A Promising Practice: National Endowment for the Arts Considers ‘Mobile Alternate Access Stations'
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is considering developing a number of "mobile alternate access computer stations" that would incorporate accessibility features using assistive technologies. The NEA would place these stations in its library, where members of the public with disabilities would be able to use them. In addition to helping meet the needs of visitors to the agency, these mobile alternate access stations could be quickly relocated to employees' offices as persons with disabilities are hired by NEA. The stations would also serve as testing labs for the agency to determine whether new software applications were compatible with assistive technologies used by the agency.