CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information

For comprehensive listings of third-party computer access hardware and software..

				 Appendix B
			 Resources Available to Help



For comprehensive listings of third-party computer access hardware and
software....


Online:

    ABLEDATA is a comprehensive database of over 17,000 rehabilitation
       and assistive device products.  The full range of technology is
       included, from wheelchairs to sensory aids to communication
       devices.  Low-tech devices, such as typing sticks and
       communication boards, are also included.  ABLEDATA is
       maintained by Macro Systems, 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 300,
       Silver Spring, MD  20910, 301/588-5484.  ABLEDATA is also
       currently available on-line via BRS, Bibliographic Retrieval
       Service, which is subscribed to by most libraries.


On Disk:

    Hyper-ABLEDATA is a desktop version of the ABLEDATA database.
       Hyper-ABLEDATA allows the full 17,000-item database to be
       searched by company name, product name, type of product, or
       Boolean logic searching.  It is available on CD-ROM, and
       contains pictures of about 1,000 products, and sound samples
       for 50 different synthesized voices.  The Hyper-ABLEDATA CD is
       available from the Trace R&D Center, S-151 Waisman Center, 1500
       Highland Avenue, Madison WI  53705; price (1992) is $50.00 for
       two issues of the CD.


On Paper:

    Trace ResourceBook: Assistive Technologies for Communication,
       Control, and Computer Access (1991-92 Edition) is a
       comprehensive guide to software, hardware, and augmentative
       communication equipment.  Updated information is included on
       over 1,000 products and 400 manufacturers.  Products covered
       range from assistive devices for communication, such as
       headsticks, to computer software for speech therapy.  Each
       product entry features basic product and manufacturer
       information, a picture of the product (if relevant), and a one-
       or two-paragraph description.  The ResourceBook is available
       from the Trace R&D Center, S-151 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland
       Avenue, Madison WI  53705; price (1991) is $50.00.


For assistance in translating and formatting documentation into accessible
ASCII text files, contact:

       George Kersher, Director
       R&D Division
       Recording for the Blind
       PO Box 7068
       Missoula, MT  59802
       406/243-2899

                                  

For information on efforts of other application software companies working on
accessibility issues, contact:

       Information Technology Foundation
       (formerly ADAPSO)
       1616 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 1300
       Arlington, VA  22209-9998
       703/522-5055 (voice)
       703/525-2279 (fax)


For general information on the Federal regulations regarding computer
accessibility, contact:

       Frank McDonough, Assistant Commissioner
       Office of Federal Information Resources Management
       General Services Administration
       18th and F Streets NW, Room 2239, KA
       Washington, DC  20405


For general information on Federal computer accessibility, contact:

       Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation (COCA)
       General Services Administration
       18th and F Streets NW, Room 2022, KGDO
       Washington, DC  20405


For information on the latest application software design guidelines...

For information on the latest application software design guidelines, as well
as the latest versions of design guidelines for computer hardware and
operating systems, contact:

       Gregg Vanderheiden, Ph.D., Director
       Trace R&D Center
       S-151 Waisman Center
       1500 Highland Avenue
       Madison, WI  53705-2280
       608/262-6966 (voice)
       608/263-5408 (TDD)
       608/262-8848 (fax)


For information on disability statistics, contact:

       Mitchell Laplante, Ph.D.
       Disability Statistics Program Inventory
       Institute of Health and Aging
       University of California - San Francisco
       3rd and Paranassus Avenue, Room N631
       San Francisco, CA  94143
       415/476-9485