Related Links for Resources or Articles for People with Disabilities
- ADA Home Page:
U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Home - Information
and technical assistance on the American For Disabilities Act
- Know-the-ADA, ADA Resources: Living with Blindness - Causes of blindness are cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy with information about each, physical and audible assistance and many helpful links to other related resources. ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
Blind and Low Vision Services - Services in Maine for those who
need assistance using technology such as JAWS or Braille notetakers.
- American Council of the Blind - National
council with 71 affiliates throughout the United States. " . .
. strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired
people . . ."
- American Foundation for the Blind - Not-for-profit
resource and referral organization and publisher.
- American Printing House for the Blind (APH) - APH
manufactures braille, large type, recorded, computer disk, and tactile
graphic publications, and educational and daily living products.
- Bookshare.org - A
subscription-based service that provides scanned, member-contributed
books to members in NISO/DAISY digital book format or grade 2 digital
Braille. Students on the Talking Books program are eligible for free services from Bookshare.
- Braille Institute - Offers
Braille and a wide variety of services and programs to the blind.
- CAST: Universal
Design for Learning - Tools and Resources
- The Iris Network - A not-for-profit
Maine organization helping the state's blind and visually impaired
- Maine-AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials for Maine Students with Print Disabilities) - ccessible Instructional Materials All students learn best when information is presented in a way that matches their individual learning styles.
- Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation
Services - State agency which "strives to bring about full
access to employment, independence and community integration for
people with disabilities."
- Maine CITE Statewide project
dedicated to supporting availability of assistive and universally designed
- Lighthouse International - This organization is a good resource for low-vision
aids. "Recognized by the American Medical Association, our dream
is to make everyone aware of the differences between vision impairment
- National Federation of the Blind Association
of Blind Persons - provides information about Jobline and Newsline
- National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped - Administers Talking Books program,
has searchable online catalog of materials.
- Learning Ally - A
not-for-profit educational publications resource for people with print
- Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act: Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility
Standards - Information about Section 508 of the Rehabilitation
- Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0 - Recommendations from WC3 on standards for web