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Americans With Disabilities: Accessibility Home

ADA establishes requirements for telecommunications, assistive technologies, that help people use information and resources more easily.

Library Resources

 

Instructions for accessing the databases

To access the databases, click on the database you would like to use, then login using your LoLA username and password when prompted.

 

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Types of DIsabilities

There are several types of Disabilities:

  • Autism & Spectrum Disorders
  • Deafness & Hearing Disabled
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Service Animals
  • Vision Disabilities

Accessibility Standards

Accessibility Standards

These are pecific to Section 508, but the same set of requirements also relate to WCAG and other public accessibility standards.  Basically, for any accessibility standard you have two broad sets of requirements that must be satisfied:

  • Technical Requirements (§1194.21 & §1194.22)  |   Did we write the site in a fashion that conforms to the coding requirements in the relevant standards? 
  • Functional Requirements (§1194.31)  |   Can people with disabilities complete the core tasks of the site?  

Validation is performed against a set of best practices and unit tests that must be executed to validate compliance. Testing the twelve paragraphs of §1194.21 and the sixteen paragraphs of §1194.22 requires validating against one hundred and twenty best practices.  This is no small job.

 

Assistive Technologies for Learning

Assistive Technologies (AT's) can be provided for a nominal cost.  In fact, many resources are built into to the Windows and Apple operating systems. 

Read more under the tab "Assistive Technologies Overview".  Many of these are available for little or no cost,  Other technologies require considerable investment.  If you have a disability, CLTCC will evaluate your disability and make reasonable accomodation to help you be successful in your program.

Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based (meaning you have to pay for them). Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with based on recommendations and reviews.

Photo of Apps

CLTCC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor is it liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons.

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