Other Related Resources on the Internet
This list of links is divided into three sections:
- Links that feature Home Modification,
- Links on Supportive Housing
- Links that feature aging issues
Modification Related Links
- AARP - A nonprofit membership organization dedicated
to addressing the needs and interests of persons
50 and older. This website includes a section titled
"Internet Resources on Aging" that includes
links to several home modification and universal
- ABLEDATA - The premier source of links to assistive technology.
- Accessible Space - A non-profit organization,
develops affordable housing, supportive living,
rehabilitation services for people with traumatic
brain injuries and seniors. The site provides information
on how to find housing for both diabled people and
to Recreation - This website offers products
that fascilitate adaptive exercise (aerobic &
weight-training) and recreation equipment for fishing,
hunting, golf, swimming, bowling, wheelchair ramps
and much more.
- AccessVirginia - sponsored by Virginia Housing Development Authority
and the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
It provides information on accessible apartments
in Virginia. There also resources related to independent
living, universal design and accessible housing
- ActiveForever.com - This website provides a wide range of products
that enable and help maximize independent living.
Access Company - This company provides a comprehensive
range of accessible solutions to homes and businesses
and offers accessible home remodeling and modifications
in Houston Texas and the surrounding areas.
- Australian Network for Universal Housing Design provides access provisions in the Building Code of Australia for new and modified housing. These building codes are based on the principles of universal design.
Boulevard - A disability resource directory
of products and services for the physically challenged,
elderly, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
of State Architect acts as California's policy
leader for building design and construction as well
as develops and maintains the accessibility standards
and codes utilized in public and private buildings
throughout California. See DSA's "Universal
Design" pages for more information.
Living provides specialty products to people
who need them in order to maintain their independence
in their own home. They also provide valuable tips
and ideas via their monthly e-mail monthly newsletter.
Living Home is a coalition of organizations that certifies builders
who use accessible design. Home buyers can also
find out about homes in their area. Most of the
builders are located in Georgia but Easy Living
Home is planning to expand to other states.
Locator Provides fact sheets on home modifications in four
- ElderWeb provides resources on various topics of interest
to older adults. The Home Adaptation section provides
information on home modifications.
- Flaghouse is a catalog that offers products to meet the needs
of OT's, PT's, Speech Pathologists, Recreation Therapists,
and their patients. Whether you're in private practice
or work in a school, hospital, residential facility,
or clinic, Flaghouse carries top-quality,
affordable exercise equipment, therapy aids and
- GiveTech provides computer tools designed specifically for
those with severe physical disabilities that allow
increased self-reliance and a vastly enhanced computing
and Internet experience. GiveTech's goal is to provide
such technological tools to those in need.
- Home Modifications in Pennsylvania is dedicated to information about Home Modifications for Pennsylvania residents who are elderly, disabled, or both. Their primary purpose is to help you find sources of funding in Pennsylvania that may be able to help you or your client pay for home modifications.
Housing Association builds and maintains accessible homes within various
neighborhoods in the U.K. They also have a policy
and research department.
for Our Troops is a Massachusetts based non-profit that raises
money for and constructs adaptive housing for injured
Technology Systems, Inc. - This company features
a variety of Personal Emergency Response System
(PERS) products and services, such as the award-winning
MainStreet Messenger packaged in a user-friendly
telephone that provides easy access to emergency
Home Page - Information and excerpts from the
home remodeling show, Hometime are available here.
- Homeplans - This site features a vast collection of home plans
and an exclusive section on many aspects of Universal
Research Foundation - This inclusive site features information for housing
professionals and consumers on major housing issues,
the Hope VI program, and the continuum of supportive
Center for Inclusive Design Environmental Access - This inclusive web site provides links to the
Center's various research, development, and design
programs, publications, special interests on home
modifications, and offers innovative ideas on products
that promote accessibility, as well as software
to educate professionals about providing accessibility.
- ImproveNet - This is an Internet Service Company dedicated
to help homeowners find reliable contractors, architects
and designers for their remodeling and new construction
With Ease - lifewithease.com specializes in
products to help prevent injuries, live with injuries,
and aid with impairments. Products that will help
everyone to maximize their functionality at home
and at work.
at Home focuses on home modification product and services
for senior citizens who live independently.
the Way: A Key to Independence - A series of booklets on lighting for older people
developed in collaboration between AARP and the
Lighting Research Center (http://www.lrc.rpi.edu).
