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Useful Links

Websites and Phone Numbers of Interest

General Information

Family Village - a clearinghouse of information on a wide variety of disability topics.

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center - provides information and resources regarding the American Disabilities Act.

New Mobility - has hundreds of links to other disability websites.

The National Women's Health Information Center - has resources and information regarding women's health

LD Online - Website on learning disabilities and ADHD

LDA - Learning Disabilities Association

Hearing & Visual Disabilities

Hearing Disabilities:


Visual Disabilities:

American Foundation for the Blind

American Council for the Blind

Learning Ally - Contains readings for the blind and dyslexic as well as links to sites for many disabilities, including adaptive technology.

Talking Book Program: 1-800-252-9605. No cost loan program for recorded books. 

National Federation of the Blind - Contains general information and links Resource Guide - Blindness-related resources on the web and beyond.

Texas Federation of the Blind: (214) 360-9696

American Council of the Blind: (817) 244-9620

National Federation of the Blind of Texas: (512) 323-5444

Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder


BDA - The British Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association

Attention Deficit Disorder:

CHADD - Children and Adults with ADD

ADDA - National ADD Association

ADDA Southern Region

Addvance - works to answer questions about ADD

ADD Treatment and Research Center: 214-980-7488

Support Group:

Dallas ADD Adults
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday 7:00-8:30
Presbyterian Hospital Southeast Conference Room
8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas

Adaptive Material and Technology

AbleData - A clearinghouse of information on adaptive materials, technology, and resources. Has information on 26,000 products.

Trace Research and Development Center - Useful information about making computers and information technologies more accessible. Includes Microsoft Accessibility homepage.

Career Development and Hire Potential

Career Development:

CTI - Coach Training

National Business & Disability Council

AAAS - American Association of the Advancement of Science


JAN - Job Accommodation Network


Equal Opportunity Publications - Career Guidance and Recruitment Magazine.

EEOC - General advice about disability claims under the ADA: 1-800-669-4000.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Send an e-mail to, put "subscribe smuvolunteers" (no quotes) to get regular e-mails about volunteer opportunities at SMU.

Discussion group for teachers with disabilities:
The purpose of the discussion is to share information about problems and solutions regarding teaching with a disability, to give and receive support, and to provide some guidance fore disabled persons who wish to pursue a teaching career.

To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: In the body of the message type: DATEACH (Do not include a "signature block" to the listserv processor.) The address for posting to the group is:

Hire Potential:

Review job openings and submit resumes for specific jobs, or to be placed in the database.

  1. While connected to the Internet, go to Hire Potential.
  2. Click on the link that says "Job Seekers."
  3. Click on the "Submit a Resume" link.
  4. Follow the easy steps to the career profile.
  5. Paste in your resume.