Accessibility Centers & Labs.

Organization/
Company
Name Contact Services Partners/
Sponsors
Center for Applied Special Technology CAST Staff Members
39 Cross Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-8555
cast@cast.org
CAST is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology.
(Creator of the Bobby accessibility tool...sold to watchfire summer 2002)
Supporters
Board of Directors
Rochester Institute of Technology
EASI Richard Banks
Chief Information Officer
dick@easi.cc
Equal Access to Software and Information (Easi) offers online workshops in Adaptive Technology; Creating Accessible Web Pages, etc. ?
Georgia Tech Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center Joseph Koncelik
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
490 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
Contact page
Promote the development of accessible electronic & information technology (E&IT) by providing technical assistance, training and information. Sponsor
George Mason University Assistive Technology Initiative
Accessibility Lab
Kristine Neuber
Coordinator
kneuber@gmu.edu
(703) 993-2143
4400 University Drive
MSN 1F2
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Provides individuals with disabilities access to technology that is available to all GMU employees and students, so that they have the tools needed to be as independent and successful as possible in GMU's academic environment. ?
HTML Writers' Guild Aware Center Kynn Bartlett
(AWARE center creator)
aware@hwg.org
AWARE stands for Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education, and our mission is to serve as a central resource for web authors for learning about web accessibility. The Center is supported by the Guild's staff and volunteers, and is designed as a resource for all web authors. In August 2001 HTML Writers' Guild, an educational non-profit for web authors merged with the International Webmasters Association, a web certification company.
IBM IBM Accessibility Center

11400 Burnet Road,
Austin, TX 78758
800-426-4832
Corp. Contact page

"..bringing together product and service information for people with disabilities, and for Human Resource Professionals who are proactively seeking knowledge about solutions or empowering persons with disabilities to ensure a productive working environment." ?
International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet 8105 Brumbley Place
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919)349-6661
icdri@icdri.org
The ICDRI collects and presents best practices, provides disability-related Internet resources, and keeps abreast of areas related to disability and accessibility issues. Sponsors
Knowbility, Inc. Knowbility knowbility@knowbility.org
Main Office: Austin?
(512)-478-4596
California Contact:
PO Box 77644
San Francisco, CA
94107-7644
Tel: 415-633-9362
Knowbility promotes barrier free Information Technology - creating greater access to I.T. opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. Board of Directors
Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
MCIL
Technology Lab Project
(under current development)
1600 University Ave. W., Suite 16 St. Paul, MN 55104-3825
(651) 646-8342
In an effort to address technology and it's empowering qualities that support independent living, MCIL is currently developing the Technology Lab Project. MCIL’s mission is to be a leader in the promotion of technology as a tool that promotes independence, choice, and control for individuals with disabilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Equally important is our mission is to serve as a model in providing education and training, supports, and services involving the use of technology to achieve their individual educational, vocational, and lifestyle goals ?
MIT Adaptive Technology for Information and Computing at MIT Kathy Cahill
Coordinator
atic@mit.edu
253-7808
MIT's Adaptive Technology for Information and Computing (ATIC) lab provides in-lab use of various adaptive technologies for members of the MIT student community with disabilities. We provide scanning and brailling of printed text, screen-reading and voice recognition software, alternative keyboards, mice and more. MIT employees and affiliates can contact us for further information and demonstration of the same. ?
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) Contact page
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
617.300.3400
ncam@wgbh.org
The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) is a research and development facility dedicated to the issues of media and information technology for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. NCAM's mission is: to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students. Business Partners Program
and
Funders
Stanford Archimedes Project Neil Scott
Project Leader
CSLI
Stanford University
Stanford CA, 94305-4115.
650-725-3774
ngscott@arch.stanford.edu
As a part of the Center for the Study for Language and Information (CSLI), an independent research lab at Stanford University, the Archimedes Project aims to educate those who will develop the next generation of software and hardware. Projects revolve around the obstacles and opportunities that technology presents for individuals with disabilities and the advantages for the whole community of designing for general access. This site has links, and explanation of research and projects. Affiliates
Sun Microsystems Enabling Technologies Program Contact page
4150 Network Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054
650-960-1300
Sun Microsystems' Enabling Technologies Program Driven by the belief that designing to meet the needs of users with disabilities can improve the productivity of ALL users. ?
Temple University The Institute on Disabilities Diane Nelson Bryen, Ph.D.
Professor and Executive Director
dianeb@astro.ocis.temple.edu
Programs
Also home of the late Dr. Leonard Kasday's WAVE web assessibility tool.
One of the sixty-one university affiliated programs funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
TARGET Center 1400 Independence Ave.
Room 1006-S
Washington DC 20250-9876
(202) 720-2600 (V / TTY)
(202) 720-2681 (FAX)
TARGET provides beneficial information on assistive technology. The Center offers a hands-on environment for testing equipment. Demonstrations can be arranged. ?
UCLA Disabilities and Computing Lab Carmela Cunningham
Coordinator
(310) 206-7133
carmela@ucla.edu
The DCP Lab houses six PCs and one Mac which are equipped to meet the needs of individuals with vision, mobility and learning impairments. Staff members are available, on a daily basis, to evaluate individuals' specific needs and provide subsequent training in the use of appropriate software. The lab is also open to those needing adaptive software to complete work related tasks. ?
University of Toronto Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) J.P. Robarts Library
First Floor
Information Commons
130 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 978-4360 iris.neher@utoronto.ca
Resource staff is available to assist in solving problems related to computers and adaptive technology. The ATRC provides information specific to the University of Toronto community - workshops, personal services, etc.
(Co-creator of the APrompt accessibility tool)
Sponsors
University of Washington Adaptive Technology Lab Mary Gates Hall Computing Resource Center
Box 352830
University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195
206-685-4144
atl@u.washington.edu
The Adaptive Technology Lab (ATL) provides resources to improve access to computing resources for University of Washington students, faculty, and staff. The computers, software and special equipment in the lab provide: access for blind users via speech output or braille; magnification of the screen for people with low vision; alternatives to the standard keyboard and mouse; use of speech recognition software as a writing tool; tools to make the reading and writing process easier; accessories to make computer use more comfortable; and the capability to create and produce documents in alternative formats such as e-text, braille, large print, etc ?
University of Wisconsin-Madison The Trace Center Contact page
Gregg C. Vanderheiden
Director
5901 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI
53719-1252
(608) 262-6966 info@trace.wisc.edu
The Trace Research & Development Center is a part of the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1971, Trace has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability. Trace Center Mission Statement: To prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible. (Co-creator of the APrompt accessibility tool) ?

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