ERIC Number: ED396488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Cooperative Electronic Library on Disability. CO-NET: Cooperative Database Distribution Network for Assistive Technology. 9th Edition [CD-ROM].
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
This CD-ROM contains the complete Cooperative Electronic Library on Disability, which includes computer-searchable databases listing disability-related products, services, and information resources, and also provides full text documents. Included are: the ABLEDATA database which lists over 20,000 products for people with disabilities, including more than 3,200 illustrations; TraceBase, a database providing information and pictures related to communication, control, and computer access; six directories of services are provided covering: (1) Protection and Advocacy Agencies; (2) resources for older people; (3) National Disability-Related Information and Referral Services; (4) independent living programs; (5) information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and (6) service directories from Tech Act projects in 11 specific states. Databases of publications, media, and materials include: REHABDATA (listing over 44,000 publications), Annotated Bibliography of Assistive Technology Funding Resources, Functional Electrical Stimulation Information Center, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness listings (1990-93), Information and Referral Resources, the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials, and the Bibliographic Database on Disability and Statistics. Full text is provided of many documents on such topics as the ADA (including technical assistance manuals), the Rehabilitation Act, funding for assistive technology, accessible design of consumer products, transit facility design for persons with visual impairments, visual alarms to alert persons with hearing loss, and many others. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agencies, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Databases, Disabilities, Electronic Libraries, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Information Sources, Merchandise Information, Rehabilitation, Services
Trace Research and Development Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, S-151 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705.
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.