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United States of America

General Country Information
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Population: 310,232,863 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 150 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 270 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 383 million (2009)
Internet users: 231 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.66
World Rank 2005/2006: 20

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

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Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Abilities Inc - The Nathaniel H. Kornreich Technology Center
201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507
http://www.kornreich.org/
Email: info@viscardicenter.org
Tel: +1-516-465-1632
Fax: +1-516-747-3744

Able Trust
3320 Thomasville Road
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308

United States of America
http://www.abletrust.org/
Email: info@abletrust.org
Tel: +1-850-224-4493
TTY: +1-850-224-4493
Fax: +1-850-224-4496

Advocating Change Together, Inc.
1821 University Avenue West, Suite 306-S
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55104
United States of America
http://www.selfadvocacy.org
Email: act@selfadvocacy.org
Tel: +1-800-641-0059 / +1-651-641-0297
Fax: +1-651-641-4053

AIDS-Free World
501 Northern Parkway
Uniondale, NY 11553
http://www.aidsfreeworld.org
Email: info@aidsfreeworld.org
Tel: +1-212-729-5084

American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
http://www.afb.org/
Email: afbdirectory@afb.net
Tel: +1-304-523-8651

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington D.C., 20007
United States of America
http://www.agbell.org
Email:
info@agbell.com
Tel: +1-202-337-5220
TTY: +1-202-337-5221
Fax: +1-202-333-8314

Alliance for Technology Access
1119 Old Humboldt Road
Jackson, TN 38305
United States of America
http://www.ataccess.org
Email: atainfo@ataccess.org
Tel: +1-731-554-5ATA
TTY: +1-731-554-5283
Fax: +1-731-554-5284

American Amputee Coalition
9303 Center Street, Suite 100, Manassas, VA 20110
United States of America
Toll free: +1-888-267-5669
TTY:
+1-865-525-4512

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
2013 H Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20006
United States of America
http://www.aapd.com
Tel: +1-202-457-0046
TTY / Toll free: +1-800-840-8844
Fax: +1-866-536-4461

American Council of the Blind
2200 Wilson Blvd.,
Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201-3354
United States of America
http://www.acb.org
Email: info@acb.org
Tel: +1-202-467-5081 / +1-800-424-8666
Fax: +1-202-465-5085

American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center
Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
Room 52, Corbin Hall
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
United States of America

http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu
Email: rtcrural@mso.umt.edu
Tel: +1-888-268-2743 /  +1-406-243-2460             
TTY: +1-406-243-4200
Fax: +1-406-243-2349

American Spinal Injury Association
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
United States of America
http://www.asia-spinalinjury.org
Email: ASIA_Office@shepherd.org
Tel: +1-404-355-9772
Fax: +1-404-355-1826

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440
Alexandria, Virginia, 22311
United States of America
http://www.aerbvi.org
Email: lou@aerbvi.org
Tel: +1-703-671-4500            
Fax: +1-703-671-6391

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
United States of America
http://www.seegreatthings.com
Email: info@abvi-goodwill.com
Tel: +1-585-232-1111             
TTY: +1-585-232-1698

Association of University Centers on Disabilities
1100 Wayne Ave, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
http://www.aucd.org
Email: aucdinfo@aucd.org
Tel: +1-301-588-8252
Fax: +1-301-588-2842

Autism Society of America
4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
United States of America
http://www.autism-society.org
Email: info@autism-society.org
Tel: +1-301-657-0881
Toll free: +1-800-AUTISM (+1-800-328-8476)

Brain Injury Association of America
1608 Spring Hill Rd, Suite 110
Vienna, Virginia 22182
United States of America
http://www.biausa.org
Email: braininjuryinfo@biausa.org
Tel: +1-800-444-6443 / +1-703-761-0750
Fax: +1-703+761-0755

Center for an Accessible Society
1504 30th St.
San Diego, California 92102
United States of America
http://www.accessiblesociety.org
Tel: +1-619-232-2727            
TTY: +1-619-234-3130
Fax: +1-619-234-3155

Center for Assistive Technology

Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) Program Office 
100 Sylvan Parkway, Suite 400 
Amherst, NY 14228
United States of America

http://cat.buffalo.edu
Email: coddo@buffalo.edu
Tel: +1-716-829-3141 / +1-800-628-2281             
Fax: +1-716-829-3217

Center for International Rehabilitation
Suite 115 - Level C2, 350 W Mart Center,
Chicago, IL 60654,
United States of America
http://www.cirnetwork.org
Email: info@cirnetwork.org
Tel: +1-312-280-4970

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ  07078
http://www.christopherreeve.org/
Email: TeamReeve@ChristopherReeve.org
Toll Free: +1-800-539-7309

Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations - CCCUN
1140 Ave of the Americas, 9th Floor
New York, NY  10036,
United States of America
http://www.cccun.net/
Email: CCCUN@CCCUN.NET

Community Options, Inc
16 Farber Road, Princeton,
New Jersey 08540
http://www.comop.org/
Tel: +1-609-951-9900
Fax: +1-609-951-9112

Council for Exceptional Children
2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22202
United States of America
http://www.cec.sped.org/
Email: service@cec.sped.org

Disability Rights Fund
89 South Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02111
United States of America
http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org
Email: info@disabilityrightsfund.org
Tel: +1-617-261-4593
Fax: +1-617-261-1977

Disability Rights International
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 325
Washington, DC 20009
http://www.disabilityrightsintl.org
Email: info@disabilityrightsintl.org
Tel: +1-202-296-0800
Fax: +1-202-697-5422

