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A Sober Way Home
At A Sober Way Home in Prescott, Arizona, they provide men and women safe, effective, intensive and expansive therapeutic drug rehab and alcoholism addiction treatment programs in a family-style residential setting that prepares them to remain clean and sober while embracing the benefit of a lifelong 12-Step commitment.

AIRES
AIRES is committed to providing person-centered services of the highest quality to children and adults with disabilities, as well as the elderly. Founded by Vivian Taylor in 1978, AIRES is proud to serve over 400 people across the state of Arizona.

Arizona Department of Economic Security
This is a well run government site that will help you with anything that you may need.

Arizona Department of Housing
Very informative and helpful state run site. If you need housing help they are one site to visit.

Coalition for Compassion and Justice
Coalition for Compassion and Justice is a very good organization with great volunteers and management. They feed the homeless and the food is amazing. I know many of the people here and they are great. If you need help these people are there for you.

Lonesome Valley Newspaper
A very good local paper for Prescott Valley. They run stories for us from time to time. Read it.

Northern Arizona Council of Governments
This is a very useful site from a well run organization that can help in many ways. They work in all of Northern Arizona.

Prescott House
Prescott House is an Arizona state licensed, extended care treatment facility for men who need further treatment beyond primary inpatient treatment for a wide range of personal issues. They work in the 12 step manner and cover a wide range of personal problems.

ServiceArizona
They do auto registration etc. online as well as other services. Very useful if you are connected.

St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
On this site you will find a massive amount of information about a wide variety of health issues. They have forms, survey information and lots of usable data available.

The Employment Network
You’ve probably seen the magazine on newsstands throughout the area…this is the magazine in it’s online form. Their jobs are listed as PDFs.

Tri-City Partnership for Special Children and Families
They are a team of parents, family members of individuals with special needs. We are also self advocates, community members and professionals who work with the disabled.

Welcome to Prescott Valley
The official website of Prescott Valley. They have great connections to almost anything you may need in PV.

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
What more can you say about a great organization that helps under privileged kids in our area.

Yavapai College
Education is the key to life and this is a great school at the heart of our community. Their site is a great resource if you want to start college or continue your education and is as informative and well done as any site you will see.

Resources / ADACoordinator Office
This link is to a Yavapai College resource center and the American’s with Disabilities Act office information.

Yavapai County Government Home
Lots of info here and a worthy resource for county wide information.

General Disability Links

Courage Center
They are a Minnesota-based rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. They specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism and disabilities experienced since birth.

Disability Grants and Funding Sources
Great links to anything one would need to fund projects or programs with government or private financing.

Disability History Museum
Nice site, exactly what the name implies.

Disability Information for Students
A website for students that are studying in the field of disability, as well as professionals working within it.

 Disability Law Resource Project
The DBTAC Southwest ADA Center is the Southwest’s leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc.
An advocacy site with strong information on disability rights from people who have been defending the disable for years.

DisabilityInfo.gov
A government site that connects the disabled community to information and opportunities.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
The DAV site is a must if you are a vet and have disability issues.

Disease, Disability, Stroke Information, Government
Funding Assistance Resources

The site is about exactly what the title implies and a good source of information.

DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
They have built up a ton of useful links to many of the sites on the web one may find hard to find.

Disability World
From persons who are newly disabled to those born with a disability; Disabled World features over 400 categories containing in excess of 30,000 pages of Informative Articles, News Stories, and a free Disability Community, providing seniors, baby boomers and the health impaired with a wealth of disability resources, information, help, and assistance.

Easter Seals Services
An organization that has been around forever helping those who can not help themselves.

Empowering Arizonans with Disabilities to Live Independently
A site all about independent living in the state of Arizona.

Learning Disabilities OnLine
The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD.

March of Dimes
It’s all about helping kids and a fantastic informational resource.

My Invisible Disabilities Advocate
Great news souce for and about disabilities.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
NCDDR’s scope of work focuses on knowledge translation (KT) of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence-based instruments and systematic reviews.

Professional Fit Clothing
The disabled often have special needs in clothing and this site provides for those needs.

Research & Evaluation – Rural Disability & Rehabilitation
The Rural Institute is part of the national network of programs funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) committed to assisting in the provision of interdisciplinary training, research, service demonstration programs, leverage of funds, and information dissemination which increase and support the independence, productivity, and inclusion into the community of persons with developmental disabilities.

