Disability Books, Magazines, and Catalogs

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Disability Magazines, Publications & Newsletters

Magazines & Newsletters
Ability Magazine
ABILITY Magazine provides information on New Technologies, the “Americans with Disability Act”, Travel and Leisure, Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities, Human Interest Stories, National and Local Resource Centers and more.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Electronic Newsletter.
Deaf Nation Newspaper
Diabetic-Lifestyle Online Magazine
In each monthly magazine you will find articles on the latest in diabetes management, medical research, and updates on treatments for diabetes complications such as eye disease (retinopathy), heart disease (cardiovascular), and kidney (renal) disorders, plus a wealth of tips on ways to cook with a minimum of fat and a maximum of flavor.
DIALOGUE Magazine’s Home Page
Blindskills, Inc. is a non profit corporation, based in Salem, Oregon, that publishes DIALOGUE, a magazine written specifically for persons who are blind or are experiencing sight loss.
PO Box 5181; Salem, Oregon 97304-0181 USA
Disability International
Disability magazine supported by Disabled Peoples’ Internation
101 – 7 Evergreen Place; Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T3 Canada
Disabilityworld e-zine
E-zine of the International Disability Exchanges and Studies (IDEAS) Project 2000-2004
Emerging Horizons
the accessible travel newsletter, features foreign and domestic destinations, timely travel tips, accessible B&B’s travel resources and accessibility information.
Candy & Charles Creative Concepts
PO Box 278; Ripon, California 95366 USA
is a monthly newsletter that informs members and other people in the disability community about services, events and issues that impact them.
Hearing Health Magazine
PO Drawer V; Ingleside, Texas 78362 USA
JRA On-line
The Journal of Rehabilitation Administration is published quarterly and includes theoretical papers, applied research studies, practice reports, editorials and commentary designed to improve the practice of administration, management and supervision in a wide variety of human service settings.
Magazine of the Able-Disabled, Produced by, for and about people with disabilities, Mainstream covers news & current affairs, new products & technology, profiles of movers & shakers, education, employment, sexuality & relationships, housing, transportation, travel & recreation.
New Mobility Magazine
Free Monthly eZine
from Joni and Friends.
Electronic magazine for people with Spinal Cord Injury.
Parent to Parent’s Newsletter
is published quarterly. Current and back issues are available online.
PN / Paraplegia News Magazine
The News & Information Magazine for People with Mobility Impairments. PN / Paraplegia News covers the latest on spinal cord injury research, new products, legislation impacting people with disabilities, accessible travel, computer options, car/van adaptations, human-interest stories, news for veterans, and articles on housing, employment, health care, and all issues affecting wheelers and caregivers.
Ragged Edge online
The Ragged Edge: Disability-rights culture, ideas, revolution, humor … the best you’ve known with The Disability Rag, now even better. Created by Cliffwood Organic Works for The Advocado Press.
Self-Help & Psychology Magazine
Self-Help & Psychology Magazine is an educational publication written by mental health professionals for the discussion of general psychology as applied to our everyday lives.
Special Child
Online magazine For Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs.
Special Child uses JavaScript.
Sports ‘N Spokes
S’nS is a magazine dedicated to the ACTIVE Wheeler!, covering the latest in competitive wheelchair sports and recreational opportunities. Colorful, comprehensive information on training, nutrition/exercise, individual achievements, national/international competition, junior athletics, new products/equipment surveys, sports associations, calendar of worldwide events… and much more.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-4702 USA
The Braille Forum
from the American Council of the Blind.
The Magnifier – Newsletter of the MDF
Free subscriptions are offered to The Magnifier, the large-font newsletter of the Macular Degeneration Foundation.
The Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report
from the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association Jackson Heights, New York. EPVA produces a quarterly newsletter dedicated to examining research and quality-of-life issues pertinent to people with multiple sclerosis.

