Volume I Number 1, January 1994

Feature Articles

Building an Accessible CD-ROM Reference Station

Rochelle Wyatt and Charles Hamilton

This case study describes the development of an accessible CD-ROM workstation at the Washington Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Included are descriptions of hardware and software, as well as selected CD-ROM reference sources. Information is provided on compatibility of individual CD-ROM products with adaptive technology hardware and software.

Development of an Accessible User Interface for People Who are Blind or Vision Impaired as Part of the Re-Computerisation of Royal Blind Society (Australia)

Tim Noonan

In 1991, The Royal Blind Society (Australia) and Deen Systems, a Sydney-based software development company, undertook a major overhaul of RBS information systems intended to enhance access to RBS client services as well as employment opportunities for blind and vision impaired RBS staff. This case study outlines the steps taken and principles followed in the development of a computer user interface intended for efficient use by blind and vision impaired individuals.

The Electronic Rehabilitation Resource Center at St. John's University (New York)

Bob Zenhausern and Mike Holtzman

St. John's University in Jamaica, New York, is host to a number of disability-related network information sources and services. This article identifies and describes key sources and services, including Bitnet listservs, or discussion groups, the UNIBASE system which includes real-time online conferencing, and other valuable educational and rehabilitation-related network information sources.

The Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation (COCA)

Susan Brummel and Doug Wakefield

Since 1985, COCA has been pioneering information policies and computer support practices that bene fit Federal employees with disabilities and members of the public with disabilities. Today, COCA provides a variety of services to people within and outside Government employment. The ultimate goal of all COCA's activities is to advance equitable information environments consistent with non-discriminatory employment and service delivery goals.