- Mobility Products - Manufacturer of customized accessible mobility
devices & standing devices that assist children
& adults with severe physical disabilities including
cerebral palsy & spina bifida. These devices
allow children the freedom to initiate exploration,
enhance problem-solving experiences & increase
self esteem & peer perception.
Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse (NAAC) - This public service program offers accessible
apartment listings throughout the nation with over
46,000 units and covers more than 155 major metropolitan
Association of Home Builders - Provides information
on choosing a remodeler. The Research Center keeps
U.S. home builders in tune with new technology and
Association of the Remodeling Industry - provides
a guide for hiring a remodeler for any region in
Kitchen and Bath Association -This web site
offers consumers and professionals tips and guidelines
on kitchen and bath designs and remodeling projects.
Sesame - The Open Sesame Door System unlatches,
opens, and closes a door with the touch of a button
and has been designed for the home environment.
It is especially designed for people in wheelchairs
and is currently one of the smallest and most attractive
products on the market.
Together - A national non-profit organization
that rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners
free of charge through volunteer efforts.
Engineering and Assistive Technology Association
of American -This is an interdisciplinary association
that focuses on technology and disability, through
research, development, education, advocacy and provision
of technology; and by supporting individuals who
are engaged in these activities.
- RehabTool.com Leading edge assistive and adaptive technology products
and services for people with disabilities. Free
product search and referrals. High-tech augmentative
and alternative communication devices, multilingual
speech synthesis, voice recognition software, on-screen
keyboards, computer access equipment, cognitive
rehabilitation tools adapted to the special needs
of the differently abled.
- RERC Resource
Page - The 14 Rehabilitation Engineering Research
Centers (RERC) will put you in contact with expert
engineers in their related fields.
Online - This web site offers extensive information
on all aspects of remodeling. It also offers links
to various helpful categories on remodeling such
as architecture/ design, product information, how-to,
home technology, and a virtual remodeling home tour.
- Sage Solutions for Independent Living - Sage Solutions sells accessible bath and showers throughout North America and also provide their customers with installation services locally.
This company specializes in construction and remodeling
projects that enhance accessibility and independent
- S&S - This catalog offers age appropriate products
specifically designed to enhance the lives of seniors
through activity and movement.
Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison - This web site provides links to other sites on
Universal Design in telecommunications, computers,
and consumer products, web page design, and housing,
built environment, and outdoor environments.
Base Service - This is a resource for technical
housing information such as building products, materials,
new technologies, business management and housing
Home -This web site features various links to
different areas of the home (eg., windows and doors,
kitchen and bath, storage, electrical, lighting,
steps and walkways) with questions that examine
the safety and accessibility of the home and universal
design products. There are also resources for home
- Visitability PA - In an attempt to overcome difficulties that traditional homes pose for people with disabilities, the changes required were soon recognized by many as good common-sense methods of increasing the safety and value of their homes. These standards are good design with minimal expense and maximum potential return. They are low-premium insurance against many possible discomforts that occur when aging parents cannot visit a home, when a temporary injury requires a wheelchair, walker or crutches, when the furniture movers arrive. The features that make a home visitable also make it better.
Welcome, House Of Modification Examples, Inc. is
a licensed bed and breakfast designed for persons
of all abilities.
- The Wheelchair
Accessible Home Clearinghouse - Regular
publications do not publish houses as "wheelchair
accessible" because this could be construed
as limiting the usage of the residence to people
in wheelchair only. This site publishes ONLY those
houses that are wheelchair accessible.
Center for Independent Living (ADAPT) - A community
for people with disabilities.
50.03: A Report to the Nation on Independent Living
and Disability - This report, the third in AARP's
Beyond 50 series, takes an in-depth look at the
roles of supportive services, family and community,
and our social and physical environments in enhancing
the independence of age 50+ persons with disabilities.
Advocates for Nursing Home Reform is a non-profit
organization that has been fighting for the rights
of long-term care residents in California since
1983. Through community education, legislation,
and litigation, it has been CANHR's goal to remind
decision maker of what needs to be done about long-term
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - A non-profit organization of health care homes
and services for the aging.
Care Network - The organization helps families and elderly locate
services and state-licensed and certified facilities
that serves the aging population.
