Category: Information Access

  • Access to Drug Labels Survey Report
    • This report details the consequences visually impaired individuals face due to drug label's inaccessibility. Possible solutions include distribution of assistive technology devices and Congress granting the FDA clear authority to regulate the accessibility of drug labels. PDF format.
  • Access to Information for All (2005)
    • The aim of this publication is to provide organizations with reference materials that will assist them in their task of making information accessible. This report provides suggestions as to how this can be achieved. PDF format.
  • Access to Libraries for Persons with Disabilities: Checklist
    • This checklist is a practical tool for all types of libraries (public, academic, school, special) to assess existing levels of accessibility to buildings, services, materials and programs and to enhance accessibility where needed. PDF format.
  • Access to Services for Persons with Disabilities in Challenging Environments
    • This publication presents a collection of articles by Handicap International staff, field partners and international experts. The collection consists of research, policy initiatives and case studies of differing perspectives on theme of access to services, and is intended to fuel information sharing, knowledge development and collective understanding.
  • Accessibility of Electronic Commerce and New Service and Information Technologies for Older Australians and People with a Disability - Report of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission on a Reference from the Attorney-General.
    • This investigation found that while digital technologies offer great potential for communication, lack of accessibility for people with a disability or older people is prevening some from taking advantatges of services using new technologies.
  • Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field
    • This article describes how to make a meeting accessible from start to finish to those with a disability. Includes tips on assisting those with mobility, vision, and hearing impairments. PDF format.
  • Disability Knowledge
    • The mission of disAbilityknowledge.org is to support the development of the open society by promoting the dissemination of relevant disability related knowledge and providing e-Learning access points to disability studies. Available in Hungarian and English language.
  • Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible
    • An initial introduction to resources for people new to Web accessibility. Includes why web accessibility is needed, what makes a site accessible, how to evaluate sites for accessibility, and more.
  • Guidelines for Library Service to Braille Users
    • This set of guidelines outlines key principles fundamental to all types of libraries where the service can be accessed by a blind member of the community.
  • How People with Disabilities Use the Web
    • This document provides an overview of how people with disabilities us the internet, including the principles of web accessibility, case studies, and common uses of assistive technology.
  • Initiative for Equitable Library Access
    • Works to create the conditions for sustainable and equitable library access for Canadians with print disabilities. By Libraries and Archives Canada.
  • Libraries for the Blind in the Information Age: Guidelines for Development
    • These guidelines provide libraries, governments, and other stakeholders with a framework for developing library services for people who are print-disabled. Where appropriate the guidelines are supported by examples from many countries around the world. PDF format.
  • Library Services to People with Special Needs Section: Glossary of Terms and Definitions
    • This glossary defines words, terms, phrases and descriptors related to the user groups who are the focus of the Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) section. The glossary also includes definitions related to LSN practice, research and publication. PDF format.
  • Powerpoint Accessibility
    • Guidelines on how to make PowerPoint and other visual presentations accessible to audience members who have a vision or print impairment. PDF format.
  • Project: Possibility
    • Project:Possibility is a non-profit, community service organization. It is led by individuals of diverse backgrounds and skillsets that share a common goal: to make a powerful difference in the lives of persons with disabilities. The software that is created through this project is open source--made available in entirety to the world, free of charge. Our coding events reach students around the world. We've collaborated with universities across the US, Europe and Asia, spanning a dozen countries. Top computer science students learn how they can use programming to develop innovative software solutions that make a difference.
  • The DAISY Consortium
    • The DAISY Consortium is an international association that develops, maintains and promotes international DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Standards. Its mission is to develop and promote international standards and technologies which enable equal access to information and knowledge by all people with print disabilities and which also benefit the wider community.
  • WBU PowerPoint Guidelines
    • Guidelines on how to make the use of PowerPoint and other visual presentations accessible to audience members who have a vision or print impairment
  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
    • WAI develops guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility, support materials to help understand and implement Web accessibility, and other resources.
  • Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web
    • With global mobile phone use at an all time high, there has been a surge of interest in developing Web sites that are accessible from a mobile device. Similarly, making Web sites accessible for people with disabilities is an integral part of high quality Web sites, and in some cases a legal requirement.
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
    • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.