Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources
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Accessibility Resources (AccessibilityResources.info) is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to monitor accessibility resources on the World Wide Web and listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2014. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from WhitePapers.us.  His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Accessibility Resources:

Abilityhub – Disability and Disabilities Computer Assistive Technology
http://www.abilityhub.com/

ABLEDATA, Your Source for Assistive Technology Information
http://www.abledata.com/

Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED)
http://www.disability-europe.net/

Accessibility Testing and Reporting with TAW3 by Patrick H. Lauke
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lauke/

Accessible Electronic Content [Only Archives Available]
http://www.unc.edu/webaccess/

Accessible Webpage Design: Resources
http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/pub_resources.htm

Accessify.com – Web Accessibility Tools and Resources
http://www.accessify.com/

Accessites.org – The Art of Accessibility [Site last updated 2010]
http://accessites.org/

Ai Squared – Magnification and Reading Software for the Vision Impaired
http://www.aisquared.com/

Alliance for Technology Access
http://www.ataccess.org/

Americam Sign Language Browser
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/

AnyBrowser.com – Your Source for Browser Compatibility Verification
http://www.anybrowser.com/

AT&T Research Labs – Text To Speech
http://www2.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

AudioLiterate – Streaming and Downloadable Free Audiobooks
http://audioliterate.com/

Be My Eyes
http://www.bemyeyes.org/

BrowserCam – Cross Browser Compatibility Testing
http://www.browsercam.com/

CIC – The Power to Sign Online
http://www.cic.com/

Designing More Usable Web Sites
http://trace.wisc.edu/world/web/

Disability Archive UK
http://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/library/

disABILITY Information and Resources
http://www.makoa.org/index.htm

DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
http://www.washington.edu/doit/

DynaVox Technologies – Provider of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Products and Services
http://www.dynavoxtech.com/

E-access Bulletin
http://www.headstar.com/eab/

EASI Access – Equal Access To Software and Information
http://people.rit.edu/easi/

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lauke/

findability.org ambient findability + the design of findable objects a blog by Peter Morville
http://findability.org/

Five Second Test – Simple Usability Tests
http://fivesecondtest.com/

Google Accessible Search
http://www.google.com/accessibility/

Herdict Web – Documenting Web Site Accessibility
http://www.herdict.org/web/

Human-Computer Interaction – HCI – Andrew Sears
http://userpages.umbc.edu/~asears/

HumanWare
http://www.humanware.com/

IBM Accessibility Center
http://www-03.ibm.com/able/

IE NetRenderer – Website Rendering Checker
http://netrenderer.com/

Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.illinoistalkingbooks.org/

Inclusive Design Research Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://idrc.ocad.ca/

iSpeech – Listen To Anything That You Used To Read
http://www.ispeech.org/

Learning Disabilities Online
http://www.ldonline.org/

LoudLit.org – Literature for Your Eyes and Ears
http://www.loudlit.org/

Media Access Generator (MAGpie)
http://ncam.wgbh.org/invent_build/web_multimedia/tools-guidelines/magpie

Microsoft Accessibility
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/

National Center on Disability & Journalism (NCDJ)
http://ncdj.org/

Navflow – Navigation Testing for Your Mocks and Wireframes
http://www.navflow.com/

NextUp.com – The Power of Spoken Audio – Text To Speech Software
http://www.NextUp.com/

NVDA – Free and Open Source Screen Reader for Microsoft Windows
http://www.nvaccess.org/

Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines
http://guidelines.usability.gov/

Resources for Accessible Web Development
http://www.knowbility.org/v/air-dev-resources/AIR-Austin/34/

Robots.Txt Checker – Validator for Robots.txt Files
http://tool.motoricerca.info/robots-checker.phtml

SERI – Special Education Resources on the Internet
http://www.seriweb.com/

SIGCHI – ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction
http://www.sigchi.org/

Skill: National Bureau for Students With Disabilities
http://www.skill.org.uk/

The Center for an Accessible Society
http://www.accessiblesociety.org/

The Deaf Resource Library
http://www.deaflibrary.org/

The Web Standards Project [No longer updated after March 2013]
http://www.webstandards.org/

TechDis
http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/

Text-to-Speech Synthesis
http://www.bell-labs.com/project/tts/

Umano – Powerful Narration and Engaging Story Telling Done By Real People
http://www.umanoapp.com/

UPDATE – Scotland’s National Disability Information Service
http://www.update.org.uk/

UsabilityNet
http://www.usabilitynet.org/

Usable Web
http://www.usableweb.com/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Usability
http://usability.gov/index.html

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design [Now Nielsen Norman Group]
http://www.nngroup.com/

Vcom3D – Sign Language and Training Software
http://www.vcom3d.com/

Vischeck – Color Blindness Simulator
http://www.vischeck.com/

Vision Technology Freedom Machine – The Everything Video Magnifier
http://www.visiontechnology.com/

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
http://wave.webaim.org/

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Web Accessibility Tools Consortium [WAT-C]
http://www.wat-c.org/

Web Accessibility Checker
http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php

WebAIM – Web Accessibility in Mind
http://www.webaim.org/

Web Page Accessibility Questionnaire for Component Web Contacts – Section 508 Self-Evaluation
http://www.justice.gov/crt/508/web.php

Web Site Accessibility and Alternative Formats
http://askjan.org/links/WebpgAccess.htm

Web Style Guide – 2nd Edition
http://www.webstyleguide.com/index.html?/contents.html

(c) 2014 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.