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Informational Sites

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National Center on Disability and Journalism
An independent journalism organization, its mission is "to educate journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting." Lists programs, links, mailing lists, etc.

Medicare.gov

Center for Applied Special Technology

University of Buffalo: Cornucopia of Disability Information

Disability Statistics Center

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)

Amputee-Coalition.org
Includes an OPAC that deals with limb loss, its secondary conditions and causes. A useful source for health reporters.

UW-Madison Family Village: Disability-Related Resources

About.com: Disabilities News

Discussion Network About Disability-Related Issues

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Information about rare diseases.

Disability World Bi-monthly Web-Zine

Media Guide: Your Language Matters When Writing About Mental Illness
A two-page guide to help journalists choose respectful, neutral language when covering mental health issues. From the Mental Health Association of Portland.

Writing About People With Disabilities

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Media Guide: Your Language Matters When Writing About Mental Illness
A two-page guide to help journalists choose respectful, neutral language when covering mental health issues. From the Mental Health Association of Portland.

U.S. Department of Labor: Communicating About People with Disabilities

Style Guide (a glossary of terms)
From the National Center on Disability & Journalism.

National Council on Aging

Amputee Coalition of America

Disability/Accessibility Resources

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Editor's Note: Many of us unknowingly carry prejudices and misconceptions about people with disabilities. Sometimes, these are magnified in the media. This page was developed to put the media in touch with credible sources on people with disabilities and related issues. Most of the resources are contributions of Dr. Clyde Shideler, executive director of CE Disabled Services in San Luis Rey, Calif., and Marcia Carlson and Thomas Link of the University of Wisconsin.


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Poynter: Tips on Covering Disabilities

Disaboom Politcal Blog
Focuses on interests and issues of people with disabilities.

Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page

Department of Justice: Disabilities Online News

Department of Justice: Formal ADA Settlements

Department of Justice: Accessible Sports Stadiums

Department of Justice: ADA Guide for Small Towns

Department of Justice: ADA Status Report

Special Olympics
Volunteer, coaching information, stories, press releases, etc.

Disabled Sports, USA
DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.

National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury
Several statistics and studies on the topic.

John P. Kennedy Foundation for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Volulunteer, coaching information, stories, press releases, etc.

Media Guide: Your Language Matters When Writing About Mental Illness
A two-page guide to help journalists choose respectful, neutral language when covering mental health issues. From the Mental Health Association of Portland.

Legal

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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National Association of Deaf

American Sign Language Web Site

The Tactile Mind
Literary magazine for the signing community.

HandSpeak.com Sign Language Site

DeafEd.net
Resources for educators teaching students with a hearing.

DeafLibrary.org Resources

National Black Deaf Americans
Cultural issues related to deafness and African Americans.

Cochlear Implant Association Inc.

Virtual Tour of the Ear

Demystifying Assistive Listening Devices

HearingLossWeb.com

ASHA.org

Deaf Linx
An extensive resource page with info on hearing loss, deaf culture, ASL and more.

Harris Communications
Assistive products designed for deaf.

Post Secondary Education Programs Network
Hearing impairment related resource.

Disabilities Links
Disability-related issues and links from a former reporter turned public policy analyst and consultant specializing in health care and disability issues, and most (though not all) of my Web site is devoted to those subjects.

Text-To-Speech Sites

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Telecommunication Access

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Statistics

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Chartbook on Disability in the United States

Recent Publications and Statistics
HEATH publications such as this one can be obtained via this George Washington University site.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Mobility Access

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Miscellaneous

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Alliance for Technology Access

Poynter: Tips on Covering Disabilities

National Center for Disabilities and Journalism

AEJMC: Mass Media & Disability Links
Links to many areas, including news, web accessibility, publications, international disability links, etc.

AboutDisability.com
Maintained by Anthony Tusler, this site is an annotated bibliography of books organized by categories.

Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page

Department of Justice: Disabilities Online News

Department of Justice: Formal ADA Settlements

Department of Justice: Accessible Sports Stadiums

Department of Justice: ADA Guide for Small Towns

Department of Justice: ADA Status Report

Institute for Community Inclusion: State Data Online
This Web site generates customized charts of state, national, and individual disability data. Accessible text versions are automatically created by the charting software. The site currently includes data sets from state mental retardation/developmental disabilities agencies, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

National Rehabilitation Information Center
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.

Not Dead Yet
Spearheaded by Coleman and Drake, this group organizes people with disabilities nationally to protest assisted suicide.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
Focuses on issues related to health, aging, civil rights, abuse, and independent living. Located at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

Women with Disabilities Australia
This Australian site has papers, articles and reports archived as well as links to related disability sites and general sites. They also have an extensive section for further reading.

Disability Rights Advocates
Dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Disabled Sports, USA
DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Representing 92 rape crisis/rape prevention programs and allied members, this association offers resources and staff to answer questions on sexual abuse of persons with disabilities.

The Center for an Accessible Society
This site claims to "help journalists find quality information and sources."

E-Library

Little People of America, Inc.

MadNation
A mental health site.

Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
EDS is a connective tissue disorder that can be severely disabling and, in one form, deadly.

EDS Today
EDS is a connective tissue disorder that can be severely disabling and, in one form, deadly.

Ehlers-Danlos Support Group (UK)
EDS is a connective tissue disorder that can be severely disabling and, in one form, deadly.

University of Wisconsin: Family Village
A global community of disability-related resources.

Wright State University: Creating Laboratory Access for Students in Science (CLASS)
The project's purpose is to raise awareness about the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in a lab environment and how Wright State University can help overcome some of these obstacles. Wright State has been awarded a Federal Grant by the National Science Foundation to help research and minimize these problems.

Yahoo!'s Reference Library

National Institute on Disability and Rehab Research

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