Our Mission is: To assist people with disabilities to live, work and socialize within a fully accessible community.Our Vision: We believe in and support equitable and inclusive communities for people living with disabilities.We do this by providing a variety of services including: Information and Referral, Advocacy, Community Living, Youth Services and Independent Living Skills Services, Peer Support, and more.
5605 Monroe St
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

  Voice: (419) 885-5733
	 (866) 885-5733
    TTY: (419) 885-5733
    Fax: (419) 882-4813
Website: 
http://www.abilitycenter.org/
 
 


 
Our Mission is: To assist people with disabilities to live, work and socialize within a fully accessible community.Our Vision: We believe in and support equitable and inclusive communities for people living with disabilities.We do this by providing a variety of services including: Information and Referral, Advocacy, Community Living, Youth Services and Independent Living Skills Services, Peer Support, and more.
1848 E. Perry Street, Suite 110
Port Clinton, OH 43452

  Voice: (419) 734-0330
	 (877) 734-0330
    TTY: (419) 734-0330
    Fax: (419) 732-6864
Website: 
http://www.abilitycenter.org/
 
 


 
Our Mission is: To assist people with disabilities to live, work and socialize within a fully accessible community. Our Vision: We believe in and support equitable and inclusive communities for people living with disabilities.We do this by providing a variety of services including: Information and Referral, Advocacy, Community Living, Youth Services and Independent Living Skills Services, Peer Support, and more.
P. O. Box 213,
Ney, Ohio 43549

  Voice: (419) 782-5441
	 (877) 209-8336
    TTY: (419) 782-5441
Website: 
http://www.abilitycenter.org/
 
 


 
ABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities. We do not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. We also do not produce any type of catalog.
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910

  Voice: (800) 227-0216
	 (301) 608-8998
    TTY: (301) 608-8912
    Fax: (301) 608-8958
  Email: abledata@macrointernational.com
Website: 
http://www.abledata.com/
 
 


 
The Access Center is a non-profit, non-residential center for independent living funded through Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act and whose board and staff are comprised entirely of people with disabilities. Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities have complete access to the communities in which they wish to live. We do so through offering advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, our recycled durable medical equipment program and through assisting individuals transition from institutional settings to community living.
901 S Ludlow Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

  Voice: (937) 341-5202
    TTY: (937) 341-5218
    Fax: (937) 341-5217
  Email: alan@acils.com
Website: 
http://www.acils.com/
 
 


 
Established in 1980, Access Living is a nonresidential Center for Independent Living for people with all types of disabilities – one of the first in the country. Access Living’s programs and services promote the empowerment, independence and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities in every aspect of community life.
115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

  Voice: (312) 640-2100
	 (800) 613-8549
    TTY: (312) 640-2102
	 (888) 253-7003
    Fax: (312) 640-2101
Website: 
http://www.accessliving.org
 
 


 
Access Ohio: Offers training and technical assistance throughout the State of Ohio on the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are a division of The Center for Disability Empowerment which is a community-based, non-residential center that is driven by the choice and direction of people with disabilities. CDE serves individuals of any age, with any disability so they may be participants and contributors in their communities as they live, learn, worship, work and play alongside people who do not have disabilities.
510 E. North Broadway 4th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43214

  Voice: 614-575-8055
Website: 
http://www.access-ohio.org
 
 


 
Access to Independence advocates and provides services for people with any type of disability, and of any age, to achieve or maintain their independence. Our service area covers Columbia, Dodge, Dane, and Green Counties in south central Wisconsin. Access to Independence’s mission is to empower people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and support.
Our new address is:
3810 Milwaukee Street
Madison WI 53714-2404

  Voice: (800)362-9877
    TTY: (608) 242-8485
    Fax: (608) 242-0383
  Email: info@accesstoind.org
Website: 
http://www.accesstoind.org/
 
 


 
We are an Independent Living Center, committed to serving people with disabilities who live in Central Indiana by building advocacy and inclusive communities. We Are: People with disabilities; the Deaf/Hard of Hearing & seniors with conditions of aging; advocates and self advocates standing up for the rights of all people with disabilities. an active voice with & for people with disabilities in Central Indiana since 1987 and directed by the people we serve
5302 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

  Voice: (317)926-1660
	 (866)794-7245
    TTY: (317)926-1660
    Fax: (317)926-1687
  Email: info@abilityindiana.org
Website: 
http://www.abilityindiana.org/
 
 


 
Our mission is to promote universal access to transportation for people with disabilities under federal law and beyond by partnering with transportation providers, the disability community and others through the provision of training, technical assistance, applied research, outreach and communication.
1425 K Street, NW, Suite 200 
Washington, DC 20005

  Voice: (202)347-3066
	 (800)659-6428
    Fax: (202)737-7914
Website: 
http://www.projectaction.com/
 
