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Telecommunications and information technology include telephone systems, radio, television, communications satellites, tele-medicine, and the Internet. For people with disabilities, telecommunications and information technology provide many of the same advantages provided to everyone else, as well as additional access and convenience to many services.  Barriers to access limit or prevent many people with disabilities from taking advantage of these new technologies.

Best practice and advocacy resources:

    Trace Center

    The Trace Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technology and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

    Center on Technology and Disability

    A Web link for parents with an extensive glossary of terms. The site also features links to newspapers, organizations, fact sheets, and more.

    The Web Access Initiative (WAI)

    WAI, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, access guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

    EASI - Equal Access to Software and Information

    Information for students and professionals with disabilities about information access technology.

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