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The Electronic Curb-Cut Effect

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Briefs, Issues and Policies on Digital Divide - Linked to Summary Page

Accessible Electronic and Information Technology: Legal Obligations of Higher Education and Section 508

Critical Issues from a Disability Perspective: Accessibility

The Growing Digital Divide in Access for People with Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Participation by Cynthia Waddell

Closing the Digital Divide

Using Partnerships to Bridge the Digital Divide within the Disability Community

Digital Divide Summary Page

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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Cynthia Waddell, our Executive Director and tireless advocate for people with disabilities. Please read Lainey Feingold's posting about Cynthia and our posting about our friend who is sorely missed, please also read the ITU Posting.

This is the live captioning link for the memorial at 3 PM Pacific time on Saturday April 20

If you are interested in Web Accessibility take a look at the Collected Works of Cynthia Waddell, specifically, Applying the ADA to the Internet, and The Growing Digital Divide in Access for People with Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Participation in the Digital Economy. The concepts in these papers and presentations are more relevant with every passing day.


What Advances Are There in Autism Education?

Here is an interesting article about some of the top causes of disability

disABLEDperson, Inc offers opportuntities for people with disabilties and Veterans seeking employment

SCI Total Fitness Program Breaks Down the Barriers of Exercise
For People with Spinal Cord Injury

Visit Fitnistics Health, Diet, and Fitness in one place!

Puppy Territory is a free place for people to find puppies and dogs for sale or adoption

Artiicle about Exercise for People with Disabilities and Mobility Problems

Article about Practical Moving and Relocation Advice for the Disabled

Article about Connection Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Hearing Loss have a great new selection of motability offers on selection of the great new cars from the Kia range

How to Create a Website is an excellent resource to learn about accessible web design practices to build web sites that can be used correctly by those with disabilities by

Bloch Healing is psychotherapy through touch (based on the same underlying principles as 'person-centered' psychotherapy) that is particularly helpful to people with certain disabilities for whom conventional psychotherapy is not always suitable. Read the article about them.

ABLEize is a top ranking directory offering the largest Internet collection of disability, mobility and health resources in the UK and Europe.

Try MyReviewsNow, the number 1 social shopping site!

If you're looking for a complete list of scholarships for students with disabilities, this resource was recently compiled:

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education is an excellent recource for someone with a disability who would like to try online courses!

ZEssay is here to help you with your academic essays, term papers and dissertations!

Interested in Web Design? Try Web Design with Style, Ease, and CSS for both excellent web design and Accessibiliy!!!!

Have a Nice Day - Article about Social Security and Disability
An excellent article about Social Security and Disability

Need Hearing Aid Help ?

Are you Eligible for Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program for people who are unable to perform their regular work because of a physical, mental or psychological illness or problem.

What are the requirements for the VA compensation?
Read the article to help find the answers!

For New Jersey Hearing Help Get Best Online hearing Aid

Choice Magazine Listening
Choice Magazine Listening produces a free, bi-monthly, eight hour recorded magazine of the best written articles, short stories, essays and poetry to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or dyslexic

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Passage of the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010

Some Advice on Captioning from Video Caption Corporation

New Regulations on PTSD Claims for VA Compensation
The new rules will make the evidentiary requirements to show service connection for PTSD for veterans who have had difficulty finding evidence to support their claimed stressor easier.

Accessible Android E-Mail and Barcode Reader Available
The barcode reader makes  it possible to quickly, easily, and accurately identify products by  using Android smartphones to read barcodes on standard products.

Hearing Loss?  Try Miracle Ear

Review of AMS Vans newsletter
AMS Vans newsletter is a splendid amalgamation of both professionalism and community outreach.

Shipping to or from Hawaii ? Cardinal Moving Systems
will help and provide an >additional$150.00 discount when you mentioned ICDRI.ORG

Reading Rights Coalition Joint Statement on Access to Books by Americans with Print Disabilities

Wheelchair Vans Houston

ICDRI International Accessibility Policy Projects and Reports

Learn about the ATWIKI at CATEA on the Article on COAT Website News and Resource Page
An excellent page with news and resources dealing with many types of disabilities

Advance Access to Disability Check Brings Financial Flexibility Scholarship  is offering a $500 scholarship to an undergraduate student. You can find the complete details here:

There is a college scholarship opportunity available from 180medical for those with a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis. More information can be found here

Denova Scholars offers 2 scholarships listed on their website at

Financing Accessible Vans - Courtesy of AMS Vans
A new mobility funding page that has grants, loans, and other mobility finance options for the disabled community. - a free college search and information site, providing information on admissions, financial aid, tuition and more on over 6,000 colleges and universities nation-wide.

Justice Department Reaches Three Settlements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Regarding the Use of Electronic Book Readers
The settlement agreements can be found at:

ICDRI WIPO Statement in Support of the Proposed Treaty- Delivered at SCCR19 on 15 December 2009 by Cynthia D. Waddell

VA Compensation Claim for PTSD
What a veteran has to prove to get his or her VA compensation benefits for PTSD can depend on what the veteran’s in service claimed stressor is... more

Atlanta to Host International Conference on AD/HD

  More about The Talking Bible

Google and Lighthouse are recruiting individuals interested in participating in a Usability Study

AMS Vans, Inc Announces Successful Crash Testing Proving Excellence In The Handicap Van Industry

EDUCAUSE Guidelines for Making Web Content Accessible to All Users

Talking Books International Offering Talking Bibles in Multiple languages
 Helping the Consumer Choose a Power Wheelchair

Web Accessibility & SEO Merge Together!
Since search engine algorithms are changing daily and when Google speaks everyone listens it is only fitting that the two merged together.

