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Trace Research and Development Center
A non-profit research center which focuses on making off the shelf technologies and systems like computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone through the process known as universal, or accessible design
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Program
A federally funded network of grantees which provides information, training, and technical assistance to businesses and agencies with duties and responsibilities under the ADA and to people with disabilities with rights under the ADA.
ONLINE ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Big Ideas for Trainers in Small Companies
Maybe you don't have the resources of such giants as AT&T and Hewlett-Packard, but you can still meet big challenges with creative, cost-effective solutions. Several trainers at small firms share their ideas. From Training & Development magazine. By Sacha Cohen
Online Learning in an Information Age
A look at instructor-led, Web-based training for information technology staff. From Training & Development magazine. By Michael D. Marvin.
Mainstreaming Learning Technologies
Learning technologies can raise the training bar and leverage corporate assets. But a lack of information on wise investments and oftentimes lack of "know-how" can impede implementation efforts. From Technical Training magazine. By Mark Van Buren.
Where Have All the $$$ Gone?
No matter how much your company spends on training, you'll need to be able to show where and how that money was spent. Here are some rules of thumb for calculating current training costs and projecting future training budgets. From Technical Training magazine. By Rob Schriver and Steve Giles.
Seven requirements for effective safety training. From Technical Training magazine. By Patricia S. Eyres.
A Trainer's Guide to Skill Building
As corporations invest in technology and in employees with highly specialized technical skills, you might think that traditional training competencies would go the way of the horse and buggy. Not necessarily so. From Technical Training magazine. By Leanne Eline.
Useful tips for creating effective presentations. From Presentations magazine - written for individuals and organizations who create and deliver presentations. It tracks the latest trends, provides information on presentation hardware and software, helps readers build their creative and delivery skills and identifies best practices.
Instructional Strategies that Teach
How to determine if an "instructional product" is actually capable of teaching. By Professor David Merrill at Utah State University.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES
The Copyright Website
This portal provides real world, practical and relevant copyright information for anyone navigating the net. "Launched on May Day '95, the Copyright Website strives to lubricate the machinations of information delivery."
Stanford University Fair Use Site
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia and Related Documents and Links.
Intended to be the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for technology law information, especially including patent, copyright & trademark law. Created and maintained by Jeffrey R. Kuester.
Multimedia Law Page
Law and Intellectual Property Rights issues regarding multimedia and the Internet.
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
ASTD is the world's leading association of workplace learning and performance professionals, forming a world-class community of practice. ASTD's 70,000 members come from more than 100 countries and 15,000 organizations.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Founded in 1947, ACM is the world's first educational and scientific computing society. Today, ACM members Ñ over 80,000 computing professionals and students world-wide Ñ and the public turn to ACM for authoritative publications, pioneering conferences, and visionary leadership for the new millennium.
The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI)
The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi) was founded as a not-for-profit corporation in 1984. Its mission is to improve individual and organizational performance by articulating and promoting the integrity of professional practice through research, development, definition of competencies and education.
Society For Applied Learning Technology (SALT)
Founded in 1972, membership in the Society for Applied Learning Technology is oriented to professionals whose work requires knowledge and communication in the field of instructional technology. It is a professional society, designed for individual membership participation with classes of membership keyed to the interest and experience of the individual.