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Centers, Organizations, Interest Groups Search - 14 results
Center for Support of Teaching and Learning - Syracuse University
Center for Support of Teaching and Learning (CSTL) supports teaching and learning through consultation, coordination, research/evaluation, and the provision of direct services. The website provides links to Upcoming Events and Resources which include Consultations, Useful Links, and the very useful . . .
Center for Teaching - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The services of the Center for Teaching (CFT) include consultations with individual faculty and departments, annual award programs, TA training and support, yearly campus-wide events, resource development and distribution, and research and funded grants. UMA received The 2000 Hesburgh Award for havi . . .
Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST is an educational, not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities. research, product development, and work in educational settings. CAST concentrates its efforts Universal Design f . . .
Founded in 1880, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States. The NAD safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including educat . . .
National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.)
The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation of America's men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. was founded in 1982 at the conclusion of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons. Funded entirely by private sect . . .
United Cerebal Palsy (UCP)
UCP (a.k.a. United Cerebral Palsy) is committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. The national organization and its nationwide network of 114 affiliates in 41 states strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society - from the Web to the workpl . . .
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is an international, multi cultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. The Association is a vital resource, promoting excellence through education, communication a . . .
The W3C develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you'll find W3C news as well as links to information about W3C technolo . . .
The National Women's Health Information Center: Women with DisAbilities
The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) has created this site - Women with DisAbilities - to help women overcome these and some other barriers. It puts a wealth of useful information together into one place for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers . . .
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) has collected and disseminated the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC's literature collection, which also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages around 200 new documents per month. T . . .
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
The United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), through its National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclu . . .
The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC) has grown from an all volunteer parent organization to a full service parent training and information center serving families in North Carolina. Their web site contains hyperlinks to Libraries, Newsletters, Packets, Parent Partners, Links, Worksho . . .
The ASDC is a national organization of families and professionals committed to education, empowering, and supporting parents and families to create opportunities for their children who are deaf and hard of hearing in gaining meaningful and full communication access, particularly through the competen . . .
JTAP - the JISC Technology Applications Programme commenced in 1995 with the objective :
"To identify, investigate and promote the timely use of key technologies that underpin application of relevance to the needs of higher education community and in particular tho . . .
Keywords: distance learning technology hardware software web
Conferences, Meetings and Events Search - 3 results
National Association for the Deaf (NAD) Biennial Conferences.
The biennial conference of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the major public event of the NAD. They are held every two years, in even-numbered years, in various parts of the country. This coming year, the 46th Biennial Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 3-8, 2002 -- jus . . .
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Conference 2002
July, 8-12, 2002, Washington, D.C.. The AHEAD Conference 2002 will provide opportunities for professional development to those who work to assure equal opportunities and full participation for faculty, staff and students with disabilities in higher education. KW: Assistive Technology, Conferences, . . .
Deaf Way II, an international gathering to be held in Washington, DC, USA, July 8-13, 2002, will be an opportunity to reflect on the past and imagine the future of the world's Deaf community. Gallaudet University (the world's only university with services and programs designed specifically for deaf . . .
The NEC Foundation of America recently announced eight separate grants totaling $300,000 to not-for-profit organizations focusing their services on education technology applications and/or emerging technologies for people with disabilities. Organizations receiving support from this recent round of g . . .
U.S. Department of Education (Discretionary Grant Application Packages)
At this site you can find information about grants such as "Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program" or " Research and Innovation To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities Program" which can be applied for and are available through the U.S. Department . . .
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
* The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) plays a unique role in federally funded research activities. NIDRR's work helps to more fully integrate disability research into the mainstream of our nation's policies regarding science and technology, health care, and econo . . .
Star Schools (U.S. Department of Education)
* The purpose of the Star Schools Program is to encourage improved instruction in mathematics, science, and foreign languages as well as other subjects, such as literacy skills and vocational education, and to serve underserved populations, including the disadvantaged, illiterate, limited-English pr . . .
Networking, Collaborative and Sabbatical Opportunities Search - 1 result
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG)
The WCAG WG published the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) 5 May 1999. Current work includes: WCAG 2.0 | Techniques for WCAG 1.0 | Interpreting WCAG 1.0 | Cross-group Coordination. This web site also includes participation, mailing list, schedule, and search information, and . . .
An exemption in copyright law that allows the text of books to be freely available to the visually impaired has prompted a new web-based service for the blind: Bookshare.org. Subscribers must fax in a disability affidavit and pay $50/year for the service, which allows users to file-share scanned t . . .
Resources to help you create a classroom environment that maximizes the learning of all students, regardless of disability, can be found on your campus, on the World Wide Web, in publications, and through professional organizations. This area of The Faculty Room provides a guide to useful resources, . . .
