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How To Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe From Online Scams

ILCK Where To Turn For Help – Food, Shelter, and Clothing in the Kingston/Frontenac area.

Connections Kingston – A list of community resources in the areas of: Adult and Alternative Education; Childcare; Attendant Services; Emergency and Low-Cost Food; Drop-In Centres; Employment Resources; Legal Clinics; Medical, Dental, and Optical Health; Accessible Transportation; Affordable Housing; Low Income Assistance; Recreation; Income Supports; Immigration.

Accessibility Awareness Tips for Specific Disabilities

Information on Disability Tax Credit

 Disability Inclusive Language Guidelines

Accessible Transportation Options in Kingston

Kingston Area Legal Aid Clinics

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Guide Dogs & Service Animals

Support Persons Roles What Do They Do and Who Needs One

Overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA)

Accessible Bathroom Tips

Accessible Bedroom Tips

General Accessibility Tips for Home

Accessible Kitchen Tips


Disability Links


Independent Living Canada
IL CANADA is the national umbrella organization, representing and coordinating a network of Independent Living Centres across Canada.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
Working to increase the health, mobility and options of those living with spinal cord injury and other disabilities across Ontario.

Rick Hansen Foundation
Improving the lives of people with physical disabilities by raising awareness, changing attitudes, and increasing accessibility in the built environment.

AbilityHub computer assistive technology – commercial
This website will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.

ARCH Disability Law Centre
ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty legal aid clinic with a provincial mandate dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Information from ABLEDATA
ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources.

Assistive TechnologySoftware and Hardware from RJ Cooper
Hi! I’m RJ Cooper and I make special software and hardware products for persons with special needs.

Canadian Hearing Society
A not-for-profit agency and the leading provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities advocates at the federal level to improve the lives of men and women with disabilities in Canada, by eliminating inequality and discrimination.

Disability Net – Birmingham Disability Resource Centre, UK
The Disability Resource Centre is one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Disability-Related Policy Web Site
This website will represent a unique collaboration between researchers and members of the disability community around Disability-Related Policy in Canada.

Disabled Peoples’ International – USA
Disabled Peoples’ International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.

Dis.IT Disability & Information Technologies Research Alliance
From 2003-2007, the researchers and partner organizations of the Disability and Information Technologies (Dis-IT) Research Alliance studied how computers, the Internet, and other information technologies (IT) can increase the quality of life and inclusion of Canadians with disabilities in the knowledge-driven new economy.

Handspeak Site for Visual Languages
Handspeak is a subscription-based website, consisting of American Sign Language (ASL) online dictionary, lessons and resources, including Baby Sign, International Sign Language, gesture, manual alphabet (fingerspelling) and numeral, Sign storytelling and art.

Health Canada Food Guide
The Health Canada Food Guide.

Independent Living Institute
The Independent Living Institute is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples’ self-determination, self-respect and dignity.

LD OnLine – Learning Disabilities Information
LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences.

Low Vision Information and Resources from Lighthouse International (links)
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to preserving vision and to providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services to help people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is committed to ensuring that all students with learning disabilities graduate from high school with a standard diploma – prepared for college and the workplace.

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.

W3C – Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
WAI: Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

W3C – Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities.