Snapshots: Cool and Useful Websites
This organization works with students, nurses with disabilities, nursing programs and educators, and boards of professional regulation to promote the inclusion of students and nurses with disabilities in the nursing profession. Check out their captioned video “Open the Door, Get ‘Em a Locker: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities,” which chronicles the experiences of a nursing student with a disability and her fellow students.
This site from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is designed to help young people with disabilities learn about and prepare for college life. Students with disabilities share experiences and strategies for success through video clips and interviews, and various activities help students establish and reach their goals for higher education.
This campaign from the American Public Health Organization (APHA) offers materials to help people prepare for disasters and emergencies of all kinds, from pandemic flu and infectious diseases to floods and hurricanes. The site includes general preparedness tips for people with disabilities, as well as specific tips for people with mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities. Tips are available in both English and Spanish in PDF and text formats, as well as audio recordings. Additionally, you can watch videos presented via YouTube in American Sign Language (ASL).
The AbleGamers Foundation is dedicated to greater accessibility in digital entertainment. The site offers a variety of information for gamers with disabilities, including a community forum and accessibility reviews of games, as well as an exciting new accessibility guide for developers: Includification.