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Disability Awareness Information

Disability Awareness Info / Accessibility

Practice: Assuring meeting rooms are accessible for people the disabilities.

Location: Universal application

Brief Description: This checklist assists with identifying barriers that can make it difficult or impossible to use a meeting room for someone with a disability.

Contact Information:
Living Well Iowa
Website: http://www.livingwelliowa.org/index.htm
Guide: http://www.livingwelliowa.org/Hosts/access.htm

Disability Awareness Info / Accessibility

Practice: Assuring documents are accessible for people the disabilities.

Location: Universal application

Brief Description: This step-by-step workshop presentation, Can Everyone, Including People with Disabilities, Read the Documents You Put Online?, by Janet Peters, is to assist with making document accessible.

Contact Information:
Carla Cox
Illinois Disability and Health Project
Illinois Department of Public health
Voice: (217) 557-2939
Email: Carla.cox@illinois.gov
Presentation: http://www.idph.state.il.us/idhp/Documents_Disabilities/index.htm

Disability Awareness Info / Accessibility / Training

Practice: Online continuing education training for healthcare providers to deliver cultural sensitive, high quality care to adults and children with physical and sensory disabilities.

Location: KS-TRAIN and TRAIN Internet educational systems

Brief Description: Continuing education course offered on TRAIN Internet educational system (for Kansans https://ks.train.org, all others www.train.org) to assist physicians, nurses, social workers, other healthcare professionals and medical office staff and to help people with disabilities get quality care. Course title and course number are “Healthcare Access for Persons with Disabilities” (course # 1025624).

Contact Information:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Email: JSimpson@kdheks.gov
Website: http://www.kdheks.gov/disability/health_pro_edu.htm

Disability Awareness Info / Communication

Practice: A guide on respective language to use to refer to someone with a disability, their disability and other related information.

Location: Universal application

Brief Description: This comprehensive guide takes the perspective of a parent developing a preparedness plan for the families with children while ensuring the unique needs of the child with disabilities are also addressed. It is a good planning tool with the appropriate check list, forms, supplies, etc. It also has an excellent section called Tips to Help Families Support their Children.

Contact Information:
National youth Leadership Network (NYLN) and Kids As Self Advocates
NYLN, Portland State University
Voice: 1-866-480-6565
Website: www.nyln.org
Guide: http://www.aucd.org/docs/add/sa_summits ... %20Doc.pdf

Disability Awareness Info / Communication

Practice: A communication stylebook for reporting and writing about people with disabilities.

Location: Universal application

Brief Description: This brochure, Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities, offers preferred language, style, and appropriate portrayals of people with disabilities to be used in writing. An accompany poster, Your Words/Our Image, lists negative and positive terminology in reference to people with disabilities.

Contact Information:
Valerie Renault
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Aver #4089
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
Voice: (785) 864-4095
TDD: (785) 864-0706
Email: vrenault@ku.edu
Website: http://www.rtcil.org/index.shtml
Guide and Poster: http://www.rtcil.org/products/RTCIL%20publications/Media/Guidelines%20for%20Reporting%20and%20Writing%20about%20People%20with%20Disabilities%207th%20Edition.pdf

Disability Awareness Info / Communication

Practice: A guide on respective language to use to refer to someone with a disability, their disability and other related information.

Location: Universal application

Brief Description: This comprehensive guide takes the perspective of a parent developing a preparedness plan for the families with children while ensuring the unique needs of the child with disabilities are also addressed. It is a good planning tool with the appropriate check list, forms, supplies, etc. It also has an excellent section called Tips to Help Families Support their Children.

Contact Information:
National youth Leadership Network (NYLN) and Kids As Self Advocates
NYLN, Portland State University
1-866-480-6565
Website: www.nyln.org
Guide: http://www.aucd.org/docs/add/sa_summits ... %20Doc.pdf

Disability Awareness Info / Communication

Practice: Communication strategies with people with disabilities in person, print, and web.

Location: Universal application

Brief Description: This general guide is to assist with better communication with one-on-one, group settings, and print materials as related to people with disabilities. It refers to another guide for designing user-friendly websites.

Contact Information:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/default.aspx
Guides: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/bh/ianet_guide1.asp http://www.idph.state.ia.us/bh/ianet_guide6.asp


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