As I have met many people and organizations, I thought that I would include a list of resources for my readers. Click on the highlighted words to link to that resource/website.
- Access Advocates: Americans with Disabilities Act building compliance advocacy group who will assist you with questions regarding building access.
- Americans with Disabilities Act Information: The resource for anything and everything having to do with ADA.
- Blind Ambition Coalition: BAC works to create a social network among the community of people with disabilities.
- Brain Injury Association of New York State: BIA provides resources, support, and information for those who have brain injuries and their families.
- Braille Works Guide to Reaching Out to the Blind Community: This resource guide, primarily directed at restaurants, provides tips to make them more accessible to those in the blind and visually impaired communities.
- Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY: As per CIDNY’s website, “CIDNY is a non-profit organization founded in 1978. We are part of the Independent Living Centers movement: a national network of grassroots and community-based organizations that enhance opportunities for all people with disabilities to direct their own lives.”
- Crutcheze: Offers comfortable and stylish pads and accessories for crutches, walkers, casts, etc. I used their pads when for the four years that I used crutches. They made walking around so much more comfortable and prevented the plastic cuffs from slipping on my arms.
- Curb Free with Cory Lee: Cory writes a great blog providing readers with tons of information about accessible travel.
- Deaf Digest: Includes a list of deaf owned restaurants, as well as other resources telling “America’s Unique Deaf Stories.”
- Disability Pride NYC: A local NYC resource promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
- Doors Wide Open: Provides accessibility information about restaurants in New York City.
- Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors: A Home Design Guide
- Helping Those with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping: This article lists strategies to help people with sensory overload enjoy shopping.
- New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities: As per their website:
“The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), in operation since 1972, works to ensure that New Yorkers with disabilities can lead happy, healthy and productive lives. The MOPD staff work hand-in-hand with other City offices and over 50 agencies to ensure that the voice of the disabled community is represented and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities. The Office provides information on accessible programs, accessible transportation, employment, health services, activities and other resources to the over 800,000 New Yorkers with disabilities and the millions of people with disabilities visiting New York City every year. In addition, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities works with organizations on specific issues affecting people with disabilities, and aims to bring about dialogue that leads to meaningful outcomes for those living with disabilities. The dedicated staff of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities works hard every day to make New York City the most accessible city in the world.” (http://www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/html/about/about.shtml, 2015)
- Pushliving.com: A resource for wheelchair users about travel, lifestyle, and shopping.
- Rosengarten & Weiss: Attorneys who help gain access to public spaces that are not ADA compliant.
- Wheeling Forward: Wheeling Forward helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources get access to those services.
- Wheel-Life: A resource with tons of information for people who use a wheelchair.
- Words I Wheel By: Emily is an advocate for disability rights and positive social change.
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