Category: ICT accessibility

For accessibility issues related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) access.
  • Accessibility
    • Information on Section 508, which is a code for making government websites accessible, and tips for designing your websites in an accessible manner.
  • Accessibility Barriers and Solutions
    • This chart compares various disabilities, how they effect web access, and the solution to the barrier.
  • Accessibility Guidelines
    • This document addresses the definition and implications of being hard of hearing. The document also discusses the use and availability of devices to assist hard of hearing people and the measures required to improve their accessibility to all aspects of society. PDF format.
  • Accessible ICT Policy Advocacy Guides by Policy Area
    • This page offers guidelines to advocating and creating accessible information and communication technolgy policy organized by policy area, including transportation, health, and education.
  • Computer Software Accessibility Checklist
    • A checklist to identify and develop fully-accessible computer software.
  • Consultative Meeting on Mainstreaming Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Persons with Disabilities to Access Information and Knowledge
    • This report provides an overview of the background and rationale for a consultative expert meeting on social inclusion of persons with disabilities through ICTs, and a description of the process for and content of this meeting, as well as the outcomes of this meeting and implications for action. PDF format.
  • Developing Accessible ICT Policy
    • A set of steps to developing accessible information and communications technology policy.
  • e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities
    • This is a toolkit for policy makers implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with specific references to accessibility and information and communication technology.
  • G3ICT Accessibility Self-Assessment Framework
    • This page offers an overview of the G3ICT Accessibility Self-Assessment Framework, incluing the process, results, and technical resources of an assessment.
  • How to Adjust Color Contrast in Windows Operating Systems
    • A step-by-step guide to adjust the color contrast on windows operating systems. Changing the color contrast can make websites and application more accessible to visually impaired readers.
  • ICT Accessibility
    • Links to resources for making websites, public access terminals, telecommunication devices, and software accessible for people with disabilities.
  • ICT Definitions
    • This page offers definitions of disability and information communication technology-related terms as they apply to the CRPD, including reasonable accomodation, universal design, and more.
  • ICTs In Education For People With Special Needs: Specialized Training Course
    • The course provides those involved in education of people with special educational needs, with an overview of methods and principles of information and communication technology. PDF format.
  • International Cooperation and ICT Accessibility
    • Designed to provide references on the provisions of the Convention regarding international cooperation as well as practical references on international cooperation programs.
  • Internet and Web-Based Content Accessibility Checklist
    • A checklist to identify and develop accessible e-resources.
  • Introduction to e-Accessibility Basics
    • The following sections provide an overview of accessibility and the purpose of ICTs and some basic accessibility principles, as well as development and promotion of standards and principals
  • Library Accessibility and Assistive Technology: What you Need to Know
    • A tip sheet describing what you need to know to include Assistive Techonology in your library.
  • President Obama Signs Historic Technology Access Bill
    • A news report about the signing of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, intended to provide better access for television, smart phones, DVD players, and Internet for individuals with visual and/or hearing disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Report on Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities
    • Based on a high-level discussion held in November 2011, this report covers the challenges of and practical solutions for enabling students with disabilities to use ICT in the classroom. This includes a review of successful case studies and recommendations on how educators and students could use existing technological solutions in classrooms. The report is targeted at teachers, policy makers, and administrators.
  • Section 508
    • This website is a consolidation of content from two legacy websites of the GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program: the old Section508.gov and the former BuyAccessible.gov. It is intended to help you understand and fulfill Section 508 roles and responsibilities by providing information, tools, guidance and resources. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.
  • U.S. Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards
    • The Board’s Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology procured by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, phone systems, and copiers. They were issued under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which requires access for both members of the public and federal employees to such technologies when developed, procured, maintained, or used by federal agencies. The Section 508 Standards are part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and address access for people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. They contain technical criteria specific to various types of technologies and performance-based requirements which focus on functional capabilities of covered products. Specific criteria cover software applications and operating systems, web-based information and applications, computers, telecommunications products, video and multi-media, and self-contained closed products.
  • U.S. Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines
    • Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires telecommunications products and services to be accessible to people with disabilities. Manufacturers must ensure that products are “designed, developed, and fabricated to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities” when it is readily achievable to do so. Full-text of the legislation defining the U.S. standards on Telecommunications accessibility. Available in HTML or PDF format.
  • Web Accessibility for Cognitive Disabilities and Learning Disabilities: Opera Developer Community
    • This article covers a few of the problems users with cognitive disabilities may have that can affect their ability to use the Web, as well as the things that developers can do to alleviate these problems and things they should avoid.
  • Who Benefits from Accessible ICT?
    • A discussion on the value of accessible information and communication technology and universal design, including demographic data on disability.