There are several types of DIsabilities:
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:
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.
Section 508 and WCAG 2.0
Section 508, last updated in 1998, applies to agencies and requires that they make electronic technology accessible to people with disabilities. There's six technical standards to Section 508 compliance. Additionally, Section 508 includes performance criteria and information, documentation and support.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is a more modern, international standard that defines how to make content on the web accessible with disabilities. Updated in 2008, WCAG 2.0 has set three levels of compliance:
W3.org provides standards for "Evaluating Websites for Accessibility" and outlines different approaches for evaluating websites for accessibility. It provides general procedures, from evaluation during website development to ongoing monitoring of existing sites. The approaches in these pages are intended to supplement other content management and quality assurance procedures. You can click here to access the "Evaluating Websites for Accessibility" resource suite documents. If you want design websites, or if you are a user of the world wide web, you will find information about creating highly usable resources here.
Source: Cambridge University Lecture
Assistive Technology or Adaptive Technology
Works to increase education success, job success, and advancement of people with disabilities through the adoption and promotion of accessible technology by removing barriers and creating the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) possibl
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.