Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 2: Information Clearinghouses, Websites and Referral Programs


Subsection A: Information Clearinghouses


AbleData

Email:

abledata@macrointernational.com

ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, they can help you locate the companies that do.

ABLEDATA Online Information Centers provide a collection of information on the Internet pertaining to assistive technology and other resources. Information is included on products, websites, conferences, manufacturers, publications and organizations.

8630 Fenton St., Ste. 930
Silver Spring , MD 20910

TTY: 

301-608-8912

Toll Free: 

800-227-0216

Fax: 

301-608-8958

Center on Education and Training for Employment

Email:

kelsey.28@osu.edu

Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education (ACVE) Archive - formerly known as ERIC. ERIC ceased operations in 2003 and information was archived at The Center on Education and Training for Employment.

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
1900 Kenny Road
Columbus , OH 43210

Voice: 

614-292-8008

Toll Free: 

800-848-4815 Ext. 28008

Fax: 

614-292-1260

DB-LINK

Email:

dblink@tr.wou.edu

This national consortium on deaf-blindness information is to nurture, empower and instruct children who are deaf-blind. DB-LINK's extensive resources and personalized service are available to anyone needing information about, or for, deaf-blind children. Their goal is to help parents, teachers, and others by providing them with information to foster the skills, strategies and confidence necessary to nurture and empower deaf-blind children. DB-LINK is a federally-funded service that identifies, coordinates, and disseminates, at no cost, information related to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.

345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth , OR 97361

TTY: 

800-854-7013

Toll Free: 

800-438-9376

Fax: 

503-838-8150

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC) was disbanded by the US Government as of December 19, 2003. This is an archive of the material available on that site at that time created by Hoagies' Gifted Education Page for general use, updated with current links wherever possible. The information contained in this archive is in the public domain.

Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
655 15th St. NW, Computer Sciences Corporation, Ste. 500
Washington , DC 20005

Toll Free: 

800-538-3742

HEATH Resource Center

Email:

AskHEATH@gwu.edu

A national clearinghouse on post secondary education for individuals with disabilities.The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. The clearinghouse serves as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.

2134 G St., N.W.
Washington , DC 20052

Voice: 

202-973-0904

Fax: 

202-994-3365

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Southwest ADA Center

Email:

dlrp@ilru.org

The ILRU Southwest ADA Center is the Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. The Center is part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the Department of Education.

The Southwest ADA Center serves a wide range of audiences who are interested in or impacted by these laws, including employers, businesses, government agencies, schools and people with disabilities. Expert staff members are available to provide training and publications and to respond to your inquiries via the toll free hotline 800-949-4232!

2323 S. Shepherd, #1000
Houston , TX 77019

Voice: 

713-520-0232

TTY: 

713-520-0232

Toll Free: 

800-949-4232

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Email:

ncrtm@usu.edu

The NCRTM is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. They serve the profession of vocational rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.

Utah State University
6524 Old Main Hill
Logan , UT 84322

Toll Free: 

866-821-5355

Fax: 

435-797-7537

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse

Email:

Clearinghouse.Infotogo@gallaudet.edu

The Clearinghouse disseminates information about deaf education and deaf and hard of hearing children ages 0-21, their families, and the professionals who serve them. All subjects related to the development of this population are addressed, including literacy, family involvement, transition, language development, sign language, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other areas related to education of the deaf.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
800 Florida Ave. N.E., Gallaudet University
Washington , DC 20002

Voice: 

202-651-5051

Fax: 

202-651-5054

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Email:

naricinfo@heitechservices.com

The National Rehabilitation Information Center's online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.

8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Landover , MD 20785

Voice: 

301-459-5900

TTY: 

301-459-5984

Toll Free: 

800-346-2742

Fax: 

301-459-4263

United States Department of Labor

DisabilityInfo.gov is the federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others. A collaborative effort among twenty-two federal agencies, DisabilityInfo.gov connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities.

Under Section 504 and the ADA, state and local government programs must make their facilities and services accessible and usable by people with disabilities. Businesses and commercial facilities must also make their goods and services equally available to persons with disabilities. Acquiring adaptive devices, such as a TTY for use by deaf or hard of hearing customers, may help agencies and businesses comply with the law.

200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington , DC 20210

TTY: 

877-889-5627

Toll Free: 

866-633-7365

Fax: 

202-693-7888

USA Services - National Contact Center

Question about Federal programs, benefits, or services are answered through the toll-free number or the website.

Toll Free: 

800-333-4636