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The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool. Featured Video Teens show that their disabilities do not define who they are. View more videos. Featured Resources Projects, Programs, Resources DO-IT Center

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ADA:College Accomodation Planning College Accommodation Planning (PDF Format) Understanding the Differences College is different from high school in a number of ways. Simulation of Vision Conditions Vision simulation is one way to understand how the world is experienced by someone with a visual impairment. This section has links to photographs, activities, and instructions for creating your own vision simulators. Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section.

Disability and Workforce Development Experts - Meet the Team! Lisa Jordan is a recognized expert in the field of disability and workforce development. One of her strengths is her keen ability to identify challenges and develop solutions for her clients that are both practical and immediate. By including her clients in the process and allowing opportunities to succeed up front, Lisa believes this increases ownership over implementing and sustaining long term change.

Civil Rights Center Introduction Element 1: Designation Of Equal Opportunity Officer Element 2: Notice And Communication Element 3: Assurances Element 4: Universal Access Element 5: Obligation Not To Discriminate On The Basis Of Disability Element 6: Data And Information Collection And Maintenance Element 7: Monitor For Compliance Element 8: Complaint Processing Procedures Element 9: Corrective Actions/Sanctions Appendix: Examples of Practices Endnotes (Formatting note: Links to citations open up in a different window. The citations files list only those citations specifically addressed in the checklist. Readers may notice, therefore, that parts of some citations may be missing. This is intentional.) The U.S.

WCAG 2.0 checklist - a free and simple guide to WCAG 2.0 It’s extremely useful to have a WCAG 2.0 checklist to hand when you’re working through the guidelines. A WCAG 2.0 checklist helps you to check your web accessibility progress, record how far you’ve come and set your targets out for the future. Wuhcag is all about holistic web accessibility – that means taking everything about your website into account. That’s why I don’t rush you to make every web accessibility change at once – it’s too much for you to do and so it’s bad for your users. I love a structured approach to everything in life, and your website is no exception.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education Reproduction and ordering information U.S. Department of Education Arne DuncanSecretary Office for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali Assistant Secretary First published July 2002. Accessible Media Player Resources Note: Last updated February 2nd, 2016. If you have a suggested link leave a comment and I’ll add it. Below are a few resources around media player accessibility. With so many of us embedding multimedia content in our sites and apps it’s key that we think about not just the accessibility of the player but also alternative formats, the user journey to the player and onward journeys from the player. If you have a suggested link let me know.

Home page 1 Home page 1 Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) directed funds and resources to improve workforce services for individuals with disabilities, including those with psychiatric and other non-visible disabilities. Creative Commons Legal Code License 1. Definitions "Adaptation" means a work based upon the Work, or upon the Work and other pre-existing works, such as a translation, adaptation, derivative work, arrangement of music or other alterations of a literary or artistic work, or phonogram or performance and includes cinematographic adaptations or any other form in which the Work may be recast, transformed, or adapted including in any form recognizably derived from the original, except that a work that constitutes a Collection will not be considered an Adaptation for the purpose of this License.

Cheatsheets These one-page accessibility resources, or “cheatsheets,” have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff. These cheatsheets are meant to be used as part of a larger training plan, as mentioned in our blog post on How to Use our Accessibility Cheatsheets. For more complete and technical information about these topics, visit our partner WebAIM.

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Higher Education's Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Washington, D.C. Revised September 1998 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Testing HTML for Section 508 Compliance Alternatives must be provided for all media content (audio or video) and synchronized alternatives must be provided for content that contains both video and audio (multimedia). Synchronized alternatives, such as the display of text for audio at the same time it is spoken, is important so users will derive the full meaning of the content. Why are synchronized captions important? Watch a foreign film that’s been closed-captioned, and you’ve experienced the film as it was meant to be experienced. Watch the same film without captions while dividing your attention between the screen and a printed translation, and you’ll understand why an alternative that’s unsynchronized is an unequal substitute. Captions for Multimedia

Accommodation Information: A - Z Skip to Main Content JAN en Español Print this Page Government Government entities make information they create available to the public in various ways: online subject to terms of use, by removing copyright and related rights, through government policy and regulation, through the use of custom licenses, via freedom of information laws, informally via norms, through the use of CC licenses and public domain tools, and through other means. By using CC licenses and tools to communicate broad reuse rights to the content, data, and educational materials they create, governments are stimulating economic growth, promoting citizen engagement, and increasing the transparency of government resources and services. Government Case Studies

This website hosts a virtual community that promotes higher education for students with disabilities and those who support them.The mission of DO-IT is to serve “to increase the participation of Individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. DO-IT is funded several sources: Washington State, federal grants, foundations, corporations and individuals. It has won many national awards and federal grants to carry out its mission. by dbardwell Mar 22

The most noticeable helpful feature of this site is how it is segmented into the support offered. There are sections for college capable high school students, teens with disabilities for an electronic community, high school graduates who continue to support DO-IT efforts, summer campers who have received technology and/or advocacy training from DO-IT scholars, staff or ambassadors, and DO-IT mentors who are college students, faculty, and professionals in a wide variety of career fields and DO-IT staff, interns and volunteers to coordinate programs, electronic communications, research, and dissemination. The Access section includes information for students on accessing college, an alliance for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, another alliance for students in computing careers, a center on accessible information technology in education, accessible distance learning and an alliance for accessing careers. by dbardwell Mar 22

Other helpful resources:In the Student Lounge I found College Preparation Resources for Students-how students with disabilities can prepare for postsecondary studies.Academic Resources for K-12 Educators- how K-12 educators can create inclusive environments that promote the success of college-bound students with disabilities.College Preparation Resources for Parents and Mentors - how to encourage and support college-bound young people with disabilities.This site has information and supports for both students with disabilities and the professionals who support them. The biggest drawback of this site is its size. It does have a search field for only the site to assist with this obstacle. If I could change anything about this site it would be to have a video highlighting the features and resources on this site. by dbardwell Mar 22