DRRI: Technology

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Discussion Lists

Adapt-l focuses on adaptive technology and libraries. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to owner-ADAPT-L@lists.missouri.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe adapt-l Firstname Lastname".

Axslib-l focuses on issues surrounding access to libraries by people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.icors.org. In the body of the message type "subscribe axslib Firstname Lastname".

Captioning is a list for the discussion of open and closed captioning and subtitling for deaf and hard of hearing people. Special focus on advocacy for more captioning on television, home video, and DVDs.

Cat-lst is for the discussion of computers and assistive technology by and for the blind and visually impaired. Topics may include the pros and cons of various note takers or programs such as screen readers and the use of note takers with a computer for such purposes as file transfers and speech synthesis.

DISTEC is a Spanish speaking discussion forum for researchers, designers, and users of assistive technology. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.rediris.es. In the body of the message type "subscribe DISTEC Firstname Lastname".

EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) discusses technology access for people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.icors.org. In the body of the message type "subscribe easi Firstname Lastname".

Libnt-l promotes discussion and dissemination of information about the implementation and administration of Windows NT in libraries. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.utk.edu. In the body of the message type "sub LIBNT-L Firstname Lastname".

NFBCS, the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science, is a list to discuss access to computers by blind persons and issues specific to NFBCS.

TecHabla deals with all aspects of speech technology in its official language, Spanish. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.rediris.es. In the body of the message type "sub techabla Firstname Lastname".

VICUG-L serves to foster the establishment and promote the growth of local Visually Impaired and Blind Computer Users' Groups worldwide. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to listserv@listserv.icors.org. In the body of the message type "subscribe vicug-l Firstname Lastname".

Voice-users is focused on effective use of voice recognition. To subscribe, visit the website.

World Wide Web

Adaptive Computing Technology (ACT) Center
ACT Center at the University of Missouri, Columbia, helps persons with disabilities gain access to computing resources on the MU campus and works with local and governmental agencies to provide similar services statewide.

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto advances information technology that is accessible to all through research, development, education, proactive design consultation, and direct service.

Accessibility Resource Center
Instructions on how to maximize accessibility and comply with Section 508 when using Adobe products. Best practices for Flash and using Acrobat to create a PDF are provided.

Alliance For Technology Access (ATA)
A national network of community-based resources providing information and support services to people with disabilities on increasing their use of standard, assistive, and informational technologies.

Apple Computer's Accessibility
Accessibility technologies available on Apple products.

Archimedes Hawaii Project
Project Archimedes at University of Hawaii, formerly from Stanford University. The mission of the Archimedes Project is to develop and disseminate technologies that will have a positive impact on people regardless of their abilities, needs, preferences, location, and culture.

Assistive Technology with Cognitive Disabilities Emphasis
Links to websites that focus on assistive technology for people with cognitive disabilities.

Lynx support files tailored for users that are blind or have other visual disabilities.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
CAST is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.

Center For Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
CATEA serves as a collaborative, online encyclopedia on assistive technology.

Closed Captioning Web
General information about closed captioning.

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)
DATI connects Delawareans with disabilities with the tools they need in order to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
EASI provides online training on accessible information technology for persons with disabilities and sponsors an online journal.

Family Village
Informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media, and literature.

High Tech Center Training Unit
The High Tech Center Training Unit supports California community colleges with respect to accessible technology.

How to Develop Accessible Linux Applications
Guidelines and test cases for developing accessible Linux applications.

IBM Accessibility Center
Stemming from the IBM Special Needs Systems group, the IBM Accessibility Center was created to apply research technologies to solve problems experienced by people with disabilities.

Infinitec's AT Tool Resource Guide
Information on assistive technology to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

Institute for Accessible Science
A community center for developing and sharing knowledge and tools for accessible science.

International Society for Haptics
An online resource for researchers in the haptic community.

Inthane's Grab Bag
Provides information about resources, programs, and files for programmers with visual impairments.

IT Accessibility and Workforce (ITAW)
ITAW provides assistive technology solutions to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.

Microsoft Accessibility
Accessibility solutions, tutorials, training, case studies, and research related to Microsoft products.

Paciello Group
The Paciello Group helps government agencies, technology vendors, e-commerce corporations, and educational institutions make their technology accessible to all people, including those with disabilities.

Screen Magnifiers homepage
The leading resource for magnification solutions information on the Internet.

Starling Access Services
Offers seminars, workshops, and consulting on accessible web design.

University of Wisconsin College of Engineering Trace Center
Information on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

Step by step usability guide for website design.

Vermont Assistive Technology Program
Information, referrals, training, and support about assistive technology for service providers, initiating changes in policies and state laws.

Viable Technologies
Technology options that give students with hearing loss access to higher education. Through remote technology, students anywhere in the world can access Viable Realtime Transcription (VRT) services.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
WAI, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.