Helpful Links For The Disabled

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT This web site has message boards to buy or sell wheelchairs, lifts, vans and other medical equipment. You can also post want ads and questions. The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator. Membership is free. This web site has classified ads to buy or sell wheelchairs, lifts, vans and much more. You can also post want ads and questions. This web site has some used medical equipment listed for sale and free. They have medical equipment in the following categories: Ambulation & Walking, Bath Safety, Daily Living Aids, Ramps & Lifts, Rehab Exercise, Seating & Positioning, Transportation and Wheelchairs & Scooters.

EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION Founded in 1985, the Disabled Businesspersons Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to assisting enterprising individuals with disabilities maximize their potential in the business world, and work with vocational rehabilitation, government and business to encourage the participation and enhance the performance of the disabled in the workforce. The Disabled Online Users Association (DOUA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 with the sole purpose of bringing the online world of business to the disabled. DOUA was formed with the vision of giving the differently-abled a chance to expand their world via selling on the internet. This program is free. The goal of ABILITYjobs/ABILITYresume and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, employers not only exhibit an open door policy but also demonstrate their responsiveness to affirmative action by genuinely recruiting qualified persons with disabilities. Your online connection to the federal government’s disability-related information and resources.

ADAPTIVE COMPUTER HARDWARE & SOFTWARE This site has interactive multimedia products. (Adaptive computer hardware and software) Click-N-Type is an on-screen virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. As long as the person can control a mouse, trackball or other pointing device, he or she can send keystrokes to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window. Click-N-Type is a 32 bit application that requires Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP or later. There are other virtual keyboards around but you'll find Click-N-Type the easiest to use for getting text into those uncooperative places like browser URL "Address:" fields, Email "To:" addresses, Email "Subject:" fields, dialog boxes like "Open" and "Save As...", and many other problematic applications. Try them all. You'll see they all work fine while typing into Notepad or WordPad, but when you attempt to do some real work, with all but the expensive ones, you'll get really annoyed really fast. Click-N-Type was designed with ease of use foremost in mind. Oh yes, it's FREE.

ORGANIZATIONS United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center and advocacy efforts. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs—including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.

HOBBIES This site has adapted photography products.

PLACES TO MEET DISABLED INDIVIDUALS This is a web site where you can meet and talk with individuals that are disabled. This web site has message boards where you can meet and talk with individuals that are disabled. It also has a lot of useful information about equipment and much more.

INSPIRATIONAL READING From the memoirs of Editor, Mark E. Smith, comes this full-throttle collection of short stories. Smith’s true tales like “Racing for Pink Slips,” “Selling the Infirmed,” and “Drinking with Henry Rollins,” dive into the depths of disability experience – raw, revealing, and raucous. From parenting to partying like a rock star, this collection is an inspired portrait of not just living with disability, but truly living.

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