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Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models
for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Accessibility Policy

The Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum project is committed to ensuring accessibility of its Web site to as many potential visitors as possible. In an effort to provide accessible Web pages, project staff follows these steps:

  1. All pages on the Web site will conform to W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 priority level II.
  2. Each page of the Web site is reviewed according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG) and using Web-based accessibility analysis tools. Examples of these are the following:

    Total Validator also checks for compliance with Section 508 Guidelines. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others

  3. For multi-media features such as webcasts, images, PowerPoint documents, audio/video components, and other specialized Web-based applications, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Autism Spectrum Disorders Project staff works closely with individual viewers and the W3C Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAim) discussion group to resolve accessibility challenges in order to identify and address accessibility barriers that may be inherent in certain designs or software applications.

Attribution and Disclaimer Statement

The Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum project is funded 100 percent at $350,000 per project year under grant #H133A080007 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). This project is operated by SEDL, which is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to affording equal employment opportunities for all individuals in all employment matters. Neither SEDL nor the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders project discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a disability. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.


Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise specified, Contents © 2008-2013 SEDL. All graphics are the property of SEDL or the respective copyright holder and may not be duplicated without prior written permission. Other trademarks are the properties of the respective owners, and may or may not be used under license.


Privacy Policy

This policy applies to interactions with the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum project Web servers. RSS content is covered by the same Web policies as other content on this site. It does not apply to email sent to project staff or mail lists. Information posted to discussion forums, bulletin boards, chat rooms and other public forums may be displayed publicly. Any questions regarding the Web site and the privacy policy can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders project staff understands the value of your personal information and we respect your right to privacy. We make no effort to identify public users of our site and we do not log the specific identity of visitors. No identifying data is disclosed to any third party for any purpose. Data that we collect is used only for server administration and our Web site usage research and reporting. If you register to receive our e-newsletter, participate in our workshops or purchase items from SEDL's publications catalog, we will ask for personal information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number or credit card information. If we want you to provide additional information, we will explain why we need the additional information and how it will be used at the time of the request.

Data Collection: We log HTTP requests to our server. This means that we know the originating IP address (e.g. 18.98.0.12) of a user agent requesting a URL. We also know the Referrer and User-Agent information accompanied with an HTTP request. We analyze the log files monthly to determine which files are most requested and the referring site or user agent which prompted the request. Occasionally we conduct voluntary online surveys on a specific topic.

Archival of Information: Logged information is kept indefinitely as administrative and research material. Aggregated statistics (completely non-identifying) generated from these logs may be included in reports as part of research results.

Access, Correction and Maintenance of Personal Information: We provide reasonable and practical access for you to identify inaccuracies in your personal information. If you provide us with personal information through the Web site, you have the right to access this data. To request an update, modification, or deletion of any personal information maintained by Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders project, you can contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will, upon request, update or delete your personal information.

Opt Out Process: If you are a U.S. Postal mail recipient and/or electronic mail list subscriber, you may receive direct mail or other News Alerts from Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders project. At any time, you can "opt out" of receiving direct and/or electronic mail from the us by making a request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by following the "unsubscribe" instructions contained within the communication.

Security of Personal Information: We store your personal information in a secure location that is accessible only by authorized staff. We make reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. In addition, we use a secure server to protect the safety and security of transactions over the Internet involving personal information.

Use of Cookies: A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identifier that is placed on a your computer''s hard drive when you visit a Web site. We use session based and persistent first party cookies to improve your access and ease of use of our Web site. Cookies do not damage your system or files in any way.

Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered and permit users to control how and when they will be accepted. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should consult the documentation that accompanied your browser or check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services and Web sites that you visit.

Linkage: Use of Internal links: Internal links will primarily be displayed within your browser''s parent window. Occasionally a link may open a new window, with a link Title attribute warning.

Use of External links: The Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders project links to many external Web sites. The project has no control over the linked sites' accessibility for people with disabilities; nor does it endorse, approve, certify, or control these external Web sites and their content, privacy, or other policies.

Inactive Links: At the time of posting, all links are active. If a link is inactive, this indicates that the project staff made attempts to find the new location, but to the best of our knowledge the document no longer exists on the World Wide Web.


Changes to this Privacy Policy: We may modify or amend this Policy from time to time. In an effort to keep you informed of changes to this Policy, we will indicate the most recent update at the top of this page. For substantial changes to this Policy, we will notify you by placing prominent notice on our homepage. Changes to this Policy will not affect our use of previously provided personal information.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2009 11:57