Chapter 1: Accessibility and Assistive Technology
Section 1: Accessibility Information and Technical Assistance
The Checklist can be downloaded in PDF or Text from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, OkAT Foundation, and Fire Protection Publications have participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Fire Safety Grant programs for a number of years. Each year it is determined if additional funding has been granted. Unfortunately, the grant was not funded in 2019. Therefore, beginning October 3, 2019, they no longer offer this program statewide.
The remaining supplies from the project will serve individuals in and around the Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa areas only.
Federal laws like the Fair Housing Act require certain new housing to be accessible and usable by people with disabilities. State and local jurisdictions often have additional requirements and consumers are becoming more interested in accessible or universal design. NAHB plays an active role in developing residential accessibility standards and in advancing housing accessibility. Link:
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with spinal cord injury/disorders (SCI/D) as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs and disability rights.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency. RESNA is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit membership association.
United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.
Accessible Air Travel: A Guide for People With Disabilities - Although air travel today is available to most people, barriers to access still exist. A passenger with a disability may encounter obstacles just to reach an airplane seat. To eliminate these hindrances, the federal government passed the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA). It is vitally important for travelers with disabilities and their companions, travel agents and others involved in air travel to know what to expect from the time an airline reservation is booked to the moment the flight touches down. The ACAA affects all aspects of air travel. Direct Link: https://askus-resource-center.unitedspinal.org/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&i...
The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity webpage is designed to answer frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law. Direct link: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_eq....
HUD Homes - 800-225-5342
How to Find and Purchase a HUD Home.
Fair Housing Information Clearinghouse - 800-767-7468 Voice
Disseminates information and materials about Federal fair housing laws and HUD fair housing programs and initiatives. Serves private fair housing organizations, the housing and lending industry, State and local fair housing organizations, HUD staff, and individual housing consumers. Provides technical assistance on accessibility questions. In English and Spanish. Housing Discrimination Hotline.
Multifamily Housing Clearinghouse - 800-685-8470 Voice
Assists local residents, resident councils, nonprofit groups, housing authorities and HUD offices on issues such as resident rights and programs for the elderly and disabled. Provides application packets for these programs.
Manufactured Housing System - 800-927-2891 Voice
Manufactured housing information. Single Family Housing Headquarters staff answer calls.
Title I Note Servicing - Asset Recovery - 800-669-5152 Voice
The Asset Recovery Division of the Albany Financial Operations Center provides callers with information about Title I Property Improvement or Manufactured Home Loans transferred to HUD for collection; includes inquiry for payoff balance, lien release, or regarding income tax refund or other administrative offset.
Housing Counseling Clearing House - 800-569-4287 Voice
Information for counseling participants.
Housing Discrimination Hotline - 800-669-9777 Voice
For the hearing-impaired (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf line)
Several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) agencies assist people with disabilities in seeking meaningful work and succeeding once on the job. DOL also advises employers on effective strategies for recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities, as well as educates federal agencies and federal contractors and sub-contractors about their obligations related to affirmative action and nondiscrimination in hiring.