The following links are to resources Global Lift Corp visitors may find valuable. We have no connection with these websites and are merely providing them as a resource. If there are broken links, please contact the webmaster.
Resources for the Blind
http://www.acb.org/ - American Council of the Blind
Programs and services include “The Braille Forum”, a free monthly publication available in Braille, large print, on cassette and computer disk, and by e-mail subscription.
http://www.brailleinstitute.org/ - Braille Institute
Nonprofit organization offering free programs
http://www.afb.org/ - American Foundation for the Blind
Promotes independent and healthy living for those with vision loss, broadens access to technology, and an advocate on rights and interests of Americans with vision loss
http://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/1/ - Guide Dogs of America
Provide guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the U.S and Canada
http://www.guidedog.org/ - The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence since 1946
http://www.aph.org/ -American Printing House for the Blind
Manufactures textbooks and other educational publications for students who are visually impaired. APH also provides publications useful to adults, such as cookbooks and dictionaries.
http://nfb.org/products-and-technology - U.S National Federation of the Blind
Products and Technology programs that provide tools of independence for the blind.
http://www.agbell.org/ - Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
Nonprofit organization helps families, health care providers, and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention
http://www.asha.org/ - American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
The professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally
http://www.abilityawareness.org/ -ABILITY Awareness
ABILITY Build program was created primarily to engage people with disabilities or health conditions as volunteers, highlighting their skills, talents and potential as employees, volunteers and mentors
Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://www.betterhearing.org/- Better Hearing Institute
Information on hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing aids.
http://www.captionmax.com/ - CaptionMax
Provider of closed captioning and audio description services. Partner with DCMP to caption and describe educational video for distribution via DVD and download.
http://www.dcmp.org/ - Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
Promote and provides equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.
http://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center.html - Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students. Known for quality research on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.
http://www.handspeak.com/ - Handspeak
Sign language dictionary.
http://www.lhh.org/ - League for the Hard of Hearing
Information on hearing rehabilitation and human service programs for people who are hard of hearing and deaf.
http://www.nad.org/ - National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
A consumer advocate organization promoting equal access to communication, education, and employment opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
http://www.ncicap.org/ - National Captioning Institute (NCI)
NCI provides captioned programming and technology for millions of people who can benefit from captioned television.
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Comprehensive site providing information on deafness and communication disorders.
http://www.rid.org/ - Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)
A membership organization representing the professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who hear
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH)
Information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss.
Technology and Mobility/Lift Equipment
http://www.unitedaccess.com/ - United Access
Provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, driving systems, mobility seats, handicap lifts, and other vehicle modifications
http://www.mcmobilitysystems.com/ - M.C. Mobility Systems and Ability Van Rentals
http://www.homemobilitysolutions.com/ - Home Mobility Solutions
Provides sales, installation, maintenance, modernization and repair service for wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, and home elevators
http://www.braunability.com/ -Braun Ability
Manufactures a full line of mobility products including wheelchair lifts, vans, and ramps
An online catalog of independent living products specialized for the Blind, Deaf, and Autistic
Creates advanced Braille products and electronic magnifiers, digital talking book players, etc. to help people with blindness, low vision, and learning disabilities
http://www.goqsoftware.com/ - WordQ/SpeakQ
A speak and type learning software to assist students, teachers, parents and individuals from all walks of life, including mainstream and special education, as well as academic, personal, business, and professional environments
Disabled Online - An online portal that provides web directories, forums, chat rooms, shopping and classifieds for people with disabilities.
HealthBegin - Find health practitioners and services with ease.
Pool Accessibility Equipment – available at a retail location.
Apparelyzed - A resource directory of disability information, advice, and suggestions for different aspects of a disability.