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A Look behind the Scenes – Part I: Making Disability.gov Accessible 
http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2012/04/11/a-look-behind-the-scenes-part-i-making-disability-gov-accessible/
This is the first post in a multi-part series written by the Disability.gov team to help others learn about the importance of website accessibility and the best practices that are used on Disability.gov. This resource can give ideas to employers as to how to make their websites more accessible to people with disabilities.

A Look behind the Scenes – Part II: The Website Accessibility Information Gap 
http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2012/04/17/a-look-behind-the-scenes-part-ii-the-website-accessibility-information-gap/
This is the second post in a multi-part series written by the Disability.gov team to help others learn about the importance of website accessibility and the best practices that are used on Disability.gov. This resource can give ideas to employers as to how to make their websites more accessible to people with disabilities.

Accessible Tech  
http://accessibletech.org/index.php
The technology accessibility website of the ADA National Network / Disability Business Technical Assistance Centers, providing trainings, resources and assistance regarding accessible and assistive technology and the ADA.

Accessify.com 
http://www.accessify.com/
Accessify.com is a collection of web accessibility tools and wizards.

Archived Webcasts on Web Accessibility 
http://ucpl.cornell.edu/video.html
Archived webinars on web accessibility issues, such as "Accessible Web: how many people is your site leaving out?" are available through the Cornell University Computer Policy and Law Program.

BBC Click Accessibility 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2VVxrWun6A
This YouTube video of a BBC broadcast records the process of searching for and placing an order for a book from Amazon.com for a sighted person and a person who is blind.

Building Accessible Web Sites 
http://joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/
This book provides information for developers of every sophistication and budget level on how to improve the accessibility of their websites for people who are blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired.

Create Section 508-Compliant Videos on Your Government Websites 
http://www.howto.gov/social-media/video/508-compliant-video-guide
This guide covers captioning, audio-description, and accessible multimedia players and provides practical information for creating accessible videos.

Creating Accessible Web Sites 
http://www.section508.gov/creating-accessible-websites
This tutorial is designed for webmasters or web development managers to provide information on what web accessibility is, what the standards are, and how to design for 508 compliance. Registration (free) is required.

Creating Accessible Websites 
http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?SectionID=57&TopicID=167
"This resource from the American Foundation for the Blind offers information about accessible web design. Learn about important guidelines for improving your web site, how to design accessible web forms, how to make your blog accessible, and other valuable resources on web accessibility."

Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/
W3C's "Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization resource suite" is designed to help organizations develop a business case for web accessibility customized to their organization. The resource suite presents many different aspects of web accessibility and includes guidance on incorporating these aspects into an organization's business case.

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/Overview.html
This W3C resource suite that outlines different approaches to evaluating websites for accessibility. While it does not provide checkpoint-by-checkpoint testing techniques, it does provide general procedures and tips for evaluation in different situations, from evaluation during website development to ongoing monitoring of existing sites.

Exploratory Case Study Research on Web Accessibility 
http://www.springerlink.com/content/r3t6p2p43u21np14/
This academic journal article presents an analysis of the implications of web accessibility in four sectors and provides a managerial approach for identifying and measuring the impact of web accessibility.

Federal Relay Conference Captioning 
http://www.fedrcc.us/FedRcc/Default.aspx
Relay Conference Captioning (RCC) service is available to all Federal Employees who work for agencies that have a Task Order with Sprint and who are deaf or hard-of-hearing which gives them equal access as participants in conference calls and/or multi-party calls. RCC uses the same high-quality captioners that provide closed captioning for live television, news, sports and weather to deliver live, real-time text streamed to an Internet-connected computer anywhere in the world.

ForEmployers.com  
http://www.foremployers.com/index.php
The ForEmployers.com site provides straightforward technology solutions and flexible design strategies that address everyday human resources issues, especially as they relate to current or future employees with disabilities. This site is a part of The Institute for Community Inclusion program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Functional Accessibility Evaluator 1.1 
http://fae.cita.uiuc.edu/about/
This tool analyzes web resources for markup that is consistent with the use of CITES/DRES HTML Best Practices for development of functionally accessible web resources that also support interoperability.

