Policy issues relating to disability and technology.
Access to Information Technology by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States - Quick Reference
- This paper provides examples of the implementation of U.S. disability laws pertaining to accessible information technology.
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.
Considerations for Specifying, Incentivising and Implementing Universal Design
- An explanation of the two strategies governments use to make technology developers focus on universal design. While regulation ensure a company must follow universal design models, this often results in minimal achievements. Giving companies incentive, on the other hand, makes companies more apt to develop universal design technologies.
Design for Inclusion: Creating a New Marketplace
- This report by the U.S. National Council on Disabilities aims to educate designers and manufacturers about the way electronic and information technology (E&IT) intersects with the needs of individuals with disabilities, and how designing with access in mind can significantly increase the size of targeted markets for E&IT.
Developing Accessible ICT Policy
- A set of steps to developing accessible information and communications technology policy.
Information Technology and Americans with Disabilities: An Overview of Innovation, Laws, Progress and Challenges
- This paper provides an introduction to the context of the right to information in the U.S., and provides case studies of support for accessible information technology from the governmental, academic, private and non-governmental or civil society sectors.
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.
Local government and ICT Accessibility
- This page discusses how local governments and communities can embrace accessible ICT.
NEDA Comments on Regional Telecommunications Review
- This letter from the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) examines the importance of accessible telecommunications services for people with disabilities of non-English speaking backgrounds. Suggestions to best include these individuals are given. Special attention is paid to the lack of adequate services in rural areas of Australia. Word document format.
NEDA Submission on the Feasibility Study Into an Independent Disability Equipment Program (IDEP)
- In this article the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) argues that while the IDEP is a positive step for Australia's people with disabilities, it also argues that the IDEP must be inclusive of people with disabiliteis of non-English speaking backgrounds. NEDA gives suggestions to make the IDEP most inclusive for this population. Word document format.
Over the Horizon: Potential Impact of Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technology on Disability Policy and Practice
- This report examines emerging trends in information and communication technology, and discusses potential opportunities for innovation in disability policy and practice.
When the ADA Goes Online: Application of the ADA to the Internet and the Worldwide Web
- This paper analyzes and answers the critical question: Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to commercial and other private sector Web sites, and if so, what does it require, generated by the U.S. National Council on Disability