Americans with Disabilities Act– Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Online Web Resources
Institute on Independent Living– The Independent Living Institute is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples’ self-determination, self-respect and dignity.
Internet Navigation for the Visually Impaired – Visual impairment can make navigating the internet a challenge, but it is far from impossible. Many computers come with built-in tools you can use to interact with the web. Adding elements to your computer can help you do even more. And web designers use techniques to make some sites more accessible for people with vision loss.
Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council – The Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) is a Governor appointed Council. Members include persons who are knowledgeable about centers for independent living and the services they provide.
National Council of Independent Living – NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
WRTA Para Transit – The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) WRTA provides transportation via regular WRTA fixed route bus service and paratransit service to seniors and people with disabilities who live in the 37 communities that comprise the WRTA’s service area. Contact WRTA Paratransit 508.791.WRTA option 3, Email: Paratransit@therta.com
Massachusetts State Resources
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -The Mission of MCDHH is to provide accessible communication, education and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
Disabled Persons Protection Commission – The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) is an independent state agency whose purpose is to investigate and re-mediate cases of abuse of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens.
Worcester Green and Healthy Homes Coalition. The Worcester Green and Healthy Homes Coalition (WGHHC) is a joint effort of public and private agencies, grassroots organizations, and concerned citizens committed to eliminating home health hazards, promote energy efficiency and improve health and quality of life in Worcester.
Massachusetts Direct Care (madirectcare.com) – The Resource Center for the Direct Care Workforce Support for job seekers and workforce professionals interested in learning more about direct care worker training or recruitment
Requipment – Requipment is a durable medical equipment (DME) re-use program offering free refurbished wheelchairs, scooters, shower chairs and more to adults, children and elders living in Massachusetts
Work Inc.– All individuals have the ability to grow, the right to make choices and to participate in community life. It is the mission of WORK Inc. to join with others in creating the conditions under which all persons with disabilities will experience.