Technical Solutions to Removing Barriers

Photograph of a girl with Down's Syndrome using a laptop.

Technology enhances productivity and improves quality of life. For many people with disabilities, technology is critical to functioning independently. It provides people with disabilities access to employment, a wider range of tools to accomplish jobs and greater freedom to live and socialize in settings of their choosing. To support people with disabilities, the federal government has enacted laws to encourage development of, and access to, assistive technology.

This section of offers a wide range of information on accessibility, assistive and adaptive technology and laws and regulations related to technology.

Please choose from the categories listed along the left-hand side of this page for more information on this topic.

  • The White House: President George W. Bush
  • The U.S. government's official web portal.