The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Voice: (877) 696-6775
Our mission is to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning through described and captioned educational media. The ultimate goal of the DCMP is for accessible media to be an integral tool in the teaching and learning process for all stakeholders in the educational community, including students, educators and other school personnel, parents, service providers, businesses, and agencies. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
Described and Captioned Media Program
National Association of the Deaf
1447 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Voice: (800) 237-6213
TTY: (800) 237-6819
Fax: (800) 538-5636
This section of Designing a More Usable World is dedicated to cooperative efforts linked toward building a more usable Web for all.
Trace Research & Development Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2107 Engineering Centers Bldg.
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Voice: (608) 262-6966
TTY: (608) 263-5408
Fax: (608) 262-8848
Designs for Change (DFC) seeks to improve the nationís 50 largest urban public school systems, beginning in Chicago. DFC applies world-class research and policy analysis to develop reforms which address the most difficult problems facing urban schools.
814 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Voice: (312) 236-7252
TTY: (312) 236-7944
Fax: (312) 236-7927
Welcome to the online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations. This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of ways. You may also Search through the VSO database to find information that suits your needs.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Voice: (800) 827-1000
Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS) is an important resource to the higher education community, providing a menu of services for those concerned with disability and access in higher education. Institutions and organizations can contract for help from DAIS, in the person of Jane Jarrow, Ph.D., for a variety of services. The growing list of DAIS publications includes resource materials to assist in interpreting legal mandates, reviewing policies and procedures, and understanding the philosophical underpinnings of providing quality service to people with disabilities in the postsecondary environment.
Disability Advocates of Kent County MI provides a full array of services throughout Kent county, with a population of 600,000. Disability Advocates of Kent County is a free-standing organization defines its role in the community as a voice for advocacy on a level that has not been felt in this area before.
3600 Camelot Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
You donít have to feel awkward when dealing with a person who has a disability. This booklet provides some basic tips for you to follow. And if you are ever unsure how to interact with a person who has a disability,
just ask! The contact information here is for the United Spinal Association, the creators of this booklet.
75-20 Astoria Blvd
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Voice: (718) 803-3782
The Disability Law Index contains federal statutes and regulations organized by subject and includes court case opinions and legal articles that help interpret federal disability-related laws. This index is regularly updated; however, it is not an exhaustive resource. While the information provided through the index can inform readers, it is not intended to replace the need for legal counsel. Some opinions expressed in the court cases are only binding in particular areas of the country. The Disability Law Index is a project of the Southwest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC), which is in turn housed within the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU).
DBTAC Southwest ADA Center
2323 S. Shepherd, #1000
Houston, TX 77019
Disability Network/Michigan is a collaborative organization representing 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state. We facilitate collective work among our members; resulting in a strong and essential statewide voice striving to meet the needs of the 1.9 million people in Michigan who have a disability.
Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is a private non-profit, non-residential organization run for and by people with disabilities. Our Mission: We are committed to advancing personal choice, independence, and positive social change for persons with disabilities through advocacy, education, and outreach.
16645 15 Mile Road
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Voice: (586) 268-4160
Fax: (586) 285-9942
We provide services to people with a variety of disabilities, including physical, neurological, psychiatric, learning, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. Whether you were born with a disability or acquired a disability later in life through accident, illness or through the aging process, you are welcome here. We are a resource for friends and family members of people with disabilities as well as community professionals and other human service providers.We provide services to local units of government and the business and non-profit communities by providing information, training, technical assistance and support in learning to be welcoming of people with disabilities as customers, clients, patrons, volunteers, or employees.
517 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. The mission of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. The vision of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is a just world where all people, with and without disabilities, live full and independent lives free of discrimination.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703
Voice: (510) 644-2555
TTY: (800) 348-4232
Fax: (510) 841-8645
The Disability History Project is a community history project and we welcome your participation. This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world. Please email us about anything that you would like to see become part of the Disability Social History Project, including your disabled heroes, important events in disability history, and resources.
The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society. The Center is based at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). It receives funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
UCSF Disability Statistics Center
Institute for Health & Aging
3333 California Street, Suite 340
San Francisco, CA 94118
Use this interactive tool to find information about U.S. disability statistics. This resource is a product of Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School.
Employment and Disability Institute
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
Voice: (607) 255-7727
TTY: (607) 255-2891
Fax: (607) 255-2763
This state office concentrates on helping improve the lives of Michigan's 1 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. Our mission is affirming the indisputable right of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication. The Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DODHH) is part of the
Michigan Commission for Disability Concerns (MCDC),
within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG).
201 N. Washington Square, Suite 150
Lansing, MI 48913
DO-IT serves to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. * Promotes the application of universal design to physical spaces, information technology, instruction, and services.
* Distributes publications and videos to freely reproduce for presentations and exhibits.
* Provides resources for students and veterans with disabilities, K-12 educators, postsecondary faculty and administrators, librarians, employers, and parents and mentors.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane
Voice: (206) 685-3648
TTY: (206) 685-3648
Fax: (206) 221-4171
Contact us at
Great Lakes ADA Center (MC 728)
1640 W. Roosevelt Road · Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)
or (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(312) 767-0377 (Video Phone)
(312) 413-1856 (Fax)
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0091-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this page do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.