Statewide Resources

Select one of the services below to learn more


Alphapointe: Vision/Low Vision Services

Rehabilitation and education agency for people with vision loss.

Assistive Technology for Kansans

ATK connects people with disabilities with assistive technologies by helping people select, borrow or purchase, set up and maintain the technology devices or software.

Disability Rights Center of Kansas

Legal advocacy for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities.

Families Together Inc.

Assists Kansas parents and their children with disabilities.

Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Strives to increase the independence, opportunity, and quality of live for all blind and visually impaired Kansans.

Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Advocates for and facilitates equal access to quality, coordinated, and comprehensive services that enhance the lives of Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology

KPAT addresses web and technology accessibility for the State of Kansas.

Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Vocational rehabilitation services to empower those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve competitive, integrated employment.

Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation

Empowering Kansans with disabilities to become gainfully employed and self-sufficient.

State of Kansas ADA Coordinator

Anthony Fadale, within the Kansas Department of Administration.

State Library of Kansas Talking Books Service

Kansas Talking Books provides personalized library support and materials in a specialized format for any Kansas resident with a visual impairment, physical impairment, or reading disability.

Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas

Serving Kansans to enable them to live in the environment of their choice.

Work Opportunities Reward Kansans (WORK)

Services for employed persons with disabilities.

Working Healthy

Medical assistance for persons with disabilites who are working or are interested in working.


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Events
News

Former KU student Elizabeth Boresow featured in NPR story "Navigating Life on Campus When You're on the Autism Spectrum."

Texting to 911 now available in Kansas!! Read about their "Call if you can, text if you cant" specifics.   

Interested in becoming an audio describer for events at local theaters? Register now for the November training on Sunday the 12th. 

Come learn about Project Search and enjoy free coffee and donuts! October 26, 9:30 - 11:00 at Watson Library room 455. You'll learn about this unique program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities experience with hands on employment training. This is a project that benefits the participants and the departments they work for. Learn more on the 26th!

Keep checking Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for details about Lied Center, Theater Lawrence, and Starlight events that will be described. Grease and Catch Me If You Can are just two of the events coming up that will have audio description available!

he next Alliance for Economic Inclusion meeting will be August 19, 2017 at the Kauffman Foundation from 8am-noon. The meeting will concentrate on resources for the aging population and people with disabilities in Metropolitan Kansas City. Register using the AEI online registration. 

Interested in inclusive music and dance? Spaces are still available for performers of all abilities to participate in a free week-long event (August 7 - 12) with Jesse Stewart, internationally acclaimed musician, scholar, educator, and founder of We Are All Musicians. Register online by July 28th. Email questions to improv@ku.edu

KU professor developing a video game to prepare students with disabilitie for STEM careers

Matthew W. Mosconi assumes the directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, or K-CART

12-Year-Old Creating Yelp-like  App for Accessibility

Audio description available at The Theater Lawrence, the Lied Center, and Starlight!  See Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for more details.  

New logo selected for the hawk route and future accessible campus routes from over 40 student design submissions. 

The Kansas Autism Conference will be held March 3 and Johnson County Community College. Register now through March 1

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind

Read about the signing of the rule regarding movie captioning and audio description

Disability Studies Seminar at the Hall Center for Humanities on Nov 17

AXIS Dance Company - Changing the face of dance and disability event. 

Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader will be available for various theater and museum events in Lawrence. 

Register now for Audio Description training

Chancellor's message regarding 26th Anniversary of the ADA

Proclamation from the Governor

Proclamation of the 26th anniversary of the ADA will take place at the Lawrence City Hall meeting on July 19th at 5:45.

KU Law Professor Mike Hoeflich's opinion column on disability and accessibility

Disability rights groups march in Topeka in support of federal legislation

U.S. Dept. Of Education Releases NPRM to Improve Equity for Students with Disabilities

EEO Proposes 12% of Federal Agencies Staff Should Be Workers with Disabilities

National Council on Disability Commends Senate Commerce Committee for Hearings on Self-Driving Cars

Testing Accommodations

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick At a Time

A Point of View: Happiness and Disability

CDC Offers New Stats On Disability Prevalence

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