Resources

Equipment

The EagleEyes Project helps people with severe physical disabilities develop and be educated to their fullest by enabling them to access the computer
http://www.bc.edu/schools/csom/eagleeyes/

Buy, sell, donate Assistive Technology equipment
http://www.getatstuff.com

Inexpensive, gently used walkers and wheelchairs
http://www.neatmarketplace.org/equipment/index.asp

Access your iPad or iPhone with a switch
http://assistive-technology.co.uk/products/pererro

Non-biased info on Assistive Technology equipment
http://www.abledata.com

 

Software

Search for special iPhone, iPad and Android apps (THIS SITE TAKES A LONG TIME TO LOAD BUT IT'S WORTH THE WAIT!)
http://bridgingapps.org/screen/

 

Organizations and Services

Joni and Friends International Disability Center
http://www.joniandfriends.org/

Assistive Technology Finance Loan Programs
http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/allafpcontacts.html

Special needs hardware, software and organizations
http://www.closingthegap.com/

A community enhancing the availability of Assistive Technology devices
http://atsolutions.org

Life Without Limbs
http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/about-nick/bio/

 

Blindness

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) home page allows you to begin your search by selecting your state and then the specific type of service you need. This search feature is located half way down and on the right hand side of their home page.
http://www.afb.org/default.aspx

The American Foundation for the Blind alphabetized Directory of Services
http://www.afb.org/directory.aspx?action=browse

The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance And Training
http://www.nec4db.org/home.html

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A comprehensive list of organizations for Children and Adults who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing from theLaurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
https://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center/info-to-go/national-resources-and-directories/organizations.html

 

Know Your Rights!

The Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.ada.gov/index.html

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008
http://www.ada.gov/2010_regs.htm

What families with students should know about The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Educational_Rights_and_Privacy_Act

 

Dementia

Beloved Music Can Renew Lives Lost to Dementia
http://musicandmemory.org/

Assistive Technology for people with dementia
http://www.atdementia.org.uk/

 

Locked-In-Syndrome

Association of Locked-In Syndrome (This site takes a long time to load, but is worth the wait. The English translation is on the site's lower right)
http://www.alis-asso.fr/

 

 

Inspiration

How Professor Jim Gips developed the EagleEyes technology, which is transforming the lives of children with severe disabilities.
http://www.byutv.org/watch/fb314488-ef02-4ba9-89e7-1252de9b55d7/turning-point-eagles-eyes

Alive Inside.  A documentary demonstrating music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
http://www.aliveinside.us/#land

Life Without Limbs with Nick Vujicic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOzsjEmjjHs     http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/about-life-without-limbs/    http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Overcoming-hopelessness-Nick-Vu

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.  The film of journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby. It describes what his life is like after suffering a massive stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome. It also details what his life was like before the stroke.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401383/

Ted Talk featuring Amy Purdy who became a professional snowboarder despite losing both her legs to meningitis.
https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_purdy_living_beyond_limits?language=en