Accessible Technology

Accessible information technology is technology that can be used by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. Accessible technology is either directly accessible -in other words, it is usable without assistive technology - or it is compatible with standard assistive technology. Each user is able to interact with the technology in ways that work best for him or her.

Information Technology (IT) is essential and ubiquitous in today's business environment. However, Information Technology at times also create barriers for individuals with disabilities, especially for people unable to operate a standard keyboard or mouse. People may experience access issues using technology ranging from computers and web sites to the telephone and photocopiers.

Articles on Accessible Technology

Below is a complete list of accessibility articles in the Resource Library, arranged by topic covered. Select any of the topic groups to the right to jump quickly to a particular topic list. Select any article title to view the article.



Operating Systems

Policy Issues


Self-contained, closed products

Software Applications

Telecommunications Products

Video and Multimedia Products

Web-based Information and Applications

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