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Disability Culture Links

  • UK Kripps/ Long John Silver's Island Page - Films involving Disabilities Dave has compiled a list of feature films which portray or include disability.As of June 98, over 1500 films are listed on this site. The films have been catalogued and are split into Catagories which focus on the subject and those films in which the disabled person(s) has only a peripheral part, or the disability is used for horror, comedic, or thriller purposes. Each film has been carefully detailed and reviewed. There is also a section of Recomended FIlms and Dave welcomes your comments, reviews etc.

  • Disability Cool Is it cool to be disabled? ... we think so. Through this web site, we plan to challenge all the preconceived notions about what it's like to live with a disability... the good parts and the bad parts. When we've finished with you, we hope you will never again accept society's stereotypes and low levels of expectations of what people think we should be.

  • Electric Edge Electric Edge is the online edition of Ragged Edge Magazine. Ragged Edge is successor to the award-winning periodical, The Disability Rag. In Ragged Edge, and on this website, you'll find the best in today's writing about society's "ragged edge" issues: medical rationing, genetic discrimination, assisted suicide, long-term care, attendant services. We cover the disability experience in America -- what it means to be a crip living at the end of the 20th century.

  • Institute on Disability Culture Since 1994 their misson has been to promote pride in the history, activities, and cultural identity of individuals with disabilities throughout the world. The purpose of this site is to provide information about disability culture and to share examples of our culture.

  • Disability culture: A definition Disability culture is: pride in being who we are and translating our pride into changing the way media portrays us...Disability culture has its greatest influence when people with disabilities write their own books, do their own research, paint, draw, film, and express themselves through the use of language and image. - Association of Disabled Students at the University of Oklahoma. Links, Events, and Information

  • dizABLED: Wheelchair Stuntman Cartoons; disABILITY Humor Witness the heart-warming cartoon adventures of Leeder O. Men and the Naughty Nomads. Creayed by John Lytle, the Comic is updated every Wednesday

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Artist's Organizations and Resources

  • Art Challenge showplace for art and artists on the world wide web! Come on in and looke around. Check out the galleries, and if you think you've got what it takes, take the challenge and enter our contest for a shot at the Featured Artist spot or for placement in our galleries. We now offer artists the opportunity to build their own 30 image gallery in minutes! No technical ability required. Click on the Artist Hosting link in the menu bar.

  • The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) The NADC's mission is to promote the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. The NADC is a leading consultant in the arts and disability community, and the only center of its kind. Our information is aimed at artists with disabilities, arts organizations, museums, arts administrators, disability organizations and agencies, performing arts organizations, art centers, universities, arts educators, and students. The NADC is a project of the University of California, at Los Angeles, Tarjan Center. The NADC web site offers free resource directories, and annotated bibliographies on a wide array of subjects.

  • Very Special Arts  VSA arts (formerly Very Special Arts), an international non profit organization celebrating the power of the arts have made in the lives of individuals with disabilities. They offer a wide range of educational programming and events both nationally and through thwie vast international affiliate network.

  • NIADART  the National Institute of Art & Disabilities provides an art program that promotes creativity, independence, dignity, and community integration for people with developmental and other disabilities.

  • The Disability Arts and Culture Center (DACC) The mission of the Disability Arts and Culture Center is to further the artistic expression of people with disabilities and to celebrate disability culture.

  • CDM - Coalition for Disabled Musicians, Inc. A handicapped self-help non-profit organization formed February 22, 1986, the CDM is designed to introduce disabled musicians to each other who have an understanding of disability-related problems, give access to a handicapped-accessible rehearsal and recording studio, create "tag-team" systems and other adaptive techniques for pain, endurance, and other limitations, set up studio and stage bands for amateurs and professionals,hold live performances, produce recordings, and hold music workshops and seminars,maintain a music school for disabled children and adults, andpromote public awareness of the disabled community as a great reservoir of talent and ability.

  • NYFA Interactive for Artists NYFA's mission starts with individual artists in the visual, media, performing and literary arts. This site offers access to the most comprehensive list of resources for artists in the nation, opening doors to the widest range of financial, educational, technological, and institutional resources and information.

  • The Art DEADLINES List Competitions List - Opportunities for Artists - Juried exhibitions/competitions, call for entries/proposals/papers, poetry & other writing contests, jobs, internships, scholarships, residencies, fellowships, casting calls, auditions, tryouts, grants, festivals, funding, financial aid, and other opportunities for artists, art educators, and art students of all ages.

  • ArtQuest - Direct Listing Service Offering a new way to locate, buy and sell art. ArtQuest is a listing service that connects buyers and sellers via email. Say good-bye to commissions and fees to locate art ! Whether you're an artist, collector, consultant, dealer, designer, gallery, publisher or hobbyist extraordinaire, when a work of art strikes your interest, just click the email address listed with the art and send the member a note. It's that easy ! And please don't be shy, our Members want to hear from you!

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Activism - Quackwatch/Casewatch

  • Quackwatch  Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions. Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D.

