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Maine CITE

The Maine Department of Education’s Maine CITE Program
helps make Assistive Technologies (AT) available to the Maine children,
adults and seniors who need them.

What is Assistive Technology (AT)

Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, piece of equipment or product that makes it easier for someone with a disability to live more independently and safely, work at a job, learn in school, get about their community or pursue play and leisure.

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Microsoft Word Accessibility webinars

From SSB Bart Group… Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics This series will cover core Microsoft Word accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute bi-weekly sessions. All webinars are free to attend and real-time captioning will be provided. Please use the individual links below to register for each of the webinars in the series. All webinars run from 2:00… Read more Microsoft Word Accessibility webinars

Revised Transition Guide published

From the U.S. Department of Education… The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), of the U.S. Department of Education (Department), is pleased to publish, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. OSERS’ mission is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for… Read more Revised Transition Guide published

Legal references regarding web accessibility

The following are on-line resources that have listed and documented historic information about legal issues related to web accessibility. Resources include references to legal cases and rule interpretations. Thanks to several members of the ITACCESS listserv from Educause for assistance in compiling this list. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – Web Accessibility Laws and Policies – lists… Read more Legal references regarding web accessibility

ARIA – What should we know?

According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), “…ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. Currently certain functionality used in… Read more ARIA – What should we know?