Social Security Disability Secrets
If you need to work with or even fight the system and social security for disability then this site will have lots of good information and other resources for your use.

Social Security Administration
The official SSA site.

Spine and Head Injuries
The Arizona state site for spinal and cranial injuries.

College Park Industries – Technology  for the Human Race
A commercial site from people that make prostetics for sport and competition.

Wheelchair Foundation
The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Independence.

Wheelchair Van Rentals, Transportation for the Disabled
Accessible Vans of America  is a member owned organization made up of independent Mobility Dealers across the United States who rent, sell and service wheelchair accessible vehicles.

World Institute on Disability
The mission of the World Institute on Disability in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities.

State Links

Arizona DES for benefits
This site is the spot for Arizona Department of Economic Services.

Arizona Dept. of Transportation
The state Department of Transportation site.

Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition
Access important information about public policy issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities in Arizona.

Arizona Freedom to Work
Arizona bridge to independent living site.

Arizona Freelance Interpreting Services
This site is for the deaf and hard of hearing.

AHCCCS
Arizona’s Medicaid agency.

Arizona Indian Tribes BIA
A link resource for Indian information.

Arizona Judicial Branch
A legal resource site.

Arizona Law Help
A site with a vast amount of legal info and help resources.

ADA Help
This is a small link source for people with disabilities.

Arizona Paralyzed Veterns of America
Local chapter site of the PVA.

Arizona Registrar of Contractors
If you need help with local contractors this site is where you might check their records of service and ROC numbers.

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind
The official site for the schools in our state.

Arizona Secretary of State
The website provides access to services offered by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, with main offices located in Phoenix.

Arizona Self Help
A free and easy way to find out if your family can get help from 25 different health and human services programs

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Assoc.
The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. We also offer support and education to family members, professionals, and community members.

Arizona State Legislature
The official site for the state legislature, find out how they are spending your money.

AZ STRUT Students Recycling User Technology
Arizona students recycling used technology. These kids are committed and working hard for the environment.

Arizona Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
A list of phone numbers to various hotlines.

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment
AWEE has been transforming the lives of Arizonans into “faces of success” for nearly 30 years. Since our inception, we have helped create successful beginnings and renewed hope for more than 90,000 women, men and young adults. Gone are the days of simply moving people off welfare. Today, AWEE is Arizona’s preeminent workforce development organization, offering a diverse range of evidence-based training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Arizona Tenents Advocates
A site that covers tenant rights for all of Arizona.

Brain Injury Assoc. of Arizona
The Brain Injury Association of Arizona is the only statewide organization in Arizona dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with brain injuries and their families and working to prevent brain injuries.

Catholic Community Services
The site represents a multitude of services.

Center for Arizona Policy
Center for Arizona Policy is a nonprofit research and education organization committed to protecting and defending the family by influencing policy, communicating truth, and empowering families to promote timeless values.

Community Informational Referral
The site is a link between people who need help and the agencies that provide that help.

Direct Center for Independence
DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc. is a consumer-directed, community-based advocacy organization, that promotes independent living and offers a variety of programs for all people with disabilities which encourages them to achieve their full potential and to participate in the community.

Disability Links and Resources
Lots of useful links on this site..use it.

Arizona Elder Builders
The Arizona Elder Builders Project is a multi-partnership project designed to meet specific clients needs, to the elderly and/or disabled populations living in six rural Arizona counties and keep them from early institutional placement.

Fair Housing
News and information on fair housing in the state of Arizona.

Goodman Law
Local legal source in Prescott.

Healthcare Group of Arizona
Healthcare Group of Arizona is a community-rated health plan that provides healthcare coverage for almost 15,000 members.

IRS Earned Income Credits
An IRS built site with PDF info on eligibility.

Mohave County Community College
A site for and about MCCC.

HEAL–Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
A fairly good site on MCS.

National Center for Secondary Education and Transition
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Native Americans for Community Action
The mission of Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. is to provide culturally appropriate health and human services to urban American Indians and others in need, emphasizing advocacy, harmony, and respect.

NAU
Northern Arizona University’s website.  

Prevent Child Abuse
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of Arizona’s children. Their work strengthens families so that costly legal and social intervention is not needed. They focus strategically on new parents, early in the family life cycle. Our objective is to reach all parents of newborns with research-based services so they can succeed in keeping their children safe and healthy.

