General Resources

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Newsletters

March 2014: About AccessIT

July 2014: Accessible ICT Procurement

September 2014: What is Accessible ICT?

October 2014: Accessibility Snapshots

November 2014: Simple Tools and Steps to Check the Accessibility of Websites

December 2014: GOVTalks: Accessibility

January 2015: The Growing Impact and Importance of Web Accessibility

March 2015: Leveling the ICT Playing Field

April 2015: Accessible Multimedia for All

May 2015: 25 Years with the ADA

June/July 2015: Accessible Documents Benefit All Users

July 2015: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 25

August/September 2015: Mobile Access for All

October 2015: Georgia Technology Authority As National ICT Accessibility Model

November 2015: Tying Procurement Language to IT Accessibility Measurement

January 2016: Web Accessibility for All

February 2016: AMAC’s Free ICT Accessibility MOOC: What it Offers to You and Your Organization

April 2016: Readily Achievable Web Accessibility Solutions

May 2016: The Importance of Assistive Technology

Fall 2016: Achieving Greater Web Accessibility with W3C-WAI

Legal

This section represents a listing of settlements and topics related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility and the law.

Blind voters sue over access to absentee ballots in Ohio

Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with EdX Inc.

About the ICT Refresh

Should Netflix Be Accessible to the Deaf? - The Atlantic

iTunes Movie and TV content without closed captions to be removed from the US Store

Digital Accessibility Legal Update by (Summer, 2015)

Blind parent wins battle for access to online Seattle school resources

Digital Accessibility Legal Update from CSUN 2015 Conference

The ATWiki

An encyclopedia on assistive technology maintained by CATEA (The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

SC ATAC

The South Carolina Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) is a technology architecture committee with a primary focus on information technology accessibility. ATAC is composed of representatives from many of South Carolina's state agencies.

G3ict

The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the accessibility of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and assistive technologies.

Disabled Student Services in Higher Education - DSSHE-L

The purpose of the list is to facilitate the sharing of information among providers of services for students with disabilities in higher education. Issues discussed include: service delivery models, legal issues pertaining to the American's with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, publications of interest, assistive technology, counseling and career issues for students with disabilities, removing architectural and attitudinal barriers, grants and other funding sources, athletics/physical education, testing and other academic accommodations, disability awareness programming, available resources, student development theory, and other issues that relate to students with disabilities and to higher education service providers.

The DAISY Consortium

The DAISY Consortium is a global consortium of organizations committed to a common vision and mission, which pools and coordinates resources to deliver global change. We work towards creating the best way to read and publish. Join the DAISY Consortium today! The December 2014 issue of the DAISY Planet newsletter is available at: http://www.daisy.org/planet-2014-12  

Assistive Technology Industry Association - ATiA

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry association so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

International Association of Accessibility Professionals - IAAP

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The objective of this association is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to help organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure. The IAAP will provide a place for accessibility professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge of accessibility.

American Foundation for the Blind - AFB

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. Among several resources and services, AFB provides valuable information on the creation of accessible websites at the following link: Creating Accessible Websites

SSB Bart Group

SSB BART Group recently premiered a new series of web accessibility videos on the SSB YouTube Channel. These short, introductory level videos created by SSB team members include demos of assistive technology and common accessibility challenges.

Events

See Events calendar for upcoming events and archived resources.