Links to Resources for
Accessibility, Assistive Technology, and Serving Patrons with Special Needs

Expanding Accessibility program at NTLP

Special Needs Equipment available for evaluation from NTLP

Terms Related to Deaf Identity  - a glossary of respectful and appropriate terms related to the deaf community

NTRLS Executive Director's Column from March 2009 discussing Assistive Technology

NTRLS podcast Using Assistive Technology to Expand Library Services

NTRLS article Universal Accessibility and Libraries in North Texas

NTRLS article Does ADA Go Far Enough?

The Red Notebook - Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action 

Outreach to Underserved Populations at

Professional Tools page from ALA/ASCLA

Publications page from ALA/ASCLA

Issues page from Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 

Guidelines for Library and Information Services to Older Adults at ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

Resources for serving people with disabilities from WebJunction

Youth with Special Needs resource and planning guide for Wisconsin Public Libraries - a service offering deaf and hard of hearing persons the ability to place calls over the Internet.

Disability Services: General Resources from the Internet Library for Librarians

Family Village Library - general information about disability-related topics

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities at University of North Texas Libraries

Services for Students with Disabilities at  Texas Christian University

Assistive Technology Resource Guide from University of Texas at Austin

Becoming Accessible: Twelve Step Process for Arts Organizations from Texas Commission on the Arts

National Arts and Disability Center

Stanford Online Accessibility Program at Stanford University

Disability-related Information and Resources from the federal government at

Texas Assistive Technology Network for students with disabilities

AccessAbilitySIG from the Society for Technical Communication (STC)

Directory of Community Resources in Texas from the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University

Inclusive Technologies

Disability Resources from AT&T

 AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging

SEPTSA page from Greater Lewisville Special Education PTSA

LISD's Special Needs Service Provider Directory


     Movies for the Deaf
Deaf Access Films    
Blockbuster Movies for the Deaf (Deaf Cinema List)
The Described and Captioned Media Program (Tour of the site)


      Movies for the Blind
Movies for the Blind - a podcast of public-domain films with audio description.