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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

CDCI Accessibility Resources

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CDCI is committed to offering resources, services and learning environments that welcome and promote inclusion of individuals with diverse cultures, needs and abilities.

CDCI's commitment is built upon the Univerity of Vermont's satements of shared values in “Our Common Ground" which states that accessibility is a right, a need, and a value and opens the doors for many to attain the benefits of these shared values. All CDCI guidelines are also based on federal standards for accessibility.


CDCI Accessibility Guidelines 2013

Documents developed by CDCI Accessibility Subcommittee (2012-2013)


Useful Accessibility Web Sites

These links are current as of May 2013


Other Accessibility Resources

These resources are current as of May 2013

  • Guidelines for Large Print (pdf)
  • This short guide provides the basic steps for preparing a Large Print document. Adapted from American Printing House for the Blind Guidelines for Accessible Print Documents)

  • Choosing Words with Dignity (pdf)
  • This short guide provides the basic information for using people first language. From the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council.

  • Accessible Print Materials (pdf)
  • Accessible Print Materials: a formatting guide to accommodate all audiences, developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2007.

  • Doing PowerPoint Right(pdf)
  • Powerpoint Handouts from Alan Parks Training 2011 on preparing accessible powerpoint slides, University of Maine

  • Universal Design of Distance Learning
  • Guidelines on how to make distance learning accessible: Checklist of Distance Learning Accessibility Indicators (4 page pdf) from University of Washington

  • Making Accessibility Real: A Guide for Planning Meetings, Conferences and Gatherings (pdf)
  • A publication of The Home and Community-Based Services Resource Network, a detailed guide (32 page pdf).

  • Planning Accessible Events
  • A comprehensive planner for large conferences, from Washington State Arts Commission (pdf).

  • Universal Design of Distance Learning (pdf)
  • Journal Article on how to make distance learning accesssible, by Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington (8 page pdf.)

  • Read&Write Gold software download link (Requires UVM net id and password).
  • Directions: Under "Software and data files" click on "software download."

    Read&Write GOLD is a literacy support software designed to help individuals overcome reading and writing difficulties. It highlights and reads text aloud using natural-sounding male or female voices, and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing, studying, research and test-taking. This software can help struggling students improve reading fluency and comprehension. Read&Write Gold supports the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).


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