Disability / Accessibility Issues
Topic 16: parkinson's & disability / accessibility links
This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.
Memories of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)
When David Beresford developed Parkinson's disease, he found himself abruptly reclassified as 'disabled'
A leap in the dark
An Introductory Guide to Providing Devices and Services for People with Special Needs
Adaptive Computer Products
PC + MS Windows - Accessibility & Microsoft - Disability Resources
PC + MS Windows - Resource Guide for People with Mobility Impairments
Apple Computer's Disability Resources
IBM Accessibility Center
VocalizeŽ is an innovative speech assistant developed with speech impaired persons to enable them to speak in a friendly human voice using standard computer equipment.
Augmentative Communication Solutions
Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible... Electronic Aids to Daily Living; Mouse Alternatives; Keyboard Alternatives; Text - To - Speech; Speech Recognition; and more...
Ergonomics, Alternative Pointing Devices, Keyboard Alternatives, Speech Recognition
Adaptive Computer Equipment
The Magic Wand Keyboard
Bat One Handed Keyboard
Alternative Keyboards and Mice
More Alternative Keyboards and Mice
If you want the ultimate portable, non-breakable, hostile environment keyboard for your Palm - this is it!
FX100 Flexible Keyboard
Access Devices (Hardware)
Additional Assist / Disability Links
Assistive Technology Links (Yahoo)
Jakob Nielsen is one of the most prolific writers on the subject of website usability and disabled accessibility. His opinions do not meet with universal agreement, but they are frequently the stimulus for a vigorous debate.
Jakob Nielsen's Usability Website
"Keyboarding by Ability" allows a student with one-hand to acquire keyboarding skills using a touch system designed to reach employable speeds.
Learn One-Hand Touch Typing
Closing The Gap Forums
The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Cornucopia of Disability Information - Main Menu
Online directory of information on disabilities
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
Assistive Technology Tech Guide
Select & Browse Assistive Equipment
Vivax Medical develops, manufactures and markets specialty medical beds and accessories, patient transfer systems and other assistive technology devices for use in acute care, rehabilitation and long term care facilities and to increase the independence of persons living at home or to assist their caregivers.
Garaventa Accessibility - Wheelchair Lifts Garaventa Accessibility is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair lifts (Garaventa Stair-Lift), vertical lifts for both residential and commercial use portable wheelchair lifts & emergency ...
More "Disabled Lifts"
Tools For The Job of Living
(I know this is a "store" but it's a good resource for ideas)
ABLEDATA General Links
ABLEDATA Assistive Technology Links
Safe and Secure Grab Bar System
Disability Related Links
Disability Related Products/Services
Adrian's Assistive Clothing - Clothing for Wheelchair Users
What's New at Adrian's
"Adaptive Designs Apparel"
Crampbusters - The site is the story of an Occupational Therapists discovery of a way to prevent painful cramping in the hands, feet and legs with a simple and affordable device.
IAADP - International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
Parkinson's Walker Dog Program
The Gift of Sunshine
THSD is a non-profit organization that trains Service Dogs and Hearing Dogs to assist people with disabilities. We also train Service Dogs to assist people with balance while walking, e.g. people with Parkinson's
Texas Hearing and Service Dogs
Mass Media and Disability Links
Section 508 - The Road To Accessibility
Disability Law: an Overview
Menu of Sources - Federal Material (links to Acts)
The National Institute of Disability Management and Research - What's New - Current Events - Announcements - Updates
The National Institute of Disability Management and Research
REHADAT Canada holds detailed information about various aspects of the vocational rehabilitation process. Six public access databases provide disability management professionals with a wealth of information to aid in the vocational integration process.
Links to Related Prov. Govt. Sites - Employment - Technology - Education
Health and Disability Related Web Sites
Esmerel's Collection of Disability Resources
Opera - A Disability Friendly Browser
Opera - Checkout The Keyboard Navigation
Opera Global Donations Program
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