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Disability Resources in Lied Library
The mission of the UNLV Libraries is to support the programs of the University and to fulfill the research needs of our students and faculty. Integral to this mission is the provision of services to patrons with disabilities that encourages independent use of the library to the fullest extent possible.
As it is with all patrons, assistance for patrons with disabilities will be provided in accordance with University Libraries' policies and with all state and federal laws governing the use and operations of the library and its materials.
- Additional Equipment & Other Resources
- Service Accommodations
- Assistive Technologies Room
- Other Sources of Information
The software listed below is available on the 2 Assistive Technologies Computers on the first floor behind the Research and Information and Computer Help Desks.
Provides synchronized magnification and screen reading, designed for the low-vision user. Level 2 speaks all on-screen text, echoes typing and automatically reads multi-page documents.
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) uses an integrated voice synthesizer and the computer’s sound card to output the content of the computer screen to speakers. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays. This software package is now available on workstations throughout the library. JAWS supports popular applications such as e-mail programs, word processors, spreadsheets, web browsers, project management and research tools, contract management software, presentation software, web development tools, software development tools, database management software, sound editing software, and much more.
WYNN was designed with the guidance of students and adults with Specific Learning Disability and special educators. Used with a standard PC, WYNN lets the user open a file and hear it read aloud, or scan in a page using a flatbed scanner and read that aloud. Once a page is opened, it can be edited by adding text or making corrections. The page can be altered for screen presentation as well as the way it is read aloud to users. To help with studying, users can insert notes and bookmarks, highlight sections, or look up words in the dictionary.
Open Book Ruby Edition:
Open Book is software developed for blind and visually impaired individuals to read, edit, and manage scanned images from books, magazines, manuals, bills, newspapers, and other printed documents. It essentially turns a computer system into a scanning and reading machine. Additionally, OPEN Book comes complete with a wide range of productivity tools such as email capabilities, a word processing system, one-of-a-kind page layout descriptions, and a whole menu of features for low vision users.
Magic Cursor/GUS was developed to allow a person to do mouse clicks if they could not use an adaptive switch. Ideally suited for people with: Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and any other disability where the user has little or no control of their hands to use a standard mouse. Dwell Selection software. Magic Cursor/GUS automatically does mouse clicks for a person using Tracker or any alternative mouse.
The leading on-screen keyboard software for Windows. Instead of pushing keys on a real keyboard, simply point and click on a picture of a keyboard on the computer screen. ScreenDoors 2000 acts just like a real keyboard typing directly into any application. A list of predicted words actually guesses what the user is typing to help speed entry. This industry-leading software was licensed by Microsoft and forms the basis for the Microsoft On-Screen keyboard included in every copy of Microsoft Windows 2000.
Dragon Dictate, not only enables the user to dictate into virtually any Windows-based program, but also to control Microsoft Office applications. Dragon Dictate lets you control Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and more, all by voice. Comes with built-in vocabularies and TalkingTools. Headsets are available for checkout from the Media Resources Desk.
Available for checkout from the Media Resources Desk
Tracker 2000 allows the user to smoothly move the cursor on the computer with head movements, regardless of the disability. Tracker 2000 sits on top of the computer and tracks a tiny reflective ‘dot’ worn on the user’s forehead or glasses. When the user head moves, Tracker 2000 converts that into computer mouse movement. Tracker was developed to give mouse control to people with Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and any other disability where the user has little or no control of their hands to use a standard mouse.
WISP with Sip/Puff:
For most people using Tracker, it is difficult to hold their head still and actuate an external ability switch at the same time. Inevitably, moving to hit the switch will cause their head to move as well. To solve this problem, Madentec introduced a Sip/Puff switch to the WISP platform. A headset wraps behind the head and over the ears to provide a sturdy mount for the sip/puff tube. The tube is very thin and discrete. Surgical tubing connects the sip/puff straw directly into the WISP transmitter.
Using the Sip/Puff switch, users can left and right mouse button click easily without causing un-wanted head movement. Using this scheme, the switch (sip/puff tube) follows the movement of the head automatically. The pressure required to actuate a switch closure is minimal: pressure created by simple cheek movement is sufficient.
