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A Review of Free, Online Accessibility Tools You are here: Home > Articles > Accessibility Evaluation Tools Introduction Many web designers, developers, and evaluators are introduced to web access through accessibility tools. However, web accessibility requires more than just accessibility tools; it requires human judgment. Important No automated evaluation tool can tell you if your site is accessible, or even compliant. Classifications of Accessibility Evaluation Tools There are many different types of evaluation tools that can be used to determine whether or not web content is accessible. Standards and guidelines used One key in understanding accessibility tools is to understand the standards to which the tool was developed. WCAG 2.0 consists of three priority levels that act as an industry standard. Section 508 Similarly, Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act outlines the requirements for making federally-funded web sites accessible to individuals with disabilities. Free vs. commercial Who will be using the tool. Scope

TECHMATRIX - [Home] Browse articles Assistive technology tools: Writing Find out how to select assistive technology tools that address your child's specific writing difficulties. Assistive technology tools: Listening Learn about assistive technology tools that help with listening. Assistive technology tools: Reading Learn about assistive technology tools that help with reading. Assistive technology for kids with LD: An overview If your child has a learning disability, she may benefit from assistive technology tools that play to her strengths and work around her challenges. Assistive technology tools: Organization and memory Learn about assistive technology tools called information/data managers. E-ssential tips: A parent's guide to assistive technology An overview of current technologies to help parents select the right tools for their children with learning problems. Consumer Tips for Evaluating Assistive Technology Products Learn how to select the most effective assistive technology tools for your child's specific needs.

National Down Syndrome Society - The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979 SVS Tools For Life Georgia > Home Cerebral Palsy Listen How Cerebral Palsy Affects Development Kids with CP have varying degrees of physical disability. Some have only mild impairment, while others are severely affected. The brain damage that causes CP can also affect other brain functions, and can lead to other medical issues. Seizures, speech and communication problems, and mental retardation are more common among kids with the most severe forms of CP. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy Currently there's no cure for cerebral palsy, but a variety of resources and therapies can provide help and improve the quality of life for kids with CP. Different kinds of therapy can help them achieve maximum potential in growth and development. In addition, medication, surgery, or braces can help improve muscle function. A variety of medical specialists might be needed to treat the different medical conditions. A team of professionals will work with you to meet your child's needs. Reviewed by: Steven J.

ChooseWork.Net | Welcome to Choose Work | Social Security Administration Disability and Employment - Community of Practice : View : Disability Program Navigators: Making Employment Connections for Job Seekers with Disabilities - Portland This video highlights how the Disability Program Navigators (DPN) facilitated the establishment of an Integrated Resource Team (IRT) within the One-Stop Career Center (Worksource Center, Portland, Oregon) to blend and braid resources around an individual customer with disabilities' employment needs. The IRT brings various partners (private and public, mandated and non-mandated) from a myriad of agencies/organizations (e.g., One Stop Career Center, Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, mental health, developmental disabilities, etc.) across multiple systems to leverage resources, coordinate services/programs, and reduce duplication to better serve the individual customer with a disability and/or multiple employment challenges.