Housing Law Project - This informative website
provides news and action alerts related to affordable
housing as well as statistics, links, and information
on pending legislation in California.
Nursing Home Search - an interactive website
designed to provide comprehensive, consumer-friendly
comparative information. The primary goal of California
Nursing Home Search is to benefit consumers,
health professionals, quality watchdogs and nursing
homes themselves by providing an independent, verified
source of quality information.
for International Rehabilatation Research Information
Exchange - an informative and interactive website
that attempts to facilitate the sharing of information
and expertise in rehabilitation research between
the U.S. and other countries.
of Large Public Housing Authorities - The Council
of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to the
preservation and improvement of public housing.
- Disabilityinfo.gov is the U.S. government’s online resource
for people with disabilities. The housing section
has information on accessible and affordable housing.
Alternative - An alternative philosophy to raditional
long term care institutional settings.
National Mortgage Association - This web site
of the FannieMae Foundation provides extensive information
on mortgage loans to single-family, multifamily, housing & community development, as well as company
news, listings of property on-sale, business opportunities
with the Foundation, and information to both investors and consumer.
Accessibility - Garaventa Accessibility
is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair lifts (Garaventa
Stair-Lift), vertical lifts for both residential and commercial use (Garaventa Genesis), portable
wheelchair lifts and emergency evacuation devices
for those who are mobility impaired.
to Retirement Living - Features articles related
to aging and retirement living.
and Rehabilitation Association - This web site
offers useful links to many public housing redevelopment
projects and contacts, publications, information on conferences, and other related links on housing
Options Made Easy (HOME) - A free referral and
placement service for seniors and families in Northern
- HandSteady are the creators of drinkSteady, a product with a handle and a rubber grip captures mugs, cans and wine glasses. Gravity stablizes the drink by allowing the handle to be twisted in two directions. A catch on the handle locks the mechanism to pour the drink into your mouth. Special effort went into designing an ergonomic handle to fit all hand sizes and to look like a popular thermos cup.
HOPE VI - program transforms public housing
projects into mixed-income, diverse, and stable
neighborhoods in order to attract middle-income
persons to developments that include a wide range of incomes and housing types.
- Invisible Caregiver Innovations - Creators of the Outta Bed, a product for those that require barrier free bed mobility, and bed fall prevention.
- ICC Online– The International Code Council’s website provides information regarding codes, standards, products and services in regards to the safety and performance of built environments.
Living - Serving self-help organizations of
disabled people who work for equal opportunities,
self-determination and self-respect. They offer training materials, technical assistance and information
on personal assistance, advocacy, access, legislation and peer support.
Living Vacation Homes - Independent
Living also has a listing of accessible vacation
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - Representing not-for-profit community, church
and government sponsored adult care homes, retirement
communities, and social service programs for the elderly.
- Knowledgeplex -
This website sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation
is a new resource for news, data and information about affordable housing and community development.
Care Ombudsmen of Ventura County - This group
is dedicated to serving the frail and vulnerable elderly in long-term care facilities in Ventura County.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research -The NIDRR works to improve and promote housing options for disabled people to ultimately perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for the disabled.
- National Center
for Home Equity Conversion - A comprehensive
and useful web site that provides information on
reverse mortgage, including a FAQ section, alerts
on reverse mortgage, an online calculator to calculate
the cost and return from a reverse mortgage and
personal analysis as well as alternatives to reverse
Home Of Your Own Alliance - This web site offers
various links relating to homeownership, including
funding sources, barriers to home ownership, relevant
policy issues, state coalitions' newsletters, and
Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS - Established
in 1974, the National Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS
is the only national organization dedicated solely
to ending America's affordable housing crisis. The
NLIHC is committed to educating, organizing, and
advocating to ensure decent, affordable housing
within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC
provides up-to-date information, formulates policy,
and educates the public on housing needs and the
strategies for solutions.
Program - Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
Lifestyles Online - Your source for senior living
and care options. Listing all state licensed senior
housing communities and care agencies nationwide.
View online tours, services and amenities or contact
the facilities directly with your questions. All
of this information, plus our 45 metropolitan area
print guides are available free of charge to the
public and distributors.
