Accessible IT & Assistive Technology Resources

Section 508
Section 508 is the Federal Requirement that Federal Agencies provide electronic information and information technology in an accessible format to persons with disabilities.

Here are some resources that can help you understand and implement the requirements of Section 508: Visit Section 508 Web site
AT Technical Assistance Projects
RESNA maintains a directory of Assistive Technology Projects for all the States and US Commonwealths/Territories State. These entities are responsible for implementing a statewide system change technology-related assistance for people with disabilities and their families. Visit AT Technical Assistance Project Web site
AccessIT - The National Center on Accessible IT in Education

AccessIT promotes the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels. Visit Accessible IT in Education Web site

The Adaptive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)
Training, consultation, and information to help both educators and users with adaptive technology. Visit Adaptive Technology Resource Center Web site
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internet working & Technology

Resources on electronic and information technology, post-secondary education and careers for people with disabilities. Visit DO-IT Web site

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Resources, research and examples to assist in the design of learning materials and activities for all learners. Visit CAST Web site

US Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Visit US Access Board Web site
Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
Resources for making technology accessible to people with disabilities. Visit EASI Web site
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
Research and development facility dedicated to the issues of media and information technology for people with disabilities. Visit National Center for Accessible Media Web site
Trace Research and Development Center
Works on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities. Visit Trace Web site
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Pursues accessibility of the web through technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development. Visit Web Accessibility Initiative Web site
Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC)
Promotes the development of accessible electronic and information technology by providing technical assistance, training, and information. Visit ITTATC Web site
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 Post secondary 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 post-secondary online learning opportunities. Visit WebAIM Web site