Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 2: Information Clearinghouses, Websites and Referral Programs


Subsection A: Information Clearinghouses


AbleData

Email:

abledata@neweditions.net

AbleData is the premier source for impartial, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease with life’s tasks. They provide a wealth of information to assist domestic and international customers and their family members, vendors, distributors, organizations, professionals and caregivers in understanding assistive technology (AT) options and programs available. AbleData does not sell products and we do not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

103 W. Broad Street, Suite 400
Falls Church , VA 22046

Voice: 

1-800-227-0216

TTY: 

703-992-8313

Toll Free: 

800-227-0216

Fax: 

703-356-8314

Center on Education and Training for Employment

Email:

cete@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: 

614-292-6869

Fax: 

614-292-3742

DB-LINK

Email:

info@nationaldb.org

As a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point , NY 11050

Voice: 

503-838-8754

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.

HEATH Resource Center

Email:

AskHEATH@gwu.edu

The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

HEATH participates in national conferences, training sessions, and workshops; develops training modules; publishes resource papers, fact sheets, directories, and website information; and fosters a network of professionals in the arena of disability issues.

2134 G St., N.W., Suite 308
Washington , DC 20052-0001

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