We Have Human Rights is an excellent guide designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities. This online handbook cover many different subjects like: Civil Rights, Equality, Right to Work, Medical Care, Self-Advocacy, and more. It is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in learning about human rights for people with disabilities.
Disability Law Lowdown is a YouTube channel where experts explain various laws related to disabilities including, ADA Amendments, Ticket to Work programs, filing Closed Captioning complaints and more. The videos are in American Sign Language, with captioning at the bottom. A great source for individuals with disabilities to learn their rights!
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among Federal agencies and to directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities.
Resources for Voters with Disabilities
This comprehensive list of resources for voters with disabilities includes links to voting accessibility laws and regulations and the latest best practices and research pertaining to voters with disabilities and elderly voters.
This Department of Justice Civil Rights Division office protects people with disabilities’ right to vote by enforcing several laws including the The Voting Rights Act of 1965,The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Motor Voter), The Help America Vote Act of 2002, and several others.
As part of a person’s patriotic duty, voting has become a staple not only of democracy but American life. However, history has proven that not everyone who should have a voice at the polls has been able to have their voices heard. For this reason, AAPD has created the Disability Vote Project (DVP) in order to advocate for disability rights both at the polls and the election process, organizing the disability community to be a powerful voice for change—politically, economically, and socially.
Disability Rights Oregon Voting Access Project provides information and assistance to people with disabilities who have voting problems related to their disabilities. Proyecto de Acceso al Voto – Español
Information for voters with disabilities living in Lane County, Oregon
The National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access assists protection and advocacy systems, election officials and people with disabilities to make voting accessible for all citizens. The Center is managed and operated by leaders in the self-advocacy movement.
The National Center for Nonvisual Election Technology, based at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, houses accessible voting machines for the blind that are available for demonstration and evaluation at no cost to officials or the public.