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Accessible Products
Adaptive Equipment Favorites for the Home
Selected adaptive equipment products recommended by an occupational therapist are highlighted.
An online store to locate products for the home to assist in daily living. Also includes resources on universal design, home assessments, ADA and aging in place.
Harris Communications, Inc.
It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. There are products available for your guests who are Deaf or hard of hearing that are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
The mission of Lifease®, Inc. is to help people live independently and comfortably in their own homes as long as possible by linking seniors and people with disabilities to products and ideas that are applicable to their particular needs and concerns.
National Center for Accessible Media
The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) is a research and development facility dedicated to the issues of media and information technology for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. NCAM's mission is: to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students.
Stairlift Tips and Advice
Information from a company in the United Kingdom regarding choosing and installing stairlifts in homes.
The Mobility Resource
The largest network of independent adaptive driving dealers in the United States. This site features the largest selection of accessible vehicles.
Aging in Place
A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Home Senior Safe
Contains a wealth of information to keep people from falling, to prevent theft and abuse, and prevent burns and fires. Home safety technology is presented as well as tips to prepare your home for extreme weather.
A Guide to Home Modifications to Age in Place
If you intend to remain in your current home, having a plan regarding home modifications for aging in place is key.
Age Friendly Innovators Inc.
Age-Friendly Innovators is a not-for-profit organization launched by two Certified Aging in Place Specialists. Its purpose is to catalyze thinking about age friendly living and pose creative solutions that enable older adults to live independently in a home of their own.
Age Safe® America
Age Safe® America is a national membership, training and advocacy organization. Since 2015 the company has been directed by nationally recognized experts in fall prevention, senior home safety, aging-in-place, universal design, home modifications, environmental assessment, and marketing to seniors and aging boomers. They provide training, consulting, certifications, product reviews, tools, resources and support to businesses and organizations providing products and services to seniors and their adult children. The Age Safe® Registry supports the needs of older adults and family members by matching them to professionals in their local area who can provide a range of services for aging in place.
Aging in Place.com
A comprehensive website with articles, publications, videos and blog posts about aging in place and universal design.
Aging in Place.org
Helping seniors, their family members and their caregivers prepare their homes and their lives for successful aging in place.
A-Z Essential Home Remodeling Guide For Seniors Comfort
A guide which will help to remodel your house and make its design (home, kitchen, lighting, flooring, stairways, rooms etc) more safe and comfortable for seniors.
Bathroom Modifications for Seniors and People With Disabilities
The bathroom is one of the places that require careful attention especially if there are seniors who chose to age in place.con
Flooring Clarity
Can Home And Flooring Modifications Make It Safer To Age In Place?
Definitive Guide to Stair Safety for a Person with Dementia
Information for families who want to make the stairs safer for a person with dementia as well as considerations to install and use a stairlift.
DIY Home Modifications for Senior Fall Prevention
Consider these tips for making the home and surrounding areas safer for adults ages 65 and up (or at any age with a high risk of falling).
Aging in Place With a Little Help from Roommates, Neighbors and Teenagers. An article about the Golden Girls Network and other programs to assist people to find roommate and get help from neighbors as they age in place.
Home Maintenance Guide for Aging Adults
Information to help people maintain safe and healthy homes throughout their lives.
Home Modification and Universal Design for Elder-Friendly Living
An article to help people make home modifications to make the home safe as people age in their homes. Useful information is presented to assess the safety in a home.
How to Create a Wheelchair Accessible Home
These tips and tricks will help to improve your quality of life and allow you to live safely and independently.
Lifts and Other Home Modifications for Accessibility
Information on residential elevators, home modifications, safety precautions in the home, and sources of funding for home modifications.
Living In Place Institute
The only organization devoted to education and awareness to industry professionals and consumers about making all homes accessible, comfortable, and safe for everyone, regardless of their current or future needs or age. The flagship education is the designation "Certified Living In Place Professional™" (CLIPP™), a program endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Many professionals call CLIPP the "How To " for universal design. Graduates include designers, contractors, architects, medical and non-medical care providers, suppliers, real estate and finance experts, home inspectors, and many other related fields. Both Rosemarie Rossetti and Mark Leder are graduates of the CLIPP class and have hosted several classes in the Universal Design Living Laboratory.
Modifying a Home for a Loved One with ALS
Living with a progressive illness, such as ALS, poses considerable daily challenges. Understanding what changes need to be made around the house can leave many people with ALS feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are home modifications that can significantly enhance comfort, safety, and accessibility for people living with this mobility-impacting condition.
Retiring in Your Own Home: How Baby Boomers Can Age In Place
An article on making plans to stay in your home as you age with services from others to assist in maintaining your home and your health. There are many additional related articles that you can read from this site.
Retire Guide: Aging In Place
Aging in place is often more affordable than transitioning to institutionalized care and allows someone to retain independence in a comfortable, familiar setting. However, aging in place isn’t right for everyone. It requires careful planning, research and coordination. In this guide, we explore the many factors older adults and their families should consider when making this decision.
Sage in Home
We help consumers and professionals make better decisions about products and services for improving, renovating or building a home for active living. Our Sage Tips and robust technology platform support customized choices for home safety, health-related needs and lifestyle goals.
