The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.






Access Board, 1331 F St. N.W., #1000, 20004-1111; (202) 272-0080. Fax, (202) 272-0081. David M. Capozzi, Executive Director, (202) 272-0010. Toll-free, (800) 872-2253. Toll-free TTY, (800) 993-2822. TTY, (202) 272-0082.

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Develops and maintains accessibility requirements for buildings, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and electronic and information technology. Provides technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards. Enforces access standards for federally funded facilities through the Architectural Barriers Act.

Administration for Community Living (ACL) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Mary E. Switzer Bldg., 330 C St. S.W., 20201; (202) 401-4634. Lance Robertson, Administrator. Eldercare locator, (800) 677-1116. Press, (202) 357-3507. TTY, (800) 877-8339.

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Oversees programs that provide assistance to older adults, persons with disabilities, ...

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