Miscellaneous Links

This list not necessarily a complete listing of all organizations, manufacturers or distributors nor does listing imply ACB endorsement.

Ability Forum

www.abilityforum.com/
Helping people with disabilities find their place in the workforce.

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)

4732 N. Oracle Road, Suite #217
Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
520.887.6816
Fax: 520.887.6826
gholm@acvrep.org
www.acvrep.org/
The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) is committed to quality certification programs that meet rigorous recognized standards. The Academy is a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) and strives to conduct its certification programs according to the standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Blind Gamers

This Spoonbill Software website is devoted to games for vision-impaired and blind players. All games are completely free of charge and are fully functional with no nag screens, adverts or time limits.
support@spoonbillsoftware.com.au
http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/blindgamers.htm

The Disability Advisor

888-393-1010
www.disabilityadvisor.com/
The Disability Advisor was established by Disability Benefit Services to help disabled individuals navigate the Social Security Disability claims process and get the disability benefits they are entitled to. Information on filing for disability benefits is available. Also, Disability Benefit Services can connect you to professional legal counsel to file successful disability claims and appeals. They have recently created “Ask the Advisor” which allows readers to submit their questions online or by phone. Questions will be researched and answered providing more helpful information to all readers.

EDUJOBS

A resource for recruiters and job seekers to post educational jobs, contracts and other postings for career and employment opportunities and work related to Education including public and private schools, elementary, high school (K-12) and higher education postings are welcome.
E-mail discussion list and web-based message archive for everyone interested in jobs or in hiring for jobs related to education.
Subscription Instructions: Click on “Join This Group”
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/edujobs/

Exam2Jobs

info@Exam2Jobs.com
Exam2Jobs.com have created this site in order to help you learn everything you need to know about the certification test (or tests) you’ll need to pass in order to embark on a new career or keep moving upward in your current one.

The Hadley School for the Blind

Toll Free: 800-323-4238
847-446-8111
Fax: 847-446-0855
info@hadley.edu
www.hadley.edu/default.asp
Their mission is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.

The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education

1201 11th Avenue South
Suite 300
Birmingham, Alabama, USA 35205
860-306-2496
Fax: 386-424-1809
lbeckwith@helenkellerfoundation.org
www.helenkellerfoundation.org/
The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education continues the work to which its namesake dedicated her life.

Lighthouse International

111 E 59th St
New York NY 10022-1202
800-829-0500
http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/vision-rehabilitation/career-services/

Lighthouse Career Services (formerly eSight Careers Network)
Finding and retaining a job, especially in these tough economic times, can be a daunting task for anyone. But if you are losing your sight, or have low vision, the task can be even harder. Lighthouse International is here to help anyone with a visual impairment find employment.

MortgageLoan.com

1441 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.mortgageloan.com/contact
www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/
Mortgage and Home Loan Help Guide for the Disabled
This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.
Total Mortgage Services, LLC
326 West Main St. Suite 105
Milford, CT 06460
203-876-2200
Fax: 203-877-4283
The Total Guide: Home Buying for People With Disabilities
The ever-changing times have helped to pave the way for new rights and programs that assist those with disabilities through the home buying process. Your options are plentiful, convenient, and affordable.
http://www.totalmortgage.com/total-guide/home-buying-people-with-disabilities.asp

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials

www2.edc.org/ncip/
This site has a collection of resources about technology and special education.

National Eye Institute

Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
301-496-5248
2020@nei.nih.gov
NEI Publications Catalog
http://catalog.nei.nih.gov/
Many of their publications are available on line; others must be ordered.

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)

800-431-2804
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) has been committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The process is complex. Attorney representation can be beneficial, if not essential.

Navigator for students, teachers, and parents.

www.nytimes.com/learning/general/navigator/index.html
Navigator is the home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Its primary intent was to give reporters and editors new to the Web a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around blindly to find a useful set of links of their own.

ROPARD: Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Retinal Diseases

P.O. Box 250425
Franklin, MI 48025
Toll Free: 800-788-2020
ropard@yahoo.com
 www.ropard.org/
Their mission is to fund clinically relevant basic science and clinical research to eliminate retinopathy of prematurity and associated retinal diseases and innovative work leading directly to the development of new low vision devices and teaching techniques and services for children who are visually impaired and their families.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

www.rnib.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

Social Security Administration

Toll Free: 800-772-1213
To send an e-mail, go to http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/ask_feedback
www.ssa.gov/
This web site provides information on benefits, and the rules governing the Social Security Administration.

Guides to Social Security Archives

www.ssa.gov/history/archives/archivesguide.html
The SSA History Archives contain original source documents, secondary materials, published and unpublished documents, photographs, recordings and artifacts. The Archives contains approximately 1,000 linear feet of documents, about 10,000 photographs, over 200 videotapes and about 500 audio recordings. The material covers the programmatic, legislative and administrative histories of Social Security and Medicare and the history of the Social Security Administration.