Senior Resource
A collection of information to evaluate a home for people who are aging in order to accommodate them for increased independence, accessibility and safety. Includes checklists and tools to help make homes a better place to live.
Silver Spaces
Silver SpacesTM is the new and convenient way for anyone to assess the universal livability of a home. We define universal livability as the capacity of the home’s structure, arrangement, composition and location to support safe, independent and comfortable living for all. Our assessment looks at 12 primary areas, in and around the home, to determine current home conditions, potential safety hazards and opportunities for improvements.
Tech-enhanced Life
Guides, resources, and product reviews to help people as they age.
About Assisted Living
Provides information in an effort to help the disabled and elderly maximize their healthy years and age gracefully. Information is written by a group of medical professionals and is meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility.
A Family's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
This guide takes you through the essential things you need to take into account when considering in-home care so you can help your beloved lead full, supported lives when they need it the most.
Assisted Living Directory
Includes a directory of assisted living centers throughout the United States. Resources include articles, interviews, videos and tutorials about preparing to move into an assisted living facility and dealing with conditions and diseases.
Assisted Living Facilities
AssistedLivingFacilities.org strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States. Assisted living has emerged as a popular senior living option for those elderly people seeking a place to reside that offers medical monitoring and minor medical care while still offering personal privacy and freedom.
Barbara McVicker
Barbara McVicker, speaker, consultant and author of "Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips for Caregiving Your Elderly Parents" offers a lifeline for adult children caregivers in need of educational and emotional support. Her web site provides resources to other web sites of associations and agencies specializing in aging and caregiving for elders.
Bathroom Safety Tips for Caregivers
The most dangerous activities often occurred while showering, bathing, or leaving the shower or tub. Around 4 out of every 5 of these injuries happened after a slip and fall, making it even more important to ensure older adults are provided with as much support as possible while using the bathroom.
Care Right Inc.
Senior care advisors for families in Wisconsin, Florida and Iowa.They facilitate difficult conversations about care decisions, identify community resources, locate supportive living facilities, and support families who are overwhelmed with caregiver fatigue.
Caregiver’s Guide to Sleep
Caregivers is dedicated to supporting caregivers, family members and friends involved in elder care. There are a range of aging related topics including: dealing with Alzheimer’s, evaluating assisted living options, medical treatment options, elder law and patient’s rights, geriatric resources, caregiver respite and support.
Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring
This guide was developed in the United Kingdom and contains advice, tips, and ideas to help families decide where a person should live at the time they are in need of caregiving. It contains information on home modifications, sources of funding, and legal considerations.
Guide to Senior Safety at Home
This article addresses safety hazards in the home and recommends products to enhance safety. There are links to other websites with resources to keep seniors safe in their homes.
Modern Health Talk
A resource site focused on technologies to assist in home healthcare. Includes articles, links to products, discussions, market research, white papers, support groups, and a health talk forum.
Senior Homes
A free resource for finding local senior homes. Includes comprehensive information on all nursing homes, assisted living, memory care and retirement communities, as well as articles on important senior housing topics to help in care giving.
Senior Living Map
Search for living facilities by cit, state, zip and type of caregiving required.
Senior Living Source
A free referral service for selecting senior housing and in home care service providers. Includes a search function for each state.
The nation's largest senior living review site that is searchable by city or zip code. Browse photos, ratings, and opinions of assisted living, dementia care, independent living, senior apartments, and more. You'll also find senior in-home care providers, elder care attorneys, and a community full of advice.
Includes senior care housing options from independent living and assisted living to skilled nursing and hospice care. A collection of over 7,000 images of care facilities, over 10,000 links to senior care organizations and thousands of reviews of care services. The site is not sponsored or paid by any service providers and is it free to list a service.
Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs
Comprehensive advice, guidance, and resources to plan for the care of your child with special needs. Explores the needs of your child based upon the disability and home modifications that will provide safety and accessibility.
Construction Ideas
Ask Tool Talk
A wealth of articles and information by Leon A. Frechette on how to build or remodel a home. Includes an online store to purchase home improvement products and tools. His book, Accessible Housing, is a comprehensive look at universal design housing.
Big Rentz
From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling
Bob Vila Energy Efficient Home
BobVila.com's newest project, the EnergyWise House, is a stunning 50s-style, multi-level home located in the tony community of Palm Springs, California, home to the stars, celebrities and key personalities of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Designed with a focus on energy savings and the environment, this home is a showcase for energy-efficient design ideas, high performance building materials, and environmentally sound products that outperform traditional building products in any building or remodeling project.
Building Media
Research center with videos Building Media's broad array of construction industry clients includes cable media outlets, building product manufacturers, trade associations, consulting companies, publications, trade shows, live events and government agencies. Building Media Inc.'s products and services include TV and multi-media production, distance learning programs, and live events, marketing and consulting.
Construction Management
Links to websites with information about home building, marketing, green construction, home improvement, architecture, engineering, construction, materials, and design.
Cook Remodeling
A wealth of articles to assist and inspire homeowners to transform and beautify their home. Topics include: design trends, kitchen & bath remodeling ideas, innovative products new to the market, universal design, eco-friendly & energy efficiency remodeling, budget tips, how to choose a remodeler and the like. The site is searchable.
