Disability Information Links
The following is a compilation of Web sites regarding disability and disability statistics that Trace Center staff have found particularly useful. The resources listed in turn contain links to many other excellent sites.
Disability Organizations & General Information
- Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet is produced by Disability Resources Monthly. This site is designed for consumers, libraries, disability organizations, and professionals. They monitor, review, and report on available internet resources related to disability.
- National Organization on Disability The NOD has information and resources for people interested in closing the participation gaps between people with and without disabilities.
- World Institute on Disability is a nonprofit research, training and public policy center promoting the civil rights and the full societal inclusion of people with disabilities.
- UCP (also known as United Cerebral Palsy) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy.
- The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations that serve them, and the general public. The site contains fact sheets and short documents on technology issues important to the blindness community, as well as a services directory and other publications.
- The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a membership organization of people who are blind and visually impaired. The site contains a number of resources on technology and policy issues.
- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is a membership organization of people who are blind. The site contains resources on technology issues related to blind access.
- Tiresias is an information resource for professionals who work in the field of visual disabilities. It includes a family of highly readable fonts which are widely accepted in Europe for use in accessible signage, etc.
- Lighthouse International is a resource on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation, and has a number of special resources, including low vision simulation glasses and brochures on large print, color blindness, and other topics.
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has information and programs on a variety of issues important to the deaf community and holds a biennial conference.
- Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) is an association representing consumers with hearing loss.
- TDI (also known as Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.) promotes equal access in telecommunication and media by people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and deaf-blind.
- The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.
- United Nations Enable is an international resource for disability information including legislation, standards, and disability rights resources.
- American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults.
Disability Statistics and Demographics
- The Disability Statistics Center is a national center of research and training in disability statistics. It receives primary funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The Center has ongoing research projects on the cost of disability, employment and earnings, access to health and long-term care services, housing, mortality, and national statistical indicators on the status of people with disabilities in America.
- DisabilityStatistics.org condenses several data sources into a single, user-friendly, accessible, Internet resource. Developed by a NIDRR-funded center at Cornell University, this site also provides essential background information on key issues related to disability statistics.
- InfoUse has an "Access to Disability Data" project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and has the most up-to-date versions of the "Chartbook" series, listings of organizations in the field of disability, and accessibility issues.
- The National Center for Health Statistics' National Health Interview Survey on Disability (1994 and 1995 data) developed a series of questionnaires that would provide a useful set of measures while maintaining a balance between the social, administrative, and medical considerations involved in disability measurement.
- The U.S. Census Bureau has a section on disability statistics.