A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings
By Kailes & Jones, ILRU, 1993. Discusses how to: plan accessible meetings which meet the standards and intent of Americans Disability Act; avoid embarrassing and illegal mistakes; create a meeting environment is friendly and accessible to all users; conduct site surveys; negotiate contracts with meeting facilities; offer communication, physical and visual/print material access; communicate about disability issues without offending people with disabilities; use accessibility symbols and signs; how to assess a meeting environment for potential "triggers" of Environmental Illness; and more.
Provides Braille, Large Print and Audio Cassette reading materials for the 17.6 million people with visual impairments in the United States today. 800.258.7544.
Captioning services that help to make television, movies and more accessible for all
Effective Color Contrast Designing for People with Partial Sight and Color Deficiencies
By Aries Arditi, Lighthouse International. 1999. Principles of designing effective color contrast for people with partial sight or congenital color deficiencies.
FCC-Consumers Facts - Telecommunications Relay Service
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers – generally telephone companies – are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.
Making Text Legible: Designing for People with Partial Sight
By Aries Arditi, Lighthouse International. 1999. How to maximize legibility for people with partial sight.
Media & Disability Interest Group
Promotes academic research into disability issues and mass media. This includes issues related to portrayals, hiring practices, technology, civil rights, etc. Promotes architectural, communication, and attitudinal accessibility for people with disabilities at AEJMC annual meetings and all AEJMC activities. Promotes equal treatment and the necessary accommodation for students and professors with disabilities in university settings as outlined in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. Appropriate accommodation can mean an enhanced learning environment for both students and faculty.
National Braille Press
A nonprofit braille printer and publisher offering braille books, magazines, textbooks, tests, and embossing services. Employers may obtain information on how to get publications, employment applications, etc. in alternate format for people with visual disabilities
National Center on Disability and Journalism
National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ) is an independent, impartial journalism education organization. Our mission is to work with journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting.
Removing Barriers: Tips and Strategies to Promote Accessible Communication
This booklet is an easy-to-read, quick reference guide that addresses the basics on ways to effectively communicate and interact with people with disabilities. Provides information and tips that can be incorporated in the workplace as well as in daily community living. This publication is no longer available in print. The publication, Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That Are Accessible to All Participants, includes related information and is available in print.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
RID is a national membership organization representing the professionals who make communication possible between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who can hear. Interpreters serve as professional communicators in a vast array of settings such as: churches, schools, courtrooms, hospitals and theaters, as well as on political grandstands and television.
Simply Put: Scientific and Technical Information
Creating easy to read print materials your audience will want to read and use, Office of Communication, CDC
Speech to Speech (STS)
A service offered in eight states by the state's Relay Service. Speech to Speech Relay enables people with speech disabilities who have great difficulty communicating by telephone, to use a telephone, and their own voice, voice synthesizer, voice enhancer, or electrolarynx.
Explains what are they, and why and when text telephones are required.
Using a Text Telephone
Provides instructions on receiving, concluding, and making calls. Also defines common terminology.
VisionConnection - Vision Health
Your connection to vision information and an accessible community for people who are partially sighted or blind.
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