General Contractor License Guide
A Guide to Home Renovations and Modifications for Seniors and Individuals With Mobility Disabilities.
Home Building: DIY Resource Guide
A collection of resources, articles and tools to help people who want to build or remodel a home. Information is available on the design process, design software, and how to work with contractors.
Porch.com: All About Accessibility Remodeling and Retrofits
Covers everything from accommodations for special needs, to best service dog breeds, to home technology to increase accessibility for yourself or a loved one.
PatioFurniture.com: Universal Design for Accessible Backyards
Outdoor layouts can be difficult for people with disabilities to navigate, but adding universal design elements can potentially help keep everyone safe and comfortable while outside.
Energy Efficiency
USDOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy
The Web’s leading mortgage rates and information on over 100 financial products. They provide the most current objective, unbiased rates...
Buying a Home - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Information and videos on the process and economics involved with buying a home.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
An official website of the U.S. Government from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help people research information to obtain a home mortgage and purchase a home. Complete with checklists and tools to help people make smart choices.
Disability Accommodation Cost Guides
An article and cost estimates to modify a home to make it more accessible. Includes information to build a ramp, install an elevator or stair lift and remodel a kitchen or bathroom.
Fully Accessible Guide to Home Loans for People with Disabilities
This guide offers a comprehensive overview of resources and opportunities that can help you overcome the financial challenges that stand between you and home ownership. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or you’re a first-time buyer, this guide has information you need to get past those obstacles.
Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities
This guide is designed to provide information on many of the available grants to improve your quality of life at home. You will find grants that are intended for all kinds of recipients, whether your disability is one you were born with or the result of a previous medical condition. You will find information on nationwide and state specific programs, as well as suggestions on what modifications may be the most rewarding for you.
Home Affordability Calculator - Mortgages
Plug in the interest rate, down payment, length for the loan, income, debt, taxes and insurance to determine the monthly payment to purchase a home.
Home Buying for People With Disabilities
A guide for those who are disabled and in the process of buying a home. Includes sources for financing, information on how to secure a loan, a checklist to consider when making modifications, and more.
Home Loans For People with Disabilities: Learn About Your Options!
Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
A comprehensive site for anyone who wants to own a home, with special information for people with disabilities. Goes through a step by step process of how to shop for a mortgage. Also shows low cost mortgage programs for people with disabilities that qualify.
Making Home Accessible: Home Modification for Disability
An overview of how much common renovations cost, tips on finding help to pay for remodeling projects, information about your available mortgage options and expert advice on home modification.
MoneyGeek.com's Guide to Resources and Funding for Independent Living
Guide to funding home improvements to enable independent living.
Mortgage 101
Provides interest rates, mortgage information and home loans from thousands of companies. Great for potential home buyers with mortgage questions.
A comprehensive web site that includes a mortgage calculator and updated tables with current mortgage rates collected from local lenders and brokers throughout the nation. An information rich resource with rate updates and commentary. Each state is listed to get updates on mortgage rates. Includes a search process for today's lowest home mortgage rates by state and city.

Information and creative ideas which help families and caregivers discover the means to care for their elderly loved ones.
Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities
Budgeting advice, ideas to save money and help to make financial goals.
Protected Tomorrows
When you have a relative with special needs, planning for the future can feel overwhelming and complicated. Make the wrong decision and your family member may lose important benefits. Protected Tomorrows® helps you plan for the future so you and your loved one can live, work and play to the fullest.
Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs
Here are 12 ways that you can lower the cost of your homeowners insurance. Practical advice to save you money for many years.
Green Building
Buildium's Green Building Resource Guide
A guide to build a green home with tips on how to save energy and be eco-friendly.
Compare Reviews for Solar Energy Companies
Many reviews of solar energy companies and factors to consider when considering installing solar energy.
Economic Action for a Just Planet
Holds Green festivals (check web site for dates and locations), Manages the Green Pages (listings require approval), Publishes "Real Money" newsletter, Runs a Green list serve (cabn).
Green Drinks International
Every month people who work in the environmental field meet for a beer (or snack) at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. Gatherings are held worldwide. Check their web site for locations.
LOHAS stands for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. They support the market segment focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice. Organizes an annual business conference on the West Coast, manages a directory of Green Businesses
Net Impact
Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Our more than 7,500 member organizations and our network of 75 regional chapters are united to advance our mission of transforming the building industry to sustainability. Core Purpose The U.S. Green Building Council's core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Guiding Principles At USGBC, we take how we make our decisions as seriously as the decisions themselves. Our Board of Directors has articulated a set of guiding principles to provide clarity and continuity in our decision making.
Healthy Home
American Lung Association
Tips and information on how to build a healthy and energy efficient home.
Everything You Need To Know About Indoor Air Quality
Law For All. Everybody's Legal Dictionary. Nolo's Shark Talk dictionary contains plain-English definitions for over a thousand legal terms, from the common to the bizarre. Everybody's Legal Glossary Welcome to Nolo's Legal Glossary, your life-raft in the sea of legal jargon. Do you need to know the meaning of sprinkling trust, toxic tort or some equally puzzling legal term? Look it up here. Our glossary contains plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms, from the common to the bizarre.