Keywords: assistive technology
SPECIAL EDUCATION STRATEGIES
This site was create by a teacher in the know, her site is full of useful tips and strategies for dealing with special education students and issues. This site shares problems encountered and how they have been solved. If you teach Special Education, you know there is a lot more involved than just . . .
Closing the Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
Budd and Dolores Hagen, are the founders of Closing The Gap and it is through their personal experiences of raising a deaf child that Closing The Gap was created in 1983. Since that time the Hagens have enjoyed sharing their experiences and insights with parents and professionals around the world th . . .
National Institute for Literacy (NIFL): Literacy and Learning Disabilities
Using the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) which is a cooperative electronic network, the NIFL provides special collections that focus on specific high-quality literacy practices and materials for use in adult education and literacy programs. One of those area is Literacy and L . . .
Dr. Robert Houghton from Western Carolina University has compiled a highly informative page which contains pictures and video examples of many assistive technology devices. This site also defines Assistive Technology and provides a rationale for Computer-Based Assistive Technology. Information on . . .
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Policies and Procedures Search - 8 results
Accessibility Center - Web Accessibility (IBM Site)
IBM has put together a checklist to make your Web site accessible. This list has been updated and includes some of the latest quick tips and guidelines from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative found at www.w3.org/WAI. The checklist contains 16 items from image text and script, to color & contract, . . .
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are intended for all Web content developers (page authors and site designers) and for developers of authoring tools. The primary goal of these guidelines is to promote accessibility. However, fol . . .
This web page is hosted by West Virginia University and contains links to web sites and documents related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. KW: Assistive Technology, Policy, Law, Government, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically chall . . .
Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Section 508: ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Section 508 establishes requirements for electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the federal government. Section 508 requires federal electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the p . . .
U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act ADA HOME PAGE
View or download Department of Justice ADA regulations and technical assistance documents for businesses, and state and local governments including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. KW: Assistive Technology, Policy, Law, Government, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilit . . .
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (Enrolled Bill)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (formerly called P.L. 94-142 or the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975) requires public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environmen . . .
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Sections 501 and 505.
Text of Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) (Rehab. Act), as amended, as these sections appear in volume 29 of the United States Code, beginning at section 791. Section 501 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal se . . .
State of North Carolina IRMC Accessibility Guide
State of North Carolina IRMC Accessibility Guide. Contains information about the work group, meeting informatio (position papers and relevant articles), and links to other related sites.
Keywords: assistive technology AT ada accessibility disabilities irmc access unc
WebAIM is administered through a grant provided by the Learning Anywhere Anytime Program Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Their goal is to improve accessibility to online learning opportunities for all people; in particular to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilit . . .
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
WAI, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development. This site is packed full of resources, guidelines, checklists, techniques, training, eve . . .
The N.C. Assistive Technology Project is creating a statewide system to coordinate assistive technology services. The project's activities impact children and adults with disabilities across all aspects of their lives - education, employment, recreation and independent living. Their work focuses on . . .
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Helping People with Disabilities
This is the home page of DHHS. DHHS helps North Carolina children and youths with disabilities: (1) through coordinating early intervention and school-to-work transition, (2) by promoting independent living, and (3) by providing residential services for the disabled around the state. This site has . . .
Tech Connections is a national dissemination project designed to increase the utilization of existing and emerging assistive technology (AT) by State Vocational Rehabilitation programs, Employment Specialists, Employers, and anyone interested in getting assistive technology into the hands individual . . .
Article provides practical tips for designing an online course that provides all individuals useful access to the information presented. Issues to consider when designing an accessible course are discussed such as color-blind images, descriptive transcripts, captioning, and providing offline resour . . .
Keywords: accessibility, web design, enabling technology, online course design, disabled students, color blind, Virgil E. Varvel, Jr., University of Illinois
Article regarding Stanford University as the first American test site to join Saint Mary's Liberated Learning Project. The speech recognition technology that tears down barriers for students with disabilities will be tested by a group of Stanford's prominent professors. The efforts of the Liberated . . .
The new Adobe Acrobat 5.0 can create accessible Adobe PDF files. Here is a site that explains how to make these PDF files ADA compliant. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, physically challenged, disabled, readers, blind, web page d . . .
This article was written by Curtis Chong, Director of Technology, National Federation of the Blind. It discusses the techniques for ensuring accessibility to a web site by persons with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to provide guidance to web site developers who want to ensure that t . . .
Assistive Technology for the Disabled Computer User
Article by Linda Wilson, UNC-CH IAT Publications Intern, Revised by: Jon Pishney, Former UNC-CH Institute for Academic Technology Publications Editor. October 1996, UNC-Chapel Hill. This technical paper has two purposes: (1) to introduce administrators and staff of colleges and universities to the . . .