Rio Salado College
The website for Rio Salado College in Phoenix

Rainbow Acres
Rainbow Acres is one of America’s premiere Christian communities for adults with developmental disabilities. At Rainbow, your loved one receives the finest care and enjoys a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus amid the scenic beauty of Arizona’s Verde Valley.

State Bar of Arizona
Help in finding a lawyer.

The EAR Foundation
In 1971, Michael E. Glasscock, III, M.D. established The EAR Foundation in Nashville, TN. His objective was to bridge the gap between the hearing impaired and the world of hearing.

The Finance Project
The Finance Project’s Information Resource Center gives you easy access to a wealth of information on policies, programs, and financing strategies for initiatives striving to improve the lives of children, families and communities

HUD
The official site for The Housing and Urban Development.

National Links

AAPD – American Association Of People With Disabilities
AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the US.

Access to Benefits Coalition
A site designed to help people with their Medicare benefits.

Accessing Free Medication – The Patient’s Advocate
A site designed to help people find the right medication for their problems.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
This is software to help with ADA facility audits.

ADA Technical Assistance Program
Answers questions about the ADA and how to use their services.

Alliance for Retired Americans
National news and services for the retired.

Americorps
A site for volunteering to help make the country better.

AUCD
Association of University Centers on Disabilities. A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

Chemical Injury Information Network
The Chemical Injury Information Network is a support and advocacy organization dealing with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. It is run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured, and focuses primarily on education, credible research into MCS, and the empowerment of the chemically injured.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

College Connection Scholarships
New scholarships are posted monthly. This free quality information includes all of the details you need to apply now, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, amounts, contact name, address, phone number and website of the scholarship sponsor.

Department of Veterans Affairs
The official government site for Vets.

DisabilityInfo.gov
Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities

Exposed
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity~Links

Family Watchdog
Keeps you informed on vital family information like sex offenders etc.

Food and Nutrition Service
FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. We help nearly one in five people.

GuideStar
They gather and publicize information about nonprofit organizations.

Government Loans
GovLoans.gov is your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs

National Endowment for Financial Education
The mission of the National Endowment for Financial Education is to help individual Americans acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to take control of their financial destiny.
 
National Low Income Housing Coalition
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
 National Youth Leadership Network
The National Youth Leadership Network  is dedicated to advancing the next generation of disability leaders.

Needy Medications
Find help with the cost of your medications.

NHeLP Medicaid
Founded in 1970, the National Health Law Program is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.

OMB Watch
OMB Watch exists to increase government transparency and accountability; to ensure sound, equitable regulatory and budgetary processes and policies; and to protect and promote active citizen participation in our democracy.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights

Parent Information Network
This site has everything to do with schools in our state.

Project Vote Smart
The voter’s self defense system.

Proyecto Vision
A bilingual website for latinos with disabilities.

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Under the banner of being ready for emergencies, this government site shows you how to prepare and what you may need.

Rent Net
Help in finding an apartment or home locally, regionally  or nationally.

RX America
This is a website based around CVS pharmacies.

Social Security Disability Benefit Advocates of America
National Social Security Disability Advocacy site.

SocialServe
Help in finding fair housing.

Sources of hearing aids and cochlear implant funding

Spine and Head Injuries
The Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries provides information, services and support for individuals with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Steve Gold’s Nuggets
The site is run by a legal expert on how to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act

The National Rehabilitation Information Center
For the past 30 years NARIC staff members have been dedicated to providing direct, personal, and high-quality information services to anyone throughout the country.

The United States Department of Labor
The official site for the Department of Labor.

Trust for America’s Health
Preventing epidemics, helping people.

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

USDA Rural Development
Their mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans 

United States Department of Agriculture

Virtual Center for Independent Living
Their goal is to make it as easy as possible for people with disabililities to become more independent.

Workplace RERC
They identify, develop and promote new assistive and universally designed technologies that maximize independence and participation of people with disabilities in the workplace.

World Institute on Disability
The mission of the World Institute on Disability in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.
 
Employment Links
 
America’s Job Bank
A one stop job site for the entire country.
 
Association of Small Business Development Centers
The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

CAPS
The mission of Counseling And Psychological Services is to: aid in the emotional and psychological development of students in the university environment for the purpose of enhancing performance; assist in the evaluation of student academic progress for the purpose of improving student and faculty functioning and; contribute to the professional education of graduate students in mental health and counseling professions.

Creditworthy Business Credit
The premier business credit resource on the web.

