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Resources

  • Ability Magazine
  • Access World® from the American Foundation for the Blind
  • Accessible Gaming Quarterly. Accessible Gaming Quarterly is a zine devoted to accessibility and disability within the tabletop RPG space. Each issue features articles and art by disabled contributors, but the zine isn't only for people with disabilities. It's full of articles designed to bring together disabled and non-disabled gamers alike.
  • Acupuncture in Medicine
  • ADDitude is a resource for people with ADD or AD/HD or people who have children with ADD or AD/HD
  • Journals of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM); Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM); Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach; Video Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Arthritis Today Magazine
  • Trends in Biotechnology
  • Blind Skills Dialogue Magazine. A World of Ideas for Visually Impaired People of All Ages.
  • Careers & the DisABLED magazine
  • Currents in Electronic Literacy an electronic journal for the scholarly discussion of issues pertaining to electronic literacy such as the use of electronic texts and technologies in reading, writing, teaching, and learning in fields including but not restricted to: literature (in English and in other languages), rhetoric and composition, languages (English, foreign, or ESL), communications, media studies, and education.
  • Current Orthopaedic Practice – A Review and Research Journal aims to help clinicians and researchers keep up-to-date in a systematic way with the vast amount of information published in orthopaedics.
  • Disability and Rehability: Assistive Technology journal
  • Disabled Dealer Magazine
  • Disability Horizons — Giving You a Voice. Disability Horizons magazine is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. Founded by two disabled guys in 2011, Disability Horizons publishes articles on a wide variety of topics, all to support the aim of a world where disabled people live exactly as they choose to. You can sign up for our newsletter to get all our articles directly to your inbox, along with our Ultimate Disability Survival guide. All articles are sourced directly from our community of readers, making Disability Horizons a lifestyle publication about disabled people, for disabled people. Articles span topics from technology, relationships, sports, employment and travel.
  • Disability News and Information Service (DNIS), a fortnightly news service on the Indian disability sector. DNIS is maintained by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). NCPEDP is a cross-disability, non-profit organization, working as an interface between the government, industry, international agencies, and the voluntary sector towards the empowerment of persons with disabilities. [India]
  • Disability World Bimonthly e-magazine dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and research about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities.
  • Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ)
  • DownSyndromeToday magazine for families, by families.
  • e-Access Bulletin Live collects content from e-Access Bulletin, a free, monthly, text-only email newsletter on digital accessibility, assistive technology, and technology access by those with disabilities and older people.
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine
  • FOCUS on AFB newsletter of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
  • Harvard Health Reports over fifty subjects.
  • Harvard Health Online  Updated
  • Harvard Health Newsletter
  • Harvard Heart Letter
  • Inclusion Daily Express their mission is to provide disability advocates with the most up-to-date news, information and commentary about community inclusion, self-determination and disability rights, in a way that saves time and is easy to use.
  • Irked Magazine, founded by Sacha Vais in 2005, was committed to the basic idea that people improve when they know someone is paying attention. Founded by an agoraphobe¹, Irked was published in print and then online by three young writers who solicited stories from a large variety of writers. It ended publication in 2014. Here is how they attracted input: [Canada]

    Irked provides an outlet for the silent emotions to which we wish to give voice. We think that in each of us lies an artist, and that in each of us lies a story that is dying to be told…We believe that people everywhere can become less sad, or worried, or angry, or violent, or self-destructive simply by being given a forum to publish their work, and the dignity that comes with that sort of thing. We're interested in your story. Write about what propels you. Take photographs on your worst day. Make a documentary about how you are coping with the treacherous terrain that is your life.

  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JB&JS), American volume
  • Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM) is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • Journal of Sleep Research
  • Journal Sleep SLEEP® is a peer-reviewed, international journal of sleep and circadian science, and is the official publication of the Sleep Research Society (SRS).
  • Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness is the essential professional resource for information about visual impairment. The international peer-reviewed journal of record in the field, it delivers current research and best practice information, commentary from experts on critical topics, news, and events.
  • Lupus Living™ magazine
  • Masters Track and Field News (formerly GeezerJock) covers the new and active way of growing old in America. No longer are people settling for shuffleboard. Or mall walking. Or deep knee bends. They are running track, playing baseball – yes, hardball! – and even surfing well into their 60s and beyond. In print and online, Masters Athlete celebrates the regenerative power of sports, activity and competition.
  • National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) at the University of Minnesota.
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • Paraplegia News (PN) magazine for better wheelchair living
  • Review of Disability Studies (RDS)
  • Sleep and Biological Rhythms English language journal of the Japanese Society of Sleep Research
  • Speech Technology Magazine
  • Sports ‘n Spokes is a sports and recreation online media source for people living with spinal cord injury and disease, spina bifida, MS and amputations. Our primary mission is reporting adaptive sports news, feature stories and recreation and lifestyle content through rich photos, video and compelling content.
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online is a peer-reviewed monthly journal serving the practicing physician's professional and personal interests in the medical aspects of exercise, sports, and fitness.
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Vision is an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on vision published quarterly online by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).
  • Your Health Magazine health education articles

1. Agoraphobia definition: anxiety or abnormal fear that there's no easy way to escape a situation or get help, or fear of being in a situation from which escape may be embarrassing. Most people develop agoraphobia after having one or more such panic attacks causing them to worry about having another attack and to avoid places where it may happen again such as open spaces, crowded places, public transit, shopping centers, or simply being outside their home.


