Disability Access: RESOURCES
RESOURCES FOR ALL
Americans with Disabilities Act www.ada.gov
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Alternative Media Access Center https://amacusg.gatech.edu/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org No cost
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 http://www.cosdonline.org/home
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 www.ready.gov
Provides information regarding disaster preparation and recovery for individuals with disabilities.
Adult Dyslexia Screener
Provider Directory (GA)
Provider Directory (TN)
Dyslexic Font Download- FREE
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: https://www.rosettastone.com/demo
Georgia Client Assistance Program (CAP) http://georgiacap.com/
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 http://gvra.georgia.gov/vocational-rehabilitation-program
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
LD Adults of Georgia http://www.ldag.org/
Mission is to provide information to, advocate for, and increase public awareness of adults with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders.
National Disability Institute- LEAD Center http://www.leadcenter.org/
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 http://www.nond.org/
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 http://www.dol.gov/odep/
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 www.passitoncenter.org
Recycle, refurbish, and exchange Assistive Technology
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University (Atlanta) http://rcld.gsu.edu
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) www.med.wright.edu/citar/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 http://ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/
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 www.gatfl.org
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 http://www.vrsga.org/
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: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4344736/windows-10-use-color-filters
Green full page overlays ((you can cut these up into any size or shape you want: https://www.reallygoodstuff.com/irlen-overlays-single-color-set-of-6/p/706663/
Yellow only single line filter pack: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MDF5JNT/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_LIixCb0HZFCQ4
Computer/gaming glasses: https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Reading-Glasses-Protect-Reflective/dp/B01FIS2T6Q
Read & Write for chrome: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/read-write-for-google/
Here are some examples of browser plug-ins that support changing background/foreground color for achieving higher or alternative contrast:
- High Contrast – Allows setting of background and foreground colors. Includes ‘Increased Contrast’ and Inverted Color options.
- Whitebuster Changes only the background colour – used to reduce glare of whitespace
- BackgroundSkin Changes page background colour
- Change Page Colors Changes background and text colours
- Invert Page Colours Changes background between black and white
Voice dictation for computer use
Google Voice Typing: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226?hl=en
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLZJE0vlstA (Skip to 1:32 to skip ad in video)
Windows Speech Recognition: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14213/windows-how-to-use-speech-recognition
Some quick Tips for Success: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mis_laboratory/2009/11/18/windows-speech-recognition-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