- Explore our Resources
- Find your Language
- Help Translate a Page
- International Sign Videos
- Mobile Friendly
- High Contrast Color
- Captions or Subtitles for Videos
- Alternative Text Descriptions for Images
- Accessible Document Formats
- Accessible Web Forms
This website offers resources in the four major areas described below. These sections are listed in the navigation menu at the top of each page.
- Principles - a list of our top disability rights principles
- Impact - real life strategies on advancing disability rights
- In Practice - best practices, tips, guides, and other tools
- The Law - consolidated information about disability specific and disability related laws
- Media - videos, infographics, and other multia media content
For number 2 - 4 above, you can find resources that meet your specific interest by using the "Explore" key word filter along the right side of these pages. For example, you can choose a specific country, audience, theme/topic, language, or scope.
The top menu also features a search bar so you can search the entire website for content that contains a specific word or phrase.
Please note that links to external websites will open in your current window.
This website offers content in Armenian, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Not all pages are available in each of these languages. There are different ways to locate resources in each language.
- Set your default language: Select your language from the top right corner of the website to set your default language. Any content not available in your language will appear in English.
- Toggle between languages: You can also toggle between languages on individual pages. Available translations will be listed at the top of each page with flag icons.
- List of translated pages: For a list of all pages available in your langauge, select the country relevant to your langauge located at the top of each page. At the bottom of the country page, you will find a list of all the resources available in the corresponding language.
- Filter: Select your language from the "Explore" key word filter along the right side of pages in the sections: Impact, In Practice, The Law.
Because many of our visitors are non-native English speakers, this website is written in simple English and jargon is avoided as much as possible.
We hope to be able to offer more translated resources in the future. Until then, we are asking for assistance from you to contribute a little time and your language skills to translate a page you believe would be beneficial to your community. To translate a page, click on 'help us by translating this page' link at the top of an individual page. Your translation will be submitted to our team to be reviewed and posted.
Please join us in helping to make these resources available to more people in your country!
In order to reach people who are Deaf/deaf or hard of hearing in different countries who use different sign languages, this website features international sign (provided by a Certified Deaf Interpreter) for selected pages. Videos using international sign are less than five minutes long to allow quick loading speed for people with slow internet connectivity. On some longer pages, there are multiple videos provided so users can watch only the sections they want to see.
We are currently collecting feedback on the use of international sign on this website and are considering options such as adding a sign language glossary to clarify specific terms and phrases. Please send us your suggestions using the feedback link below.
This website was built with a responsive design and is easy to access from any device such as mobile phones or tablets.
The text colors on this website meet level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which requires a contrast ratio of 7:1 for normal text and 4.5:1 for large text.
Videos with speech include captions or subtitles so that viewers who are Deaf/deaf, hard of hearing, or have audio processing disorders can access our video content. Where available, captions in different languages are included. Captions can be turned on or off by selecting the cc (closed captions) button in the video player menu located at the bottom of each video.
Each photo includes a caption as well as an alternative text description (also known as "alt text"). Alt text is different from a caption in that it describes the image in detail for viewers who are blind, have a visual disability, or have turned off all pictures because their internet connectivity is too slow to handle them, whereas a caption only provides minimal information that may or may not be displayed in the photo. Screen readers automatically voice the alt text.
As a resource center, many of our web pages include documents available for download in different formats. All of the web pages and documents we produce are made accessible and headings and subheadings are tagged for easy navigation with screen readers. Below is a list of the most common document formats that we offer:
- Word documents are in DOC format (Word 1997 - 2003) since DOCX is not widely used internationally
- PDF documents
- Text only version of visual content, such as infographics
- Easy to read or "simplified text" and other alternate formats are included where available
While we make every effort possible to share accessible resources on this site, please note that some links and documents from outside sources may not be accessible. We suggest that you contact the producer of the document and request that it be made available in an accessible format. Any material produced by our team will be accessible or available in alternative formats.
Web forms on this site are accessible and include text field and check boxes only. We do not use drop-down menus, which are incompatible with screen enlargers.