Disabilities Resources on the Net.
A Day's Journey, A
web page investigating adoption and home schooling of special needs children
with especial emphasis on resources available to parents and educators
of blind children. This is a remarkable page its full of information and
resources. Debbie and her husband have created a wonderful web page. It
tells the story of her nine special children. Each one with their own uniqueness
and special qualities. parents who have a child with a disability will
find this site extremely useful.
Ability's, A Web
Site that gives access to users with a disability or limited skills, An
indexed system of 100's of pages giving information and providing 1000's
of links, A very good site indeed, UK.
AbilityHub, is an
Assistive Technology related web site for people with a disability who
find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. AbilityHub
is a firm starting point for finding information concerning Assistive Technology.
Web Guide, brings you the newest and best websites for learning at
home, at school and at college and university. The sites included in the
BBC Education Web Guide have been hand-picked by a team of subject specialists,
and scrutinised for educational rigour by experts at BBC Education. The
Guide provides a one stop shop for the best educational resources on the
internet and is the focal point for all of the BBC's educational resources.
Bobby Approved Site,
This site will check your web pages and others sites on the Internet and
let you know if your web pages are accessible to all disabled people on
the net this is a remarkable site, and one that should be visited by all
British National Health Service, This site is full of information about
the NHS and other health authorities within the UK. It also has links to
journals on health matters, and to sites which you can find out more about
a particular medical problem. The site is by Mr Daniel Widdows.
and Development Ltd, is a partner in a UK government initiative called
BASIL, Basic skills for inclusive learning. The project is aimed at supporting
tutors of adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who are
developing literacy and numeracy skills.
information on health and social services for the residents of the London
borough of Wandsworth and are funded by Wandsworth Borough Council and
Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth Health Authority to do so. As part of our
information strategy we have a web site and in this we maintain a database
of sites we feel may be of interest to our clients.
& Disability-Related Resources, This is a site which you have to
visit, many links to many organizations which deal with deafness and other
disabilities, mostly American sites but some are British once.
for Life Centre, (DfL) is a self-funding multi-disciplinary team working
within Brunel University on the research and development of innovative
products primarily for the healthcare industry. DfL currently acts as the
leading interface between academia and industry in this field and is recognised
as unique in its breadth of expertise. This site is very accessible. It
has Text versions of it's Web pages as well.
Diabetes UK, The
essential resource for information on diabetes in the UK.
Disabled Living Foundation,
The DLF is a national charity providing practical up-to-date advice and
information. And also maintain the UK's most comprehensive database of
For all disabled people and people with an interest in disability issues.
The UK's leading disabilities, newspaper, covering news, features, profiles,
comments, motoring, classified's and more'. This is an excellent site,
full of great resources and information for disabled people in Britain
and for disabled people on the net. A site that should be visited. Also
the Disability Now site is totally accessible to blind and Deafblind users
on the net.
Barn, This is a very impressive site with every disability in its listings
of links on the net, if your looking for a particular subject about disability
here's the place to go. You certainly won't be disappointed here.
is based in Scotland In the United Kingdom. The site is updated weekly
with Massive Links broken down into Categories - over 2,000. Useful
contacts/Information Adapated Holiday Accommodation UK/world wide.
Information Systems in Higher Education) signpost useful information in
the field of disability and information systems for staff and students
in the UK.
DREAMS for Kids, Inc.
(Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor
Skills) is a non-profit parent and professional service agency, that specializes
in Assistive Technology (AT) related research, development, and information
dissemination. Founded in 1988 by the parents of a child with Down
syndrome, DREAMS is committed to facilitating the use of computers, assistive
and adaptive technologies, and quality instructional technologies for students
and youth with special needs in schools, homes, and the community. There
is a monthly newsletter on there site too.
Breath by Richard Hill. John Prestwich lives just minutes from death.
Paralysed, unable even to breathe a mechanical ventilator keeps him alive.
if it fails, John will be unconscious within three minutes and dead within
five. He holds the Guinness World Record for Being completely dependant
on a ventilator for over 40 years. His ventilator gives him one thousand
breaths an hour, eight and a half million a year and over 350 million since
he contracted polio on his seventeenth birthday on the 24th November 1955.
on the Site there is the History of the British Iron Lung Story. John
is a remarkable and courageous man, This is a web site that must be visited,
I have enjoyed reading this fascinating story with great interest and I
honestly believe you would also be interested in this page. Richard Hill
the site owner has written an unbelievable web page. He is a professional
writer and this is very obvious when you start reading.
Assault (EWA), A non-profit organization located in Toronto, Canada.