Real Estate
Handicap and wheelchair accessible properties for sale and rent.
Housing Resources for People With Disabilities
Information such as: can someone buy a home on disability Income, the FHA and types of loans and programs, VA home loans for veterans with disabilities, as well as help from state agencies alongside other help lines and resources.
Inman News Features. Lots of Real Estate News.
National Association of Realtors
The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.
Universal Design
A Friendly House
A home in Mukiteo, Washington built with universal design features. See photos of this home and learn about features to include in a universal design home.
Read articles, books, fact sheets, and guidebooks about livable communities, aging safely at home, age friendly homes, and universal design.
Abilities OT Services and Seminars, Inc.
Extensive resources on home modification, accessible design, universal design, visitabiliy, ADA legislation
Access One
Beyond Barriers is a family-owned and family run business since 1992. Our dream is to help you stay in your home, and experience the freedom of living independently, without fear! Beyond Barriers is a licensed builder and contractor, with experience in building and remodeling accessible homes. We can help you choose the best product for your application. If you need a product and it is not in our catalog, we will do our best to find it for you. Our staff has over 14 years experience in patient transferring and durable equipment knowledge. We can assist you in obtaining your goals by listening to your specific needs, educate you on what your options are, and help you implement and install necessary equipment/products all while being economically conscious about cost and value. Beyond Barriers home/durable medical equipment, offers consulting services; reviewing plans and blueprints for residential homes, organizational speaking. Call us at 1-651-464-7102 for more information. We Accept:
Accessibility Design, Inc.
Accessibility Design is a design, consultation, project management and product recommendation company that has specialized in home access for seniors and individuals with disabilities for over 15 years. The services carried out by Accessibility Design include but are not limited to, home access site visits, design and consultation, funding research, construction and drafting documents, project management, product recommendation and budgetary assistance. No matter how large the project or how complex your needs are, we can work with you to create the living space that’s best for you. Please give us a call at (952) 925-0301 for more information or visit our website.
Accessible Design/Universal Design Resources
Resources, house plans, companies, articles and books to buy all geared toward Universal Design.
Adaptive Environments
Adaptive Environments is a 27 year old educational non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. Adaptive Environments' work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human centered or universal design. Projects vary from local to international. All are characterized by collaboration and user participation.
Adaptive Environments - Resource
Selected Bibliography for Universal design, aging, ADA, etc.
Adaptive Environments Center
an excellent resource
American National Standards Institute
212-642-4900 The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
Baby Proofing Your Home
Become familiar with ways you can protect your child from accidents in your home.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Very informative bulletins on universal design, accessibility features, visitability, home modification, fire safety, house design and floor plans.
CAST: Universal Design for LearningCAST is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.
Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
Located in Ireland, this organization is dedicated to enabling the design of environments that can be accessed, understood and used regardless of age, size and ability. This website has a wealth of information and books about residential universal design that can be downloaded.
Easter Seals
Free downloadable brochure with information and checklists to include universal design features in a home: "Easy Access Housing for Easier Living." Free downloadable brochure to create a safer home with fewer accidents: "Accident Prevention: A Safe Home."
Building and Designing Eco-Friendly Homes for People With Disabilities
Enhancing Accessibility: Key Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs
European Institute for Design and Disability
The European Institute for Design and Disability, EIDD, was founded in Dublin in 1993 with the aim of promoting better design for people with disabilities. The founding philosophy of the Institute has always been embedded in design-for-all, a philosophy which aims to improve the life of everyone through design. ”Good design enables, bad design disables”. That is the motto of the European Design for All declaration also called Stockholm Declaration© adopted on 9 May 2004 in Stockholm.
Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Deck Accessible For All
Our guide covers an in-depth look at what accessible decks are, how they are more sustainable in any home, and more importantly, how having this setup would allow the accommodation of people with different diseases and disabilities.
Fair Housing Act
General info and Qs & As about FHA
Fair Housing Act Design Manual
a Directory of Accessible Building Products in an effort to increase accessible housing for people with disabilities
Family and Consumer Sciences: Ohio State University Extension
Universal design resources including checklists, resources, and videos.
Home Free Home
Home Free Home is dedicated to promoting architectural design solutions to enhance the independence and well being of people with disabilities. They recruits volunteer architects and university students to design barrier-free accessible home renovations that allow people with disabilities to live in greater safety and ease. The design services are provided at no cost.
Home Modification
This web site, based at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, is dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. It offers training and education opportunities for professionals who wish to respond to the increasing demand for home modification services. It also serves as an information clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources such as a National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources.
Home Modification Programs
A summary of the Veterans Administration's three main grant programs to assist disabled veterans and servicemembers with necessary home modifications.
Home Modification Self-Help Guide
Lists many recommendations on ways to modify a home to provide more accessibility and safety and funding alternatives to pay for these home modifications.
Home Modifications Listserv
Read the archives of the emails from around the world as the professionals ask questions and discuss solutions to modifying and building homes with accessibility and universal design. This list is intended to provide communication among the Home Modifications Task Force and anyone else interested in home modifications. Information to be posted here includes announcements of conferences and resource materials.
