Accessibility Resources

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
Provides disability resources, best practices, education, outreach, and training
 World Wide Web Consortium
Develops protocols and guidelines to ensure long-term growth for the Web
 Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C
Provides resources for accessibility issues
 World Institute on Disabilities
This nonprofit research, training, and public policy center promotes inclusion of people with disabilities
The United States Access Board
This independent federal agency is devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
DAISY – Digital Accessible Information System
Daisy is a technical standard used to create digital talking books and a combination of synchronized audio and text books.
DO-IT stands for Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology which promotes the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers
The Center for Applied Special Technology
This organization works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities
US Department of Justice ADA Information
Features ADA requirements and provides examples of how to make websites accessible
This site for Web developers provides examples of assistive technology for specific disabilities
The Federal Communications Commission
The site of the FCC, which administers United States laws and regulations on telecommunications
Telecommunications Relay Service
The FCC site about the Telecommunications Relay Service
Adaptive Technology Resource Center of the University of Toronto, Canada
Provides explanations of how to use voice recognition, screen readers and talking browsers, and other assistive technology
Web Accessibility in Mind
Provides explanation of cognitive impairment and ways to support access for those who have cognitive problems
Journal of Education and Practice
Assistive technology’s role in the classroom in helping students with learning disabilities
Department of Education: Individualized Education Program
An informative guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) based on the IDEA Act specifications
World Health Organization/UNICEF
Explains the benefits, limitations, and barriers of  accessibility technology on students with disabilities