Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
Disability Rights Education & Defense FundDREDF is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. Your support makes it possible for us to continue to protect and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities (PWD) possible. We are led by PWD and the families of PWD. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization, tax # 94-2620758. We manage and expend donated funds professionally and prudently.
Business Resources for People with Disabilities
Business Resources for People with DisabilitiesIf you’re a disabled entrepreneur considering a new venture, these organizations are there to offer help. They include specialist business funding, opportunities for grants, as well as local resources, advisory bodies and the possibility of mentorship.
Para-PickleballThe USA Pickleball Association is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials. The association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and governed by a board of directors and professional staff who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued growth and development of the sport.
United Spinal’s Spinal Cord Resource Center… welcome to United Spinal’s Spinal Cord Resource Center. Here you can submit questions on any aspect of Spinal Cord Injury/Disease or get information and resources that may help you resolve a situation including local support. Our experienced Information Specialists will answer your questions and may supply you with additional information and resources that can be of help to you.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 — the ADA is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities.
New Mobility Magazine…was launched in 1989 to bring quality journalism to an under-served readership. Founder Sam Maddox recognized a community of wheelchair users who wanted more information on how to lead active, healthy lives and were willing to speak openly about everything from so-called “walking programs” to sexuality. He tapped seasoned writers with disabilities and college interns alike to produce a unique resource that shattered stereotypes and told real stories of living life on wheels. His greatest coup was recruiting legendary editor Barry Corbet, who led the magazine from 1991 to 2000.
VA SAH grants… they offer housing grants for Veterans and service members with certain service-connected disabilities so they can buy or change a home to meet their needs and live more independently. Changing a home might involve installing ramps or widening doorways. Find out if you’re eligible for a disability housing grant—and how to apply.
Guide to Asbestos in the HomeHomes built before the 1980s could expose homeowners, their families and others to asbestos possibly hiding in cement, floor tiles, insulation, walls and pipes. Our Guide to Asbestos in the Home can help protect you and others from exposure.
EVERYONE CANTHEY SPECIALIZE IN TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN IMPROVE AND ENRICH THE LIVES OF DISABLED PEOPLE. THEY CAREFULLY RESEARCH BOTH EXISTING AND DEVELOPING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN ORDER TO DELIVER SERVICES THAT CAN INCREASE THE LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE.
Paraplegia News…For more than 70 years, PN has been a leader in the wheelchair community of pertinent practical news and information. PN Online (PNO), is an extension of PN and easily accessible on the internet. They are dedicated to bringing you the very best of real-time, up to the moment news and information for wheelchair users, family members and medical professionals on the go.
Paralyzed Veterans of America…describes itself as having “developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members—veterans of the [United States] armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction”. It is also involved with promoting and protecting the civil rights of the disabled.
The National Business & Disability Council
The National Business & Disability CouncilThe National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center is an employer organization and comprehensive resource for disability best practices. Its corporate partners are predominantly Fortune 1000 companies and government employers committed to disability diversity. By becoming a NBDC Corporate Partner, companies can proactively strengthen and diversify their workforce as well as comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal regulations. NBDC can also assist companies in marketing to the 56.7 million Americans with disabilities, as well as gain greater insight into the economic contributions that accessible information and communication technology provides to companies.
Florida Disabled Outdoors Association…enriches lives through accessible, inclusive recreation for all.