An Inspiring Story for Everyone!


Separate but Equal from an E&IT Standpoint
By Steve Jacobs

Pioneer Emergency Response System has teamed with ICDRI to provide information about medical alarm systems

Website Offers Resources to Help Families Find Special Needs Articles, Resources, and Care providers

AmeriGlide, a Company Devoted to the Independence of those with Mobility Impairments

The Story of Lindavevision; a Web Site with Products for People with Low Vision

How to Get the SSA Job That's Right for You


ReadHowYouWant Book Selection
Large Selection of alternative format books from ReadHowYouWant

Save thousands of Dollars on the purchase of your next Speech Generation Device (SGD)!

See the New Additions to the ADA Compliance Manuals


IDEAL Group recently developed an "AugCom Ideas" resource.  It is thought-provoking, informative and useful.  It is entitled, "Low/No-Cost, Mainstream Strategies and Applications for Accommodating the Communication Needs of Individuals with Speech Disabilities." 


Social Security Disability Audio - Social Security Disability Resource with Podcasts

The eCane™ uses a combination of old and new technologies to produce a smart cane for people who are blind, or deaf and blind (deafblind)


AMS Vans, Inc surpasses California's strict emissions regulations

Raising Awareness for the Safety of the Blind -
Detectable Warnings

Take a look at the
Responsible Citizen Site

An Excellent Section on Disability Rights

Handicap Vans Online
Concerned with issues about purchasing a Handicap Van?  This site may have a few answers for you.

The Target Online Assistive Technology Guidelines - Exhibit C - is posted as a Word document at

Page with Links to Stories on the Target VS NFB Lawsuit

Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology-Related Linkedin Groups


Program Offers Simple Alternate to Medicare’s Paper Maze
The Medicare Part D drug-discount program that is been available is a good thing. But it can be confusing, expensive and the prescription formularies tend to shrink each year, do people with disabilities know there is another option...

National Telecommuting Institute (NTI)
NTI is an educational/job-matching non-profit organization. They are pioneering the development of telework jobs for Americans with disabilities...


AMS Vans Proudly Announces Their New Multi-Purpose Vehicle for Commercial and Personal Use!

Spinal Cord Injury
John Morgan and attorneys dedicated to fighting for the people, not the powerful.  Morgan & Morgan is one of the leading law firms in the country representing disability clients nationwide.

Disabled Transportation Made Easy and Affordable!


Wheelchair Vans and Handicap Van Conversions
Compare prices for handicap vans and wheelchair conversion vans accessible with power wheelchair ramps and lifts. All used wheelchair vans and vehicles converted by AMS Vans come with 7/70 conversion warranties and are financed, serviced and delivered nationwide. Visit the online showroom today with over 50 wheelchair accessible vans available for immediate delivery. Mention ICDRI and you will receive a $200 discount!!!

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Order Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
A new book on the construction of accessible web sites and the legal and policy factors that are involved in that construction is available now! 


Cynthia Tested!

New Features - Linked to Site Map New Features Section

Index of ICDRI Disability Resources

NEW!!!Articles on Products and Issues Related to Disabilities and Special Needs

NEW!!! ICDRI International Accessibility Policy Projects and Reports

Product Reviews

Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology-Related Linkedin Groups

Financial Aid Resources for Purchasing Assistive Technology

Updated Listing of US State Web and IT Accessibility Standards and Policies

Mesothelioma Awareness Summary

Student Financial Aid

Veterans Finally Able To Hire Lawyers for Veteran's Disability Claims

Mesothelioma Prevention and Treatment Summary

Social Security Resources

Tips on Social Security Disability and SSI

Social Security Disability Blog

How One Phone Call Today Can Help Win Your Social Security Disability Benefits

The Single Most Important Improvement to the Social Security Disability Claims Process is Coming Soon

US Client Assistance Program (CAP) Listings

The ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)

US Protection and Advocacy Listings by State and Territory

US Assistive Technology Program( ATP) Site Listings by state

Dental Resources for People with Disabilities

25 Free Accessibility Checkers


Latest Links

Scholarships and Grants

BraunAbility Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Choice Magazine Listening

Miracle Ear

Video Caption Corporation

Handicap Help

The Southern Cross Healthcare Group



Aardvark Adaptive Modification

Social Security Disability Audio - Social Security Disability Resource with Podcasts

The Speech Assistant

AMS Vans Mississippi

 AMS Vans San Diego

AustraliaForAll Alliance Inc

Prescription Hope

Accessible Van Sales and Service

Social Security Disability Law Center Sheepskin Ranch, Inc.

Krown Manufacturing

Wheelchair Gloves or Push Mitts

The Breaking New Ground Resource Center

Break Boundaries


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