What is the National Council on Disability (NCD), and how are they involved in accessible electronic and information technology?
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The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the president and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and twelve, full-time professional staff.
The NCD has written several position papers related to information technology accessibility, including the following:
- The Power of Digital Inclusion (October 4, 2011)
- Application of the ADA to the Internet and the Worldwide Web (July 10, 2003)
- The Accessible Future (June 21, 2001)
- Access to Multimedia Technology by People with Sensory Disabilities (March 13, 1998)
- Access to the Information Superhighway and Emerging Information Technologies by People with Disabilities (September 30, 1996)
Last update or review: January 24, 2013