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This list of links is divided into three sections:

Making the Grade

This is a new feature of the National Center on Accessibility web site. The forum showcases best practices and accessibility projects that exceed the minimum standards and facilitate optimum access for visitors with disabilities

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Meals on Wheels America

An organization focused on improving senior isolation and hunger by delivering nutritious meals to America’s seniors with recent targeted efforts on home safety.

Medicaid Long Term Care

A comprehensive guide of state Medicaid programs (elder care, housing options, and long term care) with individual eligibility requirements

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National Alliance for Caregiving

A non-profit coalition dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers by supporting research, developing programs, and increasing awareness of family caregiving struggles.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

The website has a variety of links such as eldercare locator, N4A events, job announcements, and policy papers on topics like long-term care, Medicare, and more

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National Association of Counties

Their website has links to legislative affairs, annual conferences and events, projects and programs that support county governments, publications and more

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National Association of Home Builders

Provides information on choosing a remodeler. The Research Center keeps U.S. home builders in tune with new technology and changing needs.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies

Works with contractor licensing and enforcement agencies and the construction industry to maintain standards and regulations that protect consumers.

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National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Provides a guide for hiring a remodeler for any region in the USA.

National Center for Healthy Housing

A non-profit organization focused on securing healthy homes for everyone through community based research and advocacy.

National Council on Aging, National Falls Prevention Resource Center

An organization focused on assisting elderly Americans to meet the challenges of aging by providing community programs, services, online help, and advocacy, specifically related to fall prevention.

National Council on Independant Living (NCIL)

An advocacy organization that furthers the concerns of persons with disabilities. The site contains information on upcoming conferences and training sessions. There are also links to other resources

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

The NIDRR works to improve and promote housing options for disabled people to ultimately perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for the disabled

National Kitchen and Bath Association

This web site offers consumers and professionals tips and guidelines on kitchen and bath designs and remodeling projects

National Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS

Established in 1974, the National Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. The NLIHC is committed to educating, organizing, and advocating to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions

National MultiFamily Housing Council

This website has a legislative action center where people can send messages to the Congress, respond to legislative alerts; this site also offers links to joint legislative program, media center on facts and press release, information on renting vs. owning and more

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National Organization on Disability

A national cross-disability network organization that promotes the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life. This site offers frequently updated news and resources concerning people with disabilities and employment; education; access to health care, transportation and technology; and community, political, and religious participation

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National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

This site offers a searchable database of all the research published by the National Institute on Disability Research, an annotated bibliography of ADA publications, an explanation of NARIC and links to other related site

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National Safety Council

A non-profit organization focused on eliminating preventable deaths in homes, at work, in communities, and on the road through education, research, and advocacy.

NeighborWorks Program

NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

Nursing Home Information Site

Here one can find answers to all nursing home questions, such as how to select, costs, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, regulations, etc.

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Rebuilding Together

A national non-profit organization that rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners free of charge through volunteer efforts

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of American

This is an interdisciplinary association that focuses on technology and disability, through research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting individuals who are engaged in these activities

Remodeling Online

This web site offers extensive information on all aspects of remodeling. It also offers links to various helpful categories on remodeling such as architecture/ design, product information, how-to, home technology, and a virtual remodeling home tour

Section 508

Find out more about the new Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that governs accessibility to information technology

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The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

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An online encyclopedia of aging issues, including housing

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Silver Spaces

Silver Spaces offers a web-based home assessment for professionals and homeowners to support aging in place. The tool identifies risks and provides recommendations for improvement. The website also offers home modification and repair resources and links.

Simple Fixes for a Safe and Supportive Home

This consumer checklist, developed by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and the National Council on Aging, is designed as a step-by-step guide to evaluate the safety of a home environment. Recommendations are provided.


Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Provides a comprehensive and organized source of Spinal Cord Injury Information and Resources from recognized centers, organizations, researchers and educators

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The Alzheimer’s Education & Referral Center

A service of the National Institute on Aging, the Center helps disseminate information about Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorder

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The Archstone Foundation

The organization is a leader in the world of philanthropy for issues related to older Americans.

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The Center on Disabilities at CS University Northridge

Visit this website for resources available to people with disabilities, information on educational programs, training, and conferences on disabilities issues as well as job opportunities at The Center on Disability

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The website has a fact sheet with four messages on preventing falls, as well as tips, lists of CDC publications, research project information and other links fill the page

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The Cohousing Network

The Cohousing Network (TCN) is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the cohousing concept, support both individuals and groups in creating communities, provide assistance to completed groups for improving their systems for living together in community, and provide networking opportunities for those involved or interested in cohousing

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The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence

A center dedicated to conducting research to develop products and services for older adults as well as providing public education programs on safety, mobility, and independence.

The Home Wheelchair Ramp Project

Links, manuals, videos, and articles on how to construct and install accessible wheelchair ramps in your home

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.Their Industry Partner,eSMMART, offers a Certificate in Senior Move Management (cSMM). A 25% discount is offered by entering the promo code ‘USC’ at the eSMMART Training Center.

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

Founded in 2002, the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. Their Industry Partner, eSMMART, offers a Certificate in Senior Move Management (cSMM). If you are interested in obtaining a cSMM, go to eSMMART Training Center.

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The National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

A private, nonprofit association committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership and service, education, and advocacy

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal agency responsible for housing programs, community and economic development. HUD grant announcements and applications may be obtained online

United Spinal Association

(formerly Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association) – The United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, and advocating for civil rights and independence.

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United States Access Board

This independent federal agency is dedicated to promote accessibility to people with disabilities. Their web site includes a bi-monthly newsletter and a user-friendly version of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

Web Accessibility Initiative

This organization promotes accessibility of the Web to people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education & outreach, and research & development. Visit their web site to find out how each area is implemented to promote accessibility of the Web

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WheelchairNet is an online community and resource center for those that use wheelchairs. The site is also a resource for health professionals, community members and families who interact with wheelchair users.

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