Resources

Scholarship Information

Websites

  • Name:AbleData
    Description:AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.
  • Name:American Association of People with Disabilities
    Description:Organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change – politically, economically, and socially
  • Name:American Council of the Blind
    Description:This service provides general information about the Council, including recent issues of our monthly publication, The Braille Forum.
  • Name:American Foundation for the Blind
    Description:AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources
  • Name:Americans with Disabilities Act
    Description:Provides technical assistance to businesses, non-profit service providers, state and local governments, people with disabilities, and the general public.
  • Name:Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
    Description:Enabling the Arkansas workforce to compete in the global economy by linking a comprehensive array of services for employers and job seekers.
  • Name:Arkansas Educational Television Network
    Description:Offers lifelong learning opportunities to all Arkansans, supplies instructional programs to Arkansas' schools, provides programming and services to improve and enhance the lives of Arkansas' citizens, and to illuminates the culture and heritage of Arkansas and the world.
  • Name:Arkansas JobLink
    Description:Resource to find employment in Arkansas. Search for jobs, create online resume and receive email notifications on new job postings.
  • Name:Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
    Description:Provides resources for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities, through a field program and the Arkansas Career Training Institute.
  • Name:Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
    Description:Offers statewide quality educational programs and resources to students who are blind or visually impaired, birth through twenty-one, enabling them to become productive, self-sufficient citizens through the involvement of all students, staff, parents and the community.
  • Name:Arkansas State Legislature
    Description:Information about the Arkansas State Legislature, including bills, acts, and elected legislators.
  • Name:Arkansas Workforce Centers
    Description:Provides locally developed and operated services linking employers and jobseekers through a statewide delivery system.
  • Name:Assistive Technology Act Programs
    Description:Provides assistance in bringing assistive technology to people in various states.
  • Name:Braille Institute of America
    Description:Offers a variety of free programs, classes and services at five Regional Centers and 220 Community Outreach locations throughout Southern California.
  • Name:Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
    Description:A multidisciplinary engineering and design research center dedicated to enhancing the health, activity and participation of people with functional limitations through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies in real world environments, products and devices.
  • Name:Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
    Description:Facilitates the sharing of information between rehabilitation researchers in the U.S. and in other countries. Provides information to the public on the shared research collected.
  • Name:Community Transportation Association of America
    Description:Provides information about transportation in America, including public and community transportation.
  • Name:Department of Transportation
    Description:Federal Department that oversees public transportation and accessibility issues involved.
  • Name:Disability Info
    Description:Provides resources in education, technology, civil rights, housing, and more, for those with disabilities.
  • Name:Disability Law Resource Project
    Description:The Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws.
  • Name:Disability Rights Center
    Description:The independent rights protection and advocacy system for persons with disabilities in Arkansas.
  • Name:Disability Rights in Housing
    Description:States the rights of people with disabilities in regards to housing.
  • Name:Disability World
    Description:A web-zine of international disability news and views.
  • Name:Disabled People's International Homepage
    Description:Network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
  • Name:Education Resource Organizations Directory
    Description:Extensive directory providing information and contact information for organizations related to education.
  • Name:Georgia Tech Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
    Description:Provides information on thousands of assistive technology products.
  • Name:Guide Dogs For The Blind
    Description:School for training guide dogs.
  • Name:Hadley School For The Blind
    Description:Promotes independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.
  • Name:Helen Keller National Center
    Description:Helps people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to develop independence and to participate actively and fully in their communities.
  • Name:ILRU Directory of Centers & SILCs
    Description:Arkansas Directory of Statewide Independent Living Councils.
  • Name:Increasing Capabilities Access Network
    Description:Offers a number of services to help Arkansans of all ages find the assistive technology they need for home, school, work and getting around in the community.
  • Name:International Association of Audio Information Services
    Description:A volunteer-driven membership organization of services that turn text into speech for people who cannot see, hold or comprehend the printed word and who may be unable to access information due to a disability or health condition.
  • Name:International Council on English Braille
    Description:Coordinates and improves standards for braille usage for all English-speaking users of braille.
  • Name:Job Accommodation Network
    Description:Helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
  • Name:K12 Academices
    Description:Creates influential and valuable information for teachers, students, parents & districts officials involved in the K-12 education system.
  • Name:Learning Ally
    Description:Collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices
  • Name:Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
    Description:Arkansas citizens unable to use regular print material may borrow popular books and magazines in recorded or Braille format free of charge.
  • Name:Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
    Description:A free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
  • Name:Library Reproduction Service
    Description:Reproduces text books in large print for the visually impaired.
  • Name:Lighthouse International
    Description:Offers a number of services to the visually impaired inlcuding: a vision center, rehabilitation services, as well as geriatric services.
  • Name:Lions World Services for the Blind
    Description:Provides vocational training for the visually impaired utilizing assistive technology.
  • Name:Mainstream
    Description:Offers peer support, training and education, pre-employment services, and more for people with disabilities.
  • Name:Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems
    Description:Provides information on spinal cord injury including: causes, preventative measures, treament options, and other facts.
  • Name:National Braille Press
    Description:Printing and publishing house promoting and providing resources in braille.
  • Name:National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
    Description:Leverages resources through collaborative working relationships with experts in standards of evidence and systematic reviews, NIDRR-funded researchers, and agencies engaged in disseminating disability research results.
  • Name:National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education
    Description:Promotes the use of electronic and information technology for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels.
  • Name:National Federation of the Blind
    Description:Improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
  • Name:National Federation of the Blind - Newsline
    Description:Provides many major newspapers and a few magazines available in audio format via telephone.
  • Name:National Industries for the Blind
    Description:Enhances the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.
  • Name:National Organization on Disability
    Description:Researches, develops, and demonstrates creative approaches to disability employment issues.
  • Name:National Rehabilitation Information Center
    Description:Disability and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.
  • Name:National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
    Description:Offers educational materials and information on services of the UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) along with links to national organizations, government agencies, commercial products, and educational resources related to spinal cord injury.
  • Name:Office of Disability Employment Policy
    Description:Information regarding federal employment policies for people with disabilities.
  • Name:Research Information for Independent Living
    Description:Search engine for research on independent living and disability.
  • Name:Social Security
    Description:Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  • Name:Tech Connections
    Description:Description of the various types of internet connections available.
  • Name:The American Printing House for the Blind
    Description:Nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
  • Name:The Blinded Veterans Association
    Description:An organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans.
  • Name:The Foundation Fighting Blindness
    Description:Drives the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
  • Name:Thomas Legislative Information On The Internet
    Description:Federal legislative information that is available to the public.
  • Name:Through The Looking Glass
    Description:A nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
  • Name:Ticket to Work - Employment support for people with disabilities
    Description:Provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services.
  • Name:U.S. Association of Blind Athletes
    Description:Enhances the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity.
  • Name:U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
    Description:Supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
  • Name:U.S. Department of Justice Human Resources
    Description:Administers justice by developing and implementing policy and programs, providing guidance, and leading efforts to attract, develop, and retain high performing employees.
  • Name:United States Access Board
    Description:An independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • Name:United States Office of Personnel Management Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
    Description:Helps users with or without disabilities, better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities.
  • Name:University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Description:Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock branch.
  • Name:University of Arkansas at Little Rock Disability Support Services
    Description:Collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. The DRC also promotes and facilitates awareness and access through training, partnerships, innovative programs and accommodations.
  • Name:USA Jobs - "Working for America"
    Description:Expands access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work.
  • Name:Work Opportunity Tax Credit
    Description:A Federal tax credit incentive that the Congress provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals from twelve target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.