General National Information
http://www.aapd-dc.org/ — The American Association of People with Disabilities
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/ — Cross disability informational page covering several federal agencies
http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/destech/fairhousing.html — Fair Housing Design Requirements
http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/ — An entity funded by HUD to provide training on Fair Housing Requirements
http://www.business-disability.com/ — Leading national corporate resource for hiring, working with, and marketing to people with disabilities.
http://www.disabilityworld.org/ — A bimonthly web-zine of international disability news and views
http://www.design.ncsu.edu — Center for Universal Design
http://www.pwdbc.org/ — 24 hour/7 day a week linear INCLUSIVE television channel of, by and for people with disabilities…and everyone else.
http://www.tiaonline.org/gov_affairs/issues/disability_access/index.cfm — Resource Guide for Accessible Design of Consumer Electronics
http://www.adaportal.org/ — This website, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, makes available more than 3,400 documents related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, including those issued by Federal agencies with responsibilities under the law. It also provides extensive document collections on other disability rights laws and issues.
United States Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/ — Department of Justice ADA Home Page
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/business.htm — Department of Justice ADA Business Connection Page
United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
http://www.access-board.gov/ — The Federal Agency responsible for writing and maintaining accessibility design guidelines
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
http://www.license.state.tx.us/ab/ab.htm — The Architectural Barriers home page for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
http://www.trasatexas.com/ — The home page of the Texas Registered Accessibility Specialist Association. (Accessology does not recommend using Registered Accessibility Specialists that are not affiliated with the TRASA organization)
General State Information
Sports Related Web Sites
http://www.taasports.org/ — TEXAS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS (T.A.A.) features an outstanding adaptive water skiing program that allows people with physical and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement of water skiing, sailing, and kayaking. T.A.A., founded in 1989 and incorporated in the State of Texas in 1990, is a non-profit sports training program for children and adults with disabilities.
http://www.access-board.gov/recreation/final.htm — The U.S. Access Board's design standards for recreational facilities.
Codes and Standards
http://www.ansi.org/ — American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI serves as administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system.
http://www.astm.org/ — American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM is a private sector organization which develops standards for a variety of elements, including slip resistance for various surfaces. ASTM has recently developed a standard for the accessibility of playground surfaces, ASTM F1951 (formerly ASTM PS-83).
http://www.iccsafe.org/ — International Code Council. The mission of the ICC is to promulgate a comprehensive and compatible regulatory system for the built environment, through consistent performance-based regulations that are effective, efficient and meet government, industry and public needs. ICC is the secretariat for ICC/ANSI A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard.
http://www.iso.org/ — International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
http://www.ncsbcs.org/ — National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS). NCSBCS is dedicated to working through cooperative efforts to enhance health, safety, welfare, and economic development by promoting quality and innovation in the building environment through technical services, education, and training.
http://www.nfpa.org/ — National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA develops and maintains a variety of codes and standards concerning all areas of fire safety.
http://www.access-board.gov/links/statecodes.htm — State Code Contact List. Contact information for each state's access code is provided in this listing.