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Title IV – Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 Section 508: Electronic and Information Technology (n.d.)
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding electronic and information technology as addressed in the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, Section 508. Available on the Department of Justice Web site.

Print Products

Bowe, F. G. (2000). Universal design in education: Teaching nontraditional students. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.
This book promotes the use of universal design considerations as teaching strategies and materials are being developed. This approach requires that the educator consider the wide range of characteristics - e.g., hearing ability, visual skills, mobility skills, size, culture/ethnic/racial background, gender - as they develop instructional activities.

Burgstahler, S.E. (2000). Access to Internet-based instruction for people with disabilities, in L. A. Petrides (Ed.), Case studies on information technology in higher education (pp. 76-88). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
Internet-based instruction provides almost limitless opportunities to learn online. However, much Web-based instruction is inaccessible to individuals with disabilities. This chapter describes access challenges and design considerations for making online instruction accessible to everyone.

National Science Foundation. (2000). Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
This publication documents the underrepresentation of women, racial/ethnic minorities and people with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics and technology fields and explores causes and solutions.

Web Sites

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology)
Information, resources and programs related to access to electronic and information technology, postsecondary education and careers for people with disabilities.

Disability-Related Resources on the Internet
Comprehensive list of Web sites, Usenet discussion groups, and distribution lists.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) Universal Design for Learning
Resources and research to assist in the design of learning activities for all learners.

Center for Universal Design
Principles for developing products and services that are accessible to everyone.

Closing the Gap
Information on computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.

National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
Research and development regarding the issues of access to media and information technology for people with disabilities.

Section 508: The Road to Accessibility
Resources for implementing the accessibility standards of Section 508.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Guidelines, tools, education, outreach, research and development related to making Web pages accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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