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Links to Resources and Information

Disability Rights:

DOJ Business Connection Page - http://www.ada.gov/business.htm
Modification Specifications (ADA) - http://www.access-board.gov
National Center on Accessibility - www.ncaonline.org
Transportation Regulations - www.section508.gov
Your Rights Under 504 - www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/factsheets/504.pdf

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 - http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/history/45th/ada20/ada_cases.cfm
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/deafness.html
National council for disability - http://www.ncd.gov/

Governmental Resources for People with Disabilities:

American Association of  People with Disabilities - www.aapd-dc.org
Department of Civil Service-Workers with Disabilities Interested in Local Government Employment - http://www.cs.state.ny.us/dpm/55a.cfm
Educational Occupational and Training Facility - www.abilitiesonline.org
Long Island Housing Partnership-Rehabilitation Emergency Assistance Program - www.LIHP.org
National Low Income Housing Coalition - www.nlihc.org
NYCMayor’sOfficeforPeoplewithDisabilities - http://www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/html/home/home.shtml
NYS Government Officials www.statelocalgov.net/state-ny.cfm#Legislative%20Branch
Online Resource for American’s with Disabilities - www.disabilityinfo.gov
Vocational Educational Services for Individual’s with Disabilities - www.vesid.org 

Not for Profit Organizations for People with Disabilities:

American Foundation for the Blind - www.afb.org
Guide Dogs for the Blind - www.guidedog.org and www.guidingeyes.org
Helen Keller - http://helenkeller.org/
Lighthouse International -
http://www.lighthouse.org/store?gclid=CJTZ963U1bECFUMCQAodaywAfg
Long Island Center for Independent Living
- WWW.LICIL.NET
Muscular Dystrophy Association http://mda.org/
National Association of the Deaf - www.nad.org
National Federation for the Blind - www.nfb.org
National Multiple Sclerosis - www.nmss.org
National Organization on Disability - www.nod.org
Rebuilding Together LI - www.rebuildingtogetherlongisland.org
Service Dogs - www.servicedogsamerica.org/faq.html
Service Dogs - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/service_dog
Technical Assistance Collaborative - www.tacinc.org
U.C.P. of  Nassau County - www.ucpn.org
United Spinal Association - www.unitedspinal.org

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 - http://www.schalifax.ca/sub/10resources/04region-n1.html
Nassau Inter-County Express - www.nicebus.com
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Able-Ride - http://www.nicebus.com/Accessibility/Able-Ride/index.html

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