Home Remodeling and Modifications for People with Special Needs
Resources available for determining what modifications need to be made and what needs to be done to get them completed as well as funding sources to help with home modifications.
How to Install Shower Grab Bars
Detailed information on how to install shower grab bars.
IDEA Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University of Buffalo
The IDeA Center practices human centered design through research, development, service, dissemination and educational activities. The primary goal of the Center is to produce knowledge and tools that will increase social participation of groups like people with disabilities and the older generation, who have been marginalized by traditional design practices. Our research activities include systematic reviews, human factors research, usability studies in the field and laboratory, survey research, focus groups and ethnographic studies.
Independent Living Research Utilization Project
713-520-0232 ILRU, founded in 1975, has a long history of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community based services and health issues for people with disabilities. Among our core areas of expertise are: Centers for Independent Living: Long a leader in the area of independent living, ILRU through the IL Net offers training and technical assistance to CILs and SILCs--a listing of centers and SILCs is also updated on a weekly basis Americans with Disabilities Act: The Disability Law Resource Project (DLRP) is one of ten Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers that provide technical assistance and training on the ADA Home and Community Based Services: Providing support to agencies and providers with training and publications Disability and Health Issues: As collaborators on the RRTC's in Health and Wellness and in Spinal Cord Injury and Exercise, ILRU provides education and training on these important topics ILRU provides training and information dissemination in a number of ways including on-site and on-line training, Web casts and teleconferences. For information on the myriad of projects led by ILRU or to which we lend our expertise, visit our section on projects. For breaking news and useful information, visit What's New or join us on our discussion boards for the latest perspectives on important independent living, home and community based services, health and wellness, and other disability issues.
Institute on Independent Living (Sweden)
The Independent Living Institute offers resources for persons with extensive disabilities and develops consumer-driven policies for self-determination, self-respect and dignity. We run a virtual library, interactive services, feasibility studies and projects. We are experts in designing and implementing direct payment schemes for users’ self-determination and quality of life in the areas of personal assistance, mainstream taxi and assistive technology.
Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT)
helps Iowans find out about and get the assistive technology (AT) they need as part of their daily lives to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.
Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy in the Yard
A comprehensive listing of hazards around the yard, garage, and home that could lead to a disaster for a child or an adult. Describes what to look for and how to avoid or eliminate the hazard.
Located in New Zealand, Lifemark™ works alongside designers and builders to offer advice on how to make the best use of space in a home, based on the principles of Universal Design. Any new home design and any size home can be Lifemark™ rated.
Lifespan Design Studio
Lifespan Design Studio, LLC Based in Lebanon, Ohio, Lifespan Design Studio (LDS) provides architectural consulting services nationwide. Dedicated to the application and promotion of universal/lifespan design in commercial, institutional, and residential settings, LDS offers a broad menu of services (ranging from studies and planning to design and design consultation) for new construction and renovations. Concentrated study of the aging process and extensive project experience with facilities that serve adults over 50 enhance the lifespan-appropriateness of the LDS approach to universal design. (513) 228-1196
Live Oak Med
Provides innovative durable medical equipment and high-quality aids for the elderly and disabled.
Miss Amara
Home Modifications and Safe Floor Coverings for Fall Prevention
NAHB 50+ Housing Council
The NAHB 50+ Housing Council is the voice of the 50+ seniors housing industry and a leading source of information and research on the active adult, independent living, service-enriched, and assisted-living markets. Membership gives you access to these valuable resources and offers opportunities to network with others in the industry, including experts. Browse the resources below for key council contacts, the council’s mission and goals, or sign up for membership.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
A Universal Design Certified Professional goes through extensive training on how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs and how to incorporate universal design into remodeling projects. You can find a Universal Design Certified Professional in your area on this link.
National Kitchen & Bath Association
908-843-6522 The National Kitchen and Bath Association is a growing non-profit trade association with over 25,000 members. We’ve led the kitchen and bath industry for over forty years by providing resources for consumers and industry professionals. Not only does NKBA host the world’s largest trade show and offer educational programs, but we also enhance the success of our members by promoting professionalism and ethical business practices. In order to benefit consumers, our association monitors national and state legislation to protect the industry, our members, and consumers.
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modifications
Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California 213-740-1364 Our vision is to create a Center of excellence to ensure the independence, safety, and well being of older persons through fall prevention. Our mission is to provide leadership, create new knowledge, and develop sustainable programs for seniors and their families, professionals, program administrators, and policy makers.
New Home Universal Design Option Checklist
A checklist created in 2007 of universal design features to guide builders and architects during the design and building process. California law, section 17959.6 of the Health and Safety Code, requires a builder of new for-sale residential units to provide buyers with a list of specific “universal design features” which make a home safer and easier to use for persons who are aging or frail, or who have certain temporary or permanent activity limitations or disabilities.
ProMatura Group
The ProMatura Group is a market and consumer research company that has successfully bridged the gap between businesses and 50+ adults, solid scientific research and the real world.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
703-524-6686 We are an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability. Our purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. We serve that purpose by promoting research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting the people engaged in these activities.
Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute
The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design.
Safe at Home Checklist
A home checklist to enhance safety in the home.
An assessment tool to determine the universal design and safety features that are present in a home.
