Links: Training and Development

ADA Network
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provide local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible.

Spurwink ALLTECH
Spurwink ALLTech is a nationally recognized center that provides training, consultation, and technical assistance in the areas of assistive technology, specialized software, web accessibility, and universal design in education.

Captioning Key Guidelines
These guidelines, based on decades of experience by The Described and Captioned Media Program – DCMP (previously called Captioned Films and Videos Program), provide a review of captioning research, and examination of standards developed by various captioning vendors. The guidelines are also useful to media producers/distributors and others who are considering captioning their products or learning about captioning. Some background information and rationale are included for the novice.

Center for Applied Special Technology
CAST is an educational, not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities.

Center for Assistive Technology – University of Buffalo
The Center for Assistive Technology conducts research, education and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices for persons with disabilities. The Center works in four related areas: research and development of assistive devices for education, employment, leisure, and daily living; education for students, professionals, and consumers; assistive device service provision, and; dissemination of information about Assistive Technology.

Center for Community Inclusion and Disabilities Studiea (CCI-DS)
The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. CCI-DS was established at UMaine in 1992 to bring together the resources of the community and the university to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families in Maine and beyond.

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Founded in 1979, the HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.

Inclusive Technologies
Inclusive Technologies provides a full range of consulting services to companies, consumers, researchers, purchasers, and policy makers on how products can better meet the needs of all users, including users with disabilities and elders.

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (formerly Maine Handicapped Skiing) provides year-round adaptive recreational programs that teach adaptive sports activities to people with physical disabilities, ages four and up.

Maine CITE Training Resources
Maine CITE offers training webinars on the topic of Assistive Technology and the topic of Accessible Instructional Materials.

National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE)
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) monitors and promotes electronically-mediated distance education policies and practices that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

New England ADA & Accessible IT Center
The New England ADA & Accessible IT Center provides information and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508, and accessible information technology to individuals living in New England.

PEPNet
PEPNet’s national network of regional centers provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
EASI’s mission is to serve as a resource by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. We stay informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace.

RampWEB
RampWEB provides clients with fast moving innovative solutions that assist in achieving accessible designs. These solutions improve the accessibility of web- based communications, web applications and client software.

RESNA ATP Certification
ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumer’s needs, and providing training in the use of the selected device(s).

Section 508
This is a source for learning how to ensure your agency meets the requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended by the Workforce Reinvestment Act of 1998. Here you’ll find information and Web-based training courses on various topics.

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Reviewed and revised: 08/14/2015 jeb