Disability Rights

    “There’s no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.”
  • Barrier Breakers
    Barrier Breakers has served the Disability Rights Movement since 1990, selling posters and manuals about disability issues. Barrier Breakers is committed not only to excellence in its products and services, but also to disability rights, to freeing our people from nursing homes and institutions, and to removing barriers to work for people with disabilities.
  • Broadreach Training and Resources (formerly Axis Consultation & Training Ltd.)
    Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift provide keynote addresses, workshops, professional in-service and training in the areas of inclusive education, employment equity, conflict resolution, and other disability rights issues. They use humor, personal experience, poignant stories to reveal how people with disabilities can become contributing members of our schools, workplaces, and communities
  • The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement
    This web site developed by the University of California at Berkeley is a “rich collection of primary sources exploring the social and political history of the disability movement from the 1960s to the present.”
  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
    Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
  • The Disability Rights Movement
    Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this virtual exhibit examines the history of activism by those who have fought for the civil rights of people with disabilities. This web site is a reproduction of the interactive kiosk that accompanies the physical exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. To view the virtual exhibit, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher is required, and to listen to the audio description, an audio player that supports the MP3 format is also required.
  • Freedom Clearinghouse
    “How would you like to spend the rest of your life in a nursing home or other institution? Neither would we. Let’s do something about it NOW. Activate your license to change the system! Sign up to be part of our team of advocates across the nation. Or browse this site to learn more about how people can stay in their own homes and out of nursing homes and other institutions. Become part of our network of friends who support our work.”
  • The Nth Degree
    The Nth Degree is about turning light bulbs on. We are about helping folks to recognize that there is no such thing as “Us and Them,” just one big “Us.” We’re about increasing awareness and understanding; as much about the celebration of our individuality and our differences, as the search for common ground: the search for shared truths, interests, histories, goals, fears. We want The Nth Degree catalog to be a place where folks can come to find Solidarity and to share talents, skills and stories. We have lots and lots of “Awarewear” and “Awareware”: shirts and stuff for Disability Culture, the Inclusion and Independent Living Movements, and for the “Human Connection” we all share.
  • Not Dead Yet
    Not Dead Yet is a national activist organization which opposes the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and places emphasis on the value of life.
  • U.S. Department of Justice ADA Page
    This web page coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice offers a wide range of resources concerning the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The Web Site of Irving Zola
    Irving Kenneth Zola was a prolific writer and activist in the field of disability rights and medical sociology. His wife, Judy Norsigian, created this web site to enhance access to his many contributions.