- New York
State Health Facilities Association - Association
of nursing facilities specializing in traditional
residential nursing home services, sub-acute on
short term care, or those in need of rehabilitative
Housing Finance Agency - Created by the General Assembly in 1972, the agency
has financed more than 55,000 apartment units and
84,000 houses, with the goal of providing affordable
housing for older adults, low-income families and
persons with disabilities.
Mfg. - RAM Manufacturing Ltd. designs
& manufactures vertical elevating products for
residential & commercial buildings. Their lifts
can be customized to accomodate new or existing
buildings with little or no modification. RAM has
an extensive network of distributors across North
America that are ready to assist you.
- SeniorSites - A list of nonprofit providers of senior housing,
healthcare and services throughout the nation is
found on this site.
- U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development - Federal agency
responsible for housing programs, community and
economic development. HUD grant announcements and
applications may be obtained online.
Spinal Association (formerly Eastern Paralyzed
Veterans Association) - The United Spinal Association
is dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans
with spinal cord injuries or diseases by ensuring
quality health care, promoting research, and advocating for civil rights and independence.
Virginia Retirement Guide - A guide to retirement
facilities, home health care, retirement communities
and nursing homes.
- Wheelchair Accessible Home Clearinghouse -
Regular publications do not publish houses as "wheelchair accessible" because this could be construed as limiting the usage of the residence to people in wheelchair only. This site publishes ONLY those houses that are wheelchair accessible.
Expo - The one show for assisted living products
- AAPD – The American Association of People with Disablities website offers information and support to those with disabilities.
Helsinki: Guide for Disabled People - This guide is designed for people with physical
disabilities providing information on accessible traveling and interesting places in Helsinki.
(in Spanish) - An online database that provides
links to informational technology, accessibility and rehabilitation technology.
Environments Center - This web site provides
links to the various services the center offers, such as education and training, technical assistance
and consultation, publications and universal design to adjust the environment to fit all people.
- Age Concern
England - This web site has links on aging issues
in England, facts, and information on how to get involved with the organization with an online donation
feature, and volunteer opportunities.
- AgeNet - Provides actionable information on health, geriatric
drugs, legal, financial, insurance, housing and caregiver support issues.
in Oklahoma - This resourceful web site contains
links on various information including fitness, mental health and aging, tips to caregivers, legal
issues, and government sites.
Research Centre (ARC) - This research web site
offers links to recent aging related articles, which is updated monthly, real audio features, and research
projects of interest.
for Retired Americans - This national organization
serves to protect the health and economic security of seniors, and voice the opinions of retirees and
for Technology Access (ATA) - The Alliance for
Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates
dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information
- The Alzheimer’s
Daily News provides information on dealing with Alzheimer’s
and regularly updates readers on updated information to help fight and accommodate Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's Education & Referral Center - A
service of the National Institute on Aging, the Center helps disseminate information about Alzheimer's
disease and other related disorder.
Solutions - A great resource for caregivers
in search of caregiving tips, information, and products that will make caring for a loved one easier and
Association for Geriatric Psychiatry - This
inclusive web site has many resources related to aging and psychiatry; it has links to AAGP bookstore,
consumer information, advocacy and public policy, American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry, a bulletin for health professionals, and information from the
Association for Retired Persons (AARP) - A comprehensive
website that offers information for elderly people and includes information on home modifications,
legislative issues, leisure, volunteer experiences, long term care and more.
Federation for Aging Research - Funds junior
investigators and medical and Ph.D students to do biomedical research on aging and age-related conditions.
Health Assistance Foundation - Conducts funding
research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing
emergency financial assistance.
Institute of Architects - This web site provides
information for architectural professionals and helps consumers find the suitable architects.
Occupational Therapy Association - Provides
tips, consumer information, a consumer fact sheet and many more services.
Planning Association - This web site provides
various information, such as consultant services, how to become a certified planner, updates about
the National Planning Conference, various research projects, and links to educational opportunities and careers and more.
Society of Interior Designers - The web site
offers links to the organization's continuing education, government affair, and information to design students
with downloadable online application.
Society on Aging - An interdisciplinary organization
in the field of aging.
Center - This web site provides links to the
various programs the center provides, including academic degree programs and online programs for
the distance learning, the research institute, and information on careers in aging as well as community resources and publications
Accessibility - Apple computer offers several online programs
that have easy access features to promote accessibility
for users with disabilities; this web site offers
links to these programs such as World Wide Disabilities
Solutions, and provides resources on technology
and learning for people with special needs.
