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Links to Consumer Organizations

 

Enable America is a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to increasing employment among people with disabilities.

The National Federation of the Blind has an active job posting board and many career and employer resources.

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund leads trainings and provides publications on disability rights laws and policies.

Access 360 is an interactive ezine that challenges the traditional views of people with disabilities.

New Mobility is the magazine for active wheelchair users.

ADL Foundation is the place to find mobility aids for those who are uninsured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Consumer Groups and Organizations

You may find it helpful to contact consumer groups and organizations that provide information, assistance, and advocacy for persons with disabilities.  Most organizations have websites that offer easy access to resources and practical information about disability and functional limitations.  Some larger organizations, such as United Cerebral Palsy, are not only good sources of information on a specific disability, but also effective advocates for persons with any disability.

Consumer groups and organizations are a good way to connect with others who may have the same or similar condition.  Discussion boards, chat rooms and frequently asked questions (FAQs) are common ways to exchange information with others and learn more about particular disabilities.

Some consumer organizations, such as the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), have excellent career information and resources for job seekers, employers and service providers.  AFB CareerConnect is a free resource with a focus is on the wide range and diversity of jobs that are performed by persons who are blind or visually impaired.