Snapshots: Cool and Useful Websites
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) in the Department of Labor is one of six federal agencies participating in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. ODEP’s web portal offers information and resources for individuals, employers, and service providers.
This collection of fun and informative videos and news clips features people with disabilities, including several “wounded warriors,” engaging in a variety of sporting activities and adventures, ranging from golfing to mountain climbing.
NCPAD offers several resources to help consumers and professionals improve access to fitness and recreational facilities and programs. Look for their “Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments (AIMFREE) Manuals,” their interactive “Before and After Fitness Center Makeover” illustration, ) and their “Virtual Tour of an Accessible Fitness Center.”
AHEAD’s updated site offers a wealth of information and resources for students, parents, administrators, and disability services professionals in institutions of higher education. Their new publication Supporting Accommodation Requests: Guidance on Documentation Practices provides a framework for handling academic adjustments, policy modifications, and other accommodations in light of the ADA Amendments Act and the 2010 regulations issued by the Department of Justice.