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ACM: Association for Computing Machinery, the world's first educational and scientific computing society
 - Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. Today, our 75,000 members and the public turn to ACM for the industry's leading Portal to Computing Literature, authoritative publications and pioneering conferences, providing leadership for the 21st century.
A-Prompt Project
 - A-Prompt will ensure that client Web sites are accessible to the largest number of potential visitors - including those with disabilities.
Cancerlinks Web Tutorial
 - CancerLinks Web Tutorial for interested Internet users of all experience levels Also includes a Spanish version
Como Acceder a La Telaraña Mundial
CERT Coordination Center
 - The CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC) is a center of Internet security expertise, at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. We study Internet security vulnerabilities, handle computer security incidents, publish security alerts, research long-term changes in networked systems, and develop information and training to help you improve security at your site.
Computer System Risk to Confidential Data
 - A possible risk to confidential data when using Microsoft Software has been identified by the Health Informatics Committee of The British Computer Society (BCS). Facilities in some Microsoft products can pose a serious risk to the confidentiality of patient data held on NHS computer systems. However, the problem could also affect any organisation which handles confidential data such as Government departments, the judiciary, police, etc.
Contributions of the Internet
 - The internet will change ways in which we communicate, relate, learn and perhaps, even think, about most things that matter to us, such as health and health care
E-Mail and E-mail Etiquette
 - Email is very exciting. Using email, you can be in contact with anyone in the world
First Things to Know About Web Sites, Addresses and Cookies
 - How to get started on the web. Explains what is a browser, cookie, URL, Hyperlink, security, address, and much more.
Google - Digital Millennium Copyright Act
 - It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, and other applicable intellectual property laws, which may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. If we remove or disable access to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of each affected site so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act. It is our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement on which we act. A copy of the notice will be sent to a third party who will make it available to the public.
The 'Administrative Simplification' provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are the most significant of any federal legislation impacting health care information systems. This site offers the most comprehensive and incisive books on the information systems implications of HIPAA.
 - How browser settings get hijacked and how to change them back
Hits vs Page Views
 - Fabulous numbers are reported about website traffic. What does millions of hits per month versus thousands of page views mean.
Laptop Security
 - many of us use laptops for work and especially while on the road and at conferences, this posting looks at a topic few discuss or are aware of - Laptop Security. The attached document contains measures, and at the end some documented examples of misfortune. If you take a position that it will never happen to you, it will probably then happen.
Linux Accessibility Resource Site (LARS)
 - With the growth of Linux in the desktop / workstation market (in addition to its already strong presence in the server market) it is necessary (for use in the U.S. government and otherwise) and only fair to provide visually-impaired, low-vision, and otherwise disabled users access to the free, open, and increasingly standard operating system and set of tools collectively known as "Linux".
List Guidelines and Tips
 - A cancer diagnosis creates a critical crossroad in life. The knowledge that you are not alone can help relieve some of the fear and anxiety the diagnosis can bring. E-mail lists are a wonderful way to make contact with others on a similar journey, to exchange information, provide support and much more.
Lymphedema And Using The Computer
 - The problem of persistent swelling of one or both arms after trauma of any kind can affect computer usage especially for people who have to work on the computer for prolonged periods of time. Swelling can occur after insect bites, allergic reactions, trauma, fractures or surgery with lymph node dissection
National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC)
 - The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) serves as a national critical infrastructure threat assessment, warning, vulnerability, and law enforcement investigation and response entity. The NIPC provides timely warnings of international threats, comprehensive analysis and law enforcement investigation and response.
On Being a Hospital Webmaster
 - Being a hospital site's Webmaster is not an easy task
Poor Web Site Design Denies Access to Vital Information
 - BUT there is a digital divide occurring with this internet revolution. The digital divide between the programmer and the user is more subtle. While the public wants basic information, the web designer is interested in dazzling everyone with their prowess, - i.e., colored backgrounds, flashing banners, fluttering butterflies, This creates problems that results in a denial of access to millions of people. Besides being frustrating, this lack of accessibility also raises a very serious issue when segments of the population are unable to get information for their health needs.
 - Forum On Risks To The Public In Computers And Related Systems
Section 508: The Road to Accessibility
 - is a resource for information on Section 508 of the Disablities Act. The website also contains a searchable database of accessible products by supporting vendors. This portion of the site, called Buy Accessible, offers an online resource for vendors to post information on accessible products and for buyers to research accessible products.
Useful and Advanced Internet Search Tips
 - Sooner or later, you will want to find information without becoming lost in the website jungle
United States Copyright Office Library of Congress
 - To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights - Privacy of Health Records
 - The privacy provisions of the federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), apply to health information created or maintained by health care providers who engage in certain electronic transactions, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the regulation,"Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information," applicable to entities covered by HIPAA.
U.S. General Services Administration IT Policy Home Page
 - IT Policy On-Ramp is the gateway to promote the strategic management and effective use of Federal information technology through the collaborative development and execution of Governmentwide programs and functions.
Web Access Made Easy - The Programmers Guide
 - pioneered the concepts and practice of full Internet access for blind and disabled persons, years before Section 508 of the American with Disabilities Act made it a requirement.
Web Sites for the Blind
 - pioneered the concepts and practice of full Internet access for blind and disabled persons, years before Section 508 of the American with Disabilities Act made it a requirement.
Warning - Sharks and Web Sites - Caution Advised
 - Before you sell yourself to prospective researchers, clinical trials matchmakers, or anyone asking for personal financial data - always, always, always read their privacy policies and their statements of goals.
Welcome to Bobby WorldWide
 - Bobby was created by CAST to help Web page authors identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with disabilities. For directions on getting Bobby Approval see our Approval page. Bobby
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
 - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.

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