Apple Human Interface Guidelines (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Apple Computer, Inc. Online documentation which covers design issues for Macintosh applications.

Eclipse UI Component Development Resources for Accessibility (link resides outside of ibm.com)
eclipse.org. This document provides guidelines for developing accessible user interfaces in Eclipse.

Effective Color Contrast (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Lighthouse International. This document provides guidelines for making effective color choices which work for everyone.

EITACC Desktop Software standards (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Electronic Information Technology Access. This document defines accessibility standards for desktop software.

Flashing User Interface and the GetCaretBlinkTime Function (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Microsoft. March 2002. This article describes how to control cursor flash rate in Windows.

GNOME Accessibility (link resides outside of ibm.com)
GNOME Developers Site. This Web site provides guidelines for creating accessible GNOME applications.

High Contrast Parameter (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Microsoft. This Web site provides information on how to implement the high contrast parameter in Windows.

IBM Lotus Notes Accessibility Checklist
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center. This document provides detailed rationale, techniques and testing methods for developing and designing accessible Notes applications.

IBM Web Accessibility Checklist
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center. This document provides detailed rationale, techniques and testing methods for developing and designing accessible Web applications (including Lotus Domino).

IBM developerWorks Linux Technical Resources
IBM Linux Technology Center. This Web site provides information on Linux accessibility, including updates on GNOME.

KDE User Interface Guidelines (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Online documentation which covers user interface guidelines for KDE applications in the Unix environment.

Keyboard Navigation for GNOME (link resides outside of ibm.com)
GNOME Foundation. Online documentation which covers keyboard navigation in GNOME.

Accessible Digital Media (link resides outside of ibm.com)
WGBH. This Web site provides design guidelines for making educational software accessible and also includes prototype code.

Making GNOME Accessible (link resides outside of ibm.com)
GNOME Foundation. This document provides information about the GNOME Accessibility Framework for the Unix platform.

Making Text Legible (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Lighthouse International. This document provides basic guidelines for making text legible for people with low vision.

Media Access Generator (MAGpie) (link resides outside of ibm.com)
WGBH. This tool from WGBH enables authors to add captions to various multimedia formats.

Microsoft Active Accessibility (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Microsoft Corporation. This site provides detailed information about Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) and instructions for downloading the MSAA Software Development Kit.

Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Online documentation which covers design issues for the Motif and Common Desktop Environment (CDE) user interface.

Optimizing Adobe PDF Files for Accessibility (PDF, 86KB, link resides outside of ibm.com)
Adobe. This document provides information on designing accessible PDF files.

Preamble to the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (Section 508) (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, December 21, 2000.

RealPlayer (link resides outside of ibm.com)
RealNetworks. Information on RealPlayer which allows users to turn on captioning.

Requirements for Accessible Electronic and Information Technology Design (link resides outside of ibm.com)
US Department of Education, version 2.0, February 1, 2001. This document contains detailed guidelines for designing accessible software.

Section 508 Guidance for Software Applications and Operating Systems (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Access Board. June 21, 2001. Additional guidance on Section 508 (link resides outside of ibm.com) standards for Software.

Supporting ShowSounds in Your Application (link resides outside of ibm.com)
Microsoft. March 2002. This article discusses the ShowSounds parameter to display visual equivalents for audio information.

WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (link resides outside of ibm.com)
WGBH. This site provides information about media formats, tools and players that enable captions and video descriptions.


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Last updated October 01, 2009.