This article is by Karen Solomon and discusses the need for tools in schools and how so many students are "left off to the side to work with a friend or a classmate." Fully accessible educational software/hardware is discussed and mentions developers constructing better software and hardware for a . . .
How do I add image text to a Web page already created in Netscape Composer so that I can bring the page up to ADA compliance?
Elizabeth City State University's Technology @ ecsu.edu Newsletter, July 2000 Issue. Questions and Answers article by Damond Nollan, Webmaster at Elizabeth City State University which provides step-by-steps direction on how to add image text using Netscape Composer. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Co . . .
Elizabeth City State University's [email protected] Newsletter, July 2000 Issue. Article by Damond Nollan, Webmaster at Elizabeth City State University which provides 13 tips covering Alt text, image maps, frames, controls and applets, tables, style sheets, and embedded objects. KW: Assistive Tec . . .
Report on a Study of Access to Higher Education Through Distance Education
* The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board convened a symposium of 42 distance education and technology experts representing all levels of education, business, community groups, all areas of the state, and its major population groups to provide information on the effects of and accessibility to . . .
Distance Education: An Overview
* Distance Education at a Glance, Guide #1. Engineering Outreach, College of Engineering, University of Idaho.
"At its most basic level, distance education takes place when a teacher and student(s) are separated by physical distance, and technology (i.e., voice, video, data, and print), often in . . .
Web-Based Instruction and the Needs of Students with Reading Disabilities: One Approach
* by Susan M. Powers
Faculty have become somewhat familiar with the accommodations prompted by The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990 which require that higher education must provide reasonable, timely and effective accommodations for disabled persons at the inst . . .
Education and training via the World Wide Web are growing rapidly. Reduced training costs, world-wide accessibility, and improved technological capabilities have made electronic instructional delivery to adult learners a viable alternative to classroom instruction. This Digest examines the efficacy . . .
Keywords: education learning WBT Web-based training ERIC
Accessibility of the Internet In Postsecondary Education: Meeting The Challenge
by Cyndi Rowland, Ph.D.
"In this White Paper I will provide a brief description of the need for the Web in the education of ALL students and will describe what is happening as postsecondary entities participate in our society's online explosion. Through multiple data sources, I try to capture a . . .
Keywords: assistive technology AT education learning instructional design accessibility
Workshops and Training Materials Search - 6 results
WebAIM - 5 week free training event
WebAIM, one of 3 major web-based projects nationally that looks long and hard at the internet and accessibility is having a 5 week free training "event" on web accessiblity. This is an "anytime" training. Currently, there are 600 folks enrolled and they want more, including and perhaps especially in . . .
Keywords: web accessibility, disabilities, disabled, assistive technology, web page development
W3C's Curriculum for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
W3C provides curriculum for teaching Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. This curriculum comprises: (1) An Introductory section ("The Introduction Set") which goes over appropriate use -- some cautions and disclaimers, how to use and navigate the curriculum, (2) Guidelines for Web Content Acc . . .
EASI is partnering with the University of Southern Maine to provide a certificate in accessible information technology delivered entirely online at any time from any where. There are seven courses listed below that can be taken individually for 3 continuing education credits or a package of five co . . .
Spinning the Web is a quick and easy, on-line "how to" that shows you how to create your own Web pages using Netscape Composer. This material works great as a workshop/training resource and was created and is used in training by Susan Peck at Elizabeth City State University. It contains step-by-st . . .
"Quick Tips" introduce key concepts of accessible Web design. This is not a complete guide, but only a list of memory prompts for concepts from the W3C Recommendation Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 which includes information critical to understanding and implementing the Quick Tips. You ca . . .
Milliken University - Teaching and Learning with Technology - TLT
The purpose of this web site is to provide for the dissemination of information about the uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning and to stimulate discussion on these issues within our learning community. Some areas covered: ACCESSIBILITY AND TECHNOLOGY, ASSESSMENT, CLASSROOM DESIGN, COP . . .
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Other Resources Search - 27 results
Single Switch Arcade Game
Several years ago, R.J. Cooper, of R.J. Cooper and Assoc., created a pretty cool single switch arcade game that is posted at their website, and it's also on a CD, both Mac and Win versions. Best of all it's FREE! Click on the link above for Battle of the Gods at http://www.rjcooper.com/rj's-free- . . .
Bluetooth Gives Disabled Students Wireless Access to Course Content
The National Star College of Further Education in Cheltenham, UK, has set up a Bluetooth network to let its 150 physically disabled or brain-injured students access course content and other resources and submit schoolwork wirelessly using laptop computers.
New speech-recognition technology is a boon for dyslexic students
Educators who struggle to accommodate the needs of children with certain language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, are finding that new "continuous" speech-recognition technology may provide a solution.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking? speech recognition software can help you increase your company's productivity, speech-enable an application, or dictate documents instead of type. This software is helpful for someone with physical challenges that might make typing impossible or tedious. KW: Assistive Tec . . .