Senior Safety at Home
This article explores steps to take to make a home safer for seniors as well as products to enhance safety. There are many links to other resources on home safety.
Smart Livable Homes
A national non-profit organization and resource center for education, technology, and funding alternatives for seniors and people of all ages with disabilities. Includes checklists, articles and information on livable and universal design homes.
This is the official website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence. Our mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.
Telehome Companion
This web site is a window into a world of possibilities for people who are searching for products, services, information and reassurance that will help them, and in some cases, their aging parents, live confidently at home for as long as possible. TeleHome Companion is dedicated to helping people better age-in-place by showing the benefits of using universally designed housing & products, telecare technologies, and other assistive products that are moving from the drawing board to the market, which can make life easier at home.
The Truth About Home Modification Funding
Includes a variety of ways to save money and get financial assistance to modify homes.
Trace Research and Development Center University of Wisconsin
The Trace Research & Development Center is a part of the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1971, Trace has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability. Trace Center Mission Statement: To prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible. The Trace Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities. This work is primarily funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) (U.S. Department of Education), through the following center grants:
U.S. Access Board
800-872-2253; 800-993-2822 TTY A federal agency committed to accessible design.
Universal Design & Green Home Survey Checklist
A comprehensive checklist for universal design and green building features, as well as resources. Created by the University of Iowa Legal Clinic.
Universal Design and Home Accessibility (ISU)
an excellent resource
Universal Design Education Online
This web site supports the teaching and study of universal design. It also provides a place where educators can interact with each other. Our goal is to develop a community of learners who exchange information for the benefit of all. The site is designed for use by faculty members, students (of any age and stage), and user/experts. The site supports professional design education as well as professional development/continuing education and kindergarten through grade 12 education (this is the U.S. designation - we welcome design-related materials for younger students from everywhere in the world). The site features a variety of materials for a range of disciplines, levels, and interests including:. Instructional materials such as course syllabi, course projects, units, or lectures, sample assignments, short term events such as workshops and seminars, and evaluation methods; Content resources such as computer renderings or photographs of excellent examples of universal design; Full text of classic universal design writings; An annotated bibliography of other available materials; and Links to relevant resources worldwide
Universal Design Resource
An information web site promoting universal design. It includes an extensive tips booklet that serves as a checklist for those who want to incorporate universal design when they build or remodel. This site also lists suppliers and manufacturers of products that can be incorporated in a home, with links to their web sites. The collection of essays serve as a primer on the subject of universal design. There are various links to professional organizations and experts in the field including architects, interior designers, builders and remodelers.
Universal Homes - “Accessibility is Beautiful”
A book that highlights how universal design can be both functional and beautiful. Includes photos of several homes as well as a universal design checklist.
Improving People’s Lives By Design UD&C facility assessments for accessibility typically include a review of available diagramatic plans, a walk-through and an on site brief with staff regarding the findings and expectations for the content of the resultant Facility Survey Report. UD&C has developed self-survey analysis systems for use by client staff and contractors. These systems often address dimensional tolerances and alternative solutions and can be applied to various building types. When accompanied by UD&C prepared self-survey forms and staff training, this facility assessment approach can be extremely cost effective for clients with large numbers of similar facilities.
Universal Design Project
A nonprofit organization that works alongside architects to co-design plans for homes that are universally accessible and can be built across the USA. They partner with communities to increase the supply of accessible homes.
University of Buffalo Idea Center
In an effort to assist in research and development in the field of Universal Design, the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA) and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design at Buffalo (R.E.R.C. on Universal Design) provides links to many sites that offer beneficial concepts, information, or innovations. These links are intended to be as comprehensive as possible in offering the very best in Universal Design.
University of Washington DO-IT
DO-IT promotes the use of universal design principles to create a more accessible and usable world. DO-IT is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to share guidance and resources on creating more accessible products and environments through the use of universal design. DO-IT's special focus is on the accessible design of information technology and universal design in education (UDE). The following DO-IT publications and videos apply universal design principles to a wide variety of products and environments; Including instruction, websites, distance learning courses, software, multimedia, libraries, computer labs, career centers, advising offices, tutoring and learning centers, and conference exhibits. Many of them provide checklists for implementation of universal design in a specific application area; developed with formative input from the field and tested nationwide, in put to further refine these products is welcome from practitioners.
2301 Argonne Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: 410-554-9134 V-LINC creates technological solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities in Maryland. We do this through a mix of off-the-shelf computer software and equipment, and one-of-a-kind, customized assistive technology.
AARP Public Policy Institute "Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability"
A comprehensive report looking at the visitability movement in the United States, including laws passed and the cost of visitability features in new homes. There is an extensive discussion about the rationale of visitablity, as well as interviews with builders who are including these features.
Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access - Visitability Initiative Project
Contains a collection of publications about visitability, including tutorials. State and local visitability laws are also included. Information about the Visitability Listserv.
Concrete Change
A primary source of information about the visitability movement in the United States that was initiated by the founder of Concrete Change, Eleanor Smith.
Institute for Human Centered Design
Formally known as Adaptive Environments, this international non-profit organization, based in Boston, is committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. It promotes best practices in human-centered or universal design.
