Acronyms Glossary

For your convenience, we are providing you with an alphabetical cross-reference list of acronyms used on this site. Where appropriate, we are linking you to the site of the entity referred to by the acronym.

  • ABA – Architectural Barriers Act
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilties Act
  • ADAAG – Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
  • APH – American Printing House for the Blind
  • CAST – Center for Applied Special Technology
  • CATEACenter for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
  • DOEU.S. Department of Education or U.S. Department of Energy
  • DOJU.S. Department of Justice
  • DOLU.S. Department of Labor
  • DOTU.S. Department of Transportation
  • DSL – Digital Subscriber Line
  • EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EEOCEqual Employment Opportunity Commission
  • FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
  • FCC – Federal Communications Commission
  • FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act
  • HR – Human Resources
  • HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • IDEA   Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IT – Information Technology
  • K-12 – Kindergarten through 12th Grade (US)
  • LEA – Local Educational Agency
  • NIDRRNational Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • NCAC – National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum
  • NIMAC – National Instructional Materials Access Center (IDEA 2004 directs the Secretary of Education to establish and support, through the APH, a center to be known as NIMAC.)
  • NIMAS – National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard
  • RESNA – Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
  • SEA – State Educational Agency
  • TDD – Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
  • TRS – Telecommunications Relay Services
  • TTY – TeleTYpe writer (telecommunications device for the hearing impaired)
  • UDL – Universal Design for Learning
  • US or U.S. – United States
  • V – Voice (commonly used in conjuction with TTY as V/TTY)
  • W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium

Last Updated on:
Mon May 27, 2013