Information and Law Links

United States Department of Education (

This site has information regarding student transition from high-school to post-secondary institutions and  rights and responsibilities for students and post-secondary institutions:


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Home Page offers information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA Home Page.


Oklahoma's EITA law reflects an ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities.

Oklahoma Accessible Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Website.


Since 1977, the Oklahoma Disability Law Center (ODLC) has helped people with disabilities achieve equality, inclusion in society and personal independence without regard to disabling conditions. We are a system of protection and advocacy for people with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma. We are federally funded through the Administration for Children and Families, the Center for Mental Health Services of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. The ODLC> is a member of the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS).

Oklahoma Disability Law Center.


Ability Resources: "Our mission is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence. One way this can be achieved is in the creation of an environment in which people with disabilities can exercise their rights to control and direct their own lives."

Ability Resources.


OK-AHEAD's Mission: "To further full participation for individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma post-secondary education through collaboration, information dissemination, advocacy, professional and policy development, and research, Oklahoma Association on Higher Education and Disability continues its mission for disability service providers and the students they serve."

OK-AHEAD: Oklahoma Association of Higher Education and Disability.


The Office of Disability Concerns (ODC) is an independent state agency whose purpose is to help state government develop policies and services that meet the needs of Oklahomans with disabilities. The ODC serves as a resource, to people with disabilities, who want to present their views and recommendations to the Governor, the State Legislature and State agencies.

Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns (formerly Oklahoma Office of Handicap Concerns.


The National Center on Disability and Access to Education


STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Department of Education


NCDAE: Cognitive Disabilities and the Web: Where Accessibility and Usability Meet? Cognative Disabilities


Web Design Information, Instruction, Tips, Tools, Disability Information, Site and Page Review Resources

WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) provides web accessibility guidance, training, tips, information, site evaluation and repair. If you want to follow the Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), look at how to meet WCAG 2.0 (WCAG Quick Reference) and build a Perceivable Operable Understandable Robust (POUR) site, then visit WebAIM and read about this and more. GREAT RESOURCE!

Identifying Web Accessibility Issues.  NCDAE Video - There are many accessibility issues that can be easily identified without having a highly technical background. This video offers a few simple techniques you can use to identify some common web accessibility problems.

NCDAE Video Identifying Web Accessibility Issues



Oklahoma ABLE Tech is a statewide Assistive Technology Act program located at the Seretean Wellness Center on the OSU-Stillwater campus. Oklahoma ABLE Tech strives to improve access to assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. Through four core programs, demonstration centers, short-term equipment loan, AT re-utilization, and low interest bank loans for the purchase of AT, ABLE Tech makes AT more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech.


University of Washington's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking>Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center


Software Accessibility - Accessibility feature information for well-known software applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, Firefox, Apple and Google products.

Google Products: Accessibility


Apple Accessibility


Firefox Accessibility Features:


Mozilla Community site:


Internet Explorer Accessibility options:


Chromium Accessibility (Base for Chrome browser)


Chrome - see "Google Products: Accessibility"


Accessibility Tutorials for Microsoft Products:


- Office 2010


- Office 2013



Adobe Acrobat Reader:  


Making electronic information and media accessible

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) has these one-page accessibility resources, or “cheatsheets,” that have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff. NCDAE Cheatsheets for creating accessible content:


Adobe: Creating Accessible PDF's:


University of Washington -- Captioning your own video for free:


YouTube Captioning - YouTube's Captioning support and help.  How-to's and captioner service application.  What will you find here?
Add subtitles and closed captions.
Edit captions.
Remove subtitles and closed captions.
Automatic captions.
Upload subtitles and closed captions.
Apply for the YouTube Ready Captioning program.
Subtitles and Closed Captions Glossary.


Accessibility Software and Services

Accessibility software collections - These links take you to sites that have more than one one software application for accessibility.


ATHENA Free AT Software Inventory aims to inform and provide persons with disabilities, their facilitators as well the professionals of the domain, with the available costless Assistive Technology (AT) solutions (Open Source or Freeware). Speech and Accessibility Laboratory - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

ATHENA Free AT Software Inventory.


Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center - Free Assistive Technology Software


Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) - Free accessibility software


Single accessibility software applications - Single software applications that address one or more disabilities.


eSSential ACCESSIBILITY is a communications  support that allows users to navigate the web hands free.


NVDA - NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.


Captioning - Information, Services, instructions, and software related to captioning.


WGBH offers free Closed Captioning Software, Standards and Guides for accessible media. This is where you can find Magpie


Hollywood Tools is offering transcription and captioning web-based software platform.

uTranscribe is a user friendly web platform to transcribe and caption your videos on YouTube. The process is simple and fast. uTranscribe only requires your computer and a web browser. Best of all this version is FREE!


CCExtractor - A tool that analyzes video files and produces independent subtitle files from the closed captions data. CCExtractor is portable, small, and very fast. It works in Linux, Windows, and OSX.


>SubExtractor - Converts subtitles from DVDs and Blu-ray .sup files into Advanced Substation Alpha and SRT text format using OCR (optical character recognition). is a website that will attempt to extract subtitles from a streaming video (such as those found on YouTube), if given the link (uniform resource locator or URL).


YouTube Captioning - YouTube's Captioning support and help.  How-to's and captioner service application.  What will you find here?
Add subtitles and closed captions.
Edit captions.
Remove subtitles and closed captions.
Automatic captions.
Upload subtitles and closed captions.
Apply for the YouTube Ready Captioning program.
Subtitles and Closed Captions Glossary.


Brief Reviews of Free Tools for Captioning YouTube Videos from the University of Washington. This article is a little old (2009), but you might still find some leads to updated and effective tools. Do not be surprised if some of the tools are no longer maintained or available.

Terril Thompson - University of Washington - Free Tools for Captioning YouTube Videos


Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) - Caption It Yourself.

Basic Guidelines for Busy Teachers, Families, and Others Who Shoot Their Own Video by Bill Stark, Described and Captioned Media Program Communications and Accountability Administrator


Caption Service Vendors - a list of captioning service vendors provided by the Described and Captioned Media Program DCMP).  Extensive lists broken down into: Referral service, Vendors inside the United States, and outside of the United States.


University of Washington -- Captioning your own video for free


Canadian Network for Inclusive Cultural Exchange: Accessibility Tools.

Tools for Modal Translation (Captioning).

Tools for accessible online collaboration.

Canadian Network for Inclusive Cultural Exchange Accessibility Tools