New to Disability: Learn More about Disability and Idependent Living
Find national and state resources on community living for people with disabilities.
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site has information on topics such as applying for benefits, getting health care, finding a job, paying for housing and protecting the legal rights of people with disabilities. Want to learn more? Visit the About Us section.
Disability.gov Technology Resources
Find national and state resources on technology for people with disabilities.
Disability.gov Education Resources
Find national and state resources on education for people with disabilities.
Disability.gov Civil Rights Resources
Find national and state resources on civil rights for people with disabilities.
Disability.gov Employment Resources
Find national and state resources on employment for people with disabilities.
Disability.gov Healthy Living Resources
Find national and state resources on Healthy Living for people with disabilities.
Screen Magnification/Reader Software
Learn how screen magnification software can assist individuals with low vision.
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Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, community service, athletic or artistic talent, and even writing and poetry. Whatever your special gifts, there is probably a scholarship to match. Scholarships do not have to be repaid, but you do have to apply for them. Each scholarship usually requires a separate application. It’s never too early or too late to look for scholarships.
How Can I Find a Good Amplified Stethoscope to Hear Soft Sounds?
As you probably know, there are many different types of stethoscopes available to student and health professionals. Sometimes it takes trial and error to find the right one, so it may be worthwhile to order a few and check the return policy so the ones that don’t work as well can be returned.
The best source of information on the various stethoscopes can be found at AMPHL Stethoscope Information. Here you will find articles on stethoscopes as well as the various features available. Some work with hearing aids, some with cochlear implants, etc. These websites have additional information on “The Best Amplified Stethoscope for Hard of Hearing Medical Professionals” and “Technical Considerations in Using Stethoscopes
AMPHL (Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses) provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.
If you have specific questions, join the AMPHL forums and ask other healthcare professionals with hearing loss what they have used and what works and does not work for them.
What if I Need Assistance with Personal Needs when I am at School or Work in the Clinical Setting?
This may be a personal assistant issue and not your school’s or employer’s responsibility.
Below are some specific suggestions on organizations and resources to increase your awareness about your rights and responsibilities:
Disclaimer: The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) does not offer legal advice but NOND does offer resources to help you understand your rights, protections, and responsibilities within various Disability Rights Laws.