CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES
APPENDIX E PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES The following are representative public and private sector resources; the list is not intended to be exhaustive or complete. The annotation of v/TDD following a phone number indicates the number may be used by both hearing individuals or individuals using a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD). Abledata Adaptive Equipment Center Newington Children's Hospital 181 East Cedar Street Newington, CT 06111 203-667-5405 v/TDD 800-344-5405 v/TDD [funded by The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U. S. Department of Education] 1. Disability-related product database Adult Loss of Hearing Association, Inc. 151 S. Tucson Blvd Suite 242 Tucson, AZ 85716 602-795-6525 v/TDD 1. Support for hearing impaired individuals Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf 3417 Volta Place, NW Washington, DC 20007-2778 202-337-5220 v/TDD 1. Public education advocacy for hearing impaired individuals American Association of the Deaf-Blind 814 Thayer Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-589-7279 v/TDD 301-587-1788 v/TDD 1. National consumer organization American Council of the Blind, Inc. (ACB) 1155 15th St., NW Suite 720 Washington, DC 20005 800-424-8666 202-467-5081 FAX 202-467-5085 1. Information resource for visually impaired individuals American Foundation For The Blind National Technology Center 15th West 16th Street New York, NY 10011 212-620-2051 1. Research and development of consumer products for blind and visually impaired individuals 2. Evaluate products and publish reports 3. Information and referral database on assistive devices for blind and visually impaired individuals American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) P.O. Box 6085 Louisville, KY 40206-0085 502-895-2405 1. Instructional aids, tools, and supplies for visually impaired individuals American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 10801 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 301-897-5700 v/TDD HELPLINE 800-638-8255 v/TDD 1. Provides information and assistance to people with communication disorders as well as to their families and friends. Apple Computer, Inc. Disability Solution Group 20525 Mariani Avenue Mail Stop: 36SE Cupertino, CA 95014 408-996-1010 408-974-7910 1. Apple works with key education, rehabilitation, and organizations nation-wide to identify the computer related needs of individuals with disabilities Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired 206 N. Washington St. Suite 320 Alexandria, VA 22314 703-548-1884 Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) 1027 Oakton Evanston, IL 60202 312-604-4192 TDD 1. Focus on the unique problems of adults that become deaf late in life AT&T Special Needs Center 2001 Route 46 Room 310 Parsippany, NJ 07054 800-233-1222 Voice 800-833-3232 TDD 1. Telephone equipment center for people with hearing impairments or other disabilities Baruch College Computer Center for the Visually Impaired 17 Lexington Avenue Box 515 New York, NY 10010 212-447-3070 1. Provide training on adaptive equipment and applications software for visually impaired individuals Blinded Veterans Association 477 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 202-371-8880 1. Provide assistance for blinded Veterans Braille Institute of America, Inc. 741 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029 213-660-3880 (Library) 213-663-1111 (Institute) 1. School for the blind and visually impaired Braille Research & Literacy 121 Beach Street Boston, MA 02111 800-343-0095 1. Resource for more information on braille The Carroll Center for the Blind 770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02158 617-969-6200 1. Rehabilitation center for the legally blind Center for Technology in Human Disabilities at the Maryland Rehabilitation Center 2301 Argonne Drive Baltimore, MD 21218 301-554-3046 1. Empower individuals with disabilities to become more independent and productive through appropriate technologies Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind 1850 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1331 1. Provide evaluation of potential and assist in employment procedures for blind individuals Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind 1421 P. Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 202-462-2900 1. Provide rehabilitation and training to visually impaired clients Computerized Books for the Blind Research and Training Center on Rural Rehabilitation Services 33 Corbin Hall University of Montana Missoula, MT 59812 406-243-5481 1. Resource for obtaining books on diskette Council of Citizens with Low Vision International Riley Tower 2 Suite 2300 600 North Alabama Street Indianapolis, IN 46204-1415 317-638-8822 800-733-2258 Deaf-Blind Service Center 2366 East Lake Ave E. Suite 312 Seattle, WA 98102 206-323-9178 v/TDD 1. Information and referral, advocacy, and coordination of services Deaftec.USA International Deaf/Tek Inc. P.O. Box 2431 Framingham, MA 01701-0404 508-620-1777 v\TDD 508-879-0410 v\TDD 508-872-9406 v\TDD 1. International electronic mail network for the deaf and hard of hearing Direct Link P.O. Box 1036 Solvang, CA 93463 805-688-1603 1. Information and referral service for any disability related questions District of Columbia Association of Deaf Citizens P.O. Box 76641 Washington, DC 20013-6641 202-966-2031 TDD (Pres. Hubert Anderson) 202-362-1999 voice (Bernard Sussman) 1. DC affiliate of the National Association of the Deaf The Dole Foundation for Employment of People with Disabilities 1819 H Street, NW Suite 850 Washington, DC 20006-3603 202-457-0318 v/TDD 202-457-0473 FAX 1. Provide information referral services that promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities by linking businesses, service providers, government agencies, and individuals to the National Disability Employment Network. Fairfax Resource Center for the Hearing Impaired (FRCHI) 2724 Dorr Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031 703-560-1977 v/TDD 1. FRCHI programs and services provide information and referral, advocacy, meeting space coordination, and community education. Gallaudet University Assistive Devices Facilities 800 Florida Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002 202-651-5328 1. Provide demonstrations and evaluations of auditory and non-auditory assistive technology for deaf and hard of hearing individuals 2. Videotape and workbook on assistive devices also available Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults 111 Middle Neck Road Sand Point, NY 11050 516-944-8900 v/TDD 1. National research and training center, support services and training to individuals, seminars for professionals throughout the country The High-Tech Center for the Disabled of the California Community Colleges 1109 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814 916-322-4636 1. Information on higher education and computer access for individuals with disabilities IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities IBM Corporation P.O. Box 2150-H6R01 Atlanta, GA 30301-2150 800-426-2133 voice 800-284-9482 TDD 1. Information and referral service for persons with disabilities International Center for the Disabled (ICD) 340 East 24th Street New York, NY 10010 212-679-0100 1. Rehabilitation center In Touch, Inc. 1111 Third Ave. S. Suite 30 Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-342-2066 v/TDD 1. Deaf Blind Services Job Accommodation Network (JAN) West Virginia University 809 Allen Hall P.O. Box 6122 Morgantown, WV 26506-6122 800-JAN-PCEH v/TDD 1. Assist employees and employers with work environment accommodations Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Jan Weber, Director 427 Versailles Road Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-4655 1. Assistance and information for people with disabilities in the state of Kentucky Kentucky Department for the Blind Assistive Technology Services Branch Keith Creasy 1900 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40206 502-893-0211 1. Provide training and equipment in assistive technology for persons who are blind 2. Consultation and evaluation 3. Demonstration center of computer technology used by people with visual impairments 4. Computer bulletin board system for users of assistive technology services and devices Lions World Services for the Blind 2811 Fair Park Blvd Little Rock, AR 72204 501-664-7100 formerly Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind 1. Rehabilitation center for the adult blind Mainstream, Inc. 1030 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 202-898-1400 v/TDD 1. Job placement service for people with disabilities Maryland Corporate Partnership 1100 N. Eutaw Street Suite 205 Baltimore, MD 21201 301-333-5300 1. Single point of contact for information concerning hiring persons with disabilities in the State of Maryland National Association of the Deaf 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
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1. Volunteers applying engineering to solutions or problems for persons with disabilities Western Blind Rehabilitation Center Computer Training and Evaluation Center Veterans Administration Hospital 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 415-493-5000 ext. 4363 1. Rehabilitation services for legally blind Veterans World Institute on Disability (WID) 510 Sixteenth Street Suite 100 Oakland, CA 94612 415-763-4100 v/TDD 415-763-4109 FAX 1. A public policy center dedicated to the elimination of handicappism through the promotion of independence, equity of opportunity, and full participation of people with disabilities