Disability Resource Links

Disability Accommodation Cost Guides 2017

Changing, remodeling or making additions to your home to accommodate people with disabilities can be done in a variety of different ways. If you are building a new home, you can ensure that it be single-level without door jambs to impede a wheelchair. If you are remodeling aspects of an existing home, you may need to do reconstruction or creative planning to make the changes. Disability accommodations can range in cost depending on the complexity of the changes. If you need to accommodate a wheelchair then you may choose to add ramps, stair lifts or an elevator. There are many ways to change your home or business to accommodate for disabilities including turning written signs into Braille or adding alerts to things like clocks and computers.

 

http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/

 

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability

Support Services, Adaptive Tools & Resources to Succeed on the Vocational Path

As high school graduation draws near, students with disabilities encounter a spectrum of options for their transition into the working world. Some students find vocational programs to be a viable post-secondary option as they lead to meaningful, independent work in a skilled trade. The following guide highlights the benefits of vocational education, potential careers, and laws that protect both students and employees with disabilities. Employers can also find simple steps for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/people-with-disabilities/

Accessibility and Employment: What People with Disabilities Need to Know

Clearly, technology has tremendous power and promise. It has fundamentally transformed the way we live and work, optimizing and accelerating our productivity. These days, it’s essential to applying for a job, getting a job, and doing a job. And as long as it’s accessible, it can be a great equalizer in ensuring that people with disabilities can obtain, retain and advance in employment. To optimize their potential, individuals with disabilities (and other technology users who can benefit from accessible and/or assistive technologies) should have a basic understanding of what accessible workplace technology is—and use this knowledge to assess and meet their own needs.

http://www.peatworks.org/content/accessibility-and-employment-what-people-disabilities-need-know

WHEELCHAIR AND HANDICAP RAMP COST GUIDE

In order to accommodate visitors or residents with disabilities in your home, you may need to add in a few features that make it easier to get around. One of the most popular options is the wheelchair and handicap ramp, which allows users to avoid stairs. Since it is important that the ramp is easy to use and safe, it is definitely worth hiring a professional with plenty of experience in this field. Discover more about the average costs of wheelchair ramp construction as well as various factors to take into consideration when designing your ramp.

http://www.improvenet.com/r/costs-and-prices/handicap-ramp-cost

Dating When Blind or Visually Impaired – From Single and Ready to Mingle to Off the Market

http://www.visionaware.org/blog/visually-impaired-now-what/dating-when-blind-or-visually-impaired-%E2%80%93-from-single-and-ready-to-mingle-to-off-the-market/12

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

Disaster safety
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We all like to believe that when a major hurricane is headed our way or a tornado warning is issued, we’ll know exactly what to do. But inclement weather is unpredictable, and it can be frightening and chaotic to handle in the moment. It’s crucial to prepare and plan well in advance for any natural disaster that your area is prone to, especially if you have a disability that could require additional safety considerations.

https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Social skills for adolescents and adults

You might find social situations difficult. Other people appear to know, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with each other, yet they can also struggle to build rapport with autistic people. You may feel that your social differences mean other people don’t understand you.

http://www.autism.org.uk/socialskills