Enabling Access to Excellence: The Disability Challenge
Technology Accessibility for People with Disabilities
City University of New York

Additional Resources

1)  ABLEDATA Product Database
      http://www.abledata.com/text2/search.htm

2)  Adobe - issues regarding pdf files
       http://access.adobe.com/downloads.html
              "...The free Acrobat 5.0 Make Accessible plug-in, which works with the full version ... 5.0 for Windows."
       http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/alternate.html
                Accessible page for information and download of Acrobat 5.
       http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/alternate.html
                New --- Acrobat 5 and accessibility options.
       http://access.adobe.com:80/book8.html
              More on Acrobat 5 accessibility options.
       http://access.adobe.com/onlinetools.html
                Adobe's on-line conversion attempts - pdf to html

3)  AHEAD - Association on Higher Education and Disability
       http://www.ahead.org/resources/links.html

4)  Apple Computers
       http://www.apple.com/disability/

5)  California State University - Northridge (CSUN) Center on Disabilities
       http://www.csun.edu/cod/
                This site includes papers from the CSUN conferences of the past several years.

6)  Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
       http://www.cast.org/aboutsite/
              CAST's site tools, including information on user customization.
       http://www.cast.org/bobby
                CAST's tool called "Bobby" for testing web site accessibility.

7) Closing the Gap
      http://www.closingthegap.com/
                 General resources and conference information.

8) CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
       http://www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/ncam/      and
       http://www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/ncam/webaccess/magindex.html

     This site describes how to make many types of media accessible, and includes free development tools.

9)  Dawson College (Montreal) Adaptech Project
       http://omega.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/adaptech/booklete.htm
            Computer technologies for postsecondary students with disabilities.

10)  DO-IT Program, University of Washington
       http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/web-design.html
                Resources on the web for accessible web design.
       http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/
                Resources including videos and publications related to accessibility of libraries and other topics.

11)  Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) - Rochester Institute of Technology
       http://www.rit.edu/~easi     and
       http://www.rit.edu/~easi/caption.htm
                EASI's Educational Internet Captioning and Transcription Service; uses real player.
       http://www.easi.cc/media/trey.htm
                April 2001 Interview with Trey Duffy of AHEAD about accessible technology in higher education..
       http://www.rit.edu/~easi/webcast/weekarch.htm
                Audio archives of EASI's webcasts about assistive technology.

12) Georgia Tech - Barrier Free Education Site
       http://barrier-free.arch.gatech.edu/
                The focus of this site is math and science education.

13)  HTML Writers Guild
       http://aware.hwg.org/

14)  Johnson & Johnson - Independence Technology
       http://www.indetech.com/
                J & J is developing the iBot wheelchair that goes up and down stairs.
                More on this chair at   http://www.wheelchairnet.org/ProdServ/Products/independ3000.html .

15)  League for the Hard of Hearing, NYC
       http://www.lhh.org/abc/museum/index.htm
                Accessibility Checklist for Museums (related to visitors with a hearing loss)

16)  Microsoft
       http://www.microsoft.com/enable/
               Microsoft's accessibility site.
       http://www.microsoft.com/PressPass/press/2001/apr01/04-05SpeechWorksPR.asp
               New alliance April 2001 between Microsoft and SpeechWorks.  Promising for voice applications?

17)  National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
       http://www.ncddr.org

18)  National Federation for the Blind (NFB)
       http://www.nfb.org/BM/BM01/BM0102/bm010203.htm
                Status update on results of NFB's suit against AOL for web inaccessibility.
       http://www.nfb.org/tech/webacc.htm
                Making Your Web Site Accessible to the Blind.
       http://www.nfb.org/tech/email.htm
                Interesting reference to email via phone. Included to show a variety of solutions, not to endorse.

19)  Resna
       http://www.resna.org/tap/aet_lidx.htm
                This page is devoted to educational technology and accessibility issues; section on purchasing.

20)  Sun Microsystems
       http://www.sun.com/tech/access/
                Sun's accessibility site.

21)  Trace Research and Development Center:
       http://www.trace.wisc.edu
                Designing a More Usable World - for all.
       http://www.trace.wisc.edu/world/web
                Designing accessible web sites.  Includes lots of useful links.

22)  University of Maryland
http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/Diversity/Specific/Disability/Issues/Webaccess/Unidesign/colorblind.html
                Resources on issues for those who are color blind

23)  University of Washington - AAC
       http://depts.washington.edu/augcomm
                Information about augmentative and alternative communication devices.

24)  World Wide Web Consortium - Web Accessibility Initiative
       http://www.w3.org ,
       http://www.w3.org/WAI , and
       http://www.w3.org/1999/05/WCAG-RECPressRelease
                This site includes a checklist.

25)  Wyndtel
       http://www.wyndtel.com/
                Interesting reference to one type of pager. Included to show a variety of solutions, not to endorse.

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