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Resources: Computer Accessibility

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  • Accessibility Guide to Community Technology Centers in Massachusetts
    Community Tech Centers (CTCs) are places where people can go for free access to computers. This guide (researched in 2007) includes general information about each facility including information on programs and technology provided to accommodate people with disabilities.

  • Apple--Accessibility
    Desktop/laptop, mobile devices, watches, and apple TV accessibility information provided here.

  • Click-N-Type virtual keyboard
    Click-N-Type is a free virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard.

  • Equal Access to Software and Information
    EASI provides online training on adaptive technology and how institutions can provide barrier-free computer and information technology systems for people with disabilities. A non profit, EASI provides information on the latest in adaptive computer technology to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and workplaces.

  • IBM--Accessibility
    IBM's Human Ability and Accessibility Center website.

  • Microsoft--Accessibility
    This Microsoft Web page is dedicated to providing information on assistive technology for computer access.  It includes an overview of AT, types of AT, and information for vendors of AT products.  AT products can be searched by type of disability. Also check out the Microsoft Accessibility Blog and the Microsoft Accessibility Resource Centers.

  • TRACE Resource and Development Center
    TRACE is a research center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison which focuses on making "off-the-shelf" technologies and systems like computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone through the process known as "universal" or "accessible design."