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703
http://dredf.org/
Email: info@dredf.org
Tel: +1-510-644-2555

Fax: +1-510-841-8645

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
815 Eddy Street
San Francisco CA 94109
United States of America
https://www.eff.org/
Email: info@eff.org

Equal Access to Software and Information
P.O. Box 818
Lake Forest, California 92608
United States of America
http://www.easi.cc
Email: info@easi.cc

Global Deaf Connection

1301 E. American Blvd. Suite 109
Minneapolis, MN 5542
United States of America

http://www.deafconnection.org
Email: travel@deafconnection.org 
Tel: +1-612-724-8565
TTY: +1-612-724-8565
Fax: +1-612-729-3839

Harvard Law School Project on Disability
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Pound Hall 423
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
http://www.hpod.org/
Email: info@hpod.org

Helen Keller International
352 Park Avenue South, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
http://www.hki.org
Email: info@hki.org
Tel: +1-212-532-0544 / +1-877-535-5374             
Fax: +1-212-532-6014

Helen Keller Worldwide
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, New York 11050
United States of America
http://www.helenkeller.org
Communications and Development contact:
Email:
drodriguez@helenkeller.org / HKNCinfo@hknc.org
Tel: +1-516-944-8900
Fax: +1-516-944-7302            

Institute for Human Centered Design
200 Portland Street,
Boston, MA 02114
Unitd States
http://www.adaptiveenvironments.org
Email: info@IHCDesign.org
Tel: +1-617-695-1225
Fax: +1-617-482-8099

International Center for Autism Research & Foundation
1440 Broadway, 23rd floor
New York, New York 10018
http://www.icare4autism.org/
Email: info@icare4autism.org
Tel: +1-212-537-9087
Toll Free: +1-877-226-4440
Fax: +1-646-417-7477

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
P.O. Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506
http://askjan.org/
Email: jan@askjan.org
Tel: +1-800-526-7234 (Voice)
Tel: +1-877-781-9403 (TTY)
Fax: +1-304-293-5407

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3876
United States of America
http://www.nad.org
Tel: +1-301-5871788             
Fax: +1-301-5871791

National Council on Disability
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850
Washington D.C. 20004
United States of America
http://www.ncd.gov
Email: ncd@ncd.gov
Tel: +1-202-272-2004             
TTY: +1-202-272-2074
Fax: +1-202-272-2022

National Council on Independent Living
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, 5th floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States of America
http://www.ncil.org
Email: ncil@ncil.org
Tel: +1-202-207-0334             
TTY: +1-703-525-4153
Fax: +1-202-207-0341

National Disability Rights Network
900 Second Street, NE, Suite 211
Washington, D.C. 20002
United States of America
http://www.napas.org
Email: info@ndrn.org
Tel: +1-202-408-9514             
TTY: +1-202-408-9521
Fax: +1-202-408-9520

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
United States of America

http://www.nfb.org
Email:
pmaurer@nfb.org
Tel: +1-410-659-9314            
Fax: +1-410-685-5653

National Organization on Disability
77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10005
United States of America
http://www.nod.org
Email: info@nod.org
Tel: +1-646-505-1191             
Fax: +1-646-505-1184

National Rehabilitation Information Center
8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Landover, Maryland 20785
United States of America
http://www.naric.com
Email: naricinfo@heitechservices.com
Tel: +1-800-346-2742 / +1-301-459-5900            
TTY: +1-301-495-5984
Fax: +1-301-459-4263

Office of Disability Employment Policy
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210
United States of America
http://www.dol.gov/odep
Email: webmaster@dol.gov
Tel: +1-866-487-2365

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
United States of America
http://www.perkins.org/
Email: Info@Perkins.org
Tel: +1-617-924-3434

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
United Way Building, 2nd Floor
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
http://www.pilcop.org/
Email: general@pilcop.org
Tel: +1-215-627-7100
Fax: +1-215-627-3183

Quota International
1420 21st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States of America
http://www.quota.org
Email: staff@quota.org
Tel: +1-202-331-9694             
Fax: +1-202-331-4395

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
United States of America
http://www.rfbd.org
Email: custserv@rfbd.org
Tel: +1-866-732-3585 / +1-800-221-4792             
Fax: +1-609-987-8116

Rehabilitation International
41 Madison Avenue, Office 3141
New York, New York 10010,
United States of America
http://www.riglobal.org/
Email: info@riglobal.org

Tel: +1-212-420-1500
Fax: +1-212-505-0871

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 121
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803
United States of America
http://www.tdiforaccess.org
Email: info@TDIforAccess.org

Tel: +1-301-563-9112  
FAX: +1-301-589-3797

The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP)
4400 Massachusetts Ave.,
NW Washington, DC 20016
United States of America
http://aseanidpp.org/

U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) - DPI National Assembly
David Morrissey
1012 14th St. NW, Suite 105
Washington, D.C. 20005
United States of America
http://www.usicd.org
Email: info@usicd.org
Tel: +1-202-347-0102         
Fax: +1-202-347-0351

WORLD ENABLED / Pineda Foundation for Youth
1370 University Ave., Suite 408
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States of Ameria
http://www.pinedafoundation.org/
Email: victor@pinedafoundation.org
Tel: +1-510-516-4559
Fax: +1-917-522-9711
 
Women Pushing Forward
P.O. Box 3940
Berkeley, California 94703
United States of America
http://www.womenpushingforward.net
Email: info@womenpushingforward.net
Tel: +1-510-827-7747             

Women with Disabilities Resource Center
8550 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 300
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
United States of America
Tel: +1-800-994-9662            
TTY: +1-888-220-5446