Archstone Foundation - The organization is a
leader in the world of philanthropy for issues related
to older Americans.
Technology Projects by State - This site provides
directory of all major assistive technology projects
in every state with other links on useful information
such as status and strategies on current issues,
guidance for maintaining your project and a library
section containing documents, legislation, expert
advice and more.
Designs, Inc. - This engineering and design
firm web site offers links to their research, design,
and education programs, there are also links on
product assessment, universal access to outdoor
environment with information on trails and more.
- The Boulevard - Providing valuable information about quality products
and services available to individuals with disabilities
and Healthcare professionals.
Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. - This site offers useful tips to consumers, link
to new home communities for homebuyers, real estate
news, and their calendar of events as well as links
to news on all chapters of the Building Industry
Association in Southern California.
Officials Code Administrators International, Inc. - To ensure safe building environment, this organization
offers many services related to building codes enforcement.
This web site contains links to these services,
from certification, code development, and code news,
to evaluation services and training and more.
- British Geriatrics
Society - This is a professional organization
for doctors who specialize in medicine in old age.
- Can-We-Talk - The web site offers many useful links to programs
that help people adapt to disabilities, such as
voice recognition programs, products for people
with physical disabilities and visual disabilities,
and productivity tools.
Providers of Minnesota - The web site provides
links to consumer information center that provides
tips on choosing a nursing home, health care jobs
center, industry products, and insurance services.
- CaregiverMN.org -
Offers wide-ranging resources for caregivers, including
confidential online advisory.
Network - This site provides information to
the network's services including seminars and care management, caregiver information, links to products
and other services.
(Today's Caregiver Magazine) - Dedicated for
caregivers, including local, regional and state sources, and a regularly-updated clearinghouse of
links to caregiver resources available on the Internet.
- Careguide - This is a non-profit, charitable organization
with a national mission to assist the caregivers of the elderly with reliable information, referrals,
and support and to heighten public awareness that the health of family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly
- CarePathways.com - An Internet community created
and maintained by Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to
quality information and creditable services.
in Environmental Access for Consultants/Contractors (C.E.A.C.) -
A recognized credential for professionals involved in creating accessible environments for the disabled and elderly.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -
The website has a fact sheet with four messages on preventing falls, as well as tips, lists of CDC publications, research project information and other links fill the page.
for Health Design - Creating a future where the built environment supports the highest level of human health, well-being, and achievement in all aspects of life and work.
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) - The mission
of CIRRIE is to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries.
for Medicare Education - This national information resource center is designed to provide Medicare information through training programs, technical assistance and targeted research.
Center on Disabilities at CSUniversity Northridge - Visit this website for resources available to people with disabilities, information on educational programs, training, and conferences on disabilities issues as well as job opportunities at The Center on Disability.
- CodeBuddy - Building Codes Software.
Cohousing Network - The Cohousing Network (TCN) is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the cohousing concept, support both individuals and groups in creating communities, provide assistance to completed groups for improving their systems for living together in community, and provide networking opportunities for those involved or interested in cohousing .
Access Center (CAC) - CAC is a community resource advocate and educator for the Riverside County residents with disabilities, the site offers useful information on assitive technology, peer counseling, and a variety of other services.
Connections - This information center site contains links to HUD programs and initiatives, publications, other resources like Federal programs and private funding resources, and more.
Change - Free basic construction guidelines and cost information, suggestions for heating up a nationwide and international movement for basic access in ALL new homes.
- The Deaf
and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) - The program assists California consumers who may have difficulty using the telephone.
of Justice Home Page - This site has all the Department of Justice materials for technical assistance such as status reports on enforcement, information on the ADA resources in public libraries and other lists are available.
Issues - Read the daily update on disabilities
Color Contrast Brochure - Designed for people
with partial sight and color deficiencies, this
brochure includes basic guidelines for making effective
color choices that accommodate people with impaired
Law Answers - Provides a depth of information
on long-term care and other elder law issues not
found elsewhere on the Internet, as well as a directory
of leading elder law attorneys nationwide.
Locator - A nationwide toll-free service that
helps older adults and their caregivers locate local
senior services online and through 1-800-677-1116.
Web - A site full of resources for healthcare,
death, legislation, caregivers and finance.
