Format: Coalition Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. Health Care Without Harm shares a vision of a health care sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people… Read More »»
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Healthy Children Project Format: Project In 2002, the Learning Disabilities Association of America created the Healthy Children Project to: Raise awareness of environmental factors, particularly toxic chemicals, that can harm brain development, contributing to learning disabilities and behavior disorders. Promote policies and practices to prevent toxic chemical exposures, especially among pregnant women and children. Build… Read More »»
Format: Initiative The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), founded in 2002 at Commonweal, is an international partnership committed to strengthening the scientific and public dialogue on environmental factors linked to chronic disease and disability. CHE acts as a catalyst for civil discourse and collaborative initiatives among researchers, health professionals, health-affected groups and others… Read More »»
Format: Resource/Education The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), founded in Boston in 1978 as Adaptive Environments, is an international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. IHCD’s work balances expertise in legally required… Read More »»
Format: Resource To improve the quality of life for persons in San Diego County who are low income and disabled or seniors (65+) by empowering them with computer technology. Specifically, our outcomes focus on civic involvement and self-sufficiency with an emphasis on quality of life enhancement. Contact URL: http://www.adaptive.org/ Contact Agency: Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services… Read More »»
Format: Resource Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. Contact URL: http://www.loc.gov/nls/ Contact Agency: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress 1291 Taylor Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
Format: Organization At Learning Ally, a national non-profit since 1948, our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions. We didn’t become the world’s largest provider of audio textbooks and literature overnight. Our history is deeply rooted in making… Read More »»
Format: Education Closing The Gap, Inc. provides assistive technology resources and training opportunities through its bimonthly magazine, webinars and annual international conference. Published six times a year, Closing The Gap Solutions highlights assistive technology products appropriate for people with disabilities and explains how this technology is being implemented in education, rehabilitation and vocational settings around… Read More »»
Format: Organization The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). ATAP was established in 1997 to provide support to state AT Program members to enhance the effectiveness of AT Programs on the state and local… Read More »»
Format: Organization The Assistive Technology Industry Association (“ATIA”) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. Contact URL: http://www.atia.org/ Contact Agency: Assistive Technology Industry Association 330 North Wabash Avenue, 20th Floor Chicago, IL 60611