TechNology Provides the Tools
From the webservers to the listservs, from the accessible designs to online tutorials, from instructional design to visual literacy, the National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities harnesses all kinds of technology to help parents, teachers, and researchers connect, collaborate, and communicate.
- Accessibility Tutorial
- Making your website accessible might seem like an impossible task, but you can find some insights into the process of accessibility with our
- Descriptive Video
- NCSSD staff consult with the American Foundation for the Blind in addressing access to classroom instructional multimedia: Video Description Guidelines.
- Described and Captioned Media Program
- The American Foundation for the Blind is developing description guidelines for the Described and Captioned Media Program run by the National Association of the Deaf: Read more about the Described and Captioned Media Program.
- WGBH - Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books
- The WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) is collaborating with the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) on a three-year project to research and document effective practices for providing meaningful descriptions of non-text science content for postsecondary students or scientists who have visual impairments or are blind. Learn more about this exciting initiative.
- Other Technology Resources
- NCSSD is committed to educational access for students with low-incidence disabilities. These resources will help you find what you need:
- ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products
- US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION had an archive of information on assistive technology
- NATIONAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE translates research into practice
- CENTER FOR IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION identifies evidence-based, promising, and emerging technology practices