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Contains products and ideas to make the activities, equipment, and materials used in community programs accessible to all people. Includes specific information about programmatic accessibility standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Managed by: Tina Campanella (tina818@aol.com) of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (27 Products)
Electronic Media (16 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (18 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People With Disabilities
This guide gives event planners guidelines for the inclusion of people with disabilities in temporary events. Most information is about accommodating people with physical disabilities, but there is some information about other groups.
Accessibility Audits
This checklist helps churches be accessible for people with many kinds of disabilities.
Accessibility Checklist: A Self-assessment Tool
This checklist helps outdoor recreation providers. It focuses mostly on physical accessibility.
ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities
This guide offers practical planning information for before, during, and after an emergency/evacuation situation. You can read it online or download it as a PDF file.
ADA Quick Tips - Customer Service
A short document that provides tips for how businesses can make their products and services accessible to people with disabilities.
Against the Current
This book is the autobiography of Bob Segalman. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and developed the speech-to-speech relay system.
Assistive Listening Devices for People with Hearing Loss - A Guide for Performings Arts Settings
This booklet is a simple guide for cultural arts venues on assistive listening devices.
Autism, Discrimination and the Law
A book describing how the legal requirements of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act 1995 might be met for students and employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
Best Practices of Accessibility in Parks and Recreation: A Delphi Survey of National Experts in Accessibility
A study to identify the best practices in creating inclusive recreation and leisure services in a variety of settings.
Challenge Course Operations for Including People with Disabilities
An article about how to make challenge courses inclusive of people with disabilities. It is available online.
College Guide for Students with Disabilities
This brochure gives students information about their rights and responsibilities as a college student.
Facilitation Tips: Ways to Get Support at Meetings
This booklet has ideas to help people with disabilities take an active part in meetings.
Funders Toolkit
This guide helps funders understand the best ways to make grant competitions work for self-advocacy groups.
Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What you need to know
This web-based article gives advice on finding ways to pay for making a home more accessible. There are also many ideas about how to make each room work well for people with disabilities.
Improving Health and Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities
This paper advocates for access to all types of healthcare programs for people with disabilities.
Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government
A set of strategies to improve the accessibility of government social media.
Inclusion Handbook: Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves
This booklet helps church leaders in welcoming people with disabilities to worship.
Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month Resource Guide
This has many practical resources to help Jewish communities become inclusive for people with disabilities.
Kennedy Center Tipsheets on Cultural Access
These tipsheets explain best practices for making theaters, museums and other cultural facilities and programs accessible to patrons and visitors with disabilities.
Linking Youth Transition Support Services: Results from Two Demonstration Projects
This research article describes two projects intended to help older youth with disabilities access adult services and supports.
Low Cost Accommodations For Accessibility in Your Synagogue
A list of ways synagogues can become more accessible for people with disabilities.
Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That Are Accessible To All Participants
This guide helps organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Sensory Friendly Programming for People with Social & Cognitive Disabilities: A Guide for Performing Arts Settings
This guidebook helps performing arts groups set up shows that work well for people who are very sensitive to things like loud noises and bright lights.
Supportive Care in the Congregation: Providing a congregational network of care for persons with significant disabilities
This small book outlines a vision for networks of support within faith communities. These networks help people with disabilities and their families.
The ABCs of the ADA: Your Early Childhood Program's Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act
This book is about including young children with disabilities in early childhood programs
Thinking About Inclusion: Taking personal and corporate responsibility for welcoming everyone
An online booklet to help organizations check if their services are open and welcoming for all people.
Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Congregation
This tip sheet has ideas about how to make synagogues and other places more accessible and open to those with disabilities.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
This website has lots of information about how to make electronic information accessible to people with disabilities.
Equity and Excellence in Higher Education: Universal Course Design
This website provides information for university professors to help make the information in their courses accessible for all students, including students with disabilities.
Getting It Right
This DVD teaches how to interact and relate to people with disabilities. It is meant to challenge attitudes and change behavior.
HHS Web Standards and Usability Guidelines
This website lists guidelines to make websites easier for people with disabilities to use.
How to Create Effective Health Messages for People with Disabilities
This webpage has ideas about sharing information in ways that will be easy to access for people with disabilities.
How to Make Presentations Accessible to All
This webpage has information to make presentations accessible to people with disabilities and others.
In Other Words: Communicating Across a Life Span
This web-based article is about using principles of Universal Design in Print and Web-based Communication.
Include Me!
This online slideshow has ideas about how to include self-advocates in conferences.
Increasing Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
This online training video provides information on recruiting, hiring and retaining people with disabilities. It is prepared by a consulting group that helps the U.S. government.
Invisible Disabilities Postsecondary Education
This video is about people with disabilities that cannot be seen.
IRS.gov Accessibility
This website has tools and resources from the IRS. It has tax forms and other tax information accessible for people with disabilities.
See it! Say it! Sign it!: Using American Sign Language in Worship
This short video shows how three churches are learning to use American Sign Language as part of their worship.
The Guide: NASDDDS Handbook on Inclusive Meetings and Presentations
This Handbook provides guidelines to assure that self-advocates can take an active role in important meetings.
The Inclusive Rec Resource Ctr: Helping All People Play Wherever They Choose
This CD is a webinar about recreation.
Universal Design Education
This website has ideas about how to make training work well for everyone. This is called Universal Design.
Universal Design in the Workplace
This 5-minute video shows how Universal Design can better serve all employees in the workplace, including employees with disabilities. It is available on YouTube.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
APH Font™ (pronounced Ay’-font)
This font is designed for low vision readers.
CAST--Center for Applied Special Technology
This agency studies and promotes Universal Design for Learning. This helps people with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology.
Congregational Accessibility Network
A network of people and a website with tools to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in faith communities.
Hacking Autism
A project that creates apps and other technologies to help people who have autism.
Institute for Human Centered Design
This organization provides advocacy and training on environmental issues that confront people with disabilities and elderly people. It works internationally.
National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry
This Catholic organization supports the inclusion of people with disabilities in faith activities.
National Catholic Partnership on Disability
This agency works for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the Catholic church and in society.
National Center for Accessible Media
This organization works to make sure that media and technology is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
National Center on Accessibility
A national center promoting access to recreation activities for persons with disabilities.
New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
This university center helps people with disabilities find leisure activities. It also helps recreation agencies to make their programs accessible to everyone. It is located and works mostly in the state of New York.
Office for Cultural Diversity and Persons with Disabilities (Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh)
This ministry assists Catholic parishes in Pittsburgh to fully include people of diverse races, cultures and abilities.
This organization seeks to maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through assistive technology.
Speech-To-Speech Relay Service
This is a nationwide service that helps people with disabilities to be understood on the telephone. There is an interesting video on YouTube that explains how Speech-To-Speech works, and how it came about.
The Guide: NASDDDS Handbook on Inclusive Meetings and Presentations
This Handbook provides guidelines to assure that self-advocates can take an active role in important meetings.
The Inclusion Institutes
These institutes work to make education more inclusive. One focuses on students with communication challenges, another on people with intellectual disabilities who want to go to college, and the third on elementary school students with special challenges.
The Trace Research & Development Center
This research center works to make the internet, and other technologies, accessible to people who have disabilities.
U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency committed to accessible design.
Web Accessibility Initiative
An organization devoted to helping people with disabilities gain access, or improved access to the World-Wide-Web.

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