Offering assistance to persons seeking information about building access for
persons with disabilities
Adaptive Access Company
Provides construction services for the elderly and people with disabilities in
Houston, Texas. We offer remodeling and accessibility modifications to homes,
and business compliance to the ADA and Texas Accessibility Standards.
An international movement to make ALL new homes Visit-able, with
cost and construction information, laws, and advocacy materials.
• Bolingbrook Photos
Bolingbrook IL passed a strong Visitability ordinance in
2003. More than 3,000 Visitable homes have been
built so far—more than any other location in the US! See history for some
background on the ordinance.
• Housing Laws A
summary of laws that impact home construction around the world.
The Disability Products & Design Resource Center provide design and product
information when designing for people with disabilities
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
An initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and
construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training
curriculum, as well as a toll-free information line
and website designed to provide
technical guidance to the public.
Homes for Our Troops.org - building specially adapted homes for our disabled
veterans. Donate to support our troops today.
One of the largest, up-to-date sources for national and United States real
Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing (KDOC&H)
Housing Information and Assistance
Everything about remodeling your home to make it an even better
place to live.
Universal Design: A Home for All Ages
From AARP Webplace Using
universal design principles in your home can make your house work for you for a
lifetime. AARP gives tips on changes that can make your home better fit your
needs. Tour the house and view features such as open and flowing living spaces,
showers and tubs that you ease in and out of, and stair-less, barrier-free entry
ways. You can get ideas and identify ways to modify your home so it’s more
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This Assistive Technology web site is for people with
a disability, and will direct you to adaptive equipment for computers.
The premier source for assistive technology, with a
searchable database of over 25,000 products for persons with disabilities. The
database contains detailed descriptions of each product including price and
Solutions of Universal Design
Furniture lines for education, healthcare, kitchen and bath, and the workplace.
Universal design calls for design adapting to people, not the other way around.
Our products reflect that philosophy—they can be easily and simply adjusted in
Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK)
Helping persons with disabilities find ways to live and work as independently as
possible through the use of assistive devices and services.
Find Your Seat from TOTO®
Comparison chart, product information and streaming video for an
Whirlpools with optional grab bars and contour
pillows, bathtubs, showers, shower bases, shower doors
Single track motorized personal lift system with remote-control and variable
rate speed controls
The Plumbing Express
Offers bathroom sinks, toilets, faucets, and kitchen sinks, faucets, whirlpool
baths and more.
The Vision is a rear-entry lowered floor wheelchair accessible minivan
conversion by Viewpoint Mobility. The Vision modification can be performed on
Chrysler, Ford and GM minivans.
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A global community dedicated to individuals seeking or offering products,
services, information, and participation in ensuring that the Web is accessible
to people with disabilities, including people who are vision impaired or have
hearing disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive, and neurological
American Stroke Foundation
Supporting stroke survivors, their families, caregivers and friends by providing
resources, services, education and information that improves the quality of
life. The American Stroke Foundation was established as the first Stroke
Resource Center for the more than 7,500 stroke survivors, their families and
caregivers in the metropolitan Kansas City area.
Family Friendly Fun and Special Needs Resources offers
access to mind, body and spirit-enriching information that enhances the quality
and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
Giant Disability Resource Page
A resource page of links to Disability Related and
Assistive Technology Sites on the World Wide Web. From
A Web site that serves as the leading Internet gateway for people whose personal
and professional lives are touched by disability. It's designed to offer the
widest possible range of online services to people with disabilities, their
families, friends and associates.
The gateway to solutions for the Americans with Disabilities and leaders in
business. iCan! offers specialty media for the
disability community (iCan.com and “On A Roll
Radio”) and a platform of corporate services for businesses wishing to evaluate,
prepare and promote their commitment to the nation's largest minority market.
The Resource Network for Kansans with Disabilities. InterHab serves its members
through support, technical assistance and advocacy and, through its members,
provides leadership at the local, state, and national level to support people
The magazine for active wheelchair users. New Mobility encourages the integration of active-lifestyle wheelchair users into mainstream society, while simultaneously reflecting the vibrant world of disability-related arts, media, advocacy and philosophy.
The National Organization on
Disability Home Page
Gateway to information and programs to expand the participation and contribution
of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects
Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, and Paralysis Support Organizations
Address and contact information for organizations providing support for and
education of patients with spinal injuries and their families and friends.
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ADA Home Page
Americans With Disabilities Act Information from the
Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
• ADA Resources
• Employment Resources
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Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
There's no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are
fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real
supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
Independence, Inc. - Lawrence, KS
Empowering people with disabilities to control their own lives and advocating
for an integrated and accessible community.
Together we can increase the independence of those with
We believe by becoming as independent as possible each person
will gain a new level of self-esteem, courage, and in turn will make the most of
Institute on Independent Living
Serves self-help organizations of disabled people who work for equal
opportunities, self-determination and self-respect.
Independent Living Resource Center
Nonprofit organization providing advocacy and services for and by persons with
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Certified Nurse Life Care
American Association of Nurse
Life Care Planners (AANLCP)
promotes the unique qualities the registered
nurse delivers to the Life Care Planning process. We support education, research
and standards related to the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning.
Certification reflects a
higher level of expertise in the specialized field of Life Care Planning. The
AANLCP web site also has a
provides Life Care Planning and Case
Management for persons with catastrophic injuries. Kelynco
assists Life Care Planners and Providers, Law Firms, Hospitals, Doctors,
Insurance Companies, and Government Agencies with professional training, medical
research, cost analysis, reports, and opinions.
Certified Life Care
The Commission on
Health Care Certification maintains a listing of CLCPs by state.
Care Planning Consultants, Inc.
Dedicated to the dynamic process of procuring and
disseminating information from the team of rehabilitation professionals to
analyze and project future medical costs of clients with catastrophic medical
conditions; to address individual issues and variables that ultimately improve
the quality of life. Worldwide resources are utilized to increase mobility and
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Automated Builder Magazine
International Housing Technology Transfer Magazine for Manufacturing and
A complete financial resource for your manufactured housing needs. We have many
financing options available to you including debt consolidation, home
improvement loans, and mortgage refinancing. We have an easy and convenient
online application process.
The Manufactured Housing Global Network
The Guide to Manufactured Housing on the Web
Manufactured Home Loan Shopping
Comparison shop loan programs through dozens of lenders by filling in a single
short form. Use the fast and easy pre application form to select your loan
preferences and we will forward your request for loan information to eight
participating manufactured housing finance offices. Cost: free
Superior Homes, LLC
Our sectional homes are manufactured at their plant in Watertown, SD and shipped
to the customer's location. Superior Homes, LLC have dealers in nine states and
a new web site.
Providing Responsive Financing for America's Manufactured Home Owners
Yahoo! Business and Economy Companies
Construction Special Construction Prefabricated Houses
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AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves
their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and
community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and
experienced volunteers throughout the country.
Seniors - www.k4s.org
Kansas For Seniors is a gateway for anyone seeking information about aging,
seniors, services for seniors, legislation concerning aging or seniors, and
advocacy for elders on the world wide web.
Choices from Reader's Digest. Living even better after
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The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online -- free
and searchable with definitions and audio pronunciations.
News and Weather from MSNBC
Homes Rescue, an International Turtle Adoption Organization, finding homes
for turtles and tortoises
We hope you find these resources helpful.
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