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+ - Disabled People Online - A New Portal

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Kineticartist
Kineticartist writes "You go around the web you search, you surf, You have lovely portal sites, like yahoo, google, msn and slash dot and others but as a disabled person who spends most of his time online Jay Cohen is a guy who has a dream... Create a portal for the disabled community. http://www.disabledonline.com/ is just such a place. You can find links to websites that cater to the disabled person and their family and friends. A place where disabled individuals can get together in a forum and share experiences and chat online in a safe environment. A one stop shopping site where you can go through extensive products and services (over 60,000 at the time of this writing) that are targeted towards disabled users looking for anything from wheelchairs and assistive/adaptive devices to gourmet chocolates. Disabled ONLINE is just such a place.

Jay, who has muscular dystrophy (which he doesn't let slow him down) spent the last 3 years making this dream a realization with little to no money to spend on site development. Jay took on the task himself and put together a fairly comprehensive site and understand this Jay is unable to use a keyboard but rather uses voice recognition software and a trackball mouse to get anything done on the computer . But it still lacked a professional 508 Accessible framework. Then comes Geek On Wheels who believed in Jay and his dream and garnered a deal with him to build a site that would use the latest in php and opensource e-commerce systems along with a forum, chat and a classifieds ad system so Disabled Online users can post their items for sale and sell them without ever giving a nod to ebay...

So whether you are looking for baseball or football or hockey jerseys, or gourmet chocolates to send your lady friend(s) or need information on arts and entertainment for the disabled to government websites and disabled accessible websites to get information on laws and statues regarding disabled users and their rights. or whether you yourself are disabled or not or friends or family of a disabled person or persons or just want to chat or get an account on his forum, making Disabled Online a favorite in your browsers is well worth it.

Don't believe me? then check it for yourselves!!!"

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