Resources

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  • Abilities Expo – The one show for assisted living products and services.

  • AAPD – The American Association of People with Disabilities website offers information and support to those with disabilities.

  • Acessiblidade (in Spanish) – An online database that provides links to informational technology, accessibility and rehabilitation technology.

  • Alliance for Retired Americans – This national organization serves to protect the health and economic security of seniors, and voice the opinions of retirees and older Americans.

  • Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) – The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.

  • The Alzheimer’s Daily News provides information on dealing with Alzheimer’s and regularly updates readers on updated information to help fight and accommodate Alzheimer’s disease.

  • American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) – A comprehensive website that offers information for elderly people and includes information on home modifications, legislative issues, leisure, volunteer experiences, long term care and more.

  • American Health Assistance Foundation – Conducts funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance.

  • The Archstone Foundation – The organization is a leader in the world of philanthropy for issues related to older Americans.

  • The Cohousing Network – The Cohousing Network (TCN) is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the co-housing concept, support both individuals and groups in creating communities, provide assistance to completed groups for improving their systems for living together in community, and provide networking opportunities for those involved or interested in co-housing.

  • Consumer Information on Reverse Mortgages – Consumer information on reverse mortgages, from the only independent nonprofit national organization specializing exclusively in reverse mortgage analysis education.

  • Department of Justice Home Page – This site has all the Department of Justice materials for technical assistance such as status reports on enforcement, information on the ADA resources in public libraries and other lists are available.

  • Effective Color Contrast Brochure – Designed for people with partial sight and color deficiencies, this brochure includes basic guidelines for making effective color choices that accommodate people with impaired vision.

  • Elder Law Answers – Provides a depth of information on long-term care and other elder law issues not found elsewhere on the Internet, as well as a directory of leading elder law attorneys nationwide.

  • Eldercare Locator – A nationwide toll-free service that helps older adults and their caregivers locate local senior services online and through 1-800-677-1116.

  • Healthfinder – This website is the federal government’s portal to reliable health information online, it has extensive features that offer health news, online checkup and many more.

  • Healthfinder® Espanol – The same informative Healthfinder website is now available in Spanish to offer a large segment of Spanish-speaking elderly group health news and information.

  • Intelihealth – Featuring consumer health information from Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

  • National Association of Counties – Their website has links to legislative affairs, annual conferences and events, projects and programs that support county governments, publications and more.

  • The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) – A private, nonprofit association committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership and service, education, and advocacy.

  • National Organization on Disability – A national cross-disability network organization that promotes the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life. This site offers frequently updated news and resources concerning people with disabilities and employment; education; access to health care, transportation and technology; and community, political, and religious participation.

  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) – This site offers a searchable database of all the research published by the National Institute on Disability Research, an annotated bibliography of ADA publications, an explanation of NARIC and links to other related sites.

  • Network of Care – California – The focus of this site is to provide a community resource where seniors and people with disabilities, along with their caregivers and service providers, can easily access a wide variety of important information about issues that affect their lives.

  • Section 508 – Find out more about the new Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that governs accessibility to information technology.

  • SeniorSite – Senior Citizens Caregivers – Opinion forum, info sources, books, videos, job and income opportunities, legislative issues, and other web sites important to seniors are all available here.

  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network – Provides a comprehensive and organized source of Spinal Cord Injury Information and Resources from recognized centers, organizations, researchers and educators.

  • Web Accessibility Initiative – This organization promotes accessibility of the Web to people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education & outreach, and research & development. Visit their web site to find out how each area is implemented to promote accessibility of the Web.