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Internet Sites:

• Assistive Technology in K-12 Schools
Gives a range of information about integrating assistive technology into schools including an Overview, Classroom Use, Building District Capacity, Assessment, Resources, and Training.

• Adaptive Technology Resource Center
A variety of resources on assistive technology, including website accessibility.

• WebAIM – Web Accessibility In Mind
“Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM) is administered through a grant provided by the Learning Anywhere Anytime Program Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Our goal is to improve accessibility to online learning opportunities for all people; in particular to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities who currently may have a difficult time getting access to postsecondary online learning opportunities.”

• What are Assistive Listening Devices or “ALDs”?
This article focuses on assistive listening devices and special considerations for children. Provided by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

• Speaking to Write:  Realizing the Potential of Speech Recognition for Secondary Students with Disabilities
This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.  It explores the use of speech recognition software by secondary students with disabilities.

• SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows)
Is a project aimed at supporting educators of students with special needs.  SNOW’s web site serves as a clearinghouse of practical resources and curriculum materials, as a place for educators to meet and share ideas, and as a place for educators to develop their professional skills.

• EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information
EASI’s mission is to make information technology accessible to persons with disabilities with the use of adaptive computer technology. An affiliate of AAHE (The American Association for Higher Education)

• Apple’s Disability Solutions
Apple Computer has designed this home page to provide you with a one-stop
resource where you can find the latest information about Macintosh assistive technology and many other disability related programs for individuals with disabilities.

• The Trace Center
“The Trace Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.” Visit this site to read more about current Trace projects, browse the directory of online accessibility resources, or participate in a discussion group.

• Archimedes Project
From Stanford University’s Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Excerpt – “Project Archimedes seeks to promote equal access to information for individuals with disabilities by influencing the early design stages of tomorrow’s computer-based technology.”

Includes links to disability related Internet resources and search engines for further searching. The ABLEDATA Database is a national database of information about assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment that is available from domestic and international sources. ABLEDATA is a project of The National Institute on disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), an agency of the U.S. Department of Education.

• Nationwide Flashing Signal Systems Corporation (NFSS)
8120 Fenton Street  Silver Spring, MD 20910
TTY:  888/589-6670
Voice:  888/589-6671
Fax:  301/589-5153
Information E-mail:  info@nfss.com

• CAST Bobby
Web page accessibility utility to help make web pages usable by those with disabilities.

• Web Accessibility Initiative [WAI]
The WAI (pronounced ‘way’) is a W3C activity whose purpose is to make the Web formats and protocols (HTML, XML. CSS, HTTP, etc) more accessible to people with disability (permanent or not).

• Information Technology and Disabilities (ITD)
“Information Technology and Disabilities (ITD) is a refereed journal devoted to the practical and theoretical issues surrounding the development and effective use of new and emerging technologies by computer users with disabilities.”

• ERIC Digest – Assistive Technology for Students with Mild Disabilities (1995)

• ERIC Digest – Integrating Assistive Technology into the Standard Curriculum (1998)

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For parents, teachers, and others concerned with disabilities and assistive technology.
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An unmoderated list dedicated to the discussion of issues concerning the development of computer products and adaptive equipment for blind and visually impaired computer users.
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• Knowbility
Knowbility is a national nonprofit organization that promotes awareness, educational, and employment initiatives in Information Technology for youth and adults with disabilities and other disadvantaging conditions.
PO Box 684671
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: (512) 478-4596
E-mail: knowbility@knowbility.org