Tools & Resources
Tutorials & Articles on Creating Accessible Content
- Adobe: Creating Accessible PDF Documents with Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (PDF)
- Adobe: Advanced Techniques for Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files (PDF)
- Adobe: How to Create Accessible Adobe PDF Files Booklet
- WebAIM's PDF Accessibility
- Learning about PDF Accessibility (Source: University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Course Design for Accessibility
- Adobe: Dreamweaver 8 Accessibility Overview
- WebAIM's How to Make Accessible Web Content Using Dreamweaver
- Macromedia's Accessibility Techniques for Dreamweaver MX
- Wise-Women's Achieve Accessibility with Dreamweaver
- Layers Magazine's Implementing Accessibility in Dreamweaver
- Adobe: Flash 8 Accessibility Overview
- Adobe: Flash Player 8 Accessibility Overview
- WebAIM's Creating Accessible Macromedia Flash Content
- Macromedia's Accessibility Techniques for Flash MX
- WebAIM's PowerPoint Accessibility
- How to Create Accessible PowerPoint Presentations from Scratch (Source: University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- How to Make PowerPoint Presentations Accessible to Publish on the Web (Source: University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- Microsoft: Creating Accessible Presentations
- WebAIM's Microsoft Word Techniques
- Microsoft's Word 2000 Accessibility Tutorials
- Microsoft's Word 2002 Accessibility Tutorials
Captioning Rich Media
- National Center for Accessible Media's (NCAM) Creating Captions for Rich Media
- Wired News' Web Closed Captioning Simplified
- Frequently Asked Questions: Accessibility & Audiovisual Media (Source: Harpers Ferry Center)
- WebAIM's Software for Creating Captions
- WebAIM's Media Player Accessibility
- WebAIM's Captioning for Quicktime
- WebAIM's Captioning for RealPlayer
- WebAIM's Introduction to Captioning for Windows Media
- JAWS® for Windows Screen Reader - reads information on your screen using synthesized speech.
- IBM® Home Page Reader 3.04 - IBM's talking web browser that uses the power of speech to aid users in exploring the World Wide Web.
- Zoom Text - a screen magnifier for Windows, developed by Ai Squared.
- Assistive Technology Products - Microsoft's guide in selecting assistive technology products.
- American Foundation for the Blind's Product Database - a comprehensive listing of assistive technology products used by people who are blind or visually impaired.
- EmpTech - provide information resources on assistive technologies that are designed to help those with specific difficulties or disabilities work and study more effectively.
- TechDis Technology Database - a database is intended to provide an online resource of information and products available to assist disabled students and staff.
- A Parent's Guide to Assistive Technology - Schwab Learning's guide explaining how assistive technology can help kids with learning disabilites and finding the right tools to fit the child's needs.
- CSU's Policy Manual for Contracting & Procurement
- buyaccessible.gov (a web-based 508 compliance tool for procurements)
Publications and Multimedia
- ABILITY Magazine (online magazine for the disabled)
- Disability World - a bimonthly web-zine of international disability news and views
- "From Where I Sit" Video Series
- Experiences of Students with Disabilities Video
- Introduction to the Screen Reader - a short 6 minute video demonstrating how screen readers assist people who are blind navigate the web, access the electronic page, and more.
- How To Plan Events That Everybody Can Attend - provides tips on planning meetings, conferences, health fairs and other events in which everyone can participate, developed by the Department of Health.
- Planning an Accessible Event - guidelines on how to plan an accessible event, developed by Stanford University.
- Accessible Events: A good practice guide for staff organising events in Higher Education - a new guide for event organisers which will support the planning, organizing, publicizing and running of events.
- Checklist for Planning an Accessible Event - consider the following checklist to ensure that your event is accessible to all your participants, adapted from the Accessible Events Guidelines.
- Ensuring Access through Collaboration and Technology (EnACT) - support students with disabilities within the California State University in attaining their postsecondary educational goals.
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - works with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.
- Usability.org - primary government resource on usability and accessibility, including the latest usability research and training opportunities.
- Guide to Working with Students - University of Wisconsin's guidelines and helpful hints for working with students who have various kinds of disabilities.
- Disability Etiquette Handbook - a glossary of acceptable terms developed by the City of San Antonio Disability Access Office.