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Communication Access Resources

ADA Minnesota (external link) 
ADA Minnesota is a resource providing Minnesota citizens with disabilities, businesses, communities, government, universities and colleges assistance in implementing the ADA.

DBTAC Great Lakes ADA Center (external link) 
The DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) (external link) 
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is a neutral state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the state Human Rights Act.

Minnesota Star Program (STAR) (external link) 
The Minnesota STAR Program is federally funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration in accordance with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). STAR's mission is to help all Minnesotans with disabilities gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work and play.

MN.IT Services Information Technology for Minnesota Government (external link) 
MN.IT Services, led by Minnesota's Chief Information Officer, is Minnesota's Information Technology (IT) agency. We provide a full range of services for Minnesota's executive branch agencies, boards, councils and commissions, and offer a subset of those services for other state government entities and education institutions. MN.IT Services sets IT strategy, direction, policies and standards for the State. We build, maintain and secure the State's IT infrastructure and thousands of applications that support the State's online services for Minnesota's citizens. We help make the business of government run.

State of Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology (external link) 
The Office of Enterprise Technology provides planning and technical infrastructure services that enable the business of government in the State of Minnesota. Our principal customers include the citizens of Minnesota, state agencies and constitutional officers, public school systems and higher education institutions, and the local political subdivisions of the state.

United States Access Board (external link) 
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.

World Wide Web Consortium: Web Accessibility Initiative (external link) 
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. The WAI works with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

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