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DO-IT Prof is a project supported by the U.S. Department of Education and managed by the DO-IT program at the University of Washington. Its goal is to maximize the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and, ultimately, careers. It provides resources that help postsecondary faculty and administrators more fully include qualified students with disabilities in their academic offerings.

Teaching Writers with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, or Psychological Disabilities

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Teaching Students with Sensory Impairments

Teaching Students with Medical/Mobility Impairments

Teaching with Guided Notes

Teaching for Inclusion: Diversity in the Classroom

Guidelines for Creating Web Content Accessible to All

Guidelines to Creating a Complete and Accessible Syllabus

Universal Design for Learning

Sign Language Interpreting in the Classroom

Informational Resources

http://www.ldonline.org/
The leading web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals

http://www.ldresources.com/
This site contains a variety of resources for the learning disabilities community, including articles and links to other resources and references.

Disability.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with the information they need to know quickly and easily. With just a few clicks, the site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology and transportation.

Organizations

The mission of the National Organization on Disability  (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the participation gaps.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico.

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization concerned about issues related to students with learning disabilities. Working to build a better future for students with LD has been the primary goal of CLD for more than 20 years.

Since its inception in 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind has been committed to supporting the dedicated professionals who help people who are blind or visually impaired. Whether training rehabilitation instructors, promoting the new career of braille textbook transcriber, or providing important scholarly writings for teachers-in-training of children who are visually impaired, AFB offers a number of resources for all professionals in the field of blindness and visual impairment.

The American Association of People with Disabilities is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States. The group is dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Legal Information/ Federal Agencies

The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families. NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

Home page to the Physical Disabilities Branch of the National Institutes of Health.