Blindness Related Research Resources
ABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. They serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.
- National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
Established in 1995, the NCDDR was established to maintain information on research activities in the areas of employment outcomes, health and function, technology for access and function, independent living and community integration, associated disability research, knowledge dissemination and utilization, capacity building for rehabilitation research training activities and state technology assistance projects.
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of our programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.
- National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
The mission of NARIC is to provide information services and document delivery to the disability and rehabilitation communities across the United States.
This database contains approximately 69,000 abstracts of books, reports, articles, and audiovisual materials relating to disability and rehabilitation research. Each abstract includes bibliographic information, a 250-word abstract, and when appropriate, information regarding the project that produced the document. The index spans research from 1956 to the present.
- Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Disability Statistics
The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society.
- Smith-Kettlewell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
The Smith-Kettlewell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center undertakes projects designed to produce new technology and methods for understanding, assessment and rehabilitation of blindness and visual impairment. Our target population consists of persons who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.
- The Trace Center
The mission of the Trace Center is to prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible.