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  • Accessibility Forum
    The Accessibility Forum began in May of 2001 as an ongoing collaboration among stakeholders affected by Section 508 including user, industry, government, and other communities. The Forum membership includes over 640 organizations from industry (electronics, information technology, and assistive technology), associations for people with disabilities, the research community (academia, research institutions, and standards groups), and government agencies.

  • Apple: People with Special Needs
    “Since 1985 Apple has been deeply committed to helping people with special needs attain an unparalleled level of independence through a personal computers.”

  • Assistive Technology Industry Association
    “The mission of the ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. The ATIA represents the interests of its members to business, government, education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities.”

  • HP Accessibility Solutions
    “At HP, fulfilling our promise of connecting everyone to the power of technology includes providing accessible products and services to meet the needs of people with disabilities. HP is working with global and local partners to build a foundation for universal access to basic technologies.”

  • IBM Accessibility Center
    “IBM takes pride in our Accessibility Center, bringing together product and service information for people with disabilities, and for Human Resource Professionals who are proactively seeking knowledge about solutions or empowering persons with disabilities to ensure a productive working environment.”

  • Microsoft: Accessible Technology for Everyone
    “Microsoft is dedicated to developing technology that is useable and accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Learn about built-in accessibility features in Microsoft products that you can adjust to meet your needs and preferences.”

  • Section 508 information
    Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.

  • Sun Microsystems Accessibility Program
    “Driven by the belief that designing to meet the needs of users with disabilities can improve the productivity of all users.”

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