What is the National Council on Disability (NCD), and how are they involved in accessible electronic and information technology?

DO-IT Factsheet #1124
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/articles?1124

The National Council on Disability [1] (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:

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