HowTo.gov's Web Content Guide 
http://www.howto.gov/web-content
The General Services Administration sponsors this comprehensive website which includes many guidance resources. There are also links to web manager's communities and a link to the First Fridays Product Testing Program, a volunteer program designed to help federal agencies improve their websites.

Implementing Web Accessibility in the Enterprise 
http://www.springerlink.com/content/p8vw613354309k43/
This resource discusses the concept of an accessibility organization whose purpose is to handle and support accessibility issues and enforcement as a precursor to successful implementation of web accessibility in an enterprise.

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government 
http://www.howto.gov/social-media/using-social-media-in-government/improving-accessibility
To address this need, the Federal Social Media Community of Practice launched a Social Media Accessibility Working Group to collaborate with and deliver programs for accessibility communities and social media leaders across government. The Working Group, spearheaded by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, will curate and share best practices so agencies can ensure their social media content is accessible to people with disabilities

Introduction to Web Accessibility 
http://webaim.org/intro/
This WebAIM introduction is designed to help readers understand how people with disabilities use the web, the frustrations they feel when they cannot access the web, and what organizations can do to make their sites more accessible.

JAN Technical Series:Tips for Designing Accessible Websites 
http://askjan.org/media/webpages.html
JAN's Technical Series is designed to help those engaged in information and communication technologies (ICT) in the design of accessible websites. Individuals may be representatives of employers, designers, or those responsible for providing information technology infrastructures for various organizations and industries.If you would like further assistance with designing an online system that is accessible to people with disabilities, contact the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) at http://askjan.org or call (800)526-7234 (Voice) (877)781-9403 (TTY)

Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design 
http://www.uiaccess.com/accessucd/index.html
This book provides information to help organizations improve their products, websites, software, hardware, and consumer products to remove accessibility barriers and avoid adding new barriers.

Knowbility  
http://www.knowbility.org/main/?content=home
Knowbility is a non-profit organization that provides consulting services, accessibility training, tools and resources.

Making Social Media More Accessible: What You Can Do Today 
http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/accessible-social-media
Join for a 20-minute sprint where employers will learn specific tips for making the workplace's social media content more accessible. We’ll go through tools and tactics you can use to help make sure your social media engagements are readable for all your communities.

Making Text Legible: Designing for People with Partial Sight 
http://www.lighthouse.org/accessibility/design/accessible-print-design/making-text-legible/
This Lighthouse International resources provides basic guidelines for making effective legibility choices that work for nearly everyone.

My Web My Way- Making the Web Easier to Use 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/
"My web my way" provides advice and help on how to get the most of the accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer, so that you can view BBC Online and the rest of the web in a more accessible way. This heart of the site is the "How to guides" section, which shows how to customize the accessibility features of computer setups or web browsers. It also includes guides and factsheets that introduce the range of assistive technologies that are available.

Overview: Planning Web Accessibility Training 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/training/Overview.html
W3C training resource pages outlining strategies and resources which can be useful in preparing training sessions on web accessibility

Paciello Group 
http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
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 all audiences are reached effectively and efficiently while meeting governmental and international standards.

PEATworks.org 
http://www.peatworks.org/
The ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology aims to advance the employment, retention and career advancement of people with disabilities through accessible technology. Its new Web portal, PEATworks.org, will feature many tools and opportunities for employers, technology providers and users to engage with us and each other on employment-related technology issues. You can visit PEATworks.org now to sign up for updates, and follow PEAT on Facebook and Twitter.

Quick Reference: Testing Web Content for Accessibility 
http://webaim.org/resources/evalquickref/
Reference sheet of major areas to examine when evaluating web content for accessibility.

Senate Commerce Approves Telecom Disability Update Bill 
http://multichannel.com/news/policy/senate-commerce-approves-telecom-disability-update-bill/266062
The Senate Commerce Committee has approved by voice vote S. 3304, the Equal Access to the 21st Century Communications Act. The bill, okayed on July 13 2010, takes a number of steps to update the Telecommunications Act disability access provisions to reflect the rise of broadband. According to committee chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) it will "expand the availability of hearing aid-compatible phones; develop ways to provide equal access to 911 communications emergency services; and expand and update requirements regarding closed captioning and video descriptions."

