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Disability Services Off-Campus Resources

Services listed here may be useful to Stephen F. Austin State University students with disabilities.

 

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES (DBS)

Division for Blind Services, which helps Texans who are blind or visually impaired to obtain employment of choice and to live independently in their communities. To locate an office in your area go to http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/DBSoffices.asp

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DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES (DRS)

Division for Rehabilitation Services, which helps Texans with disabilities to obtain employment of choice and to live independently in their communities.  To locate the office in your area  go to http://www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/DRSoffices.asp

Now a part of DRS, the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services works in partnership with Texans who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate communication barriers and enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential and reduce their isolation.  

Need a Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver?  Tuition waivers are provided to eligible applicants attending or planning on attending state supported post-secondary schools in Texas.

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LOCAL BLIND SERVICES COUNSELOR

SFA Students have access to local DARS courtesy counselors.  Courtesy counselors are willing to assist you in facilitating services provided by your hometown DARS counselor.

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LOCAL REHABILITATION SERVICES COUNSELOR

SFA Students have access to local DARS courtesy counselors.  Courtesy counselors are willing to assist you in facilitating services provided by your hometown DARS counselor.

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THE DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION

The District is a general public transportation provider.  The provider operates Fixed Routes, Demand and Response, and Paratransit Service.  A Handi-pass allows users with impairment to ride at a reduced rate.  Applications are available on the web site.

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RELAY TEXAS / TDD / TTY

Relay Texas provides telephone interpreting service between people who can hear and those who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech disabled. (711) or (1-800-735-2989)

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TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Office of Disability Employment Policy under the Department of Labor
202-376-6200 (voice) or 202-376-6205 (TTY)

Job Accommodation Network, A Service of the President's Committee
800-526-7234 (voice/TTY)

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
800-872-2253 (voice/TTY) or 202-272-5434 (voice) or 202-272-5449 (TTY)

U.S. Department of Justice
202-514-0301 (voice) or 202-514-0383 (TTY) or 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY)

U.S. Department of Transportation
202-366-9306 or 1656 (voice) or 202-366-7687 or 2979 (TTY)

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
202-986-0375 (voice/TTY) or 510-644-2555 (voice) or 510-644-2626 (TTY)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800-669-4000 (voice) or 800-669-3302 (TTY) 800-669-3362 Publications only (voice)

Federal Communications Commission
202-632-7260 or 634-1808 (voice) or 202-632-6999 (TTY)

National Association of the Deaf
301-587-1788 (voice) or 301-587-1789 (TTY)

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
202-408-9514 (voice) or 202-408-9521 (TTY)

National Center for Law and the Deaf
202-651-5373 (voice/TTY)

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
202-205-9151 (voice) or 202-205-9136 (TTY)

Project Action - National Easter Seal Society
202-347-3066 (voice) or 202-347-7385 (TTY)

Rehabilitation Services Administration
202-205-5482 (voice) or 202-205-5538 (TTY)

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