The IntelliKeys Keyboard is a touch sensitive buttonless keyboard. It has different overlays that provide several different interfaces for the user such as standard computer keyboard and calculator.
- A Video Eye text enlarger is located in the on the 1st floor next to the Assistive Technologies Computers.
- A Pocket Talker, which amplify speech, is located at the Research & Information Desk. They are also available in the Architecture Studies Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, and the Music Library.
- Closed-captioning on videos can be viewed in Media Resources.
- A grabber to get books from high or low shelves is located at the Media Resources Desk.
- A wheelchair for emergency use is located at the Circulation Desk.
- A high-speed duplicator for textbooks on tape from Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic is available in Media Resources.
- The Libraries will arrange to have photocopies made for people with disabilities who are unable to use the Libraries' photocopiers.
- Dial-up access to the library catalog enables patrons with disabilities to use the library catalog without making a trip to the Libraries.
- The Libraries' web page is readable on text-only browsers.
- The Libraries provide policies, equipment and facilities to enable the Libraries to be more accessible to patrons with disabilities.
- Library handouts are available in accessible formats (upon request).
- TDD (text telephone) is used to respond to reference inquiries from people with hearing impairments. Main Library (895-2100), Architecture Library (895-6170), Curriculum Materials Library (895-6171).
- Areas of refuge, which are fire-resistant areas for those who cannot exit the building via the stairs in an emergency, have sensors to indicate to the fire department which areas have people in them.
The service sections of the Libraries recognize that specialized help is sometimes required for individual patrons, and they will attempt to provide the necessary assistance to the fullest extent possible. Service accommodation during primary service hours includes helping patrons retrieve, copy and/or checkout/renew library material. Staff at the Circulation Desk will arrange to retrieve books. Given the availability of staff and resources at the time, it may also include assistance using the resources or equipment most appropriate to the users' expressed need. Students who routinely need additional help using the library should contact Disability Resources Center. Disability Resources Center (DRC) is located in the Student Services Center (SSC), Room 137, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 452015, Las Vegas, NV 89154-2015, (702) 895-0866, TDD (702) 895-0652, Fax (702) 895-0651. Contact DRC prior to visiting the library to arrange for the assistance necessary to make the most effective use of library resources.
University-affiliated patrons may renew books online by logging into their account at https://webpac.library.unlv.edu/patroninfo~S1/ Patrons not affiliated with the university who cannot come to the Libraries must use the interlibrary loan services available through their local public library to obtain UNLV materials. The Libraries do not mail materials to community borrowers.
Concerns or questions relating to this policy may be brought to Carmen Stern, Media & Computer Services Supervisor, by phone (702)895-2162 or email email@example.com.
The University Libraries endeavor to provide assistance and instruction, which lead users to independent research, regardless of their ability. The Assistive Technology Room is an enhanced computer space designed to provide specialized software and hardware resources to patrons with disabilities. It is not to be used as a general meeting or study space.
Although every effort will be made to assist users with reasonable requests to obtain needed information, staff limitations make extensive individual assistance impossible. Any assistance requiring more than 10 minutes of a staff member's time (in any department) will require an appointment.
- First priority: UNLV students, faculty, and staff who need assistive technology to complete their learning, teaching, and work. Students with disabilities who require extensive assistance should contact the Disability Resource Center, located in the Student Services Complex, Room 137-895-0866 (voice) and 895-0652 (TDD). It may be necessary to schedule appointments for services provided by this office.
- Second Priority: Members of the community with disabilities who need access to the assistive technology for education or research. Staff assistance for this group is limited. Community users may be able to obtain additional assistance by contacting the Disability Resources Center (DRC), located in the Student Services Complex, Room 137-895-0866 (voice) and 895-0652 (TDD). It may be necessary to schedule appointments for services provided by this office.
- Third Priority: UNLV students, faculty and staff who need to use the equipment because it supports their research needs. For example, students who need to use a publicly accessible scanner.
Because of the specialized nature of this equipment, these workstations are not intended for gaming, chat room use, reading personal emails, or other non-research related personal activities. Users engaging in such activities will be asked to relinquish the workstation for those needing to conduct educational or research related work.