Accessibility Literature

  • Accessibility Blogs Roundup maintained by Digital A11Y.
  • U.S. Access Board Information and Communication Technology Revised 508 Standards and 255 Guidelines
  • Bibliography—literature in relation to Design for All (299 K .pdf) edited by Greta Olsson & Thomas Lyhne. This Bibliography is a part of CEN/CENELEC Guide 6 "Guidelines for standards developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities". The Guide addresses relevant aspects relating to the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities to be considered when drafting standards. Both documents are part of the Mandate 283 on the safety and usability of products by persons with special needs given by the Commission of the European Communities.
  • Books of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Disability Etiquette (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about etiquette. You don't have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides some basic tips for you to follow. And if you are ever unsure about what to do or say with a person who has a disability, just ask!
  • Disability Graphics
    • Downloadable Disability Access Symbols provided by the Graphic Artists Guild
    • Disability Graphics Disability vector images, illustrations, and clip art
      Browse 30,148 disability stock illustrations and vector graphics available royalty-free, or search for special needs children or disability icon. From iStock by Getty Images.
  • Guide to Accessible Web Design & Development of Section508.gov
  • Health and Disability in North Carolina 2003: a joint report from the Office on Disability and Health and the State Center for Health Statistics (.pdf) collection of publications about removing barriers from health, meeting, and recreation facilities from the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH)
  • New Harbinger Publications specializes in psychology and self-help books for medical conditions
  • H-Disability Discussion Network from H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
  • LibGuides Community Search Search LibGuides with the filter for Special Education for content and librarian authors, and find great examples of guides for Special Education from our worldwide user community.
  • Accessibility Services at Your Local Library provided by the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL). Maryland County libraries are committed to providing equal access to materials, services, and programs for all library users. In many of today's libraries, library customers can obtain or borrow the following materials and use these services:
    • ADA accessible computer workstations, which include screen readers and enlargers
    • Captioned DVDs for loan and streaming captioned movies
    • ebooks for download
    • Email reference service
    • Large print books
  • Montgomery County Accessibility Library Services in the Montgomery County, Maryland library system.
  • WaSP Interact Curriculum WaSP InterAct is a living, open curriculum based upon web standards and best practices, designed to teach students the skills of the web professional. Adapt and reuse our resources. Contribute your own content and ideas.
  • Women with Disabilities
    • Women With Disabilities: Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics. Introduction: Beyond Pedestals. Ed: Michelle Fine and Adrienne Asch. Temple University Press. Philadelphia. 1988. ISBN 0-87722-474-9.
    • "On the Margin of the Myth: Exploring the Landscape of Disabled Women's Lives." May 1997 Mainstream Magazine.
    • Saxton, Marsha, and Florence Howe, editors. "With wings: An anthology of
      literature by and about women with disabilities". NY: Feminist Press, 1987.
    • Schultz, Kara. "Every Implanted Child a Star (and Some Other Failures): Guilt and Shame in the Cochlear Implant Debates." Quarterly Journal of Speech 86.3(2000): 251-75.
    • Women's Health Issues. Check here for a variety of spinal cord injury or disorder-related issues that are unique for women including pregnancy, breastfeeding, maternal health, menopause, health related issues of heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast health.
      • "Access to Women's Health Equipment — Inaccessible Diagnostic Tools Risk Lives of Women with Disabilities" by Tom Scott.
      • Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury
      • Menopause
      • Aging with SC
      • Women with Disabilities
      • Women and Spinal Cord Injury
      • Women and Change
      • Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
      • Reproductive Health
      • Reproductive Health for Women with Spinal Cord Injury (Video)
      • Sexuality for Women with Spinal Cord Injury
      • Pregnancy and Women with SCI
      • Pregnancy after SCI: A Story of Two Women
      • Preventive Health Issues
      • Relevant articles
      • Disability Organizations for Women
      • womenshealth.gov
  • Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies (SALIS Journal) SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.
  • Parking Etiquette and Rules
    • ADA Handicapped Parking Rules—Access Signs Regulations access sign regulations, parking space size, location how many parking spaces are required. Updated PDF version (.pdf)
    • Parking Etiquette Notices for Windshields (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about disabled parking etiquette. Have you ever discovered someone illegally parked in a handicapped zone and wished you could say or do something? Now you can! Take action with our handy "Just a Minute…" is 60 Seconds too long parking pad. Simply slip one of these informative reminders under the offender's windshield wiper and you've made your point.
  • The Taxicab Driver Customer Service Pocket Guide is a reference tool developed by Easterseals' Project ACTION with assistance from the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) [renamed the Transportation Alliance in 2019] to provide important tips and guidelines for taxicab drivers on communicating with and providing transportation service to customers with disabilities. The laminated brochure outlines the responsibilities of taxicab drivers and the rights of passengers with disabilities. It reviews general guidelines on serving customers with disabilities and provides drivers with specific tips on serving customers who are hard of hearing, who use wheelchairs, who use service animals, and who have visual disabilities. [Download a PDF of the TaxiCab Operators Guide (.PDF) from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)]
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about the ADA. Many regard the ADA as the most sweeping piece of civil rights legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Others believe that because of the many structural and communication barriers the ADA will remove, it is the farthest-reaching civil rights law ever enacted.
  • The Fair Housing Amendment Act (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about the FHA Act. This law is intended to increase housing opportunities for people with disabilities. However, individual citizens must come forward with concerns, file complaints or sue if they believe their rights have been violated. The government has no other way of detecting discrimination as it occurs. As a result, it is important to understand this legislation and how to make it work for you.