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Useful websites on accessibility and adaptive technology

ABLEDATA

www.abledata.com

Abledata is a federally funded program whose mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitative equipment from a wide variety of international resources. In addition to offering the user access to a multitude of useful links, ABLEDATA's Assistive Technology Directory is available for download.

ADA Technical Assistance Program

www.utoronto.ca/atrc

Total resource site for information concerning access to information. Contains papers, vendor information, and reviews.

Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)

www.ataccess.org/resources

ATA has information on Web page design, and adaptive devices, and software that enhances access to the World Wide Web for people with disabilities.

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

www.acb.org

One of the leading membership organizations of blind and visually impaired people.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

www.apple.com/disability

A one-stop resource for the latest information about Macintosh assistive technology and other disability related programs.

AskERIC Virtual Library

ericir.syr.edu

Easy search tool for educational information.

Assistive Technology On-Line

www.asel.udel.edu

Solutions to assistive technology questions may be found here.

Blindness Resource Center

www.nyise.org/eye.htm

The New York Institute for Special Education, along with the financial support of several vendors, maintains this Website. The site has valuable links to informational resources on the subjects of universal access, low vision resources, Braille literacy, e-text libraries, research developments. The site also has links to resources for persons with physical disabilities as well as visual disabilities. An additional plus is that it offers visitors a "text-only" option, a large-print option, and a Netscape frames format.

Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA)

www.gsa.gov

CITA's resource manual is available at this site that covers policy issues on accessibility in the workplace and methods for accommodating users with disabilities.

Closed-Captioning Web

www.captions.org

Resources and general information regarding the closed-captioning industry, links to deafness sites.

Cornucopia of Internet Disability Information

codi.buffalo.edu

General directories, statistics; links to specific disability information and bulletin boards. One of the original disability gopher sites.

Disability Resources Monthly, Inc.

www.disabilityresources.org

Information presented on all disabilities and issues through the dissemination of information about books, pamphlets, magazines, databases, and online services. Links to a myriad of useful links. This site was the winner of the 1999 ALA Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies/National Organization on Disability J. C. Penney NOD Award.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

www.ldanatl.org

Information, resources for parents and professionals; local, state chapter information.

Library of Congress-The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

lcweb.loc.gov/nls/

NLS administers a free library program of Braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.

Microsoft Accessibility Support

www.microsoft.com/enable

Instructions on using Microsoft's accessibility tools that can help remove barriers to Windows environments.

National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center (NALLDC)

novel.nifl.gov/nalld/nalld_states.html

Publications, hot topics, links regarding LD and adult literacy and access.

National Braille Press

www.nbp.org

Braille books, pamphlets, and reference cards on Internet access.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)

www.ncddr.org

Disseminates efforts of NCDDR-funded research projects and increases the accessibility of research outcomes for the benefit of consumers, particularly those from minority backgrounds.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

www.ld.org

Information on all aspects of LD; resources; links.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

www.nfb.org

The largest organization of the blind in America.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

www.nichcy.org

Information on all disabilities and related issues. Offers a lot of free (or low-cost) brochures, training packets, and posters on disabilities. Also offers links to conferences, regulations, training, and state resource sites.

Omer Zak's Home Page

www.zak.co.il

Links to sites with information on adapted access for persons who are deaf. Also contains tips for librarians working with children who are deaf.

PACER Center

www.pacer.org

General; for families of children and Pacer adults with disabilities.

Parents Helping Parents

www.php.com

Parents of children with various disabilities, including LD and ADD.

Project DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

www.washington.edu/doit

DO-IT works to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in science, engineering, and mathematics academic programs and careers. Great access links and information on adaptive technology.

Roads to Learning

www.ala.org/roads

Hosted by the ALA, a rich resource site for information on learning disabilities.

University of Missouri Adaptive Technology Center

iatservices.missouri.edu/adaptive

Tests and evaluations of adaptive devices.

The Internet Public Library

www.ipl.org

The Internet Public Library (IPL) was built by librarians to create a "strong, coherent sense of place on the Internet, while ensuring that their library remains a useful and consistently innovative environment as well as fun and easy to use." It is just that. Using "tools of the library science," the IPL has a newspaper room, which hosts a multitude of electronic international newspapers; a youth room where information is sorted by subjects, including the subject "fun stuff," and a narrated story hour; an "Online serials" division with e-text journals; and an Online Text Collection of 7,000 titles that can be browsed by author, title, or Dewey Subject Classification.

Library of Congress Electronic Texts and Publishing Resources

lcweb.loc.gov/global/etext/etext.html

Maintained by the Library of Congress, this site offers the user a myriad of electronic links to electronic text collections, general resources, government and legal documents, poetry sites, author sites, e-text newsletters, commercial electronic bookstores, and electronic publishing and publishers. Contains links not found elsewhere. The On-Line Books Page

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This page was last updated on November 20, 2003.