Many deaf and hard of hearing women are not aware of the resources available
to them and are less likely to seek help when being abused. There website
now includes a free searchable directory of services for abused deaf women
in seven cities in Ontario, Canada. The directory provides:
1. names and locations of organizations that offer services
for abused women.
2. listings of services helpful to abused women.
3. type of access available for women with disabilities and
Also available on the website is a pamphlet entitled "Women
with Disabilities, Deaf women and the Domestic Violence Courts". They are
trying to make this content more available to deaf women in order to improve
the ability of abused deaf women to access services and of services to
serve abused deaf women.
The Health Centre is here to guide you through the huge amount of medical
and health information from the UK that is available on the internet. There
links are mainly to UK sites, but where no UK alternative exists, some
international sites are included. The Health Centre is maintained by David
Rayne who is a rural general practitioner in North Yorkshire, UK. While
we do not believe that UK information is any better or worse than information
from other countries, we do feel that home sourced information is more
likely to be relevant to UK consumers and professionals than information
from other countries. There are many directories to international (whch
usually means US) resources and we list the best of them at the bottom
of our index pages.
For Health and Medical information, It also has a online shopping facility,
Anything you wish to know about a particular medical problem, you can search
its database, it also has very interesting newsletters, Lots of good reading
and information on this site, UK.
Internet Resources for Special
Children, (IRSC), This is a non-profit web site Which has been providing
parents, educators, medical professionals, caregivers, ect. with information
regarding children with disABILITIES. Very good information here.
Jooly's Joint, This
is a support network and web pal service specifically for people who live
with Multiple Sclerosis "MS". It is also a member of the MS webring. This
is an excellent site, and one that should be visited. UK.
BEST Disability Services, By Kirklees Council, Social Services, The
pages are to publicize there work, provide information about services and
indicate where to go for more information. Lots of information here about
all disabilities. UK.
Site about mental Health.
is a National Parent to Parent Network whose mission is to help parents
who have a child with a rare diagnosis make connections with other parents
in similar situations. MUMS is voluntary, non-profit organization that
runs on donations. In order make sure that this service is available for
those families who need it, they are only able to facilitate matches for
families whose child has a rare disorder.
The one stop shopping for Best Neurofibromatosis information on the Web,
Neurofibromatosis is two hereditary disorders characterized by distinctive
skin lesions and by benign, progressively enlarging tumours of the nervous
system, type 1, also known as von Recklinghausen's disease, is much the
more common of the two disorders. You will not find a website that is better
than this one for information about Neurofibromatosis, This is the most
comprehensive website that there is about this disorder. This is a remarkable
on the Web, An online magazine for people with disabilities, their
families, carers and professionals. This is a very interesting magazine,
it has articles from all over the world on it's pages, And not just articles
which are related from the magazines country of origin which I think is
USA. An excellent magazine and well worth visiting.
R J Cooper, Special
Needs Technology Specialists. Software and hardware for persons with disabilities.
This site is run by RJ Cooper, who cares deeply about people with different
& Psychology Magazine, is an award-winning online electronic-zine
focusing and providing information from professionals to consumers. Regular
contributions by numerous professionals from nations spanning the globe
help provide one of the Internet's most comprehensive sources for behavioral
health and telehealth information. The Self-Help & Psychology Links
and Lists Search Engine serves as a link to most other mental health resources
available in the Global Community.
Self-Help and Support
Groups, From the Patient Information Publications Web site. This site
aims to help non-medical people find information about health issues. Health
professionals may also find the information useful. This is a very detailed
site, with hundreds of links to many organizations. Has information about
Blindness, Deafness, and Deafblindness, and much more. This is a British
Through the Roof.
Through the Roof works to change attitudes in the Church and wider society
towards disabled people and disability. They equip churches to include
people with any disability in all areas of church life. There vision is
to make the gospel accessible to everyone affected by disability disabled
people and their families. Through the Roof is a Christian disability ministry
which is also the UK outreach of Joni Eareckson Tada.
Tuesday's Child Magazine,
Parenting Kids of All Abilities, This is a new parenting magazine for parents
raising children with disabilities. An excellent resource for parents,
I really wish this site good luck with this great idea.
Page, This page is concerned with the many issues surrounding disability
in today's world. It provides links off to Victorian, Australian and world
sites carrying information on a whole range of disability areas and issues.
A very nice site and is accessible to all.
WAACIS - Wigram Aid
to Ability for Critically-disabled Internet Students. WAACIS is a Charity
that helps disabled people by providing computer training on how to use
the Internet in their own homes at an affordable cost.
Words Homepage, You will find here some obscure material about the
British Health and Social Security systems. Weasel Words operates in the
crevices between these fine edifices of the British Welfare State.
The Authoritative Web directory for Disability-related sites.
A-Z to Deafblindness http://www.deafblind.com