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The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, developed by the federal Access Board as required by 1998 amendments to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, includes standards for desktop and portable computers.
There are four standards, paraphrased below:
Educational entities can ensure that their purchases are accessible by building accessibility considerations into their purchasing guidelines or requirements and/or implementing policies that require such considerations.
The following AccessIT Knowledge Base articles may also be of interest:
For additional information, contact your region's ADA & IT Center at 1-800-949-4232.