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Accessibility Resources

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet www.icdri.org

Provides disability resources, best practices, education, outreach, and training

 World Wide Web Consortium www.w3.org

Develops protocols and guidelines to ensure long-term growth for the Web

 Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C www.w3.org/WAI

Provides resources for accessibility issues

 World Institute on Disabilities www.wid.org

This nonprofit research, training, and public policy center promotes inclusion of people with disabilities

The United States Access Board www.access-board.gov

This independent federal agency is devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

DAISY – Digital Accessible Information System www.daisy.org

Daisy is a technical standard used to create digital talking books and a combination of synchronized audio and text books.

DO-IT www.washington.edu/doit

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 www.cast.org

This organization works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities

US Department of Justice ADA Information www.ada.gov/websites2.htm

Features ADA requirements and provides examples of how to make websites accessible

GNOME https://developer.gnome.org/

This site for Web developers provides examples of assistive technology for specific disabilities

The Federal Communications Commission www.fcc.gov

The site of the FCC, which administers United States laws and regulations on telecommunications

Telecommunications Relay Service http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs_history_docket.html

The FCC site about the Telecommunications Relay Service

Adaptive Technology Resource Center of the University of Toronto, Canada http://www.adaptech.org/en/about

Provides explanations of how to use voice recognition, screen readers and talking browsers, and other assistive technology

 

Web Accessibility in Mind http://www.webaim.org/articles/cognitive/

Provides explanation of cognitive impairment and ways to support access for those who have cognitive problems

Journal of Education and Practice https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1078825.pdf

Assistive technology’s role in the classroom in helping students with learning disabilities

Department of Education: Individualized Education Program  https://ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html

An informative guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) based on the IDEA Act specifications

World Health Organization/UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/disabilities/files/Assistive-Tech-Web.pdf

Explains the benefits, limitations, and barriers of  accessibility technology on students with disabilities