Information Technology and Disabilities

Information Technology and Disabilities is a journal covering issues related to the development of new technologies by computer users with disabilities. Founded in 1994, Information Technology and Disabilities is published quarterly by Equal Access to Software and Information. Steve Noble and Tom McNulty are the Editors.

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, October

Federal Regulation Creates Economic Incentives for Competition, Innovation among Technology Companies
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, which took effect in June 2001, requires all agencies of the U.S. government to ensure that any electronic or information technology (EIT) they "develop, procure, maintain or use" is accessible...
From Policy to Practice: Achieving Equitable Access to Educational Technology
INTRODUCTION The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 empowers individuals with disabilities to be employed and included in society and prohibits discrimination. In 1998 the act was amended and strengthened by adding provisions covering access to electronic...
Show Me the Money: Making Currency Accessible to People Who Are Blind
On a recent business trip, I ducked into the hotel gift shop in between meetings to grab some energy food. Approaching the counter, I put down my purchase, handed the clerk what I thought was a twenty-dollar bill and said, "Here's twenty dollars."...
State It Accessibility Policy: The Landscape of Today
INTRODUCTION Dramatic changes have occurred in recent years related to accessibility of information technology (IT) within state government. With the proliferation of web based services and the clamor for comprehensive e-government initiatives,...
The Chafee Amendment: Improving Access to Information
In the United States, access to published print material for people with disabilities has been improved by the 1996 passage of the Chafee Amendment to the copyright law (17 U.S.C. [section] 121 [1]). This enables nonprofit organizations or governmental...
The Importance of Accurately Measuring the Accessibility of the Federal Electronic Government: Developing the Research Agenda
INTRODUCTION Studying the effectiveness of the federal electronic government (e-government) is very important if the e-government is to mature into a completely functional virtual representation of the federal government providing full democratic...
The State of the Law on Technology and the Blind: What It Is and What It Ought to Be
There ought to be a law! When during one of its annual national conventions the members of the National Federation of the Blind pass a resolution to address an inequity for blind Americans, a new piece of legislation may be the only way to comply with...
What Color Is That Comment: The Mechanics of Online Collaboration from a Blind Student's Perspective
As the first blind student to attempt to complete the MS in Education, Online Teaching and Learning, program at California State University, Hayward, I am blazing a trail for other students with disabilities who desire to participate in the cyber classroom...
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