Gathers credible sources from around the Web, and adds a "repository of electronic disability documents, dating back to the early 1990s." Also links to the Center for Assistive Technology at SUNY-Buffalo.
Compiles information on disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits from governmental and non-governmental sources. Major topics covered include civil rights, education, employment, entrepreneurship, grants, health, housing, technology, and transportation.
A leading national nonprofit organization working to expand opportunities for those living with vision loss. Also provides support for professionals in the field, with publications, programs and services including a policy research archive, assistive technology reviews, and a state by state directory of services for the visually impaired.
This civil rights organization (with many affiliates) offers news, conferences, and information resources on legal, educational, health, employment, and transportation issues for those with hearing loss.
"The nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection & Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP)." Includes a legislative action center, updates on regulations and court cases, plus general news.
A nonprofit storage and dissemination site for public policy documents from a wide variety of state, national, and international agencies and organizations. You can also register for free newsletter updates on the policy issues of your choice.
Use this search interface from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to access national (and some state) longitudinal data on health factors of selected population groups, including persons with disabilities, from the Healthy People 2010 surveys.
Among the conclusions: an estimated one billion people experience disability, of whom almost one-fifth encounter significant difficulties, including discrimination, lack of adequate health care, and inaccessible transport, buildings, and communication technologies.