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Microsoft and other organizations provide products, services, and resources that make it easier to use personal computers. The following list includes some of the different types of available products:

Microsoft Active Accessibility

Visual FoxPro supports Microsoft Active Accessibility, which is a COM-based Windows developer technology that allows programs and the operating system to work more compatibly with accessibility aids, for example, screen readers such as Microsoft Magnifier. For more information about Microsoft Active Accessibility, visit MSDN 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: Teletypewriter (TTY):

(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: Fax:

(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: Fax:

(803) 935-5231

(803) 935-5059

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