Baen Books, a publisher of science fiction, will provide its books to fans who are blind, paralyzed, or dyslexic, or are amputees, in electronic form free of charge, effective immediately. Jim Baen, founder of Baen Books, who passed on June 28, 2006, decided to "provide each challenged reader with a permanent pass" to the regular e-publication of Baen's new books. His successor, publisher Toni Weisskopf, is implementing his idea with this program. Since 1999, Baen has published its new books as ebooks each month, in several formats, with no Digital Rights Management, through WebScriptions, for a small fee. Now, this service will be available at no cost to the disabled, who must apply for this privilege. Applications will be processed by ReadAssist, a volunteer group devoted to helping disabled readers find the books they want in the form they need, and join the community of fandom.
RESNA - the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.
Tools for Life can give you and your family more options for greater freedom in your lives. Our mission is to increase access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so individuals can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice.
Do-It. University of Washington. This site reveals how universal design strategies can be employed when engaging in specific academic activities: large lectures, group/work discussions, test taking, field work, science labs, computer labs, computers , world wide web pages, distance learning, art work, travel programs, writing assignments, and work-based learning.
"Dear Colleague" letter and "Dear Parent" letter (March 16, 2007) from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe, providing information about the legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities as they transition from high school to institutions of postsecondary education.