 


 
This web page describes accessible parking space requirements in Illinois, including number of spaces, space dimensions, and signage.
Disability Rights Bureau
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  Voice: (312)814-5684
    TTY: (800)964-3013
Website: 
http://www.ag.state.il.us/rights/accessible_parking.html
 
 


 
"To qualify for disability license plates or a parking placard, an applicant must submit a Secretary of State Persons with Disabilities Certification form. The form must be completed by a licensed physician certifying that the applicant has one of the following six specific medical conditions that severely impairs their ability to walk ("Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest" is no longer a qualifying disability, unless it is related to one of these conditions.): Cannot walk without the assistance of another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device; be restricted by lung disease to such a degree that forced (respiratory) expiratory volume (FEV) in 1 second, when measure by spirometry, is less than 1 liter; must use portable oxygen; have Class III or Class IV cardiac condition according to standards set by the American Heart Association; be severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition; has permanently lost the use of or is missing a hand or arm."
Secretary of State Jesse White
Persons with Disabilities
License Plates/Placard Unit
501 S. Second Street, Room 541
Springfield, IL 62756

  Voice: (217)782-2285
	 (800)252-2904
    TTY: (800)261-5280
Website: 
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/license_plate_guide/persons_disabilities.html
 
 


 
A disability parking placard is available to an Indiana resident of any age who meets one of the following requirements:has a temporary or permanent physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, a walker, braces, or crutches; has temporarily or permanently lost the use of one or both legs; has restricted mobility, either temporarily or permanently, due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, arthritic condition, or orthopedic or neurological impairment; or is permanently blind or visually impaired. Disability parking placards are also available to companies or associations which transport or provide facilities for persons with physical disabilities. A disability parking placard issued to an individual with a permanent disability will expire on the recipient's fourth birthday following the date of the placard's issuance. A placard issued to an individual with a temporary disability is valid for six months from the date that it is issued, or until a date indicated by the physician certifying the application. When the placard expires, you must apply again for another placard.
Indiana Government Center North
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

  Voice: (888)692-6841
Website: 
http://www.in.gov/bmv/2347.htm
 
 


 
This is a link to the Indiana Code (IC) describing requirements for accessible parking spaces, for example, number of spaces required and dimensions of spaces.
Indiana Government Center North
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

  Voice: (888)692-6841
Website: 
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2015/ic/titles/005/articles/016/chapters/009/
 
 


 
A disabled person may apply, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, for a serially numbered nontransferable temporary or permanent windshield placard for the personal use of the disabled person. An individual who has a religious objection to having a medical examination may personally apply at a branch office of the secretary of state for a serially numbered nontransferable temporary or permanent windshield placard for the personal use of the disabled individual. If it appears obvious that the individual has a qualifying disability, the individual shall not be required to present a medical statement attesting to the disability. The application for and the issuance of the serially numbered nontransferable temporary or permanent windshield placard is subject to all of the following: (a) The secretary of state may issue to a disabled person with a temporary disability a temporary windshield placard that is valid for a period of not more than 6 months. (b) The secretary of state may issue to a disabled person with a permanent disability an original or renewal permanent windshield placard that is valid for at least 4 years. (c) An original certificate of identification or permanent windshield placard shall expire on the disabled person's fifth birthday after the date of issuance. (d) A renewal permanent windshield placard shall expire on the disabled person's fourth birthday after the date of renewal.Upon application in the manner prescribed by the secretary of state for replacement of a lost, stolen, or destroyed certificate or placard described in this section, a disabled person or organization that provides specialized services to disabled persons may be issued a placard that in substance duplicates the original certificate or placard for a fee of $10.00. This section also covers fines for the misuse of placards.
Michigan Department of State, Lansing, MI 48918

  Voice: (888)767-6424
Website: 
http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-257-675
 
 


 
Visit this web page for an accessible parking placard application. A person with a qualifying disability is eligible for a disability license plate or parking placard. A qualifying disability is defined under Michigan law as either blindness or any condition that significantly limits a person's ability to walk or requires a wheelchair, walker, crutch or other assistive device.
Michigan Department of State, Lansing, MI 48918

  Voice: (888)767-6424
Website: 
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1585_49898---,00.html
 
 


 
This is a link to the Minnesota Statute describing the scope of accessible parking placard eligibility, including required medical statements and fees.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety: Driver and Vehicle Services Division - Central Office 
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 190 Town Square Building
Saint Paul MN 55101-5190

  Voice: (651)297-3298
    TTY: (651)282-6555
Website: 
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=169.345
 
 


