There are many resources available to assist municipalities in ensuring proper response to their residents with disabilities. While most of them are provided by the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights division relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other entities like your regional ADA center or Independent Living Centers have developed materials to assist you.
The resources provided here serve to educate on specific matters relative to proper response within a municipality. There are many materials beyond what you can access here, but we feel this is a good start to your understanding of the areas that you need to be compliant with.
- AbleData: Tools & Technologies to Enhance Life - www.abledata.com - premier database for unbiased, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease life’s tasks
- Accessibility in NYC Parks - www.nycgovparks.org/accessibility - NYC Parks strives to help all New Yorkers discover how New York City's about 29,000 acres of parks can enrich their lives, promoting physical and emotional well-being, and providing venues for fitness and peaceful respite for the widest possible audience.
- Accessibility Services "Bringing You Up to Code" - www.accessibility-services.com - with decades of experience, Accessibility Services can help you untangle the often conflicting requirements of aesthetics and accessibility, keep you up to speed on changes and revisions in building codes at all levels, and provide innovative solutions to accessibility at any type of facility.
- Accessibility Standards Webinars provided by National ADA Network - www.accessibilityonline.org/Schedule/
- Accessible Technology - www.ada.gov/access-technology - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a new Accessible Technology section for ADA.gov, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site, to further assist covered entities and people with disabilities to understand how the ADA applies to certain technologies, such as Web sites, electronic book readers, online courses, and point-of-sale devices.
- Inclusive Recreation Resource Center - www.inclusiverec.org - The mission of the IRRC is to promote and sustain participation by people of all abilities in inclusive recreation activities and resources.
- Inclusion U Online - https://www.inclusiverec.org/inclusion-u-online - Inclusion U is a 10-hour training that teaches you how to be a Certified Inclusivity Assessor. In Inclusion U, you will learn the foundations of inclusion and how to use the Inclusivity Assessment Tool.
- Know Your Right to Vote - The Arc Resources - Elections matter. When you vote, you choose who represents the disability community in the government at all levels. 2016 is an election year…so exercise your right to vote!
- Mobility Golf - www.mobilitygolf.com - The mission of Mobility Golf is to increase opportunities for those who can't walk, to play golf.
- My Blind Spot - www.myblindspot.org - My Blind Spot’s mission is to advance equal access and promote understanding, respect, and opportunity for people who are blind, visually impaired and print disabled.
- My Parking Sign - www.myparkingsign.com - Most signs ship in one day. Over 10,000 different sign legends are in stock - the largest selection of parking signs online. It's also easy to create a custom parking sign, too.
- National Center on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) - www.onestops.info - provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.
- Playground for Everyone - www.playgroundforeveryone.com - a community-edited guide to accessible playgrounds.
- UniversalDesign.com - www.universaldesign.com - The leading source for news and information on Universal Design.
- WheelchairTraveling.com - www.wheelchairtraveling.com - works to empower people with limited mobility, their friends, and loved ones to access and experience the world of adventure and leisure travel
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