- Assistive Technology
- Associations and Organizations
- Blind and Vision Impaired
- Deaf and Hearing Impaired
- Electronic Journals
- Government Resources
- Learning Disabilities
- Web Page Accessibility
- AbilityHub (http://www.abilityhub.com/)
Assistive Technology for computers and disability.
- Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) (http://www.ataccess.org/)
A national network of technology resource centers and technology vendors dedicated to connecting children and adults with disabilities to technology tools. The site contains a library of assistive technology resources, links for advocacy issues, and opportunities for membership.
- The Archimedes Project (http://archimedes.hawaii.edu/) This project is a part of the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), an independent research lab at Stanford University. Its primary goal is to educate software and hardware developers about the barriers and opportunities that technology presents for individuals with disabilities.
- Closing The Gap (http://closingthegap.com/)
ClosingThe Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on computer technology for people with special needs through its bi-monthly newspaper, annual international conference and extensive website.
- Designing More Usable Computers & Software (http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/)
This site represents cooperative efforts by many of the major computer and software developers towards making computers and software more usable for all.
- Disability Related Products/Services (http://www.makoa.org/cmpyinfo.htm)
This site provides links to assistive devices, special needs clothing, video game controllers, transfer lifts/devices, medical supplies and much more.
- EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information (http://people.rit.edu/easi/)
EASI is part of the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group, an affiliate of the American Association for Higher Education. EASI provides "information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities." The site includes live and archived webcasts.
- IBM Special Needs Home Page (http://www-03.ibm.com/able/access_ibm/index.html )
IBM technology presented as IBM Special Needs Systems developed to enhance the employability, education, and quality of life of people who have disabilities. IBM has developed assistive devices and software tools that make the computer more accessible and friendly to people who have vision, hearing, speech, mobility, and attention/memory disabilities.
- Microsoft Accessibility and Disabilities Site (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/)
This comprehensive site featuring Microsoft products offers coverage under the headings Accessibility; News & Events, Products & Aids, Training, and Developing Technology.
- National Center for Accessible Media (http://ncam.wgbh.org/)
NCAM is a research and development facility sponsored through public television station WBGH in Boston. It works to make "media accessible to under-served populations such as disabled persons, minority-language users, and people with low literacy skills."
- NLS Reference Circulars (http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/assistive2001.html)
The devices listed in this reference circular are designed to assist people who have visual or physical disabilities to access information displayed on a computer screen. The information includes screen magnifiers, screen readers, web browsers, and other devices that convert print into synthetic speech or Braille.
- Synapse (http://www.synapseadaptive.com/)
Synapse Adaptive offers access and productivity tools that utilize the latest technologies, such as text-to-speech and voice recognition screen access applications. They also offer vision products, learning tools and ergonomic products for the disabled.
- Trace Research & Development Center (http://www.trace.wisc.edu)
An interdisciplinary research development and resource center on technology and disability centered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Trace is designated as the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Information Technology Access.
- ADDA: National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (http://www.add.org/)
Provides information, research, treatment, and support groups.
- American Association of People with Disabilities (http://www.aapd.com/)
AAPD is a nonprofit, cross-disability, advocacy centered organization that focuses on issues of economic circumstances, productivity, independence, full citizenship, and total integration into all aspects of society.
- Disabled People's International (http://www.dpi.org/)
Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) promotes the human rights of people with disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunity, and development.
- Hear-it (http://www.hear-it.org/)
This web site is intended to increase public awareness of hearing impairment since 10 per cent of the world's population suffer from hearing problems. The site provides advice and practical information for hearing-impaired people and provides links to pages of information about hearing loss, news, stories of individuals with hearing loss, advice for family members, tests and glossaries.
- Learning Disabilities Association of America (http://www.ldanatl.org/)
A national organization devoted to defining and finding solutions for the broad spectrum of learning problems and issues such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, transitional concerns, and testing.
- NAD (National Association of the Deaf) (http://www.nad.org/)
The oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States. NAD safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care and social services, and telecommunications.
- National Organization on Disability (http://www.nod.org/)
Promotes the equal participation of America's 54 million men, women, and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. is the only national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues.
