More Accessibility Information

Other products, services, and resources are available from Microsoft and other organizations.

Microsoft Active Accessibility

Microsoft Active Accessibility is a developer technology that improves the way programs and the operating system work with accessibility aids. Using Active Accessibility, software developers can make their programs more compatible with accessibility aids, and accessibility aid developers can make more reliable, and robust, aids. For more information, visit the Active Accessibility Web site at

Additional Microsoft Products and Services for People with Disabilities

For more information, contact:

Microsoft Sales Information Center
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6393
World Wide Web:
Voice telephone:
Text telephone:
(800) 426-9400
(800) 892-5234

Directories of Computer Products That Help People with Disabilities

The Trace R&D Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison produces a book and a compact disc describing products that help people with disabilities use computers. The book, titled Trace ResourceBook, provides descriptions and photographs of about 2,000 products. The compact disc, titled CO-NET CD, provides a database of more than 18,000 products and other information for people with disabilities. It is issued twice a year.

To obtain these directories, contact:

Trace R&D Center
University of Wisconsin
S-151 Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2280
World Wide Web:
(608) 262-8848

Referrals to Assistive Technology Programs and Trained Evaluators

For general information and recommendations on how computers can help specific requirements, you should consult a trained evaluator. An assistive technology program in your area will provide referrals to programs and services that are available to you.

To locate the assistive technology program nearest you, contact:

National Information System
University of South Carolina
Center for Developmental Disabilities
Columbia, SC 29208
Voice/text telephone:
(803) 935-5231
(803) 935-5059

See Also

Accessibility for People with Disabilities | Microsoft Services for People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing | Microsoft Documentation in Alternative Formats | Third-Party Utilities to Enhance Accessibility | Customizing Windows or Windows NT | Microsoft Visual FoxPro Product-Specific Accessibility Information