Helpful Web Links
Under a new law, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, there
is greater access to the written word through information technology. The Access
Board has defined the guidelines/standards of universal access for e-learning.
Access is easier when students with disabilities learn to use any of the following:
For more information about this revolution in learning, the law
and universal access go to
Learn to use the speech-to-text and text-to-speech technology
(Naturally Speaking) in the Library Classroom at Gardner-Harvey Library.
For additional information, use the following websites:
ERIC/ACVE provides comprehensive information services in: adult
and continuing education, career education (childhood through adult), and vocational
and technical education. The web site allows you to search ERIC/ACVE's database
of journal articles. You can read full-text versions of ERIC/ACVE Digests and
other ERIC publications and you can order single copies online. There are links
to other ERIC clearinghouses and related journals.
This extensive web site offers a list of assistive technology
products and services, links to related organizations, conference and seminar
information, summaries of recent research in dyslexia, order information for IDA
books and Annals of Dyslexia, links to legal and legislative sites, and
a bulletin board.
JAN is an international toll-free consulting service that provides
information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional
limitations. The web site includes a description of JAN's services, links to employment
and disability resources, electronic versions of JAN's annual and quarterly reports,
and a bulletin board.
This web site describe's Laubach Literacy's national and international
programs and provides links to literacy/adult education web sites. New Readers
Press publications are not listed, but you can request a catalog via e-mail.
This colorful web site is a service of The Learning Project at
WETA, Washington DC, in association with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning
Disabilities. The site includes: weekly links to current articles about learning
disabilities; definitions of and FAQs for LD and ADD/ADHD; a monthly focus topic;
an online store that offers book and video products, book reviews, and links to
publishers; and extensive links to LD topics.
See "living with LD".
NIFL's web site is called LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication
System). The site brings "all adult literacy-related resources, expertise,
and knowledge to a single focal point." Includes policy updates, grants and
funding sources, calendar of events, publications list and online ordering, and
fact sheets on literacy-related subjects.
The Outreach and Technical Assistance network is a California
Department of Education, Adult Education funded project designed to provide technical
assistance, communication linkages and information to adult education providers.
Roads to Learning is funded by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
and administered by ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association. Its
purpose is to "encourage linkages among libraries, community organizations,
and service providers to improve service to learning disabled people, their
families, professionals, and other interested people." The web site includes
a list and description of LD organizations, publication resource list, and information
on subscribing to its listserv PLLD-L.