- The SayWhatClub (http://www.saywhatclub.com)
The SayWhatClub is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing an on-line forum for hard of hearing and deaf people around the world.
- American Foundation for the Blind (http://www.afb.org/referral.htm)
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) serves as a national resource for the blind and visually impaired. Also serves to educate the general public.
- Blind Links (http://www.autopenhosting.org/w3c/rblind.html)
Offers information for access to the blind, in areas of adaptive technology, advocacy and training, books and magazines and much more.
- Camera Obscura (http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/index.html)
Provides blindness-related resources on the Web and beyond.
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind (http://www.guiding-eyes.org/)
Information for acquiring a guide dog.
- The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (http://lcweb.loc.gov/nls/)
Administers a free library program that circulates Braille and recorded materials to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating regional and subregional (local) libraries. Reading materials and playback machines are sent to borrowers and returned to libraries by postage-free mail.
- The Low Vision Gateway (http://www.lowvision.org/)
This site was created as a starting point for accessing information on the World Wide Web related to low vision and blindness.
- The National Federation of the Blind (http://www.nfb.org/)
Provides public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness. Also provides information on aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services, and protection of civil rights. Contains links to Braille, guide dogs, scholarships and other services for the blind.
- Nevada Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=568&Itemid=110)
Part of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network of libraries providing services to blind, visually or physically handicapped individuals. Books and magazines are available on cassette, disc or in Braille. Recorded books and magazines and special playback equipment are loaned to eligible readers free of charge. All reading materials are sent to and returned by readers through postage-free mail.
- NYISE Blindness Resource Center (http://www.nyise.org/blind.htm)
Developed by the New York Institute for Special Education, this site contains links to resources in access, history, literacy, online information, organizations, and vendors specializing in technology for the blind.
- Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic (http://www.rfbd.org/)
A national nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive source of material and equipment designed to support the education and professional goals of individuals unable to read standard printed text.
- The Seeing Eye (http://www.seeingeye.org/)
Information about guide dogs for the blind. The mission of The Seeing Eye is to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye dogs.
- Wisconsin Blind and Physically Handicapped Readers (http://blindreaders.info/)
This site is a source of information about blindness, visual handicaps and other physical handicaps with a special focus on Wisconsin organizations. It also is a guide to sources of information in alternative formats accessible by people with print disabilities, those with visual and physical handicaps and dyslexia.
- Deafnation (http://www.deafnation.com/)
This is an internet service provider for deaf people. It includes marketplace, news section, sports section, free email accounts, chat rooms, and a newsletter.
- Deaf Resource Library (http://www.deaflibrary.org/)
Online collection of reference material and links about Deaf cultures in the United States and Japan. Includes links to magazines and newspapers dealing with deaf issues, TDD directories, mail-order catalogs that cater to the deaf and deaf-blind issues and resources.
- DeafWeb Washington (http://www.deafweb.org/)
A resource for the deaf, deaf-blind, & hard of hearing. Covers events, assistive technology, Black deaf resources, education, government, deaf culture, tinnitus, job information and resources for children and parents.
- DeafZone ( http://www.deafzone.com/welcome/)
This site includes links to directories, captioning, interpreters, news and products for the deaf.
- Hearing Exchange (http://www.HearingExchange.com/)
For adults with hearing loss, parents of hard of hearing and deaf children and the professionals who work with them, this site covers current news on hearing research, assistive technology, cochlear implants, politics, and resources.
- HearingAidHelp.com (http://hearingaidhelp.com/)
An online resource for information on hearing aids, hearing loss and treatment, hearing aid technology, and more.
- Hearing Loss Association of America(http://www.hearingloss.org/)
A consumer advocacy organization to provide relevant and helpful information to people so they are empowered to manage their own hearing loss and serve as the nation's voice for people with hearing loss. This organization was previously known as SHHH.
- Information on Deafness, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University (http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/InfoToGo/index.html)
Resource for assistive devices and hearing aids, careers and employment, communication and sign language, education and publications of special interest.
