What is the National Council on Disability (NCD), and how are they involved in accessible electronic and information technology?
Updated January 31st, 2013
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the president and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities. NCD is composed of fifteen members appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The NCD has written several position papers related to information technology accessibility, including the following:
- The Power of Digital Inclusion (October, 2011)
- Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment (October 1, 2007)
- Over the Horizon: Potential Impact of Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technology on Disability Policy and Practice (December 26, 2006)
- NCD Recommendations Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization (PDF) (March 17, 2005)
- Application of the ADA to the Internet and the Worldwide Web (July 10, 2003)
- The Accessible Future (June 21, 2001)