"Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines":

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), www.w3.org/TR/WD-WAI-AUTOOLS/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). This document provides guidelines to Web authoring tool manufacturers or developers. The purpose of this document is two-fold: to assist developers in designing authoring tools that generate accessible Web content and to assist developers in creating an accessible authoring tool user interface.

Betsie (BBC Education Text to Speech Internet Enhancer):

British Broadcasting Corporation, www.bbc.co.uk/education/betsie/index.html (link resides outside of ibm.com). A free server-side solution that creates a text version of a Web page.

"Effective Color Contrast - Designing for People with Partial Sight and Color Deficiencies":

Lighthouse International, www.lighthouse.org/color_contrast.htm (link resides outside of ibm.com). This group provides guidelines for effective color contrast.

LYNX:

Thomas Dickey, lynx.browser.org (link resides outside of ibm.com). A text browser.

Macromedia Flash Accessibility:

Macromedia Inc., www.adobe.com/accessibility/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). This Web page outlines how to make Flash content accessible.

Media Access Generator (MagPie):

WGBH National Center for Accessible Media, ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). A tool that can be used to add captions to three multimedia formats: Apple's QuickTime, the World Wide Web Consortium's Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) and Microsoft's Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (SAMI) format. MAGpie can also integrate audio descriptions into SMIL presentations.

Mozilla:

Access Mozilla, www.mozilla.org/access/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). Internet Software for Persons with Disabilities, an Open Source Project.

PopChart:

Corda Technologies, Inc., www.corda.com/products/popchart/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). Tool for creating graphs and charts with text descriptions attached that enables the visually impaired to understand the data.

QuickTime:

Apple Computer, Inc., www.apple.com/quicktime/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). A multimedia player that supports closed captioning.

RealPlayer:

RealNetworks, Inc., www.realplayer.com (link resides outside of ibm.com). A multimedia player that supports closed captioning.

Software accessibility guidelines:

IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center, www.ibm.com/able/guidelines/software/accesssoftware.html . This site contains general software guidelines.

"Standard ECMA - 262 ECMAScript Language Specification, 3rd edition (December 1999)":

European Computer Manufacturers Association (EMCA) www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-262.htm.

"User Agent Accessibility Guidelines":

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), www.w3.org/TR/WD-WAI-USERAGENT/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). These guidelines cover the responsibilities of the browsers.

"WAI-ARIA Education":

The WAI-ARIA specification helps developers create accessible rich Internet applications. The Codetalks.org (link resides outside of ibm.com) Web site is dedicated to helping developers understand and implement the WAI-ARIA specification. The site contains articles, video tutorials, test cases and references to WAI-ARIA resources. Visit Codetalks.org (link resides outside of ibm.com) to learn how to make your rich Internet application accessible.

"Web Accessibility for Section 508":

Jim Thatcher, www.jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm (link resides outside of ibm.com).

"Web Content Accessibility Guidelines":

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ (link resides outside of ibm.com). These guidelines cover the responsibilities of the content author.


W3C Recommendation 11 December 2008: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
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