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  • Opens new browser window Virginia Assistive Technology System - The Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) is a statewide systems change project established in 1990 and committed to improving the quality of life for all Virginians by increasing awareness and accessibility of assistive technology.
  • Opens new browser window Department of Housing and Community Development - The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) works in partnership to make Virginia's communities safe, affordable, and prosperous places in which to live, work and do business.
  • Opens new browser window The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired - The Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons who are blind by providing an opportunity for career development.
  • Opens new browser window The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families and the professionals who serve them.
  • Opens new browser window The Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services - In partnership with people with disabilities and their families, the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services collaborates with the public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.
  • Opens new browser window The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center - The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center is the first state-owned and operated comprehensive rehabilitation center in the country. WWRC provides comprehensive medical, assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities to help them gain increased independence and employment.
  • Opens new browser window Centers for Independent Living - Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services and advocacy to promote the leadership, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities. CILs work with both individuals, as well as the local communities, to remove barriers to independence and ensuring equality of persons with disabilities.
  • Opens new browser window Personal Assistance Service - This program provides consumer-directed personal assistance services to persons with significant physical disabilities who need assistance in performing daily living activities related to employment or community living.
  • Opens new browser window Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Services - The Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Services Unit (BI/SCIS) manages multiple programs, contracts, and federal/state grants that provide brain injury services throughout the state. The BI/SCIS Unit serves as a point of contact for customers seeking general information on brain injury and spinal cord injury, or specific resources and referral information about agency services for persons with neurotrauma.
  • Opens new browser window Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) - VBPD serves as Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Planning Council. DD Councils are in every state and territory of the United States. They work for the benefit of individuals with DD and their families to identify needs and help develop policies, programs and services that will meet these needs in a manner that respects dignity and independence.
  • Opens new browser window The Olmstead Initiative - A task force developing a plan for serving persons with disabilities that implements the recommendations of the Olmstead decision (Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S. Ct. 2176 [1999]). The 1999 Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead vs. L.C. & E.W. interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to mean that states must provide services in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Opens new browser window Virginia Department for the Aging - The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) works with 25 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) as well as various other public and private organizations to help older Virginians and their families find the services and information they need.
  • Opens new browser window Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents - See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5, offering families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.
  • Opens new browser window Resources for Military Families - Resources for Military Families provides a broad range of resources and advocacy for the families who stand behind the uniform and for those who serve.
  • Opens new browser window Academic Accommodation Resources - Dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. Promoting awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

Built Environments and Universal Design:

  • Opens new browser window The Center for Universal Design - The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.
  • Opens new browser window Build the Home You Want - Not quite sure what you're looking for in a house plan? Browse house plans by style to explore different looks and layouts, or view Best-Selling House Plans in a variety of categories.
  • Opens new browser window Center for Inclusive Designs & Environmental Access - The IDEA Center is dedicated to improving the design of environments and products by making them more usuable, safer and appealing to people with a wide range of abilities and through there life spans.


  • Opens new browser window Virginia Relay Center - Virginia Relay enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind, or speech disabled to communicate by TTY (text telephone) or another assistive telephone device with anyone who uses a standard phone by dialing 711.
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