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Electronic & Information Technology
- AccessGA Project
Accessible information and communication technology technical assistance is offered to state agencies through the AccessGA Initiative. AccessGA is a pilot initiative of the Georgia State ADA Coordinator’s Office. Its design and purpose is to support Georgia state agency employees and ensure their information and communication technology outlets are accessible to customers possessing a wide range of disabilities. Technical assistance categories include: Assistive Technology, Caption Videos, digital content accessibility, real time remote captioning, voluntary product accessibility template (VPAT) and web accessibility. For more information please visit www.accessit.gatech.edu.
- Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)
CIDI (formerly AMAC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that helps universities and K-12 educators, corporations, non-profits and government institutions provide complete, timely and efficient accessibility to the individuals with disabilities whom they serve. When your organization becomes an CIDI member, you have easy access to the expert services, tools and technology we've spent years designing and implementing - practical tools that solve the real accessibility problems of the individuals you need to accommodate. CIDI offers a range of products and services, all designed to maximize your accommodation dollars and ensure individuals with disabilities are served with quality products in a timely manner. For more information please visit www.amacusg.org/.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO•IT) Center
The DO•IT Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive. For more information please visit www.washington.edu/doit/.
EnableMart is the worldwide leader in assistive technology distribution. With customers in all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries, EnableMart provides over 3,000 assistive technology and assistive living devices from over 200 manufacturers. EnableMart's market leadership is the direct result of the goal to become an all inclusive source for assistive technology and assistive living devices. For more information please visit http://www.enablemart.com/.
Tools for Life
Tools for Life increases access to appropriate assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for all Georgians with disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice. For more information please visit https://gatfl.gatech.edu/index.php or call 1 (800) 497-8665 (Voice Toll Free), 1 (866) 373-7778 (TDD Toll Free) or (404) 486-6333 (Metro Atlanta TDD).
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Use of Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence to Assess Job Applicants and Employees
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “the Commission”) enforces, and provides leadership and guidance on, the federal EEO laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age (over 40) and genetic information. This publication is part of an ongoing effort by the EEOC to educate employers, employees, and other stakeholders about the application of EEO laws when employers use employment software and applications, some of which incorporate algorithmic decision-making.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Videos Series on Digital Accessibility in Education
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a 20-part video series covering a variety of topics on digital access in education, including how people with disabilities use technology, applicable federal regulations, and identifying and remediating barriers to access. OCR partnered with the ADA National Network to produce the videos for the purposes of providing basic information on and instructions to many different digital accessibility concepts, such as fundamental manual testing techniques, use of color, logical reading order, meaningful video captions, and others. The videos are designed for a wide range of audiences, including school webmasters, parents and students with disabilities, and educational app developers and other IT vendors. The videos are available on ADA National Network’s OCR Video Series page. All videos are open-captioned. For questions or comments regarding the video series, or for more information please contact the Office of Civil Rights at [email protected]
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth: Federal Protections to Ensure Accessibility to People with Disabilities and Limited English Proficient Persons
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are committed to ensuring that health care providers who use telehealth, including telehealth that is available 24/7, do so in a nondiscriminatory manner. With this guidance, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (CRT) explain how various federal laws require making telehealth accessible to people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons. For more information, please visit https://www.ada.gov/telehealth_guidance.pdf.
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA
The United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, has launched a webpage entitled: Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA. This guidance describes how state and local governments and businesses open to the public can make sure that their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).