- The Listen Up Web (http://www.listen-up.org)
Developed as a resource to parents, teachers, and speech pathologists, this site contains a comprehensive series of links for auditory, speech, language, deaf, and vestibular disorders.
- National Association of the Deaf (http://www.nad.org/)
Advocacy group for deaf and hearing impaired. Information about group and articles from its publications.
- Translatum: American Sign Language Dictionaries (http://translatum.gr/dictionary/sign-language.htm)
Several American Sign Language dictionaries, some with animation.
- Deaf Today (http://www.deaftoday.com/)
News daily from a to z from around the world.
- Information Technology and Disabilities (http://www.rit.edu/~easi/itd.html)
A refereed journal concerning the theoretical issues surrounding the development and effective use of new and emerging technologies by computer users with disabilities. Can either be read on the Web or subscribed to individually and received via e-mail.
- Oh So EZ (http://www.ohsoez.com/deafnews.htm)
Deaf community news.
- Abledata (http://www.abledata.com)
General information on disabilities, assistive technology, Tech Act projects, the U.S. government, independent living, equipment resale, disability research, and disability periodicals.
- Access-Able Travel Source (http://www.access-able.com/)
Provides access information to mature and disabled travelers.
- Amputee Coalition of America (http://www.amputee-coalition.org/)
This is a national, non-profit consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.
- The Arc Home Page (http://www.thearc.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?&pid=183&srcid=-2 )
Resources for mental retardation.
- Autism Resources (http://www.autism-resources.com/)
Offering information and links regarding the developmental disabilities autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
- Center for Research On Women with Disabilities (CROWD) (http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd/)
The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) is a research center that focuses on issues related to health, aging, civil rights, abuse, and independent living. CROWD's purpose is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to expand the life choices of women with disabilities so that they may fully participate in community life.
- CODI (Cornucopia Of Disability Information) (http://codi.buffalo.edu/)
Provides wide variety of disability resources including education, statistics, government documents, computer access, laws, books, aging, assistive technology, and universal design.
- DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetwork, and Technology (http://www.washington.edu/doit/)
Programs for high-school students with disabilities who are pursuing academics and careers. Covers the use of technology to maximize independence, productivity, and participation of people with disabilities.
- disABILITY Information and Resources (http://www.makoa.org/index.html)
This site provides links to government information, legal and advocacy resources, accessible home design, specific disabilities, service dogs, sports, travel and recreation, job training, resources for caregivers, accessible web page design, and much more.
- Disability Resources (http://www.apple.com/accessibility/resources/)
Web site with links to latest technology for people with disabilities.
- Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) Regional Resource Directory (http://www.disabilityresources.org/DRMreg.html) A directory of resources for librarians assisting patrons with disabilities. Has general information about library services for patrons with disabilities, listservs and electronic journals, professional organizations, technology for patrons with different types of disabilities, and also has a monthly newsletter on disabilities in general.
- Empowerment Zone (http://www.empowermentzone.com/)
Information on how to find assistive technology, civil rights, education, relationships, sexuality, and housing, for people with disabilities.
- ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (http://ericec.org/)
Provides professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.
- InfoUse: Access to Disability Data (http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/)
This site has been designed for use in research on disability in the United States. InfoUse develops information and presents it in ways that maximize the potential for people to use it to change the world for the better. Has a variety of organizations that have been identified as resources for specific topics in disability data, provides sources for accessibility issues and supplies resources for publications on specific disability issues, such as "Chartbook on Women and Disability in the United States", "Chartbook on Work and Disability in the United States" and "Chartbook on Disability in the United States".
Internet Resources for People with Disabilities
- JAN on the Web (http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/) The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations for people with disabilities, and the employability of people with disabilities.
- Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://www.reviewjournal.com/communitylink/help.html) Website for local support groups or sources of information for disabilities and diseases.
- MossRehab Resourcenet (http://www.mossresourcenet.org)
A website provided by a Philadelphia hospital. The site has scientific explanations of specific disabilities and their treatments, myths and facts of the ADA, and resources on issues of interest to people with disabilities.
- NARIC(The National Rehabilitation Information Center) (http://www.naric.com/)
Covers topics related to rehabilitation such as research projects, organizations, databases, directories, guides to periodicals on rehabilitation, assistive technology and Internet resources.
