What are the goals and activities of AccessIT?

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AccessIT helps educational institutions make electronic and information technology accessible to all students and employees. Accessible technology enables individuals with disabilities to benefit from all technology-based educational and school-related activities. AccessIT develops and disseminates materials, training, and technical assistance that help educational entities procure and use accessible electronic and information technology.

AccessIT works nationwide with NIDRR-funded ADA and IT Technical Assistance Centers. By providing training, support, dissemination materials, and technical assistance to the these regional centers, AccessIT builds on this existing infrastructure to disseminate information and provide technical support.

AccessIT also provides information and training to educational institutions and organizations through its website and presentations at educational events.

AccessIT's website is growing to become a resource for educational entities and their constituents for information on accessible electronic and information technology. The website includes accessibility checklists, case studies, promising practices, frequently asked questions, and links to resources, all tailored to applications of electronic and information technology in education.

Last update or review: December 04, 2007