Terry Associates - The Company provides extensive
programs and information in compliance with ADA,
including ADA Design Assistant software, an interactive
U.S. map of dealer listings across the nation, ADA
training materials and publications. In addition,
the company also features several architectural
Freedom Senior Funding Corporation. - Offers
Financial Tools and Products Designed For Seniors;
a team of Reverse Mortgage Specialists provides
all three national reverse mortgage products.
for Infinite Survival, Inc. - Offering comprehensive
approach to long-range health; cancer research reports,
philosophy, for infinite survival.
- Fraud.org - This online resource is designed to assist
seniors, their families, and others who work with
older people understand telemarketing fraud and
learn how to strike back.
Long Term Care Insurance - This company offers
plans to protect lifetime savings and helps maintain
financial independence for long term care.
United - This site has extensive information
on intergenerational policy, programs, and issues
with links to public policy, legislative alerts,
training, special initiatives, services learning, and intergenerational programs.
Society of America - This is a multidisciplinary
organization dedicated to the scientific study of
aging and to the translation/dissemination of research
for practice and policy.
Canada - Division of Aging and Seniors - The
division provides information and expertise in areas
pertaining to aging and seniors, such as Seniors:
Medication and Alcohol Use.
Design - Learn new ways of working in harmony
to improve the health of your patients and the profitability
of your organization.
- Healthfinder - This website is the federal government's
portal to reliable health information online, it
has extensive features that offer health news, online
checkup and many more.
Espanol - The same informative Healthfinder
website is now available in Spanish to offer a large
segment of Spanish-speaking elderly group health
news and information.
Wellness and Aging with Disability - This web
site offers extensive information from active health
care consumer strategies, assistive technology,
to self-help, and women's issues.
the Aged - A United Kingdom based organization that is involved
in improving the lives of older adults. The Home
Safety section provides some information on programs
geared toward keeping older adults independent.
Longevity Studies -
This website features the scientific and educational
studies on human longevity from researchers at the
Center on Aging, NORC/University of Chicago.
Accessibility Solutions - This website of IBM's accessibility center has
an Accessibility Center / Special Needs System that
provides links on products and solutions for people
with disabilities. The Center also has a Human Resource
link for professionals with resources to help increase
accessibility to employees with disabilities, including
information on hiring process, laws and disabilities.
for Advanced Studies in Immunology and Aging - The institute offers many programs in the categories
of research, education, and clinical care, their
web site also features publications and reports
on their research findings.
Institute on Aging and Environment - University
of Wisconsin- Milwaukee - This web site contains
links to a list of consulting services and projects
from the institute, research and publications that
are available for purchase and also links to other
- Intelihealth - Featuring consumer health information from Harvard
Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine.
Code Council - The Council's web site has links
to development of international codes, government
relations, information on certification to professionals
and Project Impact.
Furnishings and Designs Association - provides
a professional forum for communication and interaction
among members,promotes career advancement and strives
to increase public awareness of the industry through
highly specialized programming and services to the community.
State University Universal Design Facility -
This website offers links to the University's radio
programs, new publications from the design facility, and information on the current research projects,
education programs and more.
the Grade" - This is a new feature of the National
Center on Accessibility web site. The forum showcases
best practices and accessibility projects that exceed the minimum standards and facilitate optimum access
for visitors with disabilities.
Person and Technology - Through research, assessment,
training, and consultation, this institute helps
enhance the experience of technology users and match users with the most appropriate devices.
Association of Area Agencies on Aging - The
website has a variety of links such as eldercare
locator, N4A events, job announcements, and policy papers on topics like long-term care, Medicare,
Association of Counties - Their website has
links to legislative affairs, annual conferences
and events, projects and programs that support county governments, publications and more.
- The National
Center on Dissemination of Disability Research - This website contains links to the various activities
and services provided by the center, such as research,
demonstrations, dissemination and utilization, and assistive technologies.
- The National
Council on the Aging (NCOA) - A private, nonprofit
association committed to promoting the dignity,
self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging
through leadership and service, education, and advocacy.
Council on Independant Living (NCIL) - An advocacy organization that furthers the concerns
of persons with disabilities. The site contains information on upcoming conferences and training sessions. There are also links to other resources.
- National Multi Housing Council - This website has a legislative action center where people can send messages to
the Congress, respond to legislative alerts; this site also offers links to joint legislative program, media center on facts and press release, information on renting vs. owning and more.
