Disability Services Links

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA Information Line

Accessible Emergency Preparedness Information

http://www.accessibleemergencyinfo.com/  Northeast Texas Public Health District complied 18 emergency preparedness topics and made them available in formats accessible by Deaf, Blind, or limited sight populations.

People with Disabilities in General

Accredited Online Colleges and Accredited Online Colleges in Kansas                                                        Accredited Online Colleges is an organization that has developed a comprehensive database containing every major online college program from accredited colleges in the United States. They have placed particular emphasis on resources that could be useful to students with disabilities, including but not limited to the coverage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities                                                      Affordable Colleges Online is an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, with a new resource for students with disabilities, titled "Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities."

OnlineColleges.net                                                                                                                                                   This website lists the most affordable online colleges in Kansas, including the most complete program-level information available on the web. They also host a curated list of scholarships available to Kansas students, along with a database of nearly 20,000 general scholarships, along with a searchable database of all acredited online colleges in Kansas.

College Affordability Guide                                                                                                                                 The College Affordability Guide helps studes from around the country understand the ins and outs of online higher education. They explain the lesser-known ways to reduce the cost of a college degree, provide a directory of online programs, and share methods of earning college credits for free. 

Business Degree Guide and College Resource                                                                                       This website hosts various guides and resources that include the 2016 List of Best Value Business Degrees, a list of the Best Value Accounting Degrees, SAT and ACT Preparations Resources, and a listing of Business Degree Scholarships.

American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)                                                                             The ADAPT organization is dedicated to fighting for the rights of disabled people to live among others in the community instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
       Founded in 1977, the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) addresses the need and concern for upgrading the quality of services and support available to people with disabilities in higher education.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities                                                                                               This website is filled with information concerning students' legal rights, how to deal with campus life, and the variety of resources that may be available to students with disabilities.  

Business Degree Guide and College Resources                                                                                    This is a list of guides and resources to the following: 2016 List of Best Value Business Degrees, List of Best Value Accounting Degrees, SAT Prep Resource, ACT Prep Resource, and a list of Business Degree Scholarships.   

Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities                                                                       This guide covers topics such as transitioning into college, rights of students with disabilities, disability documentation, scholarships, choosing the right school, and many other helpful resources for students with disabilities.

College Scholarships                                                                                                                                      This website is filled with information about college scholarships and other types of financial aid.

College Support for Students with Disabilities                                                                                                This website offers a guide for students with disabilities that outlines legal rights, shows where and how to find assistance on campus, and provides an extensive list of websites, apps, and software resources designed for students with disabilities.

Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities                                                                                This website is filled with a variety of scholarship possibilities for students interested in furthering their education in grad school.

Career Guide for Students with Disabilities                                                                                             This website focuses on pre & post graduation college-to-career strategies and includes a look into in-college career preparation strategies for post-graduate success, common job-hunting challenges and actionable solutions, as well as proactive resources for a successful jump from college-to-career. 

Visual Impairment Guidebook for Students                                                                                             This link provides resources, tools, and technology to foster school success for students with visual impairments.

Scholarships & Grants                                                                                                                                    This link provides access to information regarding scholarships & grants for students with disabilities.

Independent Living Guide                                                                                                                        This website contains information for parents and persons with disabilities that are planning financially for home modifications.

Cerebral Palsy Guide                                                                                                                               This website provides easy-to-use information, financial options and emotional support for individuals affected by cerebral palsy. We strive to raise awareness about this movement disorder, and we are committed to helping parents and caregivers of children with CP find peace, healing and lifelong happiness.

Cerebral Palsy Group                                                                                                                              This organization provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

Resources for the Blind and Vision Impaired                                                                                           This resource has compiled a listing of resources based on specific needs and situations. From help adapting to life with low or no vision, to financial assistance for the vision-impaired, these resources can provide assistance and helpful insights for easier daily living and a higher quality of life.

We Connect Now
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

A Guide to Financial Aid for Minority Students                                                                                             This website helps answer the big questions, such as: Where can I find minority-specific financial aid; How do I minimize my student loan debt; and How do I maximize my chances of winning a scholarship?

Deaf / Hard of Hearing

Kansas Association of the Deaf (KAD)
       The Kansas Association of the Deaf (KAD) is a state-wide, non-profit organization that assures that an extensive, organized system of services is accessible to all deaf or hard of hearing people in Kansas. KAD also enables them to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity and integration into the hearing and deaf communities.

Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)
       The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) advocates for and facilitates equal access to quality, coordinated and comprehensive services that enhance the quality of life for Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD)
        Located in Olathe, Kansas, the Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD) povides "accessibility and educational excellence in a visual environment."

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
       The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care and social services, and telecommunications. A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the NAD is a dynamic federation of 51 state association affiliates, sponsoring and organizational affiliates, and direct members.

Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet)
       The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) is the national collaboration of the four Regional Postsecondary Education Centers for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Centers are supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The goal of PEPNet is to assist postsecondary institutions across the nation to attract and effectively serve individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
       The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., (RID) provides international, national, regional, state, and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

Visually Impaired

Affordable Colleges Online: Colleges Helping Visually Impaired Students                                                          This guide provides information that shows how today’s colleges and universities are improving their technology and resources to help students with visual disabilities earn degrees. The new guide also provides a list of online technology and literary resources students with impairments can use on their own to get ahead. Other key elements include the following: 

  • A breakdown of technologies central to visually impaired learning

  • College success tips for students with visual impairments

  • A detailed look at accommodations colleges are making for fully and partially blind students

  • A print screen option

  • Full JAWS compatibility

Learning Ally
       Providing services for nearly half a century, Learning Ally [formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D)] is a national nonprofit organization that serves people who cannot read standard print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical disability.

STEM Opportunities for Women & Minorities

STEM Opportunities for Women & Minorities is a comprehensive resource that includes a curated list of scholarships that are specifically designed for this underrepresented group of people to encourage their involvement in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.