For more information about software accessibility, consult the following organizations, conferences, and books.
Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation (COCA)
18th & F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20405
A central clearinghouse of information on technology and accessibility. COCA documentation covers products, government resources, user requirements, legal requirements, and much more.
Sensory Access Foundation
385 Sherman Avenue, Suite 2
Palo Alto, CA 94306
A nonprofit organization that consults on application of technology "to increase options for visually and hearing impaired persons." Publishes newsletters on adaptive technology.
Special Needs Project
3463 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Vendor of books for professionals and families on a wide variety of disability issues.
Trace Research and Development Center
S-151 Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53528
A central source for the current information on assistive technologies as well as a major research and evaluation center. Trace distributes databases and papers on adaptive technology and resources.
Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities
Every spring in Los Angeles, California
Closing the Gap
Conference on Microcomputer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
Every fall in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Brown, Carl. Computer Access in Higher Education for Students with Disabilities, 2nd Edition. George Lithograph Company, San Francisco. 1989.
Cornsweet, T.N. Visual Perception. Academic Press, New York. 1970.
Edwards, A., Edwards, E., and Mynatt, E. Enabling Technology for Users with Special Needs (InterCHI '93 Tutorial). 1993.
Johnson, M, and Elkins, S. Reporting on Disability. Advocado Press, Lousville, KY, 1989.
Managing Information Resources for Accessibility, U.S. General Services Administration Information Resources Management Service, Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation, 1991.
Vanderheiden, G.C., Thirty-Something Million: Should They Be Exceptions?, Human Factors, 32(4), 383-396. 1990
Vanderheiden, G.C. Making Software More Accessible for People with Disabilities, Release 1.2. Trace Research & Development Center, 1992.
Walker, W.D., Novak, M.E., Tumblin, H.R., Vanderheiden, G.C. Making the X Window System Accessible to People with Disabilities. Proceedings: 7th Annual X Technical Conference. O'Reilly & Associates, 1993.