Welcome to AccessIT
AccessIT promotes the use of electronic and information technology
(E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions
at all academic levels. This Web site features the AccessIT Knowledge Base, a searchable database of
questions and answers regarding accessible E&IT.
It is designed for educators, policy makers, librarians, technical support staff, and students and employees with disabilities and their advocates.
- FREE Web Design Curriculum
- This curriculum was designed for high school introduction to web design
courses. It stresses standards-based and accessible design, and is
vendor-neutral, project-based, and FREE.
- Video: Accessible
Information Technology in Education: Building a Better Future -
This video presents the voices of students with disabilities and experts
in accessible IT as they discuss the importance of ensuring that
information technology is accessible in educational settings.
- Video: Surfing the Web With a
What's all the web accessibility talk about? Surf the web with a blind
user and see for yourself! To find out more information, follow the above
- Web Course:
Introduction to Accessible Information Technology in Education
This free online course is for anyone who wants to learn more about
information technology accessibility and related law and
policy issues in education.
- Information Technology in Education
Use this on-line interactive tool to learn about IT accessibility, and to
manage your educational entity's IT accessibility goals.
- Accessible University Mock Site
Use this mock site for demonstrating web accessibility principles in
presentations. Includes a Companion Guide tutorial which presents Web
accessibility problems and solutions in an easy-to-understand way, using
Web pages as examples.
- Select Presentations
A small sample of slide shows from presentations by AccessIT staff are
Archived Training Events and Videos
AccessIT web-based training archives are provided either as Real Media
files, or Windows Media files. Viewing these files requires the free
Windows Media Player
- Free Curriculum: Web Design & Development I -
Curriculum co-author Terry Thompson describes the course curriculum
and explores its organization and content.
- Making Web-Based Navigation Accessible -
Includes a demonstration of various approaches to implementing skip
navigation links and an in-depth look at the accessibility of dynamic menu
- PDF Accessibility - Windows media
Includes discussion of PDF accessibility issues and demonstrations
of techniques for maximizing the accessibility of PDF files. (04/04/03)
Access to Information through Technology in Education
This webcast covers both K-12 and post-secondary educational entities
Tim Spofford, Attorney with the US Department of Education Office
for Civil Rights (OCR), and David Stockford, Director of Special
Services with the Maine Department of Education.
Accessible Information Technology Publication Series
- Accessible Information Technology in Education and Related Terms
- Accessible Websites for All: Individuals with Disabilities and Web Accessibility in Postsecondary Education
- Resources For Accessible Web Design
- Universal Web Design: Designing For Everyone
- Accessible Web Design
- Accessible Instructional Software in Education
- Assuring that IT in Distance Learning Courses is Accessible
- Accessibility of Electronic Tools and Features Used in Distance Learning
- Providing Accessible IT in your Computer Lab
- Webmaster Accessibility FAQ
- Accessible File Formats
Are you new to accessible E&IT?
As a starting point for exploring accessibile E&IT, review
answers to the following questions from our Knowledge Base:
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Copyright Statement. AccessIT was funded by the National Institute on
Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education
(grant #H133D010306) through September 30, 2006; it is now maintained with
funding from the National Science Foundation (grant #CNS-054061S). The
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