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Disability Resources and References

 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

CAREER RESOURCES

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DOWNLOADABLE SCREEN READERS

 

 Johnson Scholarship Application for 2017-2018

Application link

 

 

 

The Florida Council of the Blind

Scholarships are offered to students who are blind or visually impaired that meet the criteria. Deadline is April 15th.

 Find information at fcb.org or contact

 

SHEILA YOUNG
GOCB TREASURER-PAST PRESIDENT
 
FCB EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP CHAIRPERSON
 
FRIENDS OF LIBRARY ACCESS INC., PRESIDENT
 
407-425-9200
 
321-663-8893

 

 

 

 Disability Care Center

Disability Care Center,  an organization that helps disabled Americans apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits by providing information, resources, and customer service. Their mission is to assist the disabled community and now  offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education.  

 webpage outlining the specific details of the scholarships: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ 

 Below is some information about the organization as well as a short description of the Disabled Student scholarship.

 

Website: disabilitycarecenter.org 

Address: 2875 South Orange Ave #500 Orlando, FL 32806

Phone number: (888) 504-0035

Scholarship Email: scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org

 Scholarship Information

 Name of the scholarship: The Disabled Student Scholarship

Deadline: August 1st, 2016

Scholarship Amount: $500

Description: This scholarship program is for students who are suffering from a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life.

 

 

 Bottar Leone Scholarship

Bottar Leone, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the "Bottar Leone Scholarship"). This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability

 http://www.bottarleone.com/physical-learning-scholarship.html

 Deadlines for Applications: July 1st for fall, December 1st for spring

 

 

Graduate Studies Student Scholarship

GS Scholarship flyer

 

 

 

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Scholarship Opportunities:

 

 The Springboard Foundation Scholarship application process for 2017 is open.

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and increase the attendance of full-time college/university students who have documented disabilities, and provide increased opportunities for gainful employment. Please select BEGIN on our website to start the online application process. The deadline to apply is June 15th (11:59 EST). For more information, please visit  http://thespringboardfoundation.org

Please send completed applications in one email (instructor recommendations send separately) to info@thespringboardfoundation.org  by June 15.

 

In 2016, The Springboard Foundation awarded 10 STEM focused and general scholarships to students from colleges and universities around the country. This year, they have increased the number of scholarships offered to 13, including a scholarship for students majoring in Fashion Design.  

 

 

Desiree Dancy

Scholarship Committee Chair

The Springboard Foundation


 

Florida Council of Citizens with Low Vision Scholarship Application

FCB/FCCLV:Florida Council for the Blind scholarship information-Go to fcb.org

 

Purpose To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical

school level for men and women with a physical disability who use a wheelchair

 

Award The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each is determined by the

Selection Committee. Students may reapply.

 

Eligibility Requirements

          Must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee

County; or currently be enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or

technical school

          Must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair

          Must document financial need

Any student  interested  please go to to www.floridacommunity.com to complete the application. Once opened click on "I'm a Student".

 

 

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There's an excellent app called Duolingo that is multi-platform that is being touted as the best way to learn a new language on the go. It's supposed to be easy, fun, and very effective.

And a link to the app's webpage: http://www.duolingo.com/

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AudioNote for iPad and iPhone. It records the audio and syncs it with the typed content. Click on the link for more information:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8

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This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & More Great Employers!

Register at www.disability.careereco.net

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Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
http://www.cosdonline.org/

Centers for Independent Living
www.virtualcil.net/cils

Disability and Business Technical Assistance
http://www.adata.org/

GettingHired
http://www.gettinghired.com/

Job Accommodation Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

The Office of Disability Employment Policy
www.dol.gov/odep

Plan to Achieve Self-Support
http://www.passplan.org/

Rehabilitation Services Offices
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_ID=SVR

Ticket to Work
www.socialsecurity.gov/work/aboutticket.html

Workforce Recruitment Program
www.dol.gov/odep/programs/sorkforc.htm

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disABLEDperson, Inc. announces new portal for college Grads with disabilities!
disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the www.disABLEDperson.com online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree. We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.
www.disABLEDperson.com/grads will launch September 15, 2009.

Contactinformation:
Diana Corso
Executive Director
disABLEDperson Inc.
760-420-1269
Diana@disabledperson.com

 

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 Alternate Format Text Websites

http://www.cafescribe.com/home/faq.php

http://www.rfbd.org/

http://www.bookshare.org/signUpType

http://www.recordedbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=rb.private_library&type=unlimited&code=JAD01&consumer

http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/

http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)

 

Free Downloadable Screen Readers

http://naturalreaders.com/download.html

http://www.dyslexia.com/

com/download-Speaking-Notepad.html

http://finaldownload.com/voice_tools_read_aloud-66171-software.html