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Internet Resources and Links

 

Below find links for resources that you might find of use in regards to your particular situation. If you should come across a link that you feel we should include here please feel free to contact us at CIL Disability Resource Center.

Links and Resources

  • Able Trust:  The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership foundation established by the Florida Legislature in 1990. Its mission is to be the leader in providing Floridians with
  • ADA Handicapped Sign: Parking By Disabled Permit Only (handicapped symbol):  Make your Message Clear with a Parking By Disabled Only Sign, complete with a Handicapped Symbol and an ADA approved Design.
  • Be Ready Escambia:  This site will provide you with information that will be helpful in preparing for hazardous conditions, with a focus on tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • BrainandSpinalcord.org: BrainandSpinalCord.org was created and sponsored by the Newsome Law Firm as a knowledge-base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.
  • Center For Medicare Advocacy, Inc.: The Center for Medicare Advocacy produces a range of informative materials on Medicare-related topics.
  • Centers For Independent Living In Florida: ILRU Directory of Centers & SILCs.
  • Cerebral Pasly Guide: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.
  • Disability Rights Florida:  Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Disability Rights Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that has authority and responsibility under eight federal grants. Our services are free and confidential.
  • Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission:  2257 North Baylen Street, Pensacola, Florida. Telephone:  850-437-0510.  Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM.  Advocacy assistance with Housing, Employment and Community Relations.
  • EscaRosa Coalition For The Homeless: The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless (ECOH) is a collection of agencies and individuals that, together, are working to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
  • FAAST Resource Library:  FAAST Resource Library: Various Resources Employment, Housing, Education, Web Access and More.
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services And Technology (FAAST):  Their Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.
  • Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind: FAASB, the Florida Association for Agencies Serving the Blind’s mission is to serve as a united voice and be the organizational support empowering private agencies serving Floridians with blindness and visual impairment to provide state-of-the-art professional vision rehabilitation services which enhance the quality of individual and community life.
  • Florida Association Of Centers For Independent Living (FACIL): Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) facilitates collaboration among member Centers for Independent Living and other stakeholders, resulting in a unified statewide voice advocating for equal rights for people with disabilities.
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management: Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.
  • Florida Independent Living Council (FILC): The Florida Independent Living Council advances civil rights of people with disabilities through advocating systemic change.
  • Florida Telecommunications Relay , Inc.:To qualify for a special phone you must be: 1. A permanent Florida Resident. 2. At least 3-years old. 3. Certified as having a speech or hearing impairment. For more information call CIL DRC at 850-595-5566.
  • Hotels with Roll-In Showers Search:  You can enter Pensacola Beach or Milton, Tallahassee, or Jacksonville and find hotels with roll in showers
  • INWeekly:   The Deaf and the Law”, March 5, 2015, Volume 16, Number 10.  The Independent News is a news alternative to the packaged, stale news offered by other news media. We are dedicated to giving our readers a fresh approach to news that other media don’t or won’t touch. We aim to tell the story behind the stories in politics, music, arts and entertainment that others only cover superficially.
  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers walkers, including rollators, as durable medical equipment(DME) that’s medically necessary and prescribed by your doctor or other treating provider for use in your home.
  • Southeast ADA Center: Your Leader for Information, Training and Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • US Access Board – Animations  United States Access Board Animation of 2010 Standards
  • VR Ombudsman:  The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Ombudsman Office will assist you in resolving your customer service needs. This is an impartial service available to VR customers who have questions, concerns, or believe they may have been treated unfairly. The Ombudsman receives, investigates, and assists in resolving complaints. You may contact an Ombudsman by calling toll-free (866) 515-3692 or email ombudsman@vr.fldoe.org. TTY users dial 711 to connect with the telecommunications relay service (TRS). Video phone users can call through the video relay service (VRS).