Obtain assistive technology products such as the Gus! Access Keyboard with word prediction software that help people with communication disorders and physical limitations. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically chal . . .
Duxbury Braille Translator is the leading multi-platform, multi-language braille translator. If you have a digital copy you can translate into braille in seconds. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically challenged, . . .
Obtain assistive technology products like Zoom Text Software or a Rectangle Bi-Level Electric Table. These motorized tables will help you meet new ergonomic standards being set by OSHA and are great for individuals in wheelchairs when height adjustment is necessary. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA C . . .
Obtain assistive technology products like the Braille In, erogonomical software, independent keyboard. Sighted Electronics is located in Northvale, NJ. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically challenged, products, . . .
Obtain Braille and Vision enhancement products such as Braille, large Print and Combination labels for Qwerty keyboards. Helpful for low vision or someone losing their vision learn Braille. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabl . . .
Keybowl?, Inc presents the revolutionary orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard! The orbiTouch is the first patented alphanumeric keyboard with an integrated mouse that utilizes the hands and arms instead of the fingers to type. The orbiTouch keyless keyboard totally eliminates finger movement, minimizes wrist . . .
Obtain assistive technology products like JAWS for Windows and Outspoken for Windows Ensemble available at Computer Resources & Training, Inc. in Waynesville, NC KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically challenged, p . . .
WebABLE is a provider of Web accessibility technology, consulting, and training. Services include review of client's Web sites to check if they are fully accessible to people with disabilities and in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and accessibility training/workshop. KW: Assi . . .
North Carolina State University Services to Users with Disabilities - NCSU Libraries.
The NCSU Libraries provides a range of services, equipment, and software applications to meet the library research-related needs of users with vision, hearing, or mobility disabilities. This site elaborates on those services and also provides a collection of other ADA on-line resources. KW: Assisti . . .
Department of Disability Services (DDS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The Department of Disability Services (DDS) at UNC-Chapel Hill is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and works with departments throughout the University to assure that the programs and facilities of the University are accessible to every student in the University community. The DDS web sit . . .
Bobby is a free service provided by CAST to help Web page authors identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with disabilities. You copy, paste, and submit the URL of your web page and immediately receive a complete accessibility report indicating access trouble spots and hype . . .
The Disability Mall is an easy-to-use directory designed and committed to featuring information on disability and medical products, resources and service with over 2,500 links including over 400 companies for a one-stop shopping convenience. Shopping is broken down into categories such as: Blind & . . .
Obtain assistive technology products like the Juliet Pro-60 a braille embosser with ET Speaks (innovative speech system). Enabling Technologies Co. is located in Jensen Beach, FL and they are very helpful and a pleasure to buy from. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Ac . . .
Obtain assistive technology products like the SAM Trackball and Joystick with Simple Switch. RJ Cooper makes products for persons with very special needs including special software and hardware adaptations and will also visit your site if possible when schedule in advance. KW: Assistive Technology . . .
Manufacturer of products for the assistive technology market. Boost Technology's signature product, a head-controlled computer mouse called the Tracer. Tracer gives mouse control to people with Quadriplegia, CP, MD, MS, ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and any other disability where you lack the hand c . . .
Disability Services at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington
This site contains information regarding UNC-Wilmington's: procedure for documenting the disability, accommodations, Category of Disability, policies and procedures and information on transition from High School to College. There is also a link to other on-line disability resources. KW: Assistive . . .
Services for Students with Disabilities at Western Carolina University
This site contains information regarding: Western Carolina University's services and assistive technology equipment available to students, other services and centers that offer screening, assistance, and/or assistive technology equipment, and general information about the program. KW: Assistive Tec . . .
Disability Services for Students (DSS) at North Carolina State University.
The Disability Services for Student at North Carolina State University site contains a range of information on the following: Search DSS, General Information, Info for Students, Info by Disability, Info for Faculty & Staff , Sample Forms, available Assistive Technology and much more. KW: Assistive . . .
Learning Disabilities Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Learning Disabilities Services (LDS) at the UNC-Chapel Hill is responsible for providing accommodations and services to eligible students with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). They work with undergraduates as well as graduate and professional school s . . .
Appalachian State University-Equity Office
Collection of ADA Policy, equity and disability issues, and accommodations at Appalachian State University. KW: Assistive Technology, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically challenged
Galluadet University is located in Washington, D.C. and is the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. It was founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress, and its charter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln . . .
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
NTID, one of eight colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology, is the world's first and largest technological college for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and is located in Rochester, New York. KW: Assistive Technology, Student Services, services, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Ac . . .
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service, but an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA . . .