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Disabilities

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Disaster Preparation
P  Emergency Preparedness Initiative

National Organization on Disability
P  EPI Guide for Emergency Managers, Planners & Responders, revised
P  Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities

General Information
P  ADA Hotlinks and Document Center
P  Alliance for Technology Access
P  disABILITY Information and Resources
P  EASI; Equal Access to Software and Information
P  Gallaudet University

Undergraduate and graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students.
P  Hearing Loss Association of America
P  National Organization on Disability
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
P  New England ADA & Accessible IT Center
The Center's goal is to facilitate voluntary and effective compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

RI Government Sites
S  AccessAbility
S  Aging and Disabilities Resource Center [DHS]
S  Assistive Technology Access Partnership [DHS]
S  ATAP--Assistive Technology Access Partnership, Rhode Island
S  Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing [ADMIN]
S  Court Access for Individuals with Disabilities

The Rhode Island Judiciary and the entire state court system are committed to providing equal access to all services, programs, and proceedings in a manner that includes individuals with disabilities as much as possible.
S  Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Commission on
S  Developmental Disabilities Council
We work to make Rhode Island a better place for people with developmental disabilities to live, work, go to school, and be part of their community.
S  Disability Determination Services [DHS]
S  Governor's Commission on Disabilities
Rhode Island affiliate of New England ADA & Accessible IT Center
S  Governors Advisory Council for the Blind [DHS]
Q  One-Stop Career Center (netWORKri)
netWORKri is a unique collaboration of employment and training organizations dedicated to address the workforce development needs for job seekers and employers in the state
S  Point, The [DEA]
THE POINT provides information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers.
S  Rehabilitation Council, State [DHS]
S  Rehabilitation Services, Office of [DHS]
The goal of the Office of Rehabilitation Services is to assist people with disabilities to become employed and to live independently in the community.
S  RI Organizations/Agencies Serving Individuals with Disabilities
An alphabetical collection of links to disability resources in Rhode Island from OLIS.
S  Sign Language Interpreter Referrral Service [ADMIN]
S  State Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired [DHS]
The purpose of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to provide eligible individuals with visual impairments the opportunities and support that will enable them to become independent, active, self-sustaining members of their community.
S  Talking Books Plus [ADMIN]
Rhode Island Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Free library services for visually impaired, blind, physically impaired and print impaired individuals. Service upon completion and approval of application. Part of the National Library Service (Library of Congress) and OLIS.
S  Temporary Disability Insurance [DLT]
Temporary Disability Insurance provides benefit payments to insured RI workers for weeks of unemployment caused by disability.
Q  U.I. & T.D.I. Board of Review
Its primary function is to hear and render decisions on appeals arising from the Department of Labor & Training (DLT), Unemployment Compensation and Temporary Disability Insurance divisions, and from employers on certain contested tax status issues.

RI Organizations
P  Advocates in Action

Rhode Island's Statewide Self-Advocacy Organization
P  Blackstone Valley Chapter, RI ARC
...like the national organization, BVC is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with mental retardation and their families
P  Clearinghouse for Accessible Rental Housing
Maintained by the Ocean State Center for Independentt Living.
P  Corliss Community
The mission of the Corliss Institute is to provide social and rehabilitative services to deaf persons with diverse disabilities in a manner, which empowers them to live, learn, and work successfully as integrated members of the community.
P  Directory of Rhode Island Nonprofits
RI Foundation
P  Disability Law Center, Rhode Island
P  Hearing Loss Association of Rhode Island
formerly SHHH-Sargent Center
P  IN-SIGHT
A private, non-profit agency, serves people who are blind or visually impaired in Rhode Island
P  Meeting Street Center
Meeting Street embraces children, young adults and their families to meet the challenges in their lives. Building on our foundation of working with children with disabilities and developmental delays, we compassionately and innovatively support, educate and empower all children, young adults and their families to achieve their maximum potential and highest quality of life.
P  National Federation of the Blind of Rhode Island
P  Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL)
Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) is a consumer controlled, community based, nonprofit organization established to provide a range of independent living services to enhance, through self direction, the quality of life of Rhode Islanders with significant disability and to promote integration into the community.
P  Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, at Rhode Island College
Mission is to support community membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work and society
P  Perspectives Corporation
Perspectives is a private agency whose purpose is to help people with disabilities participate in and contribute to community life.
P  Re-Focus Inc.
A non-profit human service agency which serves adults with differing physical and developmental needs.
S  Rhode Island Relay
dial 711 or TTY Relay Number: 1-800-745-5555 Voice Relay Number: 1-800-745-6575. Spanish Relay can be reached by dialing: 1-800-855-2884 TTY/TDD 1-800-855-2885 Voice 1-800-855-2886 ASCII

A communication link between Text Telephone (TTY) users and those who use a traditional telephone. The service is provided 24 hours a day, every day. There is no charge to access RRI and all calls are handled in strict confidence.

P  SHHH, Sargent Chapter now Hearing Loss Association of RI
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People offering support and advocacy to those who have a hearing loss
P  TechACCESS of RI
A private, not for profit resource center that serves people with disabilities who are interested in assistive technology. Assistive Technology is any device which helps a person with a disability function better at home, work, school, or in the community.
P  UCP Rhode Island
serving people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities

U.S. (Federal) Sites
F  ADA Home Page

Dept. of Justice. Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page.
F  DisabilityInfo.gov
A directory of government Web links relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members.
F  GobiernoUSA.gov
F  National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
The mission of NIDRR to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to disabled persons.
F  Social Security

Universal Design
P  Access Libraries
P  Adaptive Environments
P  Designing a More Usable World for All (Trace)
P  Media Access Group at WGBH
P  Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C)



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