Ohio’s Statewide Visitability Initiative
In late 2006, a group of advocates, stakeholders, state staff, and City of Columbus officials, came together to discuss the idea of proposing a visitability initiative for the State of Ohio. Since that first meeting they have worked at ways to implement a statewide visitability regulation for all newly constructed homes. This site includes resources about visitability.
Information on the visitability movement in the United States. Includes resources and articles published across the country.
Visitability List Serve
mailto: [email protected]
sponsored by the University at Buffalo in New York
Visit-ability: An Approach to Universal Design in Housing
A comprehensive illustrated booklet on the visitability features to include in new housing. Includes a brief history, cost analysis and practical guidelines for integrating these features.
Website Ideas
10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Safer for Aging Parents
Ideas and tips to modify a home to improve safety.
A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users
A look at the various areas inside and outside a home for safety considerations. Also, advice for people who use wheelchairs for wheelchair maintenance and safety while in a wheelchair.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.
Abilities In Motion
A Center for Independent Living in Berks County, located in Reading, PA that provides: Information and Referral, Peer Counseling, Independent Living Skills Training, Service Coordination, and System Advocacy Change. Other programs include: Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) Civil Rights trainings, conducts accessibility surveys, examines building code compliances, and coordinates mediation services.
Ability Awareness
A nonprofit organization that was established to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through housing, education, employment, media and volunteer opportunities. The ABILITY House project is a partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Each ABILITY House is an accessible home built for a family where one or more members have health conditions or disabilities.
ABILITY Magazine
ABILITY Magazine is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. AM is an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner. For nearly 20 years, the mission of the magazine has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury, from celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more.
AgeWiseLiving helps family members help their aging loved ones resolve their eldercare issues by choice, not crisis. Go to the web site for more information about Generational Coaching, The Ultimate Caregiver’s Survival Guide, and lots more.
Aging Beautifully
Discover the myths and realities of aging. Learn about the power of universal design to maximize health, quality of life and longevity. Learn to accommodate the needs of your older employees, family members, and customers. Look at choices in housing which guarantee that you will "age in place" and never be moved along a continuum to independent, assisted, or skilled care.
Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. For 25 years, the donor-supported, not-for-profit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. Our mission To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB's work in these areas is supported by the strong presence the organization maintains in Washington, DC, ensuring the rights and interests of people with vision loss are represented in our nation's public policies. 800-AFB-LINE
American Heart Association National Center
800-AHA-USA-1 The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The mission statement was affirmed by the Delegate Assembly at its meetings of June 1993, June 1996 and June 1999. The mission statement undergoes a formal review process every third year.
American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of approximately 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. Practitioners work with people experiencing health problems such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, cancer, congenital conditions, developmental problems, and mental illness. Occupational therapy helps people regain, develop, and build skills that are essential for independent functioning, health, and well-being.
American Stroke Association National Center
888-4-STROKE 2010 Goal The American Stroke Association’s goal is to reduce stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010 Vision Statement We envision a world where stroke is minimized and ultimately eliminated as a major health problem. We look forward to a world where risk factors are reduced and rapid treatment is obtained. We strive to change the landscape of healthcare delivery so that optimal care and maximum recovery are achieved for those who do suffer a stroke.
Amputee Coalition of America
888-AMP-KNOW The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.
Arthritis Foundation
800-283-7800 The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research
Beyond Disability
To pool together a wealth of information, insights, opinions, ideas and expertise on a wide range of issues regarding and relating to disability.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation - Paralysis Resource Center
A comprehensive information center for people with disabilities especially those with spinal cord injuries. The resources section includes links to organizations and web sites. Information is provided for housing, home accessibility and home modification.
Computers and Software Helping the Disabled
See information regarding technology that is helping people with disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children
888-CEC-SPED The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
800-344-4823 The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation--a donor-supported, nonprofit organization--is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund
202-986-0375 Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Disabled American Veterans
202-554-3501 Support organisation for veterans, providing a nationwide network of services, free of charge to all veterans and members of their families.
Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
A guide from the American Red Cross to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities to prepare for natural disasters and their consequences.
Easter Seals
312-726-6200 Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Eldercare Locator
800-677-1116 HomeAboutThe Aging NetworkResourcesAbout: Menu About The Service About The Database Users Guide The Media Center Contact InformationNetwork :: Menu Administration on Aging State Units on Aging Area Agencies on Aging Services AvailableResources :: Menu Glossary Fact Sheets Assessment Tools Federal Resources Helpful Links Caregiver Resources Eldercare Search February 20, 2006 Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
Helping Hands Initative Incorporated
Staff working for Helping Hands Initiative Incorporated will travel within the New York City Area to help individuals obtain services needed to gain independence. Helping Hands Initiative Incorporated’s advisory service will help individuals prepare applications that will help them become as independent as possible in society. Individuals will be assisted with applications such as insurance, Social Security Benefits and hospital applications. Assistance with obtaining mobility devices such as wheelchairs and walkers will also be provided. Follow-ups with both the clients and individual organizations will be completed to be sure satisfaction is achieved.
Home Fire Safety Guides and Educational Resources
Learn about the steps you can take to keep your family and pets safe in the event of a fire. Tips are included for adults, youth, teens, seniors and people with disabilities.
