Resources

 

 We have compiled a list of resources that you might find informative.



Braille Institute
The Braille Institute provides many services to individuals who have trouble reading standard print media. To learn more you can call or visit their website.

Website: www.BrailleInstitute.Org
Phone: (800) BRAILLE | (800) 272-4553


BARD

BARD is a service provided by National Library Service in conjunction with your local Braille Library.  The service allows you to download audio books to be played on your computer or an MP3 player.  

Website: https://nlsbard.loc.gov


Job Search

The Goal of JobAccess and abilityJOBS is to enable a person with a disability to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment.

Website: www.jobaccess.org


 The International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS)

IAAIS is a volunteer-driven membership organization of services that turn text into speech for people who cannot see, hold or comprehend the printed word and who may be unable to access information due to a disability or health condition. To find an Audio Information Services near you or to learn more about IAAIS follow the link below.

Website: www.iaais.org


Bender Consulting Services

Bender Consulting Services recruits and hires people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Website: http://www.benderconsult.com/


College Life

This web site contains information about living college life with a disability.

Website: www.going-to-college.org 


Helping Hands Foundation

Helping Hands is a friend that you can depend on for information about helpful resources that your community has to offer. We make it our mission to seek out programs that can help you improve your quality of life, and lower your cost of living, so that you can hold onto your independence as long as possible. 

Website: www.helpingshandsla.org
Phone: (866) 448-7616


In-Home Services

Addus HomeCare has provided a full range of in-home services since 1979. Today, Addus is one of the largest providers of home care services in America. Our programs consistently exceed the strict standards set by state and local social service agencies.

Website: www.addus.com
Phone: (888) 233-8746


Meridian Senior Living

Meridian Senior Living offers gracious residential living in a home-like setting with dedicated and knowledgeable staff available 24 hours a day to meet the personal needs of each resident, offering assistance when required and service when desired.

Website: www.meridiansenior.com
Phone: (828) 322-5535


Disabled Resources Center (DRC)

2750 East Springs St, Suite 100   Long Beach, CA 90806

DRC is fully accessible, on the bus line, M-F from 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Website: www.drcinc.org
Phone: (562) 427-1000


Special Announcement for Audible Prescription Labels


ScripTalk audible prescription labels are now available nationwide at all local Rite Aid and Walmart pharmacies, as well as at several national mail order pharmacies. Rite Aid and certain mail order pharmacies also offerlarge print and braille prescription labels.

If you are a Rite Aid customer and your local pharmacist is not yet familiar with accessible labels, ask the pharmacist to call their corporate support number for more information, or you can also call EnVision America for assistance at 1-800-890-1180.


Blind New World

Blind New World is sponsored by Perkins School for the blind, where Helen Keller challenged and dramatically changed society's perceptions of individuals with disabilities. Founded in 1829, Perkins is the leading global enterprise dedicated to advancing the lives of the young blind population through education, accessibility and innovation.

Website:  http://blindnewworld.org/

Phone: (617) 924-3434


Cole Vocational Services

Cole Vocational Services (CVS), First Step Independent Living (FS), Unlimited Quest (UQ) and Loyd's Liberty are partners of California MENTOR.  Together, we make sure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have opportunities to make the most of each day.

9166 Anaheim Place, Suite 200

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

909-483-2505

Website: www.ca-mentor.com