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* '''[http://a11yproject.com/ The Accessibility Project]''': A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier.
* '''[http://a11yproject.com/ The Accessibility Project]''': A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier.
* '''[https://sitecues.com/ sitecues]''' - javascript text zoom and TTS plugin. Costs $$.
* '''[https://sitecues.com/ sitecues]''' - javascript text zoom and TTS plugin. Costs $$.
* '''[http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tools-to-improve-your-websites-usability/ Tools to Improve Your Website’s Usability]''': UX tools from Hongkiat

Revision as of 10:43, 28 August 2015


Caption tools and resources

Transcription services

  • Caption First CART and transcription services. As used by ISOC and ICANN.
  • CastingWords $2.50/min - 24hr turnround. Easy interface.
  • ai media Access Innovation (Australia) includes CART services, i-frame solution for webcasts.
  • Transcript Divas NYC-Based from $1.29/min 3 day up to $4/min 24 hr multiple speakers. No srt.
  • VITAC "Vital Access thru Captioning"
  • CaptionsForYouTube.com: User-friendly. $2.50/min flat rate.
  • KOEMEI Auto transcription $250/mo, or 15c/min. Free trial.

Web accessibility



Articles + Papers

Organizations & Groups

  • Internet Society Disability and Special Needs Chapter also has a LinkedIn.
  • Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability ITU/IGF initiative
  • The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) A comprehensive index of online disability resources.
  • Cynthia Says A site accessibility test based on the standards of long-time disability activist Cynthia Waddell.
  • National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM): Research and development facility that works to make media accessible to disabled persons, minority-language users, and people with low literacy skills. Site lists latest projects and publications, as well as links to other accessibility information.
  • Alliance for Technology Access (ATA): The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is comprised of networks of community-based Resource Centers, Affiliates, Associates, Developers and Vendors dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.
  • United Spinal Association: (Formerly the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans’ Association.) Nonprofit assisting spinal cord-injured and diseased veterans, primarily in the New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Also assists nonveteran disabled.
  • Tech Connections: one-stop resource for information on Assistive Technology (AT) designed to accommodate people with disabilities in the workplace and in everyday life activities. Includes search and browse functions for job type, by disability, AT types, legislation and funding, training resources and more. Clean, easy to use site.
  • WebABLE: (pronounced Web-ABLE) The Paciello Group is dedicated to helping government agencies, technology vendors, e-commerce corporations, and educational institutions make their technology equally accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. The company offers professional consulting, technology solutions, and monthly monitoring services to ensure that clients reach all audiences effectively and efficiently while meeting governmental and international standards. Searchable database.
  • SSB’s Accessibility Management Platform (AMP): A turn-key, web-based solution that provides enterprise-class organizations access to auditing, testing, reporting, training, and best practices to rapidly conform to Section 508, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other leading accessibility requirements.
  • DCMP : Described and Captured Media program - captioning info clearing house from the the National Association of the Deaf
  • Media Access Australia : Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with disabilities.
  • AccessibiltyOnline: a collaborative training program between the ADA National Network and the US Access Board.
  • U.S. Access Board:- federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities.
  • VIBUG: the Visually Impaired and Blind User Group in Massachusetts
  • GAATES: The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS): Library of Congress
  • WebAIM: Web accessibility project at Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University
  • Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI): TDI provides leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people.



  • Earl: voice-driven content reader for iOS. Listen to more info. ($99.99/annum)
  • Be My Eyes: an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat.


Disability Statistics