Managing Public Computers

Accessibility

Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All
The online edition of Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All, by Barbara Mates, outlines how libraries can accommodate their computer and Internet technologies for their patrons with disabilities.

Equal Access - Universal Design of Computer Labs
Designed at the University of Washington, this video presentation shows how to make computer labs accessible to people with disabilities. It is designed to train computer lab managers in precollege and college environments to design labs that are accessible to everyone, including students with disabilities.

CIPA and Filtering

Library Software Filter Review
The Galecia Group has analyzed available filtering products and presents the results in this handy interactive Web site.

Cites and Insights: Coping with CIPA
This special edition of Walt Crawford's library and technology 'zine examines CIPA and its impact in detail. It includes thoughtful commentary on the decision, reactions to it, and options ('coping mechanisms') for libraries.

Children's Internet Protection Act
The actual text of the Children's Internet Protection Act.

Laws Relating to Filtering and Internet Usage Policies in Schools and Libraries
The National Conference of State Legislatures has assembled this page on CIPA and its significance on a state-by-state basis for libraries and schools. This page outlines the rules in each state and how CIPA applies.

eSchool News Online
Search this site, on Technews for the K-12 educator, for information about Web filtering and E-Rate.

Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report
Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report by Marjorie Heins and Christina Cho. This paper from the National Coalition Against Censorship examines the issues of over- and under-blocking by Internet filters.

Youth, Pornography, and the Internet
Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, a book from the National Academies Press. You can read and print the online version for free or order the book.

Security and Virus Protection

Centurion Guard
Centurion Guard chip and software solutions for protecting public access machines.

Stay Safe Online's Security Tips
Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Stay Safe Online promotes safe computing practices. The security tips show you some practical actions you can take.

The WildList Organization International
The mission of the WildList Organization International is to provide accurate, timely, and comprehensive information about computer viruses to both users and product developers.

TomCat Internet Solutions
This site has a wealth of security software recommendations as well as an overview of various security concerns.

Computerworld's Security site
This site, produced by Computerworld, is an excellent resource for computer security topics, including firewalls, privacy, security holes, and cyber-crime. It also includes a glossary of security terms and definitions.