Home Inspector & Appraiser Cost Guides
A website with average national costs for home inspection and appraisals. When buying or selling a home you may need to enlist the services of an inspector and/or an appraiser to help assess the value of your home and to see if your home is in need of any work.
Home Modification List Serve
mailto:[email protected]
The IDEA Center sponsors a discussion list to maintain communication and dialog among those interested in home modifications.
Home Safety for People with Disabilities
Checklists for specific safety adjustments for the most dangerous areas in a home, including the kitchen, bathroom, and stairways.
How to Design a Home for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Improving Oral Health For Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease Or Related Disorders
Advice for dentists, patients with Alzheimer's Disease, and their caretakers to improve oral health.
International Code Council
Contains a wealth of information regarding the federal laws and building codes related to accessible buildings and homes.
JobAccess is the first and largest employment website for job seekers with disabilities. Since 1995, JobAccess has provided a place where people with disabilities can seek employment, confident they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience. Posting resumes or searching job postings are free. Resumes are anonymous until the job seeker allows the employer to contact them.
Lighthouse International
800-829-0500; 212-821-9713 TTY Worldwide organization dedicated to overcoming vision impairment through rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy.
Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center
An online resource for those who have mesothelioma and those looking to learn more about it.
Mesothelioma Fund
A resource to help mesothelioma patients and their families obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds.
Mesothelioma Guide
Information about mesothelioma, care options, and health solutions.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
Help in finding a Mesothelioma lawyer in your area.
Mesothelioma Prognosis
Access to information, support and treatment advice for patients with mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Veterans Center
Information to bring awareness to mesothelioma, a cancer that has been found in many veterans. Learn about the disease, the stages, the treatments, and benefits that veterans can receive for treatments.
Contains information on the symptoms and treatment of Mesothelioma and directs visitors to resources to help with their treatment.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
800-572-1717 The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency — a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.
Must-know airline info: Tips for travelers with disabilities
Tips to learn more about airline travel for people with disabilities.
National Association of the Deaf
301-587-1788; 301-587-1789 TTY The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
National Council on Independent Living
703-525-3406; 703-525-4153 TYY As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
National Institute on Aging
301-496-1752 NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Health 301-496-0252 The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1988, NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
US Department of Education 202-205-8134; 202-205-4475 TYY The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of our programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.
National Rehabilitation Information Center
800-346-2742 Our gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use. For the past 25 years NARIC staff members have been dedicated to providing direct, personal, and high-quality information services to anyone throughout the country. As a leader in providing interactive information to the disability and rehabilitation community, NARIC's Web site continues this tradition by putting the information into the hands of the users through online publications, searchable databases, and timely reference and referral data.
Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership
The Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership is a statewide group of professionals representing a broad range of agencies and organizations concerned with the prevention of injury. The group is committed to strengthening and sustaining effective injury and violence prevention programs and policies in Ohio.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
800-424-8200 The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members— veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
Information to help you plan for an emergency or disaster where you live or in your community.
The ProMatura Group is a market and consumer research company that has successfully bridged the gap between businesses and 50+ adults, solid scientific research and the real world. The ProMatura Group excels at blending the domains of business, science and practice, and was founded on the premise that applicable, empirical research must provide usable and useful knowledge for creating products, services and environments that entice the 50+ populace.
Regional ADA technical assistance
800-949-4232 Find your local ADA The ADA Technical Assistance Program has been in existence since 1991, shortly after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since its inception, the Program has consisted of a diverse array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act. The program has created a vast infrastructure of resources, including numerous ADA publications and videos, materials targeted to specific audiences, training packages and an unparalleled knowledge of the ADA.
Resource Guide for the Physically Blind
Many resources exist here online to provide support, tips, and further information about blindness for those who are blind or visually impaired.
Retirement Revised
RetirementRevised.com is the companion website of Retire Smart, a column written by Mark Miller that appears in newspapers around the U.S. each week. For millions of Baby Boomers, retirement is an opportunity for reinvention, rather than taking it easy. Mark is helping write the playbook for the new career and personal pursuits of a generation.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
This website contains health resources on rheumatoid arthritis.
Senior Home Safety: 25 Tips To Make Home Safe
Get many tips on creating a safer home, room by room and see links to other resources on home safety.
Simply Living
Simply Living of Central Ohio supports individuals, families and organizations in creating a more compassionate and sustainable world by offering learning opportunities which promote personal and civic responsibility, informed action and wholeness.
Tax Tips for the Blind
Anyone whose field of vision falls at or below 20 degrees, who wears corrective glasses but whose vision is 20/200 or less in his best eye, or who has no eyesight at all, meets the legal definition of being blind and is eligible for certain tax deductions.
The Disabled Housing Guide
A large collection of tips and resources to find homes for people with disabilities. Includes suggestions to retrofit, modify, and find financial support.
Trace Center, UW-Madison
The Trace Research & Development Center, founded in 1971, is a pioneer in the field of technology and disability
U.S. Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
U.S. Dept. of Justice
Technical assistance on ADA 800-514-0304, 800-514-0383 TTY Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Ultimate Disability Accommodation Guide
Several suggestions for home adaptations for people with disabilities.
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