SSB Bart Group 
https://www.ssbbartgroup.com/index.php
Since 1997, SSB BART Group (SSB) has supported the accessibility initiatives of more than 1,000 organizations by developing software, training and consulting solutions to address the specific business and technical needs of the organizations most affected by accessibility requirements. Early in 2011, SSB BART Group acquired the team and specific assets of TecAccess, LLC. This acquisition has allowed SSB to expand its service offerings to include custom design and development services focused on accessible and compliant IT systems.

Techniques for Web Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/
W3C today issues standard best practices to create smarter mobile Web applications. The Mobile Web Application Best Practices offers practical advice from many mobile Web stakeholders for the easy development and the deployment of mobile Web applications that work across many platforms. The guidelines also indicate how to design Web applications that are efficient, well-suited to different contexts.

The Best Apps for Captioning 
http://www.healthyhearing.com/content/articles/Technology/Wireless/47850-The-best-phone-captioning-apps-for-the-hearing-impaired#.TzkhetT07J0.twitter
Services that provide captioning for phone conversations and movies are making their way from the home television sets to on-the-go users through smart phones. Developers creating applications for the iPhone, as well as several other phones, are making it possible for those suffering from hearing loss or impairment to enjoy entertainment and conversations with friends and family easily. This resource provides a list of captioning applications are available for download, dependent upon your mobile device and operating system.

Tips for Building Accessible Websites  
http://askjan.org/media/webpages.html
This Job Accommodation Network guide provides an overview of 10 vital tips to consider when designing a website, including quick, testing, and design tips to ensure that online application systems are accessible.

Unified Web Evaluation Methodology 
http://www.wabcluster.org/uwem1/
This resource presents a methodology for evaluating the accessibility of web content. The methodology is based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Universal Usability and Access by Design Online 
http://www.universalusability.com/
This unabridged, online version of Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers, by Sarah Horton, published in 2005 by New Riders Press, expands on the print version with links to texts and tutorials that support and expand on the concepts covered in the book.

W3C Markup Validation Service 
http://validator.w3.org/
W3C provides a free online service that checks web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.

Web Accessibility for Section 508 
http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm
This resource provides background information on Section 508 and design techniques to help organizations make their Web presence accessible according to Section 508 standards.

Web Accessibility: Before and After Demonstrations 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/
This W3C multi-page resource suite shows common accessibility barriers using practical examples. The demonstration consists of an inaccessible Web site, an accessible version of the same site, as well as information about the demonstrated barriers.

Web Accessibility: Guidelines for Administrators 
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/web_admin.html
This National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education resource answers some basic questions about web accessibility such as: What are the primary web accessibility issues?; What accessibility standards exist that our organization can adopt?; Can I check the accessibility of my organization's websites?; and What steps can I take to assure the accessibility of the websites in my organization?

Web Design References: Accessibility 
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/accessibility.html
This University of Minnesota resource provides an extensive list of links to a wide variety of accessible design resources.

WebAIM 
http://www.webaim.org/
WebAIM provides comprehensive web accessibility solutions and is one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally.They provide knowledge, technical skills, tools, and organizational leadership strategies to assist organization in making their content accessible for people with disabilities.

WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) 
http://ncam.wgbh.org/invent_build/web_multimedia
NCAM provides tools and free guideline documents to help organizations make their web-based media accessible to all users; includes extensive information about captioning video.

What is rich media and how can I learn more about its accessibility?  
http://www.washington.edu/accessit/print.html?ID=1146
This National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education resource provides information regarding multimedia on the web, accessibility considerations and resources available to improve accessibility.

Why Accessibility Makes Sense 
http://accessites.org/why/index.php
This presentation-style resource explains the value of web accessibility and why it makes sense for web developers in an organization to practice accessible design and why it is critical for the organization's clients.

Why Accessibility? Motivating Learners To Bring About Change  
http://webaim.org/articles/training/motivate
This WebAIM article discusses the common motivations for organizations to pursue web accessibility. These include legal, ethical and business motivations.

World Wide Web Consorium (W3C) 
http://www.w3.org/
The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. One of W3C's primary goals is to make the Web's benefits available to all people, including those with disabilities. To this end W3C provides a wealth of information on many aspects of web accessibility.

World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/
WCAG 2.0 aims to provide a shared standard for accessible web content that relies on that content being: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.

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