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Helping people with disabilities find their place in the workforce.
Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)
4732 N. Oracle Road, Suite #217
Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) is committed to quality certification programs that meet rigorous recognized standards. The Academy is a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) and strives to conduct its certification programs according to the standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Hadley School for the Blind
Toll Free: 800-323-4238
Their mission is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.
Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
1201 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama, USA 35205
The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education continues the work to which its namesake dedicated her life.
National Eye Institute
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
NEI Publications Catalog
Many of their publications are available on line; others must be ordered.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) has been committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The process is complex. Attorney representation can be beneficial, if not essential.
Pediatric Retinal Research Foundation
39650 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 200, Novi, MI 48375
Phone: 248-319-0161 Ext: 1026
The mission of the Pediatric Retinal Research Foundation (PRRF) is to support the community of families impacted by blinding pediatric retinal diseases and champion the quest for cure.
Royal National Institute for the Blind
RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.
Assisted Living Research Institute: Guide to Assisted Living Options for People with Disabilities
Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources.
Baylor University Guide: How to Teach Children About Disabilities and Inclusion
This article discusses teaching youth to share and accept others' differences and the importance of building an inclusive culture within the classroom and beyond. The resource outlines age-appropriate ways to teach children about disabilities and strategies for fostering empathy and understanding in a school or social environment.
Employer Assistance Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
EARN is a website created to help employers of all sizes recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities in the workplace. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), EARN’s resources, tools and events incorporate the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect, ensuring all people with disabilities are represented. Webpages such as Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Strategies for Disability Inclusion and the Mental Health Toolkit provide supports that employers can use to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
A resource for recruiters and job seekers to post educational jobs, contracts and other postings for career and employment opportunities and work related to Education including public and private schools, elementary, high school (K-12) and higher education postings are welcome.
E-mail discussion list and web-based message archive for everyone interested in jobs or in hiring for jobs related to education.
Subscription Instructions: Click on “Join This Group”
Exam2Jobs.com have created this site in order to help you learn everything you need to know about the certification test (or tests) you’ll need to pass in order to embark on a new career or keep moving upward in your current one.
Lighthouse International Career Services
111 E 59th St
New York NY 10022-1202
Lighthouse Career Services (formerly eSight Careers Network)
Finding and retaining a job, especially in these tough economic times, can be a daunting task for anyone. But if you are losing your sight, or have low vision, the task can be even harder. Lighthouse International is here to help anyone with a visual impairment find employment.
Novoresume is a website dedicated to help people find work through attractive resumes and well researched career-related content on their blog. This career guide helps people with disabilities through their job search and shares tips on how to find the right job.
Mortgage and Home Loan Help Guide for People with Disabilities
This mortgage and home loan help guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.
Overcoming Financial Obstacles for Individuals With Visual Impairments
In this article, MoneyGeek breaks down financial barriers and guides you towards available financial assistance for individuals who are blind and families of loved ones with visual impairments.
Technology & Media
An open source project for making accessible graphs for blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired people. The graphs are visualized using sound, speech and touch. Their tactile experience uses standard braille displays. The braille displays are used as drawing pads, so no braille knowledge is needed. You can experience the graphs by any of the following:
- Copy-pasting data from a spreadsheet like Excel or Google Spreasheets: https://accessiblegraphs.org/builder/index.html
- Viewing financial data on their accessible stocks page, with over 14,000 stocks, indexes, currencies and crypto-currencies: https://accessiblegraphs.org/stockMarket.html
- If you program in python, you can create accessible graphs from python data (e.g lists, dicts) using this package: https://pypi.org/project/accessible-graphs/
- Visiting websites that integrated with us such as this financial website: https://financialmodelingprep.com
This Spoonbill Software website is devoted to games for vision-impaired and blind players. All games are completely free of charge and are fully functional with no nag screens, adverts or time limits. Email [email protected] for questions.
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials
The NCIP site has a collection of resources about technology and special education.
Navigator for Students, Teachers, and Parents
Navigator is the home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Its primary intent was to give reporters and editors new to the Web a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around blindly to find a useful set of links of their own.
The Disability Advisor was established by Disability Benefit Services to help disabled individuals navigate the Social Security Disability claims process and get the disability benefits they are entitled to. Information on filing for disability benefits is available. Also, Disability Benefit Services can connect you to professional legal counsel to file successful disability claims and appeals. They have recently created “Ask the Advisor” which allows readers to submit their questions online or by phone. Questions will be researched and answered providing more helpful information to all readers.
Social Security Administration
Toll Free: 800-772-1213
To send an e-mail, go to http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/ask_feedback
This web site provides information on benefits, and the rules governing the Social Security Administration.
Guides to Social Security Archives
The SSA History Archives contain original source documents, secondary materials, published and unpublished documents, photographs, recordings and artifacts. The Archives contains approximately 1,000 linear feet of documents, about 10,000 photographs, over 200 videotapes and about 500 audio recordings. The material covers the programmatic, legislative and administrative histories of Social Security and Medicare and the history of the Social Security Administration.