Without aids, disabilities can prevent a person from leading a full and
productive life. This includes negatively affecting one's ability to use
computers. In the modern age, not being able to work with computers and mobile
devices is especially problematic, as they are routinely used to interact in and
with society. For most people, computers and similar devices are used for
purposes that range from finding employment to managing one's finances. Without
the ability to properly access this type of equipment, people can find
themselves hindered by their disability and unable to make the best use of their
skills. This creates a negative and unacceptable situation personally and
professionally. For this reason, accessibility is crucial to one's ability to
use today's technology to its fullest so that they may have the same
opportunities as those without disabilities.
When it comes to computers, assistive software is one of the most important
tools that people with certain disabilities can rely on to improve their
computing experience. Assistive software uses various technologies to overcome a
need or obstacle that is created by one's disability. For individuals who are
visually impaired, for example, there are screen readers that speak out the text
on a screen and dictation or speech input software that they can use to speak
text to a computer. Other examples include word prediction software and speech
synthesizers that enable people with speech issues, such as world-famous
theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, to communicate more clearly.
Software for Disabled Operators
Community User Groups: Software and Web professionals can benefit from
networking with their peers, particularly when dealing with accessibility issues.
Professionals who live in Texas will find a list of groups on this page of the
Texas Department of Information Resources.
General Resources, Including a Software Guide, for Developmental Disorders and
Learning Disabilities: When caring for a child with a developmental or
learning disorder, you'll need to be as informed as possible. This page features
useful information for families with children who have autism, cerebral palsy,
ADD/ADHD, fragile X syndrome, or Down syndrome.
Technology Links: Spanish-speaking individuals can find helpful links
regarding assistive technology on this page.
Disabilities and Disorders Affecting Learning: Assistive Technology for LDs:
Parents with children who have learning disorders can find information that can
help them provide the necessary care and assistance to their children. The
resource links on this page are to guides, toolkits, and products and services.
Software Accessibility Guide and Assistive Technology: People living in
Michigan can find a long list of resources and companies that make or offer
Resources and Care: There are numerous resources available for individuals
and families who are living with paralysis. On this page, people with find
numerous paralysis care and living resources located in Miami.
Technology, Including Educational Software: Teachers, parents, or anyone who
works with children with disabilities needs the right resources to help them
succeed. This page offers information and links to resources for autism
technology and assistive technology funding, research, tools, and news.
Learning With Learning Disabilities: Software Guide and Support Options:
Raising a child with learning disabilities can be difficult without the right
information and resources. The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta
offers this page featuring support options for children and individuals with
ADHD and learning disabilities.
Accessibility Guide and Disability Resources: Discover links to resources
for people with hearing and other disabilities on this page on the
Intermediaries for Justice website.
Reference Materials: Assistive Technology, Software, and Additional Resources:
This page on the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped website features a list of resources for people with disabilities.
These resources include links to further information about assistive technology,
biographies, statistics, deaf-blindness research, and more.
Programming and Educational Resources
- Programming, Technology,
and Assorted Links: People visiting this page will find an assortment of
unsorted links collected by the blog's author, Walt Stoneburner. The links on
this page are to websites and articles of interest to the author, including
those related to programming, math, photography, and software development.
- Game Engine
Network Developer 64 Do and Don't Do (Two A): Protocol and API: Network
support is an important part of gaming. Interested parties can learn about some
of the most common do's and don'ts of game engine network development here.
2D Graphics Programming for Gamers: Gamers or anyone interested in game
programming will find information about 2D graphics on this page. Visitors to
the site will also find links to select sources on game development and
Enlaces Interesantes 208: This is a French blog that features a list of
page is in French.
Scan for Programming That Allows Cheating: 22 Do's and Don'ts When Fighting
Cheating in Online Games: Cheating is a common and unfortunate practice in
online gaming. This page provides tips on what one should and should not do to
stop it from happening.
++ Performance: Common Wisdoms and "Common Wisdoms": People who are
interested in learning more about C++ and games can read draft chapters of a
book written by Sergey Ignatchenko by clicking on the link that is provided on
- CS 463: Comparative
Programming Language: Students and prospective students of the George Mason
University Volgenau School of Engineering will find course information for
comparative programming language on this page.
Computer Science: This is the College of Engineering and Applied Science
homepage for the UWM undergraduate catalog. The page features a list of courses
and course information.
Computer Information Systems (A.A.S.): Students who are interested in the
Computer Information Systems program at Amarillo College will find crucial
information on this page such as the requirements, major options, and the total
Course Faculty: Web Development Fundamentals: Review faculty overviews by
clicking this page of the American Public University System website. The page
also includes a link to the academic calendar.
- Computer Information
Systems: Degrees and Certificates: When considering a career in Computer
Information Systems, it is important to take the right classes and get the
appropriate degree or certificates. Students attending Chaffey College can
review what degrees and certificate programs are offered by the college when
they visit this page.
- Information Technology:
The IT field is a popular one that offers numerous career options. Potential UNT
students can read what the college has to offer, what to expect, and how to
enroll by clicking on this link.
Computer Information Technology Career Option: Miami University offers a
number of regional majors and minors. People who plan to pursue an IT career can
read up on a computer information technology major when they click on this link.
The page offers information on program features, special admission requirements,
courses, and what can be done with this particular major.
- Computer Science
Undergraduate Catalog: Prior to enrolling in Chicago State University
Mathematics and Computer Science, review this page for undergraduate information
such as general requirements, specific requirements, and course offerings and
Computer Science: Review information about computer science on this page of
the Ramapo College of New Jersey website. The page includes information about
study requirements, opportunities, and hands-on learning.
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science: Computer Science:
Individuals with an interest in computers may consider computer science as a
potential major. People who are attending Lehigh University can read up about
computer science and what their program has to offer.
Computer Science Information Systems Certificates: Read about the
Metropolitan Community College computer science information systems certificate
programs and their requirements and click the link at the bottom of the page to
open and review the gainful employment disclosure.
- Associate in Applied Science and
Bachelor of Science: This Southwestern Michigan College page features a
program overview and links to further information on the available degrees and
certificates that students may pursue. In addition, the page also includes a
brief job outlook.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Technology: Students who click
this link are able to review information about this degree as well as
information about careers, the curriculum, and benefits. The lower half of the
page also includes photos of faculty and their email addresses.
- Computer Science Course
Description: The Kean University Chapter Association for Computing Machinery
lists course descriptions for students to review.
Computer Information Technology: When enrolling in Rio Hondo College,
students who are interested in careers such as database administration or
programming should review this welcome page for the offered Computer Information
Technology programs. The page lists what is provided and certificates that one
Core Cybersecurity Course Development: This is information about a sponsored
project at Purdue University Northwest. The page includes a listed NCWF KSA
description and selected course topics.