Type: Articles

Resources on accessibility software included in the eGranary, accessibility resources for computer users, assistive technology hardware, and other software included in the eGranary.
  • Access for Multiple Disabilities
    • This article focuses on three types of learners who benefit from assistive technology devices: hard of hearing learners, visually impaired learners, and learning disabled individuals.
  • 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.
  • Adapting Keyboards for Multiple Disabilities
    • This article gives technical and non-technical ideas to make keyboards accessible across a range of disabilities
  • Assistive Technology
    • This article focuses on three types of assistive technology and looks at how they are incorporated to meet individual needs and address educational standards for students with moderate to severe disabilities in public school settings.
  • Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard by Lake Software
    • Click-N-Type is an on-screen virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. As long as the person can control a mouse, trackball, touch screen, or other pointing device, this software keyboard allows the person to type. Available in the following languages: Arabic (Algerian), Chinese(Traditional), Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.
  • Designing Accessible Web Pages: Creating Web Pages Accessible to All
    • This page includes suggestions and example code to build accessible web pages, espcecially for those who are blind or have a vision impairment.
  • Designing for Accessibility
    • This page gives concrete suggestions as to Web sites can be built and designed in accessible ways.
  • Making Graphic Navigation Style Accessible
    • This article explains what graphic or spatial navigation style is and how it can be made accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Open Accessibility: An Overview of Projects and Communities
    • This article introduces the key issues, techniques, technologies and communities that provide accessibility, allowing open source to reach as many users as possible.
  • Project F123: Solutions on a Grand Scale
    • Project F123 provides all the software a person with a disability needs to use a computer, including operating system, applications, and assistive technologies (such as screen readers or virtual keyboards) in USB drives or installed directly on computers.
  • 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.
  • Web Accessibility for Older Adults
    • Includes suggestions for making the web accessible to older adults in several ways: navigation, color and contrast, font, page length, and distractions.
  • Web Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired
    • This article describes how web sites can be built to accomodate the hard of hearing.
  • Web Accessibility for the Visually Impaired
    • This page describes how web sites can be built for those who are visually impaired. It includes suggestions and sample code.
  • Website Design for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • This article gives reasons why web sites should be built with the deaf and hard of hearing community in mind and describes what accessible web sites should look like.