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A rich collection of resources on the World Wide Web is available to those who wish to know more about adaptive technology (sometimes called assistive technology) for students with disabilities. The following Web sites provide a good start.

Able Data
NIDRR sponsored site for information on assistive technology
http://www.abledata.com/

AccessIT
National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education, cosponsored by DO-IT.
http://www.washington.edu/accessit/

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 104 STAT.327
Information and Resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/statute.html

Bridging the Digital Divide in Postsecondary Education: Technology Access for Youth with Disabilities
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=718

Center for IT Accommodation, GSA
Legislation and policies with various Federal agency regulations, guidelines and whitepapers.
http://www.itpolicy.gsa.gov/cita/law_policies.htm

Closing the Gap
Computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.
http://www.closingthegap.com/

CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
Conference on technology accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
Publications that provide an overview of technologies that provide computer access for individuals with a variety of disabilities.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
Information and resources on access to technology for people with disabilities.
http://www.rit.edu/~easi/

The Faculty Room Knowledge Base
A searchable collection of questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices of interest to postsecondary faculty members.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/kb.html

Financing Assistive Technology: A Handbook for Funding.
Information and resources on funding for adaptive technology
http://trace.wisc.edu/archive/fintech/fintech.html

RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America)
Resources and general information on disabilities and technology.
http://www.resna.org/

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act - Final Rules
Lists Web accessibility standards for federal agencies.
http://www.access-board.gov/news/508-final.htm

Technology Laboratory Aides
Assistive Software and data analysis tools for students, scientists and engineers with disabilities.
http://www.delphiforums.com/

The Trace Research and Development Center
An interdisciplinary research, development, and resource center on technology and disability.
http://www.trace.wisc.edu/

U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Requirements for Accessible Electronic and Information Technology.
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocio/index.html

U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page
General information, enforcement news, and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
http://www.usdoj.gov/disabilities.htm

WebABLE
Searchable directory for disability-related Internet resources and services to help make Web sites more accessible for people with disabilities.
http://webable.com/

Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities
Video presentation and publication featuring computer-based tools and strategies for students with learning disabilities.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_learn.html

Working Together: Computers and People with Mobility Impairments
Video presentation and publication featuring computer access technology for people with mobility impairments .
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_mobility.html

Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments
Video presentation and publication featuring computer technology for people with visual and hearing impairments.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_sensory.html

Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology
Video presentation and publication featuring adaptive technology and computer applications for people with disabilities.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_dis.html