Disabilities & Special Education
Home Page (U.S. Department of Justice Americans
with Disabilities Act
Sign Language Dictionary
-Sponsored by National Institute on Disability and
Technology for Students with Disabilities
for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
The site contains diagnosis and treatment information plus a table of links for adults with disabilities. There is also an index by state of K-12 schools for children with learning disabilities education and Social Security benefits and a articles are found here.
Society of America
Social History Project
Site contains a timeline starting at 3500 B.C. up to 1995, citing important events in the history of people with disabilities. Learn about the first schools for the deaf in 1755.
Resource Home Page
"This Gifted Resources Page contains links to all known online gifted resources, enrichment programs, talent searches, summer programs, gifted mailing lists and early acceptance programs, including CTY, EPGY, CTD, NRC/GT, TIP, RMTS, ERIC, NCSSSMSTOdyssey of the Mind, and many, many others." Is how this site describes itself.
Technology into the Curriculum for students with
Association of America
Special Education Page
Contains a large college of links to other sites.
Center for Learning Disabilities
Information Center for Children and Youth with
Tactile Access to Education for Visually Impaired
Braille-friendly scientific diagrams
This is the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assertive Technology Society of North America whose mission is to promote the adaptation and use of technology by disabled people. There is s a state-by-state directory of Assertive technology practitioners, RESNA-certified professionals who are able to assess the technology needs of disabled consumers and offer training on specific adaptive devices. Do view the Accessible Educational Technology section and its articles and guides for educators and parents of special needs students.
Needs Opportunity Window
Activities and lessons.
Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Disabilities
S. Dept. of Education - Office of Special
Education Programs ?
Web Accessibility Initiative
International organization that promotes Web accessibility for people with disabilities. You will find accessibility guidelines and policies. The Easy Introductions section provides quick tips and frequently asked questions about accessibility. Web designers can go to the Technology section, which has discussions of style sheets, HTML, multimedia and graphics.
This site contains articles and links dealing with etiquette, terms, physical fitness and recreation for wheelchair users.
for Technology Access
Matches people with disabilities to vendors, support services and resource centers for adaptive technology
Computer access products for students, you will find Discover:Switch, a device that functions as a keyboard and a mouse
Dragon Naturally-Speaking, a speech recognition program.
Source for information and free demo on JAWS for Windows Screen Reader software.
Adaptive technology products, including Jouse, a mouth-operated joystick.