Accessibility Links

AbilityNet

http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/

Information, factsheets and step-by-step guides on approaches and technology to help disabled computer users. AbilityNet has useful links to UK organisations on their website, including literacy-related organisations and specialist IT suppliers.

 

Directgov- Disabled people

https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities

The Government's one-stop directory of public services relating to disability.

 

Disability Now

http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/

Online edition of the magazine for people with disabilities

 

W3C – Web Accessibility Initiative

http://www.w3.org/WAI/

The WAI works with a variety of organisations to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the web accessible.

 

Vision-related web links

British Computer Association of the Blind

https://www.bcab.org.uk/

A self-help group of visually impaired computer professionals and users.

 

Royal National Institute of the Blind

http://www.rnib.org.uk/

Information on all aspects of vision impairment, including computer access and other technologies. The RNIB's Useful links page has a comprehensive list of UK vision-related technology and standards resources.

 

Hearing-related web links

Action on Hearing Loss

http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

The website of the rebranded Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) has information and resources for deaf and hard of hearing people.

 

British Deaf Association

http://www.bda.org.uk/

News, information on British Sign Language, and other resources on the website of the organisation run by deaf people for deaf people.

 

BSL Academy

http://bslonline.org.uk/

The BDA's initiative to train and improve the quality of BSL (British Sign Language) teachers and to increase BSL awareness.

 

Deafax

http://www.deafax.org/

The website of the charity that applies communications technology to create deaf-friendly resources, notably Viewtalk, which allows users to watch and upload video blogs and messages, and has training films for improving BSL vocabulary.

 

European Union of the Deaf

http://www.eud.eu/

The EUD is a pan-European non-profit making organisation representing the interests of deaf Europeans.

 

Deaf Studies Trust

http://www.deafstudiestrust.org/

The Deaf Studies Trust (DST) is a national charity set up for the benefit of the Deaf community in the UK. It aims to apply research-based knowledge to practical issues for Deaf children and adults. It works also with hard of hearing adults.

 

Language and Reading Web links

British Dyslexia Association

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

Information on resources for dyslexic people, local support and publications.

 

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

http://www.arkellcentre.org.uk/

The HADC offers training and support for educators and people with dyslexia.

 

Dyslexia Action

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/

Website of the charity providing services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

 

National Literacy Trust

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/

Website of the charity that aims to improve reading and writing skills for all ages.

 

Keyboard and Mouse: mobility-related web links

Ace Centre- Resources

http://acecentre.org.uk/

The Ace Centre website's Resources section includes UK suppliers of communication aids.

 

Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/

Information on ergonomics and ergonomic design - including computer workstation design.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/

The MS Society website has information and resources for people who have multiple sclerosis.

 

RSI Awareness

http://www.rsi.org.uk/

The Repetitive Strain Injury Association's website includes information on all aspects of RSI: causes, treatments, research and legal issues.