This page shares information about technologies that help individuals with disabilities use mainstream technologies and enhance their skills.
- Using a Screen Reader
Expert Hadi Rangin demonstrates how web content sounds to someone using screen reader software and shares characteristics of accessible web pages.
- Our Technology for Equal Access
This video highlights participants in DO-IT programs such as AccessComputing, who share information about the technology they use to access school, work, and the community. Information is shared about alternative hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities.
- Our Technology for Equal Access: Sensory Impairments
Students with sensory impairments talk about the assistive technology they use in educational settings. Students share information about screen-reader technology, optical and audio devices, screen enlargement, and more.
- Our Technology for Equal Access: Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities talk about the assistive technology they use in educational settings. Students share information about technology for writing assignments, organizing material, specialized software, and more.
- Our Technology for Equal Access: Mobility Impairments
In this video presentation, people with mobility impairments demonstrate computer access technology. It shows computer technology support staff, teachers, parents, and students and individuals who cannot operate a standard keyboard and mouse how one can access all functions of computer hardware and software.
- Communication Access Realtime Translation: CART Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
CART provides access to verbal communication for individuals who are deaf.
- Access to Technology in the Workplace: In Our Own Words
Employees with disabilities share how accessible technology benefits them in the workplace.
- Assistive Technology used by DO-IT Scholars
Technology used by participants and students with disabilities.
- Resources in the Access Technology Center
A facility at the University of Washington that provides access to adaptive computer technology, consultation on the accessible design of websites and software, and the procurement of accessible technology.
- Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities
Students and workers with learning disabilities demonstrate computer-based tools and strategies.
- Working Together: Computers and People with Mobility Impairments
People with mobility impairments demonstrate computer access technology.
- Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments
People with visual and hearing impairments demonstrate computer technology for school and work.
- Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology
Adaptive technology and computer applications for people with disabilities.
Access Q&As, Case Studies and Promising Practices
- What is assistive technology?
- Where can I learn about free assistive technology?
- Whom should I contact in my state if I have a question about assistive technology?
- Where can I find vendors who specialize in assistive technology and materials for science laboratories?
- What are some low-tech assistive technologies that aid computer access/
- Software Compatibility: A Case Study on Assistive Technology, Accessible Course Software, and a Student with Low Vision
- What should I consider when deciding what kind of adaptive technology to use?
- Find more in DO-IT’s Searchable Knowledge Base.