Access to Multimedia Technology by People with Sensory Disabilities

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This report provides an overview of multimedia access barriers and solutions for people with sensory disabilities, including recommended public policy interventions. A letter of transmittal to the President and both houses of Congress precedes the main body of the report. An executive summary groups recommendations under the following categories: establishment and tasks of a National Advisory Task Force on Multimedia Access; legislative/regulatory policies (at both federal and state levels); and research, education, and collaboration. The report's main body is divided into five sections which address: (1) use and importance of multimedia; (2) barriers to accessing multimedia; (3) solutions for making multimedia products accessible; (4) voluntary efforts to improve access to multimedia; and (5) recommendations for further action. Seven appendices provide information on a framework of multimedia categories; statistics on the number of people who are visually or hearing impaired in the United States; results of a survey of educators of people with visual impairments working with multimedia products; results of a questionnaire for educators of people who are blind or visually impaired; questions for educators and media specialists working with people with hearing impairments; a listing of current multimedia projects focusing on accessibility; and the mission statement of the National Council on Disability. A glossary is included. (Contains 90 references.) (DB)

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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USE AND IMPORTANCE OF MULTIMEDIA
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BARRIERS TO ACCESSING MULTIMEDIA
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