The Empowerment Zone

Jamal Mazrui has created a great resource for people who are blind or visually impaired. The site is called the Empowerment Zone, the largest public, plain text, organized collection of documents on the following subjects:

  • accessible education
  • accessible housing
  • accessible travel
  • civil rights
  • employment
  • financial advice
  • funding assistive technology
  • gender, relationships, and sexuality
  • health care
  • HTML, CGI, and Perl
  • independent living
  • Java
  • legal help
  • political action
  • popular applications, including Eudora, Internet Explorer, Lynx, Netscape, Notes, Pine, Word, and WordPerfect
  • rehabilitation
  • self development
  • Social Security
  • telecommunications
  • Windows

The motto of Empowerment Zone is "helping individuals and communities achieve self actualization and full citizenship." Its resources may be viewed online or downloaded with any web browser, text or graphical. Suggestions are welcome for additions to this site or pointers to related collections.

Click this link to visit the Empowerment Zone:


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