  • Casewatch  Your Guide to Health Fraud- and Quackery-Related Legal Matters Operated by Stephen Barrett, MD, and Robert S. Baratz, M.D, DDS, PhD

  • Disability Etiquette Handbook City of San Antonio Disability Access Office. (Does your City have one?) This site was awarded a Times Pick by the Los Angeles Times on 12/29/97.

  • WAPD - World Association of Persons with DisAbilities  WAPD is a Nonpartisan, Nonprofit World Association / Ministry under God,dedicated to the approximately one in five residents of earth that strive to be Alive, Involved, and Effective in their daily living.

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Newsgroups, Message Boards & Chats

  • Disabilities-R-Us.com - Disability Chat And Support Group  A chat room and support group created by and for people with physical disabilities (but everyone is welcome). Since 1997 we have been providing a warm and friendly place where you can make new online friends from all over the world. We invite you to roam about our web site, and if you can, drop on in for some friendly chat.

  • About.com: Arthritis  Finding Support For Arthritis - Online Forum / Chat / Community. Find support in our online arthritis forum and chat. People living with arthritis and those who have loved ones living with arthritis can gain insight and draw inspiration from others. Share your advice and experiences, offer mutual support, ask questions, and encourage others in our online arthritis community.

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Resources & Organizations

  • Ability  The Ability Project aim is to show that quality of life is related to how free a person is to make their own choices. Ability has given access to hundreds of thousands of users with a disability, or with limited abilities or skills. The site offers an indexed system of thousands of pages of information and providing thousands of links covering most subjects on the Internet, in a format that will help overcome most problems faced by the disabled user.

  • Fibroworld Homepage  Joy's website in loving memory of our dear friend Janis Murphy - a.k.a. Jayelle40.Please sign The Fibromyalgia Petition to further FMS Research and Legislation.

  • The Disability Resource  Social Security Disability Insurance Links

  • Family Village - A Global Community of Disability Related Resources  This site integrates information,resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, their families, and those that provide them services and support. The community includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and more.

  • Healthlinks.net  A portal/directory of healthcare websites, with the largest healthcare directory on the Internet, extensive medical content, doctors, dentists, hospitals, jobs, forums and classifieds for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals Providing links to health Services and Products, Alternative Health, Education, Dental and Medical Resources, Hospitals, Employment, Healthcare Publications, Mental Health and More.

  • Special Needs - Special Kids  The objectives of this site include promoting the awareness of children with special needs of all kinds; promoting brighter futures for them and their families; and to provide support and education resources for their families, and those who support them.

  • TMJ & Facial Pain Center  Dr. Wesley Shankland, II D.D.S., M.S.,Phd., Information & resources about this "silent" disorder & related diseases of the Temporomadibular Joint. [Casewatch: March 2007: Wesley Shankland, D.D.S. Placed on Five-Years' Probation]

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Hobbies & Crafts

  • Accessible Gardening Forum  An enabling garden is arranged so a gardener with physical limitations can continue enjoying their hobby.Whatever the limitation, the enabling garden is arranged in a way that allows that person to continue enjoying their hobby.

  • Planet Amber  Global Health and Disability Resouce Center cmperhensive list of Leisure, Sports and Hobbiy Associations

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Self Help

  • Access Center For Independent Living - ACIL  The mission of the Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL) is to ensure that people with disabilities have full and complete access to the community in which they reside. The site includes information on the History of the Access Center,The Early Days of Access, Independent Living Movement History, Recycled Equipment Disabled Individuals Movement for Equality NETwork, Job Information, Beyond Affliction: The Disability History Project -- (Held in May on WYSO 91.3 FM), and much more.

  • REAL  A first-of-its kind exchange between people searching for exceptional experiences, wisdom, adventures and crafts -- and the leaders, creators & makers who provide it. You won't find virtual reality, mass-produced widgets or hype about information you don't need here. Instead, you'll find a wide range of unusual, practical and sometimes fascinating opportunities and things that are relevant to you, your creative interests, and your life.

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Spirituality

  • Journey of the Hearts  You are invited to join the journey of recovering from losses and significant life changes. This is a process that does not occur over night, it may take weeks, months, years, or even a life time-- depending on the person and the type of loss. One doesn't just "get over" loss. There is no "perfect" or "right" or "correct" way to process a loss. Each person's experience, like each grief experience, will be unique. Journey of Hearts was designed to be a Healing Place with resources and support to help those in the grief process following a loss or a significant life change.

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Sports & Games

  • The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability  NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. The mission of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.

  • Follow Me Outdoors to Disabled Hunting & Fishing  This site is devoted to forging a new path to the mighty outside. Disabled recreation is an obscure but growing sport so come follow Chad as he shows you the way to fun in the field. Chad is a Quad and his site includes information on special equipment and how he uses these adaptations for mobility in the field. He will publish in his site information coming in from people with all types of disabilities as they tackle the great outside with descriptions of how you overcame your disability and how the equipment works. Besides hunting and fishing, Chad also has sections on other outdoor sports for those with disAbilites such as snow skiing and skydiving etc.

  • Special Olympics International Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Special Olympics currently serves more than 2.25 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 160 countries.

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Travel

  • The Disabled Traveler  This site offers reviews of several Airlines' accessibility for the wheeled and disAbled traveler. It includes links to several Airlines and other associated sites.

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