Disabled Online Users Association
The Disabled Online Users Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 with the sole purpose of bringing the online world of business to the disabled.

Education Online Search
A link portal for a large list of online schools available nationally. The links are broken down into the type of school you are looking for which makes it very helpful and quick to search.

Employer Assistance Referral Network
EARN provides employers with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.

Employment Links
The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

eSight Careers Network
Career information for the disabled.

Inc
An online magazine for small business.

Indeed
Job search site.

Industrial Commission of Arizona
The site is run by the state and covers a myriad of subjects pertaining to work, public health and insurance.

National Telecommuting Institute, Inc
Work at home jobs for the disabled.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
National center on workforce disability.

ONET OnLine
A public charity organization since 2002 whose primary focus is disability employment. We want to help you, a person with a disability seek employment.

SBA – ADA – Americans With Disabilities Act
Information on the government policy for the disabled.

SCORE
Counselors to America’s Small Business. Score has a lot of useful information and assistance for anyone wanting to start their own business from people who have first hand knowledge and advice.

Search Arizona Jobs
An Arizona job bank site.

Self Assessment
Help with career planning from the About site.

Starting and Growing a Small Business
Entrepreneur Magazine online.

Ticket to Work
Employment Network information of all types.

The Career Key
The site has tests one can take to help match your personality to a career.

The 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.

The United States Department of Labor

Typefocus personality type applications
Discover your personality type and what careers fit your natural strengths.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Deptartment of Labor

US Business Leadership Network
The US Business Leadership Network is the national business organization currently representing 55 BLN affiliates in 32 states including the District of Columbia and more than 5,000 employers using a “business to business” strategy to promote the business imperative of including people with disabilities in the workforce.

United States Department of Agriculture

Virtual Office Temp 
VOT helps busy professionals get things done through web-based completion of overflow administrative and business needs. They  provide progressive companies and individuals who are seeking to work more efficiently with the ultimate value-added benefit – a professional or certified virtual assistant.

Work Support
They serve as a Center of national excellence, providing resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives.

Technology Links

Ability Research Centre
Assists people with disabilities to obtain maximum benefits from modern computer technology.

Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA)
A group of IT and assistive technology companies working to create and harmonize standards for accessible technology. Background information, list of members, news, and resources.

Adapted Computer Technologies
Computer technology products and services for the disabled, as well as special hardware and software solutions.

Adapted Computer Technologies
Specializes in systems integration and the instruction in the use of computer assisted devices.

Adapt-IT
Offers a large selection of computer hardware and software products for children and adults with disabilities.

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
Dedicated to the development, evaluation and application of valid, reliable and sensitive outcome measure tools. Research, consultation, events, and online resources.

Alliance for Technology Access
A network of community-based Resource Centers , Developers and Vendors, Affiliates, and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.

Apple Computer Disability Resources
Apple’s accessibility center for people with special needs.

Assistive Technologies
Computer accessories and components designed to help disabled persons adapt to their work environment.

Assistive Technology Educational Network
Enhances student outcomes through information, training, and technical support in the area of assistive technology.

Assistive Technology Industry Association
Association of manufacturers and vendors selling technology-based assistive devices for people with disabilities, or providing services associated with or required by people with disabilities.

AT Network
An organization dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Augmentative Communication
Publishes the newsletters Augmentative Communication News (ACN) and Alternatively Speaking (AS), which provide information on hot topics in the field, discussion of vital issues for AAC stakeholders, and news from the AAC community.

Axistive
Offers free news, articles, product reviews and vendor information about assistive technology devices.

BATS (Blind Audio Tactile Mapping System)
Research project at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to investigate means of creating and distributing maps that are accessible to the visually impaired.

Baum Engineering
Proposes computer technology for blind and low vision users. [for blind and low vision users]

BBC My Web My Way
Explains common web accessibility options on Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

Better Living Through Technology
Promotes the use of technology to help pupils with special educational needs. Includes tutorials, reviews, tips and downloads.

BigShot Magnifier
Developed a computer screen magnifier to help reduce eyestrain by enlarging text, graphics, and icons. [for blind and low vision users]

Blazie Engineering
Supplies computer access and note-taking solutions for Blind and visually-impaired people.

BrailleSurf 4.0
Basic web browser driving a Braille display. [for blind and low vision users]

BrightEye Technology
Scan-A-Word reads out loud any typed text, such as magazines, books, newspapers, letters, and forms. [for blind and low vision users]

Browsealoud
Software to speech enable web sites for people with dyslexia and related learning disorders.

