Monthly Archives: November 2010

Website Accessibility and Usability

Website Tips: There are lots of bright ideas out there. These will make your website better and your job easier.
Just because a website meets the “requirements”, doesn’t mean it is truly accessible.

Free Assistive Software

ITTATC maintained a list of companies, individuals, and organizations that offer fee-based evaluation and consultation services: ITTATC list of consultants. The grant that funded ITTAC has run out, as of May 2006, and some of their listings may be out of date.

Free Online Course: How to Accommodate College Students with Disabilities

Wonderful resource for post-secondary instructors.

The ASD Project: Accommodating Students with Disabilities

This online course covers fundamentals of:

* disability law
* the accommodation process
* working with students who have disabilities
* universal design

These materials have been developed in collaboration with Disability Service Offices throughout the country. Supported by federal grants #P333A990006 and #P333A020016.

LowBrowse™ Free Screen Magnifier

Browsing the Internet for the Visually Impaired

LowBrowse™ is a new way for those with low vision to access web documents, embodied in a Firefox extension. You’ll need to know the basics of Firefox use to use LowBrowse™ most effectively, but Firefox is very easy to learn and use if you have experience with any other browser.
LowBrowse™, like Firefox, runs on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux, but some details of its configuration and operation are different on the three platforms.

Free Online Universal Design Training Program

Great resource here for K-12 teachers, as well as post-secondary training schools, colleges, universities.

Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manona’s Teaching All Students Reaching All Learners Professional Development Training Program
Increasing understanding of 1) Universal Design for Learning (UDL); 2) Assistive Technology (AT); 3) Knowledge about students with hidden, or invisible disabilities; and 4) Rights and responsibilities related to students in postsecondary education, will enhance education for all students. The four training curricula are intended both to facilitate acquiring this knowledge and to evaluate an understanding of it.