 
"The [accessible parking sign] locations shall be designated through the posting of an elevated sign, whether permanently affixed or movable, imprinted with the international symbol of access and shall be reasonably close to exits, entrances, elevators, and ramps. All elevated signs posted in accordance with this division and division (C) of section 3781.111 of the Revised Code shall be mounted on a fixed or movable post, and the distance from the ground to the bottom edge of the sign shall measure not less than five feet. If a new sign or a replacement sign designating a special parking location is posted on or after October 14, 1999, there also shall be affixed upon the surface of that sign or affixed next to the designating sign a notice that states the fine applicable for the offense of parking a motor vehicle in the special designated parking location if the motor vehicle is not legally entitled to be parked in that location."
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520

  Voice: (614)752-7500
Website: 
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.69
 
 


 
This section of the Ohio Revised Code describes placard eligibility.
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520

  Voice: (614)752-7500
Website: 
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4503.44
 
 


 
"The owner or lessee of any public building or place of employment and the owner or lessee of any parking facility which offers parking to the public shall reserve at least the following number of spaces for use by a motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person: 1)At least one space for a facility offering 26 to 49 spaces. 2)At least 2% of all spaces for a facility offering 50 to 1,000 spaces. 3) At least one percent, in addition to that specified in subd. 2., of each 1,000 spaces over the first 1,000 for a facility offering more than 1,000 spaces...Parking spaces reserved under this subsection shall be at least 12 feet wide...Parking spaces reserved under this subsection shall be located as close as possible to an entrance of the parking facility and to an entrance of a public building or place of employment which allows a physically disabled person to enter and leave without assistance. Parking spaces reserved under this subsection in a parking ramp shall be located as close as possible to the main entrance of the parking ramp, to an adjacent public walk, or to an elevator which allows a physically disabled person to enter and leave without assistance."
WisDOT
Special Plates Unit – DIS ID
P.O. Box 7306
Madison, WI 53707-7306

  Voice: (608)264-7169
Website: 
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/346/VIII/503
 
 


 
"Any person certified by an authorized health care specialist as having a permanent disability is eligible for the Disabled Parking Identification (DIS ID) Permit. By legal definition, this includes any person who: Cannot walk 200 feet or more without stopping to rest; cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, another person or brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistance device; is restricted by lung disease to the extent that forced expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest; uses portable oxygen; has a cardiac condition to the extent that functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or IV, according to standards accepted by the American Heart Association; is severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition."
WisDOT
Special Plates Unit – DIS ID
P.O. Box 7306
Madison, WI 53707-7306

  Voice: (608)264-7169
Website: 
http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/external/bvs-landing.aspx
 
 


 
Web sites, just like buildings, can be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those with disabilities. Unfortunately, most current web pages contain major access barriers. This site was created to promote awareness about the need for accessible web design and to steer those who wish to learn more about the topic into the right direction. The audience for this resource guide include public school teachers and administrators; college and university instructors, administrators, and policy makers; distance educators; librarians; and disability professionals.

  Email: aschmetz@uwsp.edu
Website: 
http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/pub_resources.htm
 
 


 
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. There's no place like home; and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
ADAPT in Denver
201 S Cherokee
Denver, CO 80223

  Voice: (303) 733-9324
  Email: adapt@Adapt.org
Website: 
http://www.adapt.org/main
 
 


 
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. There's no place like home; and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
ADAPT of Texas
1640 E. 2nd ST. STE 100
Austin, TX 78702

  Voice: (512) 442-0252
  Email: adapt@Adapt.org
Website: 
http://www.adapt.org/main
 
 


 
Advocates for Access is a private, not-for-profit, non-residential organization established in 1985. Advocates for Access is managed by and for people with disabilities. We are a Center for Independent Living dedicated to “Empowering People With Disabilities To Live Independently In Our Community.” To fulfill this mission, Advocates for Access provides direct services, combined with advocacy for social change to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities into mainstream life. We serve people with disabilities, their families and the community in which they live. We also work with private organizations, local communities, service providers, businesses and industries that require technical assistance in responding to the needs of people with disabilities.
4450 N. Prospect Road, Suite C8
Peoria Heights, IL  61616

  Voice: (309) 682-3500
    TTY: (309) 682-3567
    Fax: (309) 682-3989
  Email: info@advocatesforaccess.com
Website: 
http://www.advocatesforaccess.com
 
 


 
The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago exists to preserve, promote and protect the legal rights of men, women and children in the metropolitan Chicago area impacted by HIV. The Council provides direct legal services to people in need, educates the public about HIV-related legal issues, and advocates for social policies that ensure fair treatment for all people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Main Loop Office Suite 2110
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

  Voice: (312) 427-8990
    TTY: (312) 327-1983
	 (866) 506-3038
    Fax: (312) 427-8419
  Email: info@aidslegal.com
Website: 
http://www.aidslegal.com
 
 


 
Achieving Independence and Mobility (AIM(formally DuPage CIL) ) is a non-residential, community-based, not-for-profit agency which provides advocacy and services to persons with disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.
3130 Finley Rd.
Suite 500
Downers Grove, IL 60515

