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1998 Amendment to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

This site is a national database of information on more than 17,000 products that are currently available for people with disabilities.

Access Board
Access Board is an independent federal agency whose web site contains information on section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended requiring that electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. In 1998, the board established an Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee (EITAAC) to help the board develop standards under section 508.

Access Board section 508

Apple's Disability Solutions
Apple provides information on computer access solutions for individuals with disabilities.

Breaking New Ground Resource Center (BNG)
BNG provides information and resources on Assistive Technology for agricultural workers and agricultural worksites. In 1990, the Outreach Center of Breaking New Ground became a part of the USDA AgrAbility program.

Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap's role is to provide information on microcomputer materials and practices that can enrich the lives of people with special needs.

Nonprofit international site about wheelchairs, types of chairs and accessories.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
CCD is a working coalition of more than 100 national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations working together with, and on behalf, of the 54 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States. The CCD has several task forces on various disability issues, such as Employment and Training, Developmental Disabilities, Health, Social Security, Long-Term Services and Supports, Telecommunications and Technology, and Rights, etc.

Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI)
A wealth of information relating to disabilities including topics such as: aging, statistics, computing, Centers for Independent Living and universal design. This site is based out of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Do-It Internet Resources
Resources are listed in multiple categories including: general resources, education, technology, legal, social and political issues.

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
EASI is part of the Teaching Learning, and Technology Group, an affiliate of the American Association of Higher Education. EASI's mission is to promote the same access to information and resources for people with disabilities as everyone else.

Family Guide to Assistive Technology: Making Technology Decisions

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This site contains the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and links to FCC's Disabilities Issues Task Force site, which contains press releases and reports that affect telecommunications and technology issues for people with disabilities.


Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
As a service of the U.S. Department of Labor's President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, JAN provides information about job accommodation and the employability of people with functional limitations. JAN publishes quarterly reports on a number of cases handled by state, types of businesses and organizations requesting information and ADA-related concerns, among many other outcome data statistics.

Learning Disabilities Online
This is an interactive guide to learning about disabilities for parents, teachers and children.

Microsoft: Accessibility

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
NARIC is a library and information center on disability and rehabilitation. More than 50,000 disability-related publications are held and abstracted by NARIC in their REHABDATA database, which is searchable online.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)NIDRR, part of the U.S. Department of Education, manages and funds more than 300 projects on disability and rehabilitation research, including 56 states and U.S. territory Assistive Technology projects and several Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers.

Neighborhood Legal Services National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

Section 508: Rehabilitation Act Complaint Process


Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Advocacy Resources

On a Roll - Talk Radio
Talk Radio focuses on life and disability news, updated daily. While at the site, check out the RealAudio archives of this award-winning radio talk show.

One-Hand Typing
One-Hand Typing provides information on free downloads, “how-to” manuals, therapists and more.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability, whose purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. RESNA serves that purpose by promoting research, development, education, advocacy and the provision of technology and by supporting the people engaged in these activities. RESNA's membership ranges from rehabilitation professionals to consumers. All members are dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas and information for the advancement of Assistive Technology.

Speak Out! About Inaccessible Information and Telecommunication Technology

Trace Research & Development Center
The Trace Center conducts research aimed at improving technology that can benefit individuals with disabilities by making it more accessible in four main areas: communication, control, computer access, and next generation communication information and transaction systems.

West Virginia Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (WVRRTC)
WVRRTC provides informational resources on vocational rehabilitation and includes links to the Job Accommodation Network and Project Enable.

WheelchairNet is a continuously developing resource for a broad community of people who are interested in wheelchairs: consumers, clinicians, manufacturers, researchers and funders. It contains resources for lifestyle, wheelchair technology and research developments, discussions, products, industry product standards, funding, services, etc.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The W3C, an international industry consortium, was founded in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its operability. The W3C also includes the World Accessibility Initiative that provides guidelines on website accessibility.


International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
The Center collects and presents disability-related Internet resources and best practices in areas related to disability and accessibility issues. This site also includes additional resources that may be helpful to the disability community.