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Links to Resources and Information

Disability Rights:

DOJ Business Connection Page -
Modification Specifications (ADA) -
National Center on Accessibility -
Transportation Regulations -
Your Rights Under 504 -

General Interest

CBS News Article and Video: "New robots giving the disabled independence" new

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Twenty Years of ADA Enforcement, Twenty Significant Cases -
National council for disability -

Governmental Resources for People with Disabilities:

American Association of  People with Disabilities -
Department of Civil Service-Workers with Disabilities Interested in Local Government Employment -
Educational Occupational and Training Facility -
Long Island Housing Partnership-Rehabilitation Emergency Assistance Program -
National Low Income Housing Coalition -
NYCMayor’sOfficeforPeoplewithDisabilities -
NYS Government Officials
Online Resource for American’s with Disabilities -
Vocational Educational Services for Individual’s with Disabilities - 

Not for Profit Organizations for People with Disabilities:

American Foundation for the Blind -
Guide Dogs for the Blind - and
Helen Keller -
Lighthouse International -
Long Island Center for Independent Living
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Association of the Deaf -
National Federation for the Blind -
National Multiple Sclerosis -
National Organization on Disability -
Rebuilding Together LI -
Service Dogs -
Service Dogs -
Technical Assistance Collaborative -
U.C.P. of  Nassau County -
United Spinal Association -

Other Resources:

If you are interested in obtaining information regarding accessible van purchases or rentals,
you can do an internet search using the phrase “disability van conversions in Long Island, NY

Alterative Means of Transportation -
Nassau Inter-County Express -
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Able-Ride -

Did You Know ?

(Information on opportunities or Technology Advances to Foster Independence)

a) Free Directory Assistance for Disabled - Verizon and other related services - 800-974-6006
b) Make your computer into a reading machine. Click Here for details

Private Industry Employment Assistance:

  1. This service matches qualified disabled individuals with major corporations on all levels
  2. Goodwill International Industries
  3. Employment Opportunities for Disabled Veterans