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A rich collection of resources on the World Wide Web is available to those who wish to know more about making computer labs accessible to students with disabilities. The following Web sites provide a good start.

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

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and technical assistance.
http://www.access-board.gov/

Center for Applied Special Technology
An educational, not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities.
http://www.cast.org/

Center for Universal Design
A national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related projects.
http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/

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/

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
Comprehensive resources for technology used by people with disabilities.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/

Equal Access: Computer Labs
A video presentation and publication with information, checklist, and resources for making computer labs accessible to all students.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/equal.html

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

Tech Act Resource Center in Your State
Contact information for Tech Act centers nationwide
http://www.resna.org/taproject/at/statecontacts.html

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/