Books & Publications
ADA Compliance Guide
Step-by-step instructions for compliance and practical advice on what you can do, what you must do and what you cannot do.
Thompson Publishing Group
America’s War On The Disabled: 1975-1992: A Personal Account
by T. B. Morse. A gripping personal narrative gives a face to the statistics. Extensively researched. Impressive Bibliography. History, Politics, Disability, Women’s Issues, Activism, the American campaign against the poor.
Another source for Books: Electronic Text
From the Library of Congress.
Beyond Ramps
Disability at the End of the Social Contract
by Marta Russell
The First Place to Look for Book Information.
Deaf-Blind Perspectives
is a free journal-like publication, published three times yearly by the Teaching Research
Division of Western Oregon State College, focusing on all pertinent issues important to people who are deaf-blind, and the people who serve them.
Teaching Research
345 N. Monmouth Ave.; Monmouth, Oregon 97344 USA
Diabetes Mall
World’s Largest Diabetes Bookstore/Information Center. Books, Info, Software, Pumps, Humalog, Research.
Disability Etiquette Handbook
prepared by The City of San Antonio, Texas and the Disability Advisory Committee to enhance opportunities for persons with disabilities to pursue their careers and independent lifestyles. It contains information that can help make San Antonio (or any city) a better place for all who visit, live and work there.
Disability Solutions
A resource for families and others interested in Down syndrome and related disabilities. Disability Solutions is published 6 times yearly by The Enoch-Gelbard Foundation, a nonprofit, private foundation.
is an interactive, on-line publication that is updated regularly, providing information and resources on tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing evaluation referrals, hearing protection, hearing aids, and Assistive listening devices (ALD’s), as well as a referral service for Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R). and entertainment links.
Inclusion Press International
is a small independent press striving to produce readable, accessible, user-friendly books and resources about full inclusion in school, work, and community.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Forum of Sport, Physical Education & Recreation For Those With Disabilities.
Program Development Associates (PDA)
Resources include video, CD-ROM and books covering all aspects of disabilities including areas of Disability Awareness, Advocacy, and the ADA.
Psychological Self-Help
a science-based, comprehensive, easy-to-use self-help book. This is not a book read in an hour! You will want to spend a lot of time with it. Lots of good information.
Simtech Publications
Make this site your first stop for multimedia resources. Simtech specializes in HyperStudio based software for people with disabilities.
The Unwelcome Companion
An Insider’s View of Tourette Syndrome provides details about obsessions, compulsions, tics, and symptoms of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
Author – Rick Fowler
Travel Tales: A Mobility Storybook
has been on the market since l988, and continues to get high grades from mobility instructors, vision teachers, parents, and blind students themselves.
Voice of the Diabetic
Free quarterly publication from Diabetes Action Network division of the NFB. Includes medical, scientific, health, diet news, living with complications options.
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Disability Catalogs
Access to Recreation
Adaptive Recreation Equipment for the Physically Challenged. Access to Recreation’s catalog is full of recreation and exercise equipment that has been adapted specifically for use by the elderly and disabled. There is something in the catalog for everyone who is physically challenged.
Access to Recreation, Inc.
8 Sandra Court; Newbury Park California 91320 USA
Ann Morris Enterprises Inc.
One stop shopping for talking products, electronics and safety, housewares, kitchen, microwave, novelties, pet supplies, leather goods and more. Products for people with vision loss whether partially sighted or blind.
551 Hosner Mountain Rd.; Stormville, NY 12582 USA
Assisted Living Store
Independent living products and gifts for Seniors. Unique “Ask a Gerontologist” page. Visitors can receive answers to Gerontology/Aging related questions free of charge.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota USA
Different Roads to Learning
On-line catalog specializing in learning materials and playthings for children with developmental delays and challenges. This catalog puts together educational toys and materials that stimulate the skills leading to speech and language for challenged children ages 2 to 10.
Dynamic Living
Cost effective solutions for easier living: unique daily living aids, kitchen appliances, home automation and other products that promote a convenient, comfortable and safe home environment for people of all ages.
Hartford, Connecticut 06137-0249 USA
Independent Living Aids
National distributor of aids to people who are blind or visually impaired.
27 East Mall; Plainview, New York 11803 USA
Independent Living Products®
Assistive Devices that help seniors, caregivers, elder mature adults, geriatric, and disabled people achieve a quality, independent lifestyle.
10799 N. 90th St; Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6726 USA
Maxi-Aids Products Catalog
Maxi-Aids is one of the largest distributors of products for people with Special Needs. We have several thousand products for daily living. From Sewing needles to Voice Recognition Computer products.
Farmingdale, New York 11735 USA
MedCatalog.Com is a free medical catalog request service for medical products and supplies
North Coast Medical
Offers a wide range of Assistive technology products.
Check out their direct-order retail Functional Solutions Online Catalog
18305 Sutter Boulevard; Morgan Hill, California 95037-2845 US

One thought on “Disability Books, Magazines, and Catalogs”

  1. This is a great resource for students, like me. I appreciate any articles and magazines that can further my knowledge and give me tools to help my future clients.


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