- National Organization on Disability - A national cross-disability network organization that promotes the full and
equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life. This site offers
frequently updated news and resources concerning people with disabilities and employment; education; access to health care, transportation and technology; and community, political, and religious participation.
- National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) - This site offers a searchable database of all the
research published by the National Institute on Disability Research, an annotated bibliography of
ADA publications, an explanation of NARIC and links to other related sites
- The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association - This website has state-by-state information on reverse mortgage lenders.
- National Trust for Historic Preservation - "Protecting the Irreplaceable", this web site provides information on laws and public policy, travel programs, links for owners of historic homes, historic sites, and even quizzes to educate kids.
- Network of Care - California - The focus of this site is to provide a community resource where seniors and people with disabilities, along with their caregivers and service providers, can easily access a wide variety of important information about issues that affect their lives.
- Network of Care - Oregon - The focus of this site is to provide a community resource where seniors and people with disabilities, along with their caregivers and service providers, can easily access a wide variety of important information about issues that affect their lives.
- Nebraska Age Link - This resourceful web site features links to programs and issues related to the older population such as Medicaid, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Nutrition Services, Long Term Care Insurance and more. It also offers regional information, links to the system programs, and research strategies.
- Nursing Home and Long Term Care Topics - This site provides educational information to those who are working or interested in the long-term healthcare field.
- Nursing Home Information Site - Here one can find answers to all nursing home questions, such as how to select, costs, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, regulations, etc.
- Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging - PANPHA's mission is to promote the interests of nonprofit organizations that serve those in need of long-term care services.
Los Amigos Medical Center - Rehabilitation Research
and Training Center on Aging with a Disability
- RehabCentral.com - This Website is dedicated to helping you find
the information you need to assess, select and justify
wheelchairs and seating systems.
and Training Center on Secondary Conditions of Spinal
Cord Injury - A division of University of Alabama
Branch British Geriatrics Society - This is a professional organization for doctors who specializes in medicine in old age.
- Section 508 - Find out more about the new Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that governs accessibility to information technology.
- Senior Health Foundation CyberCentral - The non-profit foundation is privately funded and that specializes in providing progressive senior computer education, fitness, research, advocacy and more.
- SeniorResource.com - An online encyclopedia of aging issues, including housing.
- SeniorNet - The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their
- SeniorSite - Senior Citizens Caregivers - Opinion forum, info sources, books, videos, job and income opportunities, legislative issues, and other web sites important to seniors are all available here.
- Spectrum - This is a non-profit organization that provides barrier-free residential facilities and numerous services to multiple disabled individuals and their families including psychological, recreational, therapeutic, and respite.
- Spinal Cord Injury Information Network - Provides a comprehensive and organized source of Spinal Cord Injury Information and Resources from recognized centers, organizations, researchers and educators.
Connections - This is a national dissemination
project designed to increase the utilization of
existing and emerging assistive technology by State
Vocational Rehabilitation programs, Employment Specialists,
Employers, and anyone interested in getting assistive
technology into the hands individuals with disabilities.
- Total Mortgage Services - Total Mortgage Services works with clients to offer low rates and personal, quality services, has funded over $6 billion in mortgage loans since 1997, and has an "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau.
- Urban Land
Institute - This web site offers links on issues
such as transportation, housing, finance, urban
revitalization, and innovations in various aspects
of land use, and online shopping.
Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance
Board Home Page - This independent federal agency
is dedicated to promote accessibility to people
with disabilities. Their web site includes a bi-monthly
newsletter and a user-friendly version of the Americans
with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
- Web Accessibility
Initiative - This organization promotes accessibility
of the Web to people with disabilities through five
primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools,
education & outreach, and research & development.
Visit their web site to find out how each area is
implemented to promote accessibility of the Web.
- World Association
of Persons with disabilities (WAPD) -
A comprehensive site dedicated to persons with disabilities,
providing networking opportunities and essential
resources to services and programs.
(Dutch language) - This comprehensive search
page links the field of Gerontology and Geriatrics
between the Netherlands and International contacts,
providing diverse information on science, research,
and education in the field.
- WheelchairNet - WheelchairNet is an online
community and resource center for those that use
wheelchairs. The site is also a resource for health
professionals, community members and families who
interact with wheelchair users.
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