Bugz-Eye International
Manufacturer and retailer of “no focus magnifiers”. For blind and low vision users.

Center for Accessible Technology
Resources and services on the use of computer technology for people with disabilities.

Center for Applied Special Technology
Opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development of and innovative uses of technology.

Center for IT Accommodation
Model demonstration facility influencing accessible information environments, services, and management practices.

Center on Disabilities
Conference proceedings online.

Choice Technology and Training
Makes the LookOUT screen reader, Magnice screen magnifier, and offers software packages to adapt computers for Braille users. For blind and low vision users.

Communicate: Webwide
Symbol and blind web browser from Widgit.

Cowichan Independent Living Resource Center
Non-profit society that promotes informed choice and empowerment of persons living with disabilities.

Dawnbug
Computer help for the Blind. A web site which contains information on the use of computers by the blind and visually impaired.

EconoNet International
Developer of the SimplyTalker screen reader for Windows. List of features. Time-limited demo available.

ElectricRainbow
Manufactures multi-user speech recognition software applications for medical, legal, law enforcement, and manufacturing fields.

Emacspeak –The Complete Audio Desktop
Fully-fledged GNU/Linux speech-enabled browser with support for Aural CSS.

EnableMart
Proposes accessibility solutions, computer hardware, software, development tools, and aids for individuals with specific needs.

Enhancing Internet Access
Touchscreen system for people with disabilities and special needs.

Equal Access to Software and Information
Offers resources, online workshops and news on adaptive computer technology.

EVAS
Offers adaptive aids and turnkey computers for people who are visually, physically or hearing impaired. Offers adapted computers, now teamed up with DELL.

Exceptional Computing
Offers computer technology for the disabled, as well as special hardware and software solutions.

EyeTech Digital Systems
Manufactures eye-gaze tracking devices to control your computer with your eyes.

F1-Key
Software technology that allows a person with a disability, whether it is vision, mobility, or learning to use a Macintosh computer.

Family Guide to Assistive Technology
Helps parents learn more about assistive technology and how it can help their children. Includes tips for getting started, ideas about where to look for money, and suggestions for what to do when applying for funding.

Federal Policy Barriers to Assistive Technology
The National Council on Disabilities’ report describing the barriers in United States Federal assistive technology policy to increasing the availability of and access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for people with disabilities.

Fire Vox – Talking Browser Extension for Firefox
An open source suite of extensions for Firefox that make Firefox into a talking brower for the visually impaired. 

Firefox Accessibar
Firefox extension that allows you to change the appearance of web pages, including zoom and colour changes, and read back web pages.

Forbes Rehab Services
Offers voice output devices, adaptive computer access products and environmental control systems.

GPK
Computer-related products for people who are quadriplegic due to a C5-C6 and spinal cord injury.

Guide
An all-in-one software package featuring a self-voicing web browser from Software Express. [for blind and low vision users]

GW Micro
Screen reader software, speech synthesizers, braille devices and accessories.  [for blind and low vision users]

Henter-Joyce
Manufactures JAWS screen reader and MAGic screen magnification software for blind and low vision users.

Hooleon
Offers custom imprinted computer keyboard keys and printed key top labels, including big keys with large print, and Braille and Dvorak keyboards. [for blind and low vision users]

IBM Accessibility Center
IBM’s computer accessibility solutions for people with special needs.

Illinois Assistive Technology Project
Offers funding information, assistance, training, newsletters, and demonstration center.

Inclusive Technology
Supplier of hardware equipment and software that helps people with special educational needs to use a computer, communicate and learn.

Infogrip
Interface devices to assist the developmentally or physically challenged to accomplish effective computer use. Wide selection of computer access products, including one-hand keyboards, voice recognition software, mouse alternatives, touch screens, switches and switch access products.

Innovation Management Group
Onscreen keyboards with word prediction and dwell capabilities, joystick controller software, magnifier software, switch input devices.

Institute for Interventional Informatics
Develops computer technology to help people with disabilities gain access to the world wide web.

John Williams’ Assistive Technology Column
Critiques of the new technologies and products that help the disabled to realize their potential as successful, productive employees.

Keytools
Provides computer equipment for special needs, RSI and disability.

Knowbrainer
Set of voice command macros developed for Dragon Naturally Speaking programs.

Madentec
Products include solutions for accessing and controlling a computer 100% hands-free, as well as controlling devices in a home by spoken commands.

