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Accessibility Resources, Regulations, and Information

This area of the web site addresses issues of disability and accessibility. It includes links to articles and other resources on such topics as accessibility issues in psychology training and practice, the civil rights of people with disabilities, assistive technology, accessibility standards for web sites, disability-related legal issues in higher education and professional licensing, and the American Psychological Association's mentoring program

There are currently 10 sections (in addition to "Therapy, Guide, Hearing, & Assistance Animals," which is in another part of this site):

  1. Articles on Accessibility in Psychology Graduate Education and Practice provides citations and summaries of articles such as "Implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act for the Training of Psychologists"; "Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Internship Positions"; "Disability: Its Place in the Psychology Curriculum"; and "Internship Accessibility Issues for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Applicants."

  2. Accessibility Laws & Regulations provides links to some of the laws and regulations relevant to accessibility and people with disabilities, such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 amendments (including section 508), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

  3. Court Adjudications, Formal Settlements, and Letters of Agreement: Disability, Accessibility, and Universities provides links to some of the adjudications, settlements, agreements, and similar documents in the area of access to colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education.

  4. Articles on Accessibility Issues in Higher Education & Professional Licensing provides citations, summaries, and--where possible--links to online versions of articles and other works such as "Americans with Disabilities Act and Professional Licensing"; Accommodations in Higher Education Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers; "Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Higher Education's Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA"; and "Making Accommodations: The Legal World of Students with Disabilities."

  5. Assistive Technology for Computers and Printed Material provides links to software and hardware resources such as screen readers, talking web browsers, printed text readers, braille translators (text-to-braille and braille-to-text), screen magnifiers, special computer keyboards, and technology that allows control of a computer through head movements or eye movements.

  6. Accessible Books and Articles presents links to resources that provide copies of text books, trade books, journals, operation manuals, scientific articles, and other publications in forms that are accessible to people with disabilities. Some of the formats include Braille, large type, recorded books, digital books, and tactile graphics.

  7. Articles on Web Accessibility, the ADA, and Civil Rights provides links to online articles such as "Applying the ADA to the Internet: A Web Accessibility Standard"; "How Civil Rights for People with Disabilities Impact the Private Section"; and "Is Your Site ADA-Compliant ... or a Lawsuit-in-Waiting?: More ADA-Compliance Information."

  8. Seven Easy Steps Toward Web Site Accessibility shows practical ways to identify some of the most common barriers to web site access for people with disabilities and how to eliminate them.

  9. Web Accessibility Verifiers provides descriptions and links to 8 of the more popular software programs that can be used to help ensure that a web site meets the standards for accessibility.

  10. American Psychological Association Mentoring Program provides a link to APA's program in which APA members who are disabled serve as mentors to psychology students and interns who are disabled, psychologists with disabilities who are just entering the field, and psychologists who are recently disabled.

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