National Resources

Accessibility Guidelines, Standards, & Tools

ABA and ADA Accessibility Guidelines
Revised accessibility guidelines published by the U.S. Access Board. Visit Access Board Web site
Construction Web links
Site compiled by Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, a construction law practice. A very comprehensive guide to architecture, engineering, and construction resources on the Internet with annotated links to over 3,000 sites. Visit Construction Web Links Web site
Disability Access Symbols
Produced by the Graphic Artist Guild Foundation through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit Graphic Artist Guild Foundation Web site
Information about Section 508 Guidelines. Visit Section 508 Web site.
Smithsonian Guidelines
Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design. Visit Web site
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), under the auspices of the WorldWide Web Consortium (W3C) works with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. Visit Web Accessibility Initiative Web site
WebAim - Web Accessibility in Mind
WebAIM has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of Web accessibility guidelines published by the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative. They consist of a set of guidelines on making content accessible, primarily for disabled users, but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones. The current version is 2.0. WCAG Guidelines

Advocacy / Disability Rights

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD is composed of 15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Visit NCD Web site
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY is the national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Anyone can use our services-families, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). Visit NICHCY Web site

Assistive Technology

Breaking New Ground
Rehabilitation technology relating to agricultural work sites. Visit Breaking New Ground Web site
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
An interdisciplinary association for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies. Visit RESNA Web site
Assistive Tech
A diverse resource for assistive technology (AT) and disability-related information. The searchable database helps you target solutions, determine costs and find vendors of AT products for people with disabilities, family members, service providers, educators and employers. Visit Assistive Tech Web site


AHEAD (Association on Higher Education And Disability)
Organization developed to address the need and concern for upgrading the quality of services and support available to persons with disabilities in higher education. Visit AHEAD Web site
Disability Access and Information Support
Resources for post-secondary education and higher education institutions. Visit Disability Access and Information Support Web site
Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
Information and services on Assistive Technology, to help bring the highest quality education for children with disabilities. Visit FCTD Web site
Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University leads the world in undergraduate liberal arts education, career development, and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. The University also enjoys international renown for its research on the history, language, and culture of deaf people. Visit Gallaudet University Web site
National Library Service for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
Library of Congress. Visit National Library Service for the Blind & Visually Handicapped Web site


National Business & Disability Council
Resource for corporations that are hiring, working with, and marketing to people with disabilities. Visit National Business & Disability Council Web site
Job Accommodation Network
A free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor. Visit Job Accommodation Network Web site
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education. Visit DRA Web site
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)
National law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Visit DREDF Web site
List of federal laws addressing individuals with disabilities and links. Visit FedLaw Web site
Searchable database for legal cases, terminology, court structures, etc. Visit FindLaw Web site
Starting point for legal research on the web. Visit Web site
National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities. Visit National Senior Citizens Law Center Web site
Protection and Advocacy Programs
NAPAS (The Nation's Disability Rights Network ), the voluntary national membership association of protection & advocacy systems and client assistance programs, assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality legally based advocacy services. Visit NAPAS Web site


Closing the Gap Newspaper
Computer technology for people with special needs. Visit Web site
MainStream Magazine
News & Advocacy in Disability Rights. Visit News & Advocacy in Disability Rights Web site
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
Guidelines for accessible media, audio description and Web development. Visit NCAM Web site
National Center on Disability and Journalism
San Francisco State University Visit National Center on Disability and Journalism Web site
The Center for an Accessible Society
Disability Issues Information for Journalists Visit Center for an Accessible Society Web site
iCan - On a Roll
Talk radio on life and disability. Visit iCan Web site


National Center on Accessibility (NCA) - Indiana University
Training, technical assistance and research on access to parks, recreation, and tourism. Visit NCA Web site