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Upgrade assistive technology tools and adapt accessibility standards regularly

Upgrade assistive technology tools and adapt accessibility standards regularly


Edited by Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, Department of Innovation and Technology; Karen Tamley, Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago. Contributors: Danielle DuMerer and Matthew Guilford, Department of Innovation & Technology; Laurie Dittman and Joseph Russo, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago.

Standards, templates, and other tools should be reviewed by program leadership and updated on a regular basis to ensure they keep up with the rapidly evolving technological landscape and ensure access to new technologies.

HELPFUL TOOLS AND LINKS

  1. Americans with Disabilities Act  http://www.ada.gov/.

  2. Disability.gov http://www.disability.gov/.

  3. U.S. Federal Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 http://www.section508.gov/.

  4. Georgia Tech Research Institute, Accessibility Assistant  http://accessibility.gtri.gatech.edu/assistant/assistant_home.php.

  5. Illinois Center for Information Technology and Web Accessibility http://cita.uiuc.edu/.

  6. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Web Accessibility 101 http://www.doit.wisc.edu/accessibility/online-course/index.htm.

  7. WC3 Web Accessibility Initiative http://www.w3.org/WAI/.

  8. WebAim http://www.webaim.org/