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Assistive Technology

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:

www.readplease.com

www.zero2000.com

For more information about this revolution in learning, the law and universal access go to
www.webaim.org
Learn to use the speech-to-text and text-to-speech technology (Naturally Speaking) in the Library Classroom at Gardner-Harvey Library.

Auditory Processing

Attention Deficit

For additional information, use the following websites:

www.add.org

www.chadd.org

Dyslexia

www.cyberwink.com

ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education

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.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

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.

Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

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.

Proliteracy

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.

LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Resources

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.

National Council for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

See "living with LD".

National Institute for Literacy

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.

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

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

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.