Magic Wand Keyboard
Mini adaptive computer keyboard and mouse designed for people with disabilities. Works using only slight head or hand movement and no strength. Includes ordering information.

Maltron Keyboards
Keyboards that enable RSI sufferers and people with special needs to use computers without strain or injury.

Maui Innovative Peripherals
Develops Miracle Mouse, a head mounted device giving one the ability to browse the web, or send and receive e-mail via simple head movements.

Maxess Products
Supplies keyguards, switch trays, and keyboard mounting products for people with a physical disability.

Microsoft Accessibility and Disabilities
Houses information and tools that can remove barriers and make computers and the world more accessible.

MozBraille
Self-voicing and Braille output based on the Mozilla browser for blind and low vision users.

Multimedia Max
Proposes complete computer systems that help the disabled become more independent through environmental control and computer operation.

MultiWeb
Browser for users with multiple disabilities, including speech engine and text enlargement. Works with switch devices and touch screens.

Nanopac
Supplies computer related products and services for individuals with disabilities.

NatualPoint
Head tracking products for hands-free computer use.

Niemeijer Consult
Specializes in on-screen keyboard software and touch screens for people with disabilities. Available for Mac OS.

Origin Instruments
Manufactures head-controlled pointing systems, on-screen keyboards, sip and puff switches.

PnC Net
Magnifying and self-voicing web browser. [for blind and low vision users]

Portset WebTalk Internet Browser
Portset WebTalk browser and ISP, used with KeySpeak screen reader. [for blind and low vision users]

Project Participate
Promotes the appropriate use of technology for students with disabilities in school programs.

Proportional Reading
Software to read any electronic book or text out loud as the text is displayed on the screen one word at a time, or one sentence at a time.

pVoice Software
Free computer software that allows disabled children to communicate using symbols and speech synthesis.

pwWebSpeak
A self-voicing (speaking) web browser.

QualiLife
Develops and distributes a broad range of software, input devices, and environmental controls for the disabled.

Quintet
Develops switch-enabled musical instruments, joysticks for computer use and electric wheelchair controls.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer 
Advances methods, technologies and products, through collaboration with all stakeholders to improve assistive technology devices and services.

Rehabilitation Technologies
Supplies rehabilitative products for people with disabilities, including computer mounting systems, keyguards, switches, computer desks.

RJ Cooper & Associates
Proposes computer software, hardware, and services for disabled persons and support persons.

RWF Talking Software
Develops and sells talking software products that are designed to facilitate and enhance the use of computers by blind and disabled users.

Science Access Project
Develops methods for making science, math, and engineering information accessible to people with print disabilities. [for blind and low vision users]

Simply Web 2000
Speech friendly, speech enabled, with features that allow easy navigation of complex pages by blind users. [for blind and low vision users]

SpeakOn
A free self-voicing suite with web browser, Internet radio player, DAISY book reader and access to talking newspapers.

SpeechDesk
Provides speech recognition software for internet based applications to help the visually handicapped.

Street Electric Manufacturing
Proposes the QuadJoy mouth operated joystick.

Sun Microsystems’ Accessibility Program
Sun’s accessibility center for people with special needs.

SwitchIndex.com
Manufactures the Crick USB switch box for users who are unable to use a mouse or keyboard.

Synapse Adaptive
Adaptive technologies for individuals with disabilities. Offers solutions for low vision, learning disabilities and mobility impairments.

System Access to Go
Online screenreader, free, available from any Internet-connected Windows machine.

The Wanna-Be Web Browser
Apple Mac text-only browser for blind and low vision users.

Trace Research & Development Center
Focuses on making computer and information technologies more accessible to everyone.

Turning Point
Sells computer keyguards and augmentative communication products for individuals with limited motor skills.

Unique Perspectives Limited
Manufactures switches and joysticks that allow mobility impaired persons to use computers, drive powered wheelchairs, or play music.

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
A recommendation from the W3C for how to designing user agents to lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with disabilities.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
WATA provides information, referrals, consultation, and training.

WebAnywhere
Online service that lets you navigate web pages as with a screenreader, but works just by navigating to the WebAnywhere site. No installation or software required. [for blind and low vision users]

WebbIE
Web browser and other related utilities for blind and visually-impaired screen-reader users. [for blind and low vision users]

WebFormator
Works with Internet Explorer and provides an accessible text-only re-presentation of a web page for a user’s screen reader.

 

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