- We Connect Now
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
- National Federation of the Blind
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.
- Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Contains information about more than 152,000 titles of accessible materials, including braille, large print, sound recordings, and computer files from over 200 agencies throughout the United States.
- Library of Congress - National Library Service
A network of libraries that provides free service to persons who are unable to use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities. Patrons can borrow audio or braille books. Books and magazines in audio form (talking books) and braille are delivered to readers by postage-free mail and are returned in the same manner. Specially designed phonographs and cassette players are also loaned free to persons who borrow talking books from their library.
- Internet Public Library
The first public library on the internet committed to providing library services to all users.
- National Braille Press
A nonprofit printing house that is one of the world's leading producers of braille. Has free downloads and other products for sale.
- American Printing House for the Blind
The world's largest company devoted solely to creating products and services for people who are visually impaired. APH manufactures braille, large type, recorded, computer disk, and tactile graphic publications, as well as a wide assortment of educational and daily living products.
- Library Reproduction Service
Sells reproduced textbooks and instructional materials, as well as reference works and fiction, in large print. They provide materials for grades K-12, postsecondary education, GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy programs, and English as a second language. There is a large-print reproduction service for titles not listed in their catalog.
- Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology, LP
Develops and adapts music technology for the blind. It also is a distributor of assistive technology and music products.
- Alternative Formats to Print Sources
Provides links to catalogues and indexes for all formats and alternative formats to print.
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
- Deaf Linx Fighting Audism through empowerment and education.
- PEPNet (Postsecondary Education Programs Network) provides outreach and technical assistance to postsecondary institutions serving individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; regional center: PEPNET-Northeast (585) 475-6433 (Voice/TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH), a national educational organization for people who are hard of hearing. SHHH provides its educational offerings in a number of ways, including written materials such as the bimonthly magazine, Hearing Loss: The Journal of Self Help for Heard of Hearing People. The address is SHHH, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301-657-2248(V), 301-657-2249(TTD).
- The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is a provider of and certifier for interpreters for sign language. You've seen them at political speeches, churches, theatres, etc.
- American Sign Language (ASLJ) Catalog, Sign Enhancers Inc., 800-767-4461(V), 888-0283-5097(TTD)
- Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) Book and CD-ROM, Deafness Resources Australia, Ground Floor, 33 Argyle St., Parramatta NSW 2150, 1800 656 428(V), 1800 642 664(TTD), (02) 9204 2972(Fax)
- Silent Signs: A Resource Guide for Business Sign Langugage describes the uses and origins of sign language, as well as providing links to information about various sign languages used around the world.
- The International Dyslexia Society:
Formerly the Orton Dyslexia Society, this group publishes informational literature about dyslexia and runs support groups in cities and towns around the world, including one in Rosemont, not far from Haverford College.
- Davis Dyslexia Association:
Despite its name this group works both with dyslexia and ADD. A dyslexic himself, Davis founded this group after establishing a successful treatment program for dyslexics. He is also the author of the popular book, "The Gift of Dyslexia."
- The Learning Disabilities Association (LDA):
The LDA is one of the only organizations of its size to work with all forms of learning disabilities. They distribute information, sponsor research, and advocate legal rights for the learning disabled.
- Disability Information and Support (DIAS):
This group focuses on issues of higher education and its relationship to all forms of disability.
- LD Resources:
This website is a compilation of essays, links, and information on learning disabilities. Much of the literature is written by people who have learning disabilities.
- Assistive Technology On Line:
This website contains an extensive list of assistive technologies for all disabilities.
- Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: This organization creates audio tapes of books and is used by many students who have the "books on tape" accommodation.
- Apple Accessibility:
This page contains information on assistive technologies that are compatible with Apple's computers. This site also highlights the accessibility features built into the Macintosh operating system.
- Microsoft Accessibility:
This page is part on an extensive website on disabilities run by Microsoft Software. It includes discussion the accessibility features of the Windows operating system and Microsoft Internet Explorer.