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Society for Disability Studies

A nonprofit scientific and educational organization established to promote interdisciplinary research on humanistic and social scientific aspects of disability and chronic illness. Its membership includes social scientists, scholars in the humanities and disability rights advocates concerned with the problems of disabled people in society.  In addition to scholarship, the site has an extensive list of other disability organizations and their web sites.

National Organization on Disability

Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center

 Located at 2168 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, this is one of ten federally funded regional resource centers on the ADA. Their website contains links to statutes, regulations, United States Supreme Court cases and technical assistance manuals; the latest news from the Department of Justice, the EEOC, the Department of Transportation and the Access Board; as well as
information about lawsuits in progress and statistics. Current and back issues of the newsletter of the Pacific DBTAC are also available at this site. 

 Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

Another Berkeley-based organization, this leading public interest law firm practices in the area of disability rights. Students participating in Boalt's Disability Rights Clinic work with this firm, located at 2212 Sixth Street. Their website has links to several California and Bay Area initiatives and organizations. 

 U.S. Dept. of Justice ADA Home Page

This site contains over 10,000 pages of recent settlements and consent agreements under the ADA. Also included are proposed regulations, technical assistance materials, and information about 
mediation under the ADA. 

 Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

Since 1973 this federal agency has dealt with accessibility issues for people with disabilities. This site contains regulations, proposed regulations, and reports of special committees concerning access issues. 

 ABA's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

 This American Bar Association commission has published the Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter since 1973, and more recently, a Directory  of Lawyers Practicing Disability Law. Their website has links to disability rights organizations and support groups. 

 Job Accommodation Network

 This is not a job placement service, but rather a consulting service for information about ADA job accommodations and employability of people with disabilities. Funded by the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, this site contains links that include expert witnesses, resources, statistics, and organizations dealing with specific 
disabilities.

Disability Culture and History



Disabilityhistory.org

Callahan -- Disability Humor