- S.N.A.P.S. Southern Nevada Association of Polio Survivors (http://www.reviewjournal.com/communitylink/snaps/)
A local support group with the purpose of sharing information with anyone who has had polio or is currently suffering from the Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) or just wants to learn more about polio.
- Spinal Cord Injury Network International (http://www.sonic.net/~spinal/)
Information and referral services for Spinal cord injuries.
- Women With DisAbilities (http://www.4women.gov/wwd/)
Resources for women on health issues for a variety of disabilities, including physical, neurological, hearing speech, and visual impairment. Provides information on federal laws and regulations that protect disabled citizens, services and support resources.
- Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Disabilities)
Yahoo's disability Web pages. Covers a wide range of topics including library standards for service to patrons with disabilities and library resources.
- DisabilityInfo.gov (https://www.disability.gov/)
Information on U.S. federal programs, services, and resources to employers, Americans with disabilities, and their families.
- Disability Rights Office (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/)
This federal Task Force centers on issues of telecommunication accessibility for the disabled. The site includes a section called Disability Issues and a section concerning current events and trends that pertain to telecommunication access.
- GovBenefits.gov (http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal)
The official government benefits website. This is a free, confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
- National Council on Disability (http://www.ncd.gov/)
An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (http://www.dol.gov/odep/index.html)
The mission of ODEP, under the leadership of an Assistant Secretary, will be to bring a heightened and permanent long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities. This will be achieved through policy analysis, technical assistance, and development of best practices, as well as outreach, education, constituent services, and promoting ODEP's mission among employers.
- Social Security Disability Information (http://www.ssa.gov/disability/)
Information on disability programs offered by Social Security, including the complete text to the 1997 13th edition of the Social Security Handbook.
- U.S. Access Board: Accessibility for People with Disabilities (http://www.access-board.gov/)
Independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board develops minimum guidelines and requirements for standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
- U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html)
Information and statistics on disability from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page (http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm)
Contains comprehensive information on the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), interpretation, enforcement, new or proposed regulations, technical assistance program and more.
- U.S. General Services Administration, Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA) (http://www.gsa.gov/cita)
Information for accessible information environments, services and management practices.
- Dyslexic.Com (http://www.dyslexic.com)
Information on computers and speech for people with dyslexia. Also provides other information on technological tools for dyslexia.
- The International Dyslexia Association web site (http://www.interdys.org/)
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.
- LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Information & Resources (http://www.ldonline.org/)
The leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
- LD Resources (http://www.ldresources.com/)
Resources for people with learning disabilities.
- Learning Disabilities Association of America (http://www.kidsource.com/LDA/index.html)
National organization devoted to defining and finding solutions for the broad spectrum of learning problems.
- Learning Disabilities Resource Page (http://www.members.tripod.com/kkid/ld.html)
This resource page provides links for learning disabilities, special education, and related listservs/newsgroups.
- SchwabLearning.org (http://www.schwablearning.org/)
"A parent's guide to helping kids with learning differences".
- All Things Web: Could Helen Keller Read Your Page? (http://www.pantos.org/atw/35412.html)
Discusses how to make Web pages accessible both to people with visual disabilities and people with physical disabilities. Also discusses how to minimize load time of Web pages and general Web design fundamentals.
- Assistive Technology Resource Center List of Accessibility Checkers and Tools (http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/ATRC/tools.htm)
List of Web-based tools to analyze Web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities.
- Clean up your Web pages with HTML TIDY (http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/)
Offers advice on accessibility problems for people using non-graphical browsers.
- Colorblind Webpage Filter (http://colorfilter.wickline.org) This tool allows a person to see web pages as they would be seen by people with common types of color-blindness. It offers eight color filters and links to resources for selecting colors.
- University of Washington Do-It Accessible Web Page Design (http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/web-design.html)
Provides a great number of links for information on accessible Web page design.
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) (http://www.w3.org/WAI/)
Includes resources on making Web pages accessible, guidelines, news, and lists of interest groups.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/)
Released in December 2008, this technical report is a synthesis of suggestions to consider while designing accessible web services.