Resources

Common Mobility Accommodations/Services Explained 

Needs for students are based on the nature of the disability and the impact, with an understanding that “impact” may change due to the disability as well as the environment.  See Mobility-related Accommodations

Campus Resources for Students, Staff, Faculty

Language Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities

  • Respectful Disability Language, from Mobility International USA
  • NCDJ (National Center on Disability and Journalism) the goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover stories on people with disabilities
    View the Style Guide and find out -
    When is it appropriate to use the terms “handicapped” or “disabled”?
    Is it offensive to say “confined to a wheelchair”?
    What are the different types of disabilities?

New Hampshire

  • Access Portsmouth:  a new web-based initiative helping people with disabilities navigate historic Portsmouth
  • NH Governor's Commission on Disability
  • Future in Sight (formerly NH Association for the Blind), a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of thousands of people in New Hampshire and beyond  — from babies to senior citizens — who are blind or have vision impairments to help them lead fulfilling and active lives.  Offers a holistic continuum of care that includes counseling, group therapy, occupational therapy, low vision therapy, vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility training, education services, and technology training.
  • NAMI NH (National Association on Mental Illness) is a grassroots organization of and for people of all ages, their families and friends who are affected by mental illness.
  • Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc (NDHHS) The organization seeks to empower, educate and advocate for equal access and opportunity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of New Hampshire.
  • NH-Telecommunications Equipment Assistance Program (NH-TEAP)
  • Relay New Hampshire  A free public service for communication between standard (voice) users and persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled using text telephones (TTYs), Voice-Carry Over (VCO) phones, and Captioned Telephones (Cap Tel) as well as internet-based WebCap Tel.

National Resources

  • Access IT National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education. Promotes the use of electronic and information technology for students with disabilities at all academic levels
  • ADA Home Page Information and technical assistance on American With Disabilities Act
  • ADHD LD Online the worlds leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
  • AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) diverse network of professionals who actively address disability issues on their campuses
  • American Association on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AAMR) The oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of profesionals and others concerned about mental illness and related disabilities. 
  • American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Provides information and resources about living with visual impairment
  • AssistiveTech.net  National public website on assistive technology products and research
  • Convo - deaf-owned and develops VRS technologies that allow phone convos for ASL users living in a global economy.
  • Disability Rights Movement the web site is a reproduction of the interactive kiosk that accompanies the physical exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and showcases the history of the Disability Rights Movement
  • DO-IT (Disabilities Opportunities Internetworking and Technology) developed at the Univ of Washington, faculty guides, Veterans resourcesstudent guides
  • Sign Language, also known as ASL (American Sign Language), dictionary Handspeak.com with tutorial.
  • Think College.net. - college options for people with intellectual disabilities
  • U.S. Dept of Labor Disability Resources

Universal Design

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