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DRC Resources

Guide to Finding Housing

The Disability Resource Center's Guide to Finding Housing was developed to provide guidance and direction to consumers with disabilities who are searching for housing, both subsidized and non-subsidized. This guide contains referral resources for various types of housing on the North Shore and Cape Ann as well as housing subsidy application opportunities.

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Emergency Preparedness By People With Disabilities

How well you prepare and how much you practice before a disaster occurs will determine how successfully you deal with and recover from disasters. Your personal disaster preparation is a continuing process. It helps you and your network identify, get, develop, manage, and maintain the information and resources you will need to deal with a disaster when it happens.

Honoring Choices

The Disability Resource Center has partnered with Honoring Choices Massachusetts to help inform and empower adults to make a personal health care plan and get connected to quality care all through their lives. Click above link to learn about the Massachusetts health care planning documents, and download a free Health Care Proxy and a Personal Directive (Living Will) to make a personal health care plan.

Web Accessibility

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.

For example, when a site is coded with semantically meaningful HTML, with textual equivalents provided for images and with links named meaningfully, this helps blind users using text-to-speech software and/or text-to-Braille hardware. When text and images are large and/or enlargeable, it is easier for users with poor sight to read and understand the content. When links are underlined (or otherwise differentiated) as well as colored, this ensures that color blind users will be able to notice them. When clickable links and areas are large, this helps users who cannot control a mouse with precision.

This website is Section 508 Compliant and designed for Web Accessibility to make it easier to navigate and understand for people with disabilities. If you have any issues or comments, please contact us.