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AI’s problem with disability and diversity
In machine learning, the computer looks at data and creates patterns to help it understand the world. It predicts how things will act in the future, and then make decisions based on those predictions. One of the things holding back improving machine learning systems for people with disabilities and other outliers is the use of proprietary software.
RERC on Universal Interface and IT Access
Trace Research & Development Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison | Focuses on accessibility and usability of current and emerging information technologies, including access to information content in its various forms, as well as access to interfaces used within content and by electronic technologies in general.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs)
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) | RERCs conduct programs of advanced research of an engineering or technical nature designed to apply advanced technology, scientific achievement, and psychological and social knowledge to solve rehabilitation problems and remove environmental barriers.
US Department of Justice (DOJ)
The DOJ has authority to issue regulations for title II and III of the ADA and to provide technical assistance and enforcement. The DOJ also has authority to certify that a State or local accessibility code is equivalent to the ADA’s requirements for new construction and alterations.
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) | NCDDR produces resources in print and online to assist researchers, disability-related professionals, and people with disabilities and their families in better understanding and using disability research. These publications discuss topics such as knowledge translation, systematic reviews, evidence-based technology, communities of practice as a knowledge transfer strategy, and research quality.
ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
2009 edition | A nationally recognized standard of technical requirements for making buildings accessible. Published since 1961, it is referenced by many federal documents and state accessibility laws. The IBC also references the ICC/ANSI A117.1.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
FTA is an agency that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems | US Department of Transportation (DOT)
ADA National Network
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) | Regional centers provide information, training and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA. Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Center for Universal Design (CUD)
CUD is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Our mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.