This section represents an ongoing list of information and resources related to accessibility and the law.
An encyclopedia on assistive technology maintained by CATEA (The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) is a technology architecture committee with a primary focus on information technology accessibility. ATAC is composed of representatives from many of South Carolina's state agencies.
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the accessibility of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and assistive technologies.
The purpose of the list is to facilitate the sharing of information among providers of services for students with disabilities in higher education. Issues discussed include: service delivery models, legal issues pertaining to the American's with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, publications of interest, assistive technology, counseling and career issues for students with disabilities, removing architectural and attitudinal barriers, grants and other funding sources, athletics/physical education, testing and other academic accommodations, disability awareness programming, available resources, student development theory, and other issues that relate to students with disabilities and to higher education service providers.
The DAISY Consortium is a global consortium of organizations committed to a common vision and mission, which pools and coordinates resources to deliver global change. We work towards creating the best way to read and publish. Join the DAISY Consortium today! The December 2014 issue of the DAISY Planet newsletter is available at: http://www.daisy.org/planet-2014-12
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry association so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The objective of this association is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to help organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure. The IAAP will provide a place for accessibility professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge of accessibility.
The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. Among several resources and services, AFB provides valuable information on the creation of accessible websites at the following link: Creating Accessible Websites
SSB BART Group recently premiered a new series of web accessibility videos on the SSB YouTube Channel. These short, introductory level videos created by SSB team members include demos of assistive technology and common accessibility challenges.
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