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UK HDI Releases Digital Interactive Kentucky Disability Resource Guide

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 18, 2016)  The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute has released an interactive digital version of the popular Kentucky Disability Resource Guide. This resource allows professionals, Kentuckians with disabilities and their families to find a range of resources at their fingertips within just a few clicks. 

“Searching the internet for relevant resources can be overwhelming and confusing," said HDI Disability Program Specialist Anna Bard. "We developed the Kentucky Disability Resource Guide to help families and individuals with disabilities connect to key resources across the Commonwealth easily and quickly.”

HDI Executive Director Kathy Sheppard-Jones said, "Our Kentucky Disability Resource Manual has consistently been the most popular resource on our HDI website, and this new interactive guide makes it even easier for families and individuals with disabilities to find the resources they need.

"We are exceptionally pleased that the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities worked with us on this project. Our goal was to help families find up to date information in a way that isn't overwhelming with too much clutter. The layout of the Guide on mobile devices is sleek and uncluttered. We will use this as a great starting point with hopes to enhance it moving forward."

The resource is available at and provides a directory of local and state resources in the areas of assistive technology, finance, advocacy, community living, education, employment, health, and additional information for people with disabilities.

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