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October is National Disability Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Office of Disability
Services at UT
The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to provide each student with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in the university's programs and activities. Disability Awareness Training for Faculty (presentation)
Services for Persons with Disabilities
The University of Tennessee Libraries is committed to providing access to library materials and services for all users and will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from library users with disabilities.
Disabilities Career Office (presentations)
The Disability-Careers Office is a grant-funded initiative at the University of Tennessee, designed to assist college students, with all types of disabilities, in receiving career planning and guidance through the Career Services office. The office provides assistance to all students with a documented disability as evidenced by funding from Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
on Disability and Employment
The Center on Disability and Employment advances universal access for people with disabilities in employment, education, and life. The Center fosters continuous learning and improvement among the workforce, human service professionals, community members, and academic environment.
Local & State
The Disability Resource Center is a non-profit organization run for and BY people with disabilities. It is a community based, non-residential program of services designed to assist people with disabilities gain independence and to assist the community in the elimination of barriers to independence.
Technology Access Center, Inc.
The East Tennessee Technology Access Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities reach their potential for learning, working, speaking and living through the use of assistive technology (anything that helps the functional capabilities of people with disabilities).
Council on Disability Issues (Knoxville)
& Advocacy, Inc.
Tennessee Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (TP&A) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society.
The Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a good place to start when seeking current information about community services around the state. It is a free, statewide, information and referral service for persons with disabilities, family members, and service providers. The scope of information includes all disabilities and individuals of all ages. Service is provided in English and Spanish.
for Developmental Disabilities
The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning, and policy development.
Technology Action Project
TTAP's mission is to maintain a statewide program of technology-related assistance that is timely, comprehensive and consumer driven to ensure that all Tennesseans with disabilities have the information, services and devices that they need to make choices about where and how they spend their time as independently as possible.
The Arc of Tennessee is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded in 1952 and is affiliated with The Arc of the United States. The Arc of Tennessee is also a membership organization composed of people with mental retardation and other disabilities, their parents, friends, and the professionals who assist them in reaching their goals.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Department of Justice ADA Homepage
Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor
U.S. Census Bureau Data on Disability
National Library of Medicine Disabilities Guide
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
National Organization on DisABILITY
National Center for Dissemination of Disability Research
Amputee Coalition of America
Interacting with Persons with Disabilities
Guidelines for Appropriate Language
Disability Etiquette Tips
The resources below are just a few of those available. To find additional books and reports, search the catalog. Consider searching with these terms: people with disabilities, accessibility, disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act.
Encyclopedia of disability and rehabilitation / Arthur E. Dell
Orto, editor; Robert P. Marinelli, editor.
Hodges Reference / Reference: HV1568 .E53 1995
Americans with Disabilities Act handbook / Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
Hodges Reference / Reference: KF3469 .P47
Encyclopedia of special education : a reference for the education
of the handicapped and other exceptional children and adults / edited
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen.
Hodges Reference / Reference: LC4007 .E53 2000
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) : overview, regulations,
and interpretations / Nancy Lee Jones.
Hodges Library / Stacks: KF3738 .J66 2003
Unequal rights : discrimination against people with mental disabilities
and the Americans with Disabilities Act / Susan Stefan.
Hodges Library / Stacks: KF480 .S684 2001
Accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other
laws : a guide to enforcement and compliance / Earl B. Slavitt and
Donna J. Pugh, editors.
The Americans with Disabilities Act : ensuring equal access to
the American dream.
Hodges Documents - Microforms / SUDOC stacks: Y 3.D 63/3:2 AM 3/2
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and
Disabilities affect one-fifth of all Americans [electronic resource]
: proportion could increase in coming decades
E-mail the Diversity Committee Co-Chairs.