AccessIT is a pilot initiative of the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator's Office. Its design and purpose is to support Georgia state agency employees and ensure their information technology outlets are accessible to customers possessing a wide range of disabilities.
AccessIT, Georgia’s Accessible IT Initiative is named after a University of Washington national award winning program with the same name. The University of Washington AccessIT project was a five-year, grant funded initiative created by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. The grant concluded in September 2006.
Visit the University of Washington AccessIT project to learn more about their groundbreaking work in the field of Accessible Information Technology. Additional agency projects and initiatives may be found within the Georgia AccessIT resource section.
The goal of the Georgia AccessIT initiative is to capitalize on current national and international resources, providing Georgia State Agencies with current information and direct technical assistance and training.
How Does AccessIT Work?
Participating agencies will have access to tools and resources to address their accessibility needs, including a knowledge base wiki, a support request utility for obtaining targeted information, with tracking and reporting features, accessibility evaluations, and a network of support for exchanging best practices, feedback, and advice.
State Agencies Accessibility Stories
- Assistive Technology
- Captioned Videos and Transcription Services
- Digital Content Accessibility
- Mainstream Accessibility
- Mobile Accessibility
- Real-Time Remote Captioning
- Video Remote Interpreting
- Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
- Web AccessibilityTechnical Assistance
Administrative Office of the Courts
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Georgia Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Administration Division (HRA)
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency