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Disability Resources - Accessibility & Universal Design

Links in this category: 38. Newest link in this category: 2016-10-17

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The Center for Universal Design
The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.
http://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/design/cud/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Adaptive Environments Center
Promotes accessibility through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications and design advocacy.
http://www.adaptiveenvironments.org/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods - Lower Mainland, Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada
C.A.N is a non-profit society promoting universal access to infomation, buildings, public spaces and adapted sports. Accessibility issues, spotlights, info on local events and contact details.
http://www.canbc.org/
International interest,
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
WAVE 3.0 - Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator
Online tool checks page accessibility, displays page with tags to show good and bad points.
http://wave.webaim.org/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Accessibility Guidelines Implementation Project
The AGI project is designed as a way of "beta testing", in actual use on the "front lines" of web design, the WAI page author recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
http://hwg.org/opcenter/projects/agi/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
European Commission e-Accessibility
Efforts and activities done at the Commission level to overcome accessibility barriers.
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/i..
International interest,
Belgium,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Microsoft Accessibility and Disabilities
"We hope you'll find here information about what we're doing and the tools that can help you remove barriers and make the world more accessible."
http://microsoft.com/enable/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
The National Federation of Access Centres
The National Federation of ACCESS Centres is a UK-wide network of specialist services that work together to facilitate access for disabled people to education, training, employment and personal development. ACCESS Centre services include quality assessment and support in the use of assistive technology and/or specialised learning strategies.
http://www.nfac.org.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board, also known as the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, created in 1973, has served the nation as the only independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities.
http://www.access-board.gov/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Accessible Landscapes Project
The Landscapes For All Project was conceived in 1990 as a logical extension of work on park and playground access. Those working with the project believe it is possible and practical to design more accessible landscapes, and that access improvements can meet the needs of a wide range of people.
http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Esfsualp/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Certec
Certec is a division of the Department of Design Sciences at the Lund Institute of Technology, the engineering faculty of Lund University. The aim of our research and courses is to contribute to improved opportunities for people with disabilities by developing more usable technical devices, new design concepts, and new individual methods of learning and searching.
http://www.certec.lth.se/english/
Sweden,
Swedish language,
Link checked 2017-10
Concrete Changes
The movement is growing for basic access ("visit-ability") in all new homes, whether or not a person with a disability is slated to live there.
http://www.concretechange.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Disabled Living Foundation - DLF
The Disabled Living Foundation is a UK national charity working for greater independence for disabled people, providing equipment advice and information.
http://www.dlf.org.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
For Your Convenience
For Your Convenience is a unique company totally dedicated to enabling independent living by solving accessibility and mobility problems in your bath, bedroom, kitchen and throughout your home. Our experienced crews can work within your budget to customize access according to your disability.
http://www.foryourconvenience.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Access Able Designs, Inc.
provide complete and "truly accessible" equipment and answers to the disabled community both at home and in public.
http://www.accessabledesigns.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Access Appraisals
We offer advise on disability issues relating to accessibility. We also offer products to overcome access problems including wheelchair ramps and lifts
http://www.wheelchair-ramps.co.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Adaptive Access
Handicapped remodeling and wheelchair accessible construction for Houston area homes and businesses. Features services and contact information.
http://www.adaptiveaccess.com
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Adaptive Access
complete home renovation and accessible modifications. ADA and Tas compliance for business.
http://www.adaptiveaccess.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Adaptive Environments Center
to promote,facilitate, and advocate for international adoption of policies,programs and designs that enable every individua, regardless of age or ability to participate fully in all aspects of society. Adaptive Environments developed and manages the Universal design Education Project (see web site) and is also the New England Center for Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) technical assistance. Also works on the ADA in public schools.
http://www.adaptenv.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Centre for Accessible Environments
The Centre for Accessible Environments is committed to the provision of buildings and places which are accessible to all users, including disabled and older people, and to the enhancement of quality in design. It is a technical information training and consultancy resource for the construction industry, providers of goods and services, the care professions and disabled people.
http://www.cae.org.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
Danish Centre for Accessibility / Dansk Center for Tilgængelighed
The Danish Centre for Accessibility (DCFT) is a national, self-governing centre, established in 1996. The background was the government’s signing of the UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
http://www.sbi.dk/tilgaengelighed
Denmark,
English language,
Link checked 2017-10
DDA access audit dda access audit of disabled disability access needs. DDA compliance for your business
Access All Areas helps businesses large & small all over the UK to comply with the DDA via our cost effective disability access audit services.
http://www.access-auditing.com/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
DisabilityTraining.org
DisabilityTraining.org (http://www.DisabilityTraining.org) is sponsored by the Iowa Training Consortium. The Training Consortium's mission is to promote - through training, education, and technical assistance - a system of individualized supports that will assist Iowans with developmental disabilities to live as fully participating members of their communities. The goal of this web site is to advertise and encourage training and education to build supportive communities for Iowans with disabilities.
http://www.disabilitytraining.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
HITEC Group
Our mission is to provide accessibility to the consumer, in the home, in the workplace and in all public facilities.
http://www.hitec.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Information on Disability-Equipment Access Services (IDEAS INC)
IDEAS INC provides information on disability - services, accessible accommodation, equipment available in NSW and Australia. Our focus is on rural services.
http://www.ideas.org.au/
Australia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Kompetenzzentrum Barrierefrei Planen und Bauen

http://www.kompetenzzentrum-barrierefrei..
Germany,
German language,
Link checked 2017-09
League of Human Dignity
We represent disabled people in all kinds of activities.
http://members.aol.com/amickells/league...
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
We aim to promote aging in place for frail elderly and persons aging with a disability through applied research, evaluation and policy analysis; training and education; technical assistance; and we serve as an information clearinghouse.
http://www.homemods.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Open the windows
Vision: Building a world where technology enables everyone to fully use her/his abilities. Mission: To promote and facilitate the use of assistive technologies for persons with disabilities to enhance equal opportunities. Activities: To enable access to information technology (e-access) for persons with severe disabilities, i.e., those who have complex requirements for adaptation. To assist different groups in the disability field build capacity by transferring skills and knowledge on the use of assistive technologies; To offer Open the windows as a regional resource center to disability organizations throughout Southeast Europe (SEE);
http://www.openthewindows.org
Macedonia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Report on the work of the BrailleNet Association
Abstract: This paper reports on the work of the BrailleNet Association in France to improve the Web accessibility of French websites. The creation of an observatory of the accessibility of French Websites, the constitution of a national reviewing network and the co-operation on the European level will also be discussed.
http://www.snv.jussieu.fr/inova/publi/lj..
France,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
section 508
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Access Board published regulations (Section 508) that require any web site built or procured by the Federal government must be accessible to those with disabilities. Section 508 addresses accessibility for people who have visual, hearing, and motor disabilities using assistive technology (AT) devices.
http://www.section508.gov/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
Sentinel Construction
Sentinel Construction specializes in new and remodelling projects designed to make living, work and recreational spaces "access friendly" for yourself, family and friends. We offer a wide range of design and building solutions for individuals of all ages and most types of physical disabilities for independent living in Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson & Clallam Counties in Washington State.
http://www.SentinelConstruction.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09
SPH Planning & Consulting Ltd.

http://www.sph-planning-consulting.ca/
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-09


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