Accessible IT & Assistive Technology Resources
Section 508 is the 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:
- A summary and actual language of the Section 508 standard
- Buy Accessible Wizard. This on-line tool can help you figure out which provisions of Section 508 apply to a particular IT product.
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
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
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
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