanthropy

c h a r i t y n e t
Charity Net is a web site specifically geared toward the spread of charitable causes over the Internet.


Employment

The Association for Persons in Supported Employment
The Association for Persons in Supported Employment is a membership organization formed to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons with disabilities.

Goodwill Industries International
A pretty good site with in depth information on Goodwill. Part of the site is accessible only to members. It has a TIIAP area where people can be trained in the use of the Internet

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
The PCEPD is a specially appointed committee working with state liaisons to promote the employment of people with disabilities. The site includes the PCEPD's activities past and present and a sample of some of the committee's archival material.