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 Accessibility Tutorial.
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: