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Using the Internet to find reliable information

Technical Skills - Using the Internet, Community Living Skills session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/CLS/user/login
This portion of the online session, Technical Skills, can be found by scrolling down the page to the Using the Internet section. Here you will find helpful information about the basics of navigating the Internet.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Technical Skills session.

Technical Skills - Social Media and Safety & Ethics, Community Living Skills session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/CLS/user/login
This portion of the online session, Technical Skills, provides information on how to stay safe and protect your privacy while online or in chatrooms. To find this portion of the session, scroll down the page to the Using the Internet section and select the tabs “Social Media” and “Safety & Ethics”.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Technical Skills session.

Video: Searching the Web, Healthy Community Living
https://vimeo.com/204266288/052aa66547
This short video illustrates the basics of using the Internet to find the information you are looking for on search engines like Google and Bing.

Finding and Evaluating Online Resources, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/webresources
This resource provides some quick questions to ask yourself about the information you find online, to determine if it is reliable. Learn how to become an informed consumer of online content.

Seeking Information - Evaluation, Living Well in the Community session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/LWC/user/login
This portion of the online session, Seeking Information, gives you tips on evaluating whether or not a source of information is reliable.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Seeking Information session.

How to Find Trustworthy Health Information from the Internet, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, University of Washington
http://agerrtc.washington.edu/info/factsheets/internet?utm_source=AAHD&utm_medium=WebsiteResource&utm_campaign=2016-01-AAHD-website
Find information and tips for locating reliable information about your health on the Internet.

Learning about Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) Fact Sheet, Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL)
http://hail.ku.edu/sites/lsiservices.res.ku.edu/files/files/Assistive%20Technology.pdf
This fact sheet describes what assistive technology is, how various types of technology can help people with disabilities, and how to get and pay for it.

Technical Skills - Assistive Technology, Community Living Skills session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/CLS/user/login
This portion of the online session, Technical Skills, can be found by scrolling down to the Assistive Technology section. This online session provides the basics about Assistive Technology (AT) including the different types of devices and services and resources for accessing AT.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Technical Skills session.

Program Directory – Find Your State Program, National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center
https://www.at3center.net/stateprogram
Use this resource to find the Assistive Technology program in your state to learn about your local resources for used devices, loans to buy equipment and other programs.

Gathering information about your community and local resources

How to Find Events and Clubs in Your Community, Succeed Socially
https://www.succeedsocially.com/findinglocalevents
Learn tips about finding local activities and events to attend. Find different sources of information to consider when looking for something to do in your community.

ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations
http://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory
Find your local Center for Independent Living (CIL) to contact for assistance in gathering information about local resources. Select your state on the map provided here locate the CIL nearest you.

2-1-1
http://www.211.org/
2-1-1 is a free and confidential national information and referral service. This site is a good place to start to find information about local resources.

Wiki How- Use a Public Library
https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Public-Library
This page describes different ways you can use your public library, from checking out materials to helping you give back to your community by volunteering.

Digital Public Library of America
http://find-your-public-library.dp.la/
Use this resource to locate the public library nearest you.

Ability List
https://abilitylist.org/adwords-build-01242016/index.html
Find and share disability resources, in your hometown and across the country.

 

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