Accessible Information Technology Initiative
Accessible IT Project: Technology for All
The Pacific ADA Center is part of a nationwide initiative to promote the use of Information Technology that is accessible to the widest range of end users as possible. We provide technical assistance, education and training, referrals and materials to individuals and entities on best practices and legal requirements for creating and supporting accessible information technology.
The Pacific ADA Centers goals are to:
- Increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities through the use of accessible technology.
- Increase community and commercial participation of people with disabilities.
- Promote equal access to Internet-based commercial and business resources through accessible web design techniques.
- Provide practical strategies and resources to for-profit and not-for-profit entities to help break down technology access barriers.
The Pacific ADA Center operates a regional toll-free information line for answering questions about accessible information technology and the legal implications which apply to federal, state, local and private entities. Call us toll-free at 1-800-949-4232 or contact us by e-mail.
Learn more about the types of ADA Assistance we offer
Education and Training
The Pacific ADA Center offers education and training in a number of ways, including onsite seminars and training, hands-on participation and public presentations. Training programs are customized to meet the specific learning objectives of the audience.
Referrals and Materials
The Center maintains a comprehensive list of additional Accessible I.T. & Assistance Technology resources regarding the ADA and accessible information technology, which may be accessed directly from the web site or via the Technical Assistance hotline.
Our extensive list of materials is also available online or via the hotline.
Technology offers unprecedented opportunities for all learners including students with disabilities, but can also create unintended barriers. The Pacific ADA Center offers an Accessibility Tips series for enhancing the learning experience of students. We provide a few helpful tips and points to get you started onto the path of accessibility.
- General Principles of Accessible IT
Accessible I.T. is technology that can be used by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. It incorporates the principles of universal design, whereby each user is able to interact with the technology in ways that work best for him or her...
- Overcoming Barriers For the Blind in Curriculum Development
Curriculum developers can do much to support screen reading software and to help blind users perceive and understand screen content...
- Accessible Web Site Design
An accessible web site is one that does not exclude people with visual, aural, learning, or physical disabilities. Universally Accessible Web sites should...
- Accessible Tech Web site