Institute of Neural Engineering Graz Brain-Computer Interface Lab an internationally renowned research institution with a research focus on brain-computer communication and dynamics of brain oscillations. We have extensive expertise in EEG recording, offline and online signal processing of brain signals and other biosignals, feature extraction, machine learning methods applied to brain patterns, and neurofeedback systems. [Austria]
Trace Research &anp; Development Center. The Trace Research & Development Center (formerly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) is now a part of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland in College Park as of August 2016. The Trace Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
Universal Design / Disability Access – for Advanced Computational Infrastructure is a program at the Trace Research & Development Center that is part of the National Computational Science Alliance (NCSA) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Alliance is involved in the development of supercomputing systems and applications (including future Internet applications) and it is Trace's role to help ensure that they are built in a manner that makes them more accessible for people with disabilities.
Universal Design Education at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University at Buffalo. The site is designed for use by students (of any age and stage), faculty members, and user/experts. The site supports professional design education as well as professional development/continuing education and kindergarten through grade 12 education (this is the U.S. designation – we welcome design-related materials for younger students from everywhere in the world).
Universal Usability Guide by Susan Horten, 2005. The Universal Usability site houses an unabridged, online version of Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers, by Sarah Horton, published in 2005 by New Riders Press. You’ll find the complete text and illustrations from the printed book here under Access by Design Online.
Usability.gov is the leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors. The site provides overviews of the user-centered design process and various UX disciplines. It also covers the related information on methodology and tools for making digital content more usable and useful.
STC Usability & User Experience SIG articles on "Accessibility, Ergonomics, and Special Audiences" at STC UUX Topics in Usability [Website has not been reachable since 22 April 2016—being redesigned. This is an archived version from the Wayback Machine.]
Bibliography—literature in relation to Design for All (299 K .pdf) edited by Greta Olsson & Thomas Lyhne. This Bibliography is a part of CEN/CENELEC Guide 6 "Guidelines for standards developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities". The Guide addresses relevant aspects relating to the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities to be considered when drafting standards. Both documents are part of the Mandate 283 on the safety and usability of products by persons with special needs given by the Commission of the European Communities.
Disability Etiquette (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about etiquette. You don't have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides some basic tips for you to follow. And if you are ever unsure about what to do or say with a person who has a disability, just ask!
Disability Graphics Disability vector images, illustrations, and clip art
Browse 30,148 disability stock illustrations and vector graphics available royalty-free, or search for special needs children or disability icon. From iStock by Getty Images.
WaSP Interact Curriculum WaSP InterAct is a living, open curriculum based upon web standards and best practices, designed to teach students the skills of the web professional. Adapt and reuse our resources. Contribute your own content and ideas.
Literature relating to women and technology:
Women With Disabilities: Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics. Introduction: Beyond Pedestals. Ed: Michelle Fine and Adrienne Asch. Temple University Press. Philadelphia. 1988. ISBN 0-87722-474-9.
"On the Margin of the Myth: Exploring the Landscape of Disabled Women's Lives." May 1997 Mainstream Magazine.
Saxton, Marsha, and Florence Howe, editors. "With wings: An anthology of
literature by and about women with disabilities". NY: Feminist Press, 1987.
Schultz, Kara. "Every Implanted Child a Star (and Some Other Failures): Guilt and Shame in the Cochlear Implant Debates." Quarterly Journal of Speech 86.3(2000): 251-75.
Women's Health (.pdf). The United Spinal Association has a publication about health for women. For many women with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D) knowledgeable physicians and the right facilities are often hard to find. Use this checklist, not only for your own personal information, but also for educating your primary health care provider on what he or she needs to know about the unique needs and concerns of women with SCI/D.
ADA Handicapped Parking Rules—Access Signs Regulations access sign regulations, parking space size, location how many parking spaces are required. Updated PDF version (.pdf)
Parking Etiquette Notices for Windshields (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about disabled parking etiquette. Have you ever discovered someone illegally parked in a handicapped zone and wished you could say or do something? Now you can! Take action with our handy "Just a Minute…" is 60 Seconds too long parking pad. Simply slip one of these informative reminders under the offender's windshield wiper and you've made your point.
The Taxicab Driver Customer Service Pocket Guide is a reference tool developed by Easterseals' Project ACTION with assistance from the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) [renamed the Transportation Alliance in 2019] to provide important tips and guidelines for taxicab drivers on communicating with and providing transportation service to customers with disabilities. The laminated brochure outlines the responsibilities of taxicab drivers and the rights of passengers with disabilities. It reviews general guidelines on serving customers with disabilities and provides drivers with specific tips on serving customers who are hard of hearing, who use wheelchairs, who use service animals, and who have visual disabilities. [Download a PDF or RTF of the Taxi Operator's Pocket Guide from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about the ADA. Many regard the ADA as the most sweeping piece of civil rights legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Others believe that because of the many structural and communication barriers the ADA will remove, it is the farthest-reaching civil rights law ever enacted.
The Fair Housing Amendment Act (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about the FHA Act. This law is intended to increase housing opportunities for people with disabilities. However, individual citizens must come forward with concerns, file complaints or sue if they believe their rights have been violated. The government has no other way of detecting discrimination as it occurs. As a result, it is important to understand this legislation and how to make it work for you.