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New features at Sacramento Zoo welcome visitors with autism, dementia, PTSD and more
For some, going to the zoo can be just too much. That’s why this summer the Sacramento Zoo partnered with a nonprofit and medical professionals to make the space more accessible to sensory sensitive individuals that live with autism, dementia, PTSD and similar conditions.
Designing for All Abilities
Shopping for and choosing clothes is challenging enough that an entire industry of stylists, magazine editors and fashion bloggers has been created to help. But imagine if your parameters included more than finding a sweater to complement your eye color, or a backpack to match your sneakers.
International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
IDDC is a global consortium of disability and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), mainstream development NGOs and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) supporting disability and development work in more than 100 countries around the world.
World Deaf Architecture (WDA)
WDA is specifically for professional architects and designers who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing (designated as ‘deaf/ HOH’). WDA endeavors to bring together American and International deaf/ HOH architects and designers to provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and education worldwide.
Institute for Senior Living
Is a non-profit think tank of senior living leaders and Chief Executive Officers who meet periodically to craft new, innovative ways of serving their elderly clients in senior housing and continuing care communities.
Institute for Design and Disability (IDD) (Ireland)
IDD, established in 1991, is a non-profit-making foundation contributing to the participation of people with disabilities through design.
The Institute promotes the ideal of design-for-all through research studies, interdisciplinary meetings and seminars, awareness training and consultancy.
Starkloff Disability Institute (SDI)
SDI is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities – participate fully and equally in all aspects of society.
Founded in 2003 by Max & Colleen Starkloff and David Newburger, the Starkloff Disability Institute works on changing societal attitudes and perceptions about people with disabilities through activities that send a positive message about living with disability in order to create a world that welcomes disabled people.
American Society on Aging (ASA)
ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
NCIL is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: individuals with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.