to the Web, the disabled are virtually enabled.
Talking browsers read text, hyperlinks and command buttons.
Special mouses allow the disabled to submit mortgage
applications and debate headlines online. Our favorite
sites help to leap physical and social barriers. - Celia
A formidable array of government agencies have joined
forces to present this impressive-and surprisingly clear-guide
to local and national resources for disabled children.
Covers basic needs like health, housing, education and
employment, as well as technical assistance and legal
advocacy. Learn about tax deductions, summer camps and
pending bills. Links range from grant writing to making
your kitchen wheelchair-accessible.
Impartial information on assistive technology from the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
Research. Search the 7,000-item database by key-word
or phrase (such as "one-handed can-opener")
and get product descriptions, manufacturers' contact
addresses and handy keywords for comparison shopping.
More than 27,000 products listed, including the K-9
Rescue Phone, for use by assistance dogs.
This site's comprehensive state-by-state, country-by-country
database fills in the gaps on accessible travel, from
rental cars with hand controls to hotels, dining, museums
and cruises. The FAQ section includes tips for traveling
on Independent Living
Focusing on education as a way of promoting independence,
this site offers United Nations and European Union reports
on disability rights. Some features, such as the database
of "personal assistants", are mostly for Europeans,
but Yanks can tune into the site's Disability Radio
Worldwide. The accessible vacation rentals exchange
helps globetrotters swap a condo in Maui for a cottage
Goes beyond the obvious, providing a comprehensive bibliography
of medical resources and articles that bluntly address
the social and physical difficulties of parenting with
disabilities. Plus, information on the sexual and reproductive
health of disabled women. Excellent annotated links
page and reviews of adaptive parenting aids, such as
modified baby carriers for parents with limited dexterity.
Medical rationing and genetic discrimination are some
of the "ragged-edge" issues addressed in this
Webzine. Its political and social commentary is always
tart and lively, and although writers flaunt their pro-ADA
bias, nearly every article links from its online source
to a variety of newspapers, giving readers more objective
coverage as well.