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Disabilities Resources Online

DisAbilities Resources Online

Hearing Disabilities and Impairment

Hearing Impairment/Deafness Websites
http://www.utep.edu/dsso/hearing.htm
Extensive links to sites offering resources and information on hearing impairment and deafness, provided by the University of Texas in El Paso.


Mobility Impaired
Assistance Dogs International
http://www.adionline.org/
Website for this organization that helps provide guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs. Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs as well as staff and volunteer education.

Canine Partners for Life
http://www.k94life.org/whoweare.htm
Website for this Pennsylvannia based organization which works to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with mobility impairments by providing professionally trained service dogs and support services.


Vision Impairment

American Council for the Blind
http://acb.org/
The website for the American Council of the Blind. This service provides general information about the Council, including recent issues of our monthly publication, The Braille Forum. The site provides many links to other important sites.

Blind NET
http://www.blind.net/blindind.htm
These pages will provide you with USEFUL and FACTUAL information about blindness; general information as well as links to organizations of the Blind, those organizations for the Blind that work with us, some of the companies that provide equipment we use, and other resources.

History of Reading Codes for the Blind
http://www.nyise.org/blind/
Fascinating and important history of reading codes which includes discussion of the work of Valentin Hauy
Louis Braille, Gall, Alston, Lucas and Moon, as well as information on American Modified Braille and British Braille.

National Federation of the Blind
http://www.nfb.org/
Official site for this organization.

Visually Impaired - Yahoo Directory
http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=%2BVisually+%2BImpaired
Directory to many sites providing information on research and treatment of visual impairments.