ERIC Number: ED460460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Managing Information Resources for Accessibility.
General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation.
This handbook presents guidance for federal managers and other personnel who are unfamiliar with the policy and practice of information accessibility to accommodate users with disabilities and to provide for their effective access to information resources. It addresses federal requirements for accessibility, adopting accessibility as a sound information resource management practice, establishing accessibility support services, and acquisition planning for accessibility. The following section describes strategies for accommodating users with: (1) visual impairments by using a glare protection screen, a large monitor with high resolution, magnified display of computer screen, large print production, keyboard orientation aids, speech synthesizer, screen reader software, braille printer, and speech recognition system; (2) hearing impairments by using amplification devices, captioning, signaling system, TDD, and electronic mail; and (3) mobility impairments by using sequential keystroke input programs, key repeat rate control, keyboard macros, word prediction packages, speech recognition, robotic devices, mouse alternatives, optical character recognition, phone headset, and speed dialing. Also addressed are areas of unmet accommodation needs and end-user training considerations and options. Appendices include information on sample contract provisions, federal government accessibility programs, U.S. Government TDD/TTY, public and private sector resources, applicable public laws, and federal regulations on reasonable accommodation. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Computer Software, Computers, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Hearing Impairments, Information Services, Information Technology, Physical Disabilities, Training, Visual Impairments
For full text: http://codi.buffalo.edu/archives/computingl.coca.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation.