The Brain Injury Association of New York State website has been designed with the concept of universal design and accessibility so that everyone may use it.
We have made every effort to adhere to Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, specifically Subpart B,

  • Technical Standards, 1194.22
  • Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications (16 rules).

We have also done evaluation against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0; to be Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can result in, what is usually recognized, as six major functional cognitive disabilities including:

  1. Memory
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Attention
  4. Reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension
  5. Math comprehension
  6. Visual comprehension

No single solution works for every need so we have attempted to reach the broadest possible audience. Section 508 is being reviewed and adapted to assist in matching standards to new technologies and we are committed to continual evaluation and modification when methods of improving functionality are found.
Some of the things that we hope will make our site more usable for everyone are (in no particular order):

  • A mobile friendly design
  • Matching understandable text alternatives to graphics and multimedia,
  • Category submenus on category main pages,
  • Methods of changing color contrast, enlarging text size, and gray scale contrast.
  • A Site map to locate any page on the site efficiently.
  • Use of Alt Text tags on images
  • Use of skip tags
  • Use of field Labels
  • Videos are placed within the page, as opposed to linking videos to outside pages, there by minimizing user confusion and improving the overall experience.

Have feedback about how we can improve? Having trouble accessing something on our site? We ask that you let us know by contacting us at All emails will be read and evaluated and if a response is requested we will do our best as soon as possible.