Guides submitted from various projects under the CATEA umbrella.

Recent Submissions

  • Vehicle Lifts and Ramps 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-06)
    Transportation for a person in a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair or scooter involves several issues. Individuals may purchase a vehicle that has already been modified, or they may choose to modify a new or used vehicle. ...
  • Reading Systems 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-07)
    Reading challenges can affect people who are blind or have low vision, those with learning disabilities or low literacy skills, as well as those who have difficulty holding books or documents. These individuals may benefit ...
  • E-Mail Discussion Lists 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)
  • Communication Devices 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-12)
    Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are typically used by people who do not speak, are difficult to understand, or have language retrieval issues. AAC devices are used by people of all ages with a ...
  • AT Outcomes Measurement 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-07)
    Accountability and cost-benefit analysis have become common topics of discussion throughout business and industry. The importance of understanding how systems perform and operate, including how well they meet their objectives ...
  • Bedroom Accommodations 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-08)
    The bedroom is the living space where many individuals spend a large majority of their time while in their residences. Individuals with disabilities may encounter some difficulties in maneuvering, performing daily activities, ...
  • Bathroom Accommodations 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-06)
    The bathroom can present many challenges for an individual with a disability. Individuals may have difficulty accessing the room, maneuvering inside the room, manipulating the fixtures, transferring to the toilet or bathing ...
  • Voice Input Systems 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-03)
    Voice input computer systems (or speech recognition systems) learn how a particular user pronounces words and uses information about these speech patterns to guess what words are being spoken. Voice input systems are useful ...
  • Apartment Accommodations 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-08)
    One of the most pressing issues a person with a disability encounters when considering employment options is not only the ability to get to the job, but all that is involved in preparing to exit the home to begin the work ...
  • Accessible Calculators 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-03)
    Calculators are one of the most commonly required tools at home, school and work, however, people with disabilities may have difficulty using standard calculators. Buttons on most calculators are smooth, and offer few or ...
  • How Do Students With Seizure Disorders Access Online Distance Education? 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Students with seizure disorders may have little or no difficulty accessing traditional classroom education. However, students may experience severe seizures involving loss of consciousness and involuntary movements, or may ...
  • One-Handed Keyboards 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-02)
    Standard keyboards can be difficult to use for single-handed typists. They might find that typing is laborious, time consuming, and inefficient. Single-handed typists might range from having carpal tunnel in one hand, ...
  • Mouse Alternatives 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-03)
  • Introduction to HTML Accessibility 

    Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE); Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
    HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the common language of the Internet. Over 3.3 billion files on the World Wide Web use HTML to communicate a dizzying array of information. HTML is flexible, easy to use and understand, ...
  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are an increasingly common way for website developers to control the look and feel of their web pages. A style sheet allows the website developer to specify the size, font and color of text for ...
  • What Methods Can Faculty Members Use to Post Accessible Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations to Online Distance Education Courses? 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Microsoft PowerPoint has been referred to as the "killer application" for online distance education. There are five primary ways that an instructor can post a PowerPoint presentation to a distance education platform, as ...
  • Computer Magnification 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Tech Connections; United Cerebral Palsy Associations; Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-09)
  • Describing Graphic Files for Students with Visual Impairments 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Graphic files are very commonly used in online distance education, whether as clip art in a Microsoft Word document, a chart in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or as an illustration in an HTML document. Providing a ...
  • Describing Graphic Files for Students with Visual Impairments 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Graphic files are very commonly used in online distance education, whether as clip art in a Microsoft Word document, a chart in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or as an illustration in an HTML document. Providing a ...
  • Creating an Accessible Word Document 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Microsoft Word is one of the most widely used word processing programs for both home and office use. In distance education, Microsoft Word documents are commonly used to transmit information to students. Faculty members ...

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