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ADA, Assistive Services and Resources

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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

Americans with Disabilities Act
A resource from the Federal Government, this website includes information regarding laws, design standards, resources and technical assistance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

National Organization on Disability
This resource from the NOD provides guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”

California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) Web Site
Information from the State of California regarding disability access and laws. This website also includes information on how businesses, organizations and individuals can provide greater access to those with disabilities.

City of Palm Springs Disability Services
Information about Disability Services, the City's ADA policy and the ADA Coordinator for the City of Palm Springs.

US Department of Labor: Americans with Disabilities Act
This website from the US Department of Labor collects links to government agencies and resources about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Assistive Services and Resources

American Association for the Blind
The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. Their organization mobilizes leaders, advances understanding, and champions impactful policies and practices using research and data. Their website contains resources regarding vision loss, programs, services and publications.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Braille Institute
With numerous locations throughout Southern California, including a location in Rancho Mirage, the Braille Institute offers many programs and services for the blind and visually impaired.

California Association of the Deaf
This advocacy group works to preserve, protect, and promote linguistic, human, and civil rights for all Deaf Californians.

California Relay Service (CRS)
California Relay Service provides the full range of Relay services: TTY, Voice Carry Over (VCO), two-line Voice Carry Over (2LVCO), Hearing Carry Over (HCO), Speech-to-Speech (STS), Visually Assisted Speech-to-Speech (VA STS), ASCII, Voice, and Enhanced Voice Carryover (Captioned Telephone or CapTel). Although not provided through CRS, Internet Protocol Relay (IP Relay), Video Relay Services (VRS), and Web CapTel are also available as free, federally reimbursed services.

National Association for the Deaf
The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States of America. Their website includes many helpful resources including extensive information on American Sign Language.

National Center on Disability and Journalism
The National Center on Disability and Journalism is headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. While the goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover people with disabilities, their website includes resources that will prove helpful to all.