Following are links to some websites that provide information on current research, services, products, tools, and resources available to educators to assist them in meeting the learning needs of individuals with disabilities.
US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - provides a number of links and resources supporting programs that assist in the education and rehabilitation of individuals with special needs.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) - provides a number of links and resources on disability research and related activities.
The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) - provides a variety of resources focusing on the use of technology to enhance learning for students with sensory, cognitive, physical, and social and emotional disabilities.
The National Rehabilitation Information Center - provides online databases that include research, literature, organizations, and other information pertaining to disability and rehabilitation.
The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) - provides information on existing and developing technologies that create access in public broadcasting and how these technologies can be used to make media more accessible in schools.
National Center for Dissemination of Disability Research - provides access to disability and rehabilitation research and information, including funding opportunities, state technology assistance projects, and technology for access and function.
Center to Link Urban Schools with Information and Support on Technology and Special Education (LINKUS) - developed, tested, and refined a model of professional development called STAR Tech (Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results by Integrating Technology into the Curriculum). Archived site.
Alliance for Technology Access - provides information and support services on the use of assistive and information technologies for persons with disabilities.
Generating Assistive Technology Systemically - a PT3 grantee, GENASYS provides information on assistive technology and web accessibility particularly pertinent for preservice educators.
CAST - perhaps best known for Bobby, the web-based tool that analyzes websites for accessibility to persons with disabilities, CAST also provides other resources, including research, learning models, and tools.
World Wide Web Consortium - establishes common protocols that promote the evolution and interoperability of the World Wide Web, this site provides extensive resources on WWW issues, including guidelines for ensuring website accessibility.
Education Information Technology (EduIT) - sponsored by the Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (SEDBTAC), one of ten Regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), provides technical assistance, training, information, and other services about accessible education.