  Voice: (630)469-2300
    TTY: (630)469-2300
    Fax: (630)469-2606
  Email: dcil@mcs.com
Website: 
http://www.dupagecil.org
 
 


 
Achieving Independence and Mobility (AIM(formally DuPage CIL) ) is a non-residential, community-based, not-for-profit agency which provides advocacy and services to persons with disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.
1710 Farnsworth Ave
Aurora, IL 60505

  Voice: (630)469-2300
    TTY: (630)469-2300
    Fax: (630)469-2606
Website: 
http://www.dupagecil.org
 
 


 
The American Association of People with Disabilities(AAPD) organizes the disability community to be a powerful force for change- politically, socially, and ecnomically- and recognizes the value of working in broad coalitions to foster unity, leadership, and impact.
1629 K Street NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20006

  Voice: (800) 840-8844
	 (202) 457-0046
    TTY: (800) 840-8844
	 (202) 457-0046
    Fax: (202) 457-0473
Website: 
http://www.aapd-dc.org/
 
 


 
The Commission's mission is "to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession."
740 15th Street, N.W., 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

  Voice: (202) 662-1570
    Fax: (202) 442-3439
  Email: cmpdl@abanet.org
Website: 
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/disabilityrights.html
 
 


 
An online dictionary of American Sign Language signs.
253 Communication Arts & Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

  Voice: (517) 353-5497
    Fax: (517) 353-5498
  Email: director@commtechlab.msu.edu
Website: 
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm
 
 


 
The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of children, youth and adults with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community.
3941 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

  Voice: (734)971-0277
    Fax: (734)971-0826
Website: 
http://www.aacil.org
 
 


 
The Assistive Technology Center at Easter Seals Crossroads provides assistive technology, equipment and services to individuals with disabilities.
4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205

  Voice: (317)466-2013
	 (888)466-1314
    TTY: (317)479-3232
    Fax: (317)466-2000
  Email: tech@eastersealscrossroads.org
Website: 
http://www.eastersealstech.com
 
 


 
Michigan's Assistive Technology Program is part of the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC), a state-wide network of individuals and organizations that advances the issues of Michigan's disability community through grassroots activism, public education and advocacy.
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Ste 100
East Lansing, MI 48823

  Voice: (517)333-2477 Ext: 8007604
    Fax: (517)333-2677
  Email: mdrc@prosynergy.org
Website: 
http://www.copower.org/assistive-tech
 
 


 
Assistive Technology of Michigan’s four-step solution for the computer access, ergonomics, environmental control, and work site accommodation allows adults and children with physical, sensory, cognitive or learning disabilities to lead independent, productive lives.
43000 West Nine Mile Rd. Suite 113
Novi, Michigan 48375

  Voice: (248)348-7161
    Fax: (248)348-7131
  Email: info@atofmich.com
Website: 
http://myisminctest.com/index.php?l=1
 
 


 
Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio) is a federally funded non-proft organization housed at The Ohio State University. AT Ohio's fiscal agent is The Ohio State University Research Foundation. AT Ohio is the officially designated tech act program for Ohio. AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities acquire assistive technology. We offer several programs and services to achieve that goal. We also keep up with current legislative activity that affects persons with disabilities.
Dodd Hall Address
Assistive Technology of Ohio 
Rm 1139 Dodd Hall
480 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210

  Voice: (800) 784-3425
    TTY: (614) 293-4963
  Email: atohio@osu.edu
Website: 
http://www.atohio.org/
 
 


 
Mission Statement: To provide resources to people with disabilities and their families, empowering personal choices that lead to the greatest level of independence.
1721 Washington Avenue
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

  Voice: (812)886-0575
    Fax: (812)886-1128
  Email: inbox@atticindiana.org
Website: 
http://www.atticindiana.org/index.php
 
 


 
Through its members, AUCD is a resource for local, state, national, and international agencies, organizations, and policy makers concerned about people living with developmental and other disabilities and their families. Members engage in a range of interdisciplinary activities including: exemplary services for children, adults, and families; academic training; basic and applied research; training and technical assistance to schools, communities, and all levels of government; policy advocacy; program evaluation; dissemination of best practices and new information. AUCD programs also train the next generation of leaders in disability-related research, training, service delivery, and policy advocacy to insure that this essential work continues.
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 920 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

  Voice: (301) 588-8252
    Fax: (301) 588-2842
  Email: aucdinfo@aucd.org
Website: 
http://www.aucd.org/template/index.cfm
 
 


 
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
107 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078 USA

  Voice: (704) 947-7779
    Fax: (704) 948-7779
Website: 
https://www.ahead.org/
 
 
 

Last Updated on:
Thu Jul 7, 2016