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Disability Access: RESOURCES


Americans with Disabilities Act

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Alternative Media Access Center

AMAC's expertise, tools and technology empower not only college disability service providers, but also K-12 educators, corporations, non-profits, and government institutions throughout the United States, to provide equal access to education, work and life for individuals with disabilities of all kinds.


American Sign Language Lessons

Learn this expressive language. Speak with your hands, hear with your eyes.

@ Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church 300 S. Tibbs Rd. 

For more information please e-mail:   No cost

706 537-1647


Best Practices when Interacting with Persons with Disabilities

A customer service guide from Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission State ADA Coordinator’s Office


Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

COSD’s mission is to assist you, a college student or a recent graduate with a disability, to have the tools and the knowledge to a have a career of your choice.


College Autism Spectrum                CollegeAutismSpectrum

College Autism Spectrum (CAS) is an independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders, and their families.

We specialize in COLLEGE COUNSELING (helping students find the right college) and WORK READINESS (skill building for interviews, jobs and work skills).


College Success Program for students who are blind or visually impaired


Department of Homeland Security—Ready Program 

Provides information regarding disaster preparation and recovery for individuals with disabilities. 


Dyslexia Resources

Adult Dyslexia Screener

Provider Directory (GA)

Provider Directory (TN)

Dyslexic Font Download- FREE


Foreign Language/French/Resources

Through AMAC the student has access to Text Help Read and Write Gold that has a translation tool

Premier Literacy Suite that has a French talking dictionary

Dragon does allow user to set up  a profile in two different languages

Text Help Fluency tutor is a chrome extension available that may be helpful.

Duolingo (Check out what is on Read & Write):  




Rosetta Stone (includes apps for mobile devices):


Free Demo:



Georgia Client Assistance Program (CAP)

The CAP is for Vocational Rehabilitation clients and client applicants who are seeking or receiving services from a project, program or facility funded under the Rehabilitation Act.


Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services 

Provides services to help eligible persons with disabilities prepare for, start, and maintain competitive employment, thus becoming productive and independent citizens in their communities. VR has 15 regional offices statewide, as well as more than 50 local offices with expert teams who work in the community and have in-depth knowledge of both the marketplace and the support services available. Customers are therefore able to benefit from opportunities tailored to their specific needs.      Dalton office: 706-272-2303


How to use JAWS with Microsoft Office and PowerPoint

using JAWS with powerpoint

using JAWS with microsoft office


LD Adults of Georgia   

Mission is to provide information to, advocate for, and increase public awareness of adults with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders.      


Livescribe Resources:




National Disability Institute- LEAD Center     

The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to a single mission:  advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.


National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

NOND is the voice of disability in nursing!


National Youth Transitions Center- HEATH Resource Center

The HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center has a financial aid publication for youth with disabilities and families. We highlight several scholarship resources for youth with disabilities in the back of the publication.

In addition, we have a list of financial aid, scholarships, and internship resources in our Links section of our website:


Office of Disability Employment Policy- United States Dept. of Labor

ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


Pass it on Center

Recycle, refurbish, and exchange Assistive Technology


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University (Atlanta) 

Provides comprehensive evaluations by qualified licensed professionals with experience in evaluating adults with learning disorders, ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, and psychological/psychiatric impairments.         404-413-6245


Some very useful features included with Apple’s iOS 8, specifically for people who are blind and have low vision.


Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues (SARDI)

Provides information regarding the risk of substance abuse for individuals with disabilities.  


TextAid in GeorgiaView

ReadSpeaker TextAid is a new language translation and accessibility tool available to all DSC faculty, staff and students in GeorgiaVIEW. This popular new tool can translate into 5 languages including Spanish, Chinese, French and German and then read the translation out loud in the native language. There are numerous accessibility features in TextAid such as a read-a-loud calculator, line-by-line highlighting for reading, and a conversion of text to MP3 tool. ReadSpeaker TextAid can be easily accessed in any GeorgiaVIEW course under GeorgiaVIEW resources. 

To learn more about using TextAid  watch my how-to-video here


The National Center on Disability and Access to Education

Increasing universal access by developing educational resources

These one-page accessibility resources, or “cheatsheets,” have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff.


Tools for Life  

Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program, is dedicated to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice. 


Vision Rehabilitation Services (VRS) of Georgia   

Dedicated to assisting individuals, of all ages, who are blind or visually impaired so they may function independently in all of their environments.VRS provides practical tools and proven techniques to help our clients carry out their daily activities.


Vision resources for computer use

Color filters for Windows: 

Green full page overlays ((you can cut these up into any size or shape you want:

Yellow only single line filter pack:

Computer/gaming glasses:

Read & Write for chrome:

Here are some examples of browser plug-ins that support changing background/foreground color for achieving higher or alternative contrast:


Voice dictation for computer use

Google Voice Typing:

Video: (Skip to 1:32 to skip ad in video)


Windows Speech Recognition:


Some quick Tips for Success:


2-year, 4-year & secondary support programs     College_Autism_Spectrum_Programs

Programs for Students with Asperger Syndrome


25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act