Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Disabilities
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to new construction and alterations covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
2010 Standards for Accessible Design - Fact Sheet
The Department of Justice has adopted Revised ADA Standards.
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
Links to Federal agencies with ADA responsibilities as well as online publications. From the Department of Justice.
Alliance for Technology Access
Resource for providing standard, assistive, and information technologies to children and adults with disabilities.
American Sign Language
Fingerspelling dictionary, converter and quiz.
Search listings of manufacturers of assistive technology and homecare products grouped by product category.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Legal advocacy site for adults and children with mental disabilities. Offers info on issues, alerts, and legislative updates.
Blind Readers' Page
Guide to sources of information in alternative formats (braille, recorded cassettes, large print, e-texts, web audio) accessible by people with print disabilities.
Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
American Bar Association's website focusing on legal issues related to disabilities.
Disability Resources on the Internet
A well-organized guide to the many disability-related websites on the Internet.
Disabled American Veterans
Information on legislation, assistance with claims, important links, and the DAV Magazine online, from March/April 1996.
Internet Resources for Special Children
Directory of sites related to children with special needs.
LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
Glossary, legal and assessment info, and resources for finding help for children with learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
The Learning Disabilities Association of America has grown to serve tens of thousands of members with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Portal to Federal and state resources, grants, funding and research related to children with disabilities.
Ohio Legal Rights Services
The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS) is an independent state agency and the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and Client Assistance Program for people with disabilities in the State of Ohio. The mission of OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights.
Ohio Relay Service for the Deaf
The Ohio Relay Service (ORS) provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled. Specially trained Communication Assistants (CA's) process relay calls and stay on the line to relay conversations electronically, over a Text Telephone (TTY) or, in some cases, verbally to hearing parties.
ORS is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with no restrictions on the number of calls placed or on their length. This valuable communications tool gives all individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled the opportunity to make personal and business calls just like any other telephone user. Both TTY and voice users may initiate calls through ORS.
Ohio Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Lists educational consultants, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, tutors, speech language therapists, advocates, and attorneys. Also lists gov't programs, grassroots organizations, special education schools, & parent support groups.
Resources in Ohio for Assistive Technology
Links to websites where information about Ohio assistive technology resources are detailed.