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This list is only a selection of material available to promote accessible information. This was a post conference activity conducted as a result of the conference discussions and debates. The list is presented according to the target audience of the resource in question. In addition to this collection of resources the project has collected documents and resources for further reading.

 

Target Audience Source Description Link
Developers W3C/WAI ATAG: ‘Authoring tools are software and services that people use to produce Web pages and Web content. ... The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) documents define how authoring tools should help Web developers produce Web content that is accessible and conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The ATAG documents also explain how to make authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use the tools.’ Source: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag  http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag
Developers W3C/WAI  UAAG: User Agent Accessibility Guidelines documents explain how to make user agents (Web browsers, media players, and assistive technologies, which are software that some people with disabilities use in interacting with computers) accessible to people with disabilities, particularly to increase accessibility to Web content. http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/uaag 
 Developers W3C/WAI ‘Evaluating Websites for Accessibility is a multi-page resource suite that outlines different approaches for 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 on-going monitoring of existing sites. The approaches in these pages are intended to supplement other content management and quality assurance procedures.’ Source: http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/Overview.html http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/Overview.html
Developers and Content developers W3C/WAI Guidelines and Techniques for providing an accessible web  http://www.w3.org/WAI/guid-tech.html
Developers and End Users Adobe Adobe Accessibility Blog featuring news and developments regarding accessibility for Adobe products.  http://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility/
Developers and IT professionals Microsoft Training series including general information on accessibility, accessible web and other applications, latest development in accessibility. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb735024.aspx
Educators Microsoft Guide for Educators: ‘This guide provides: (1) An understanding of accessibility and how it impacts the classroom, (2) Definitions of impairment types, learning styles, and special education needs that can be addressed with computer accessibility solutions (3) Information on accessibility options and features built-into Microsoft products (4) Information on add-on assistive technologies to work with Microsoft products and (5) Resources for more information’ (Source: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/education/) http://www.microsoft.com/enable/education/
Educators and End Users  DAISY Consortium  Case studies, presentations and guidelines for using DAISY in education http://www.daisy.org/education  
End Users Microsoft Descriptions and tutorials to make use of accessibility features already built into products http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/
End Users Microsoft Monthly newsletter providing information on accessibility options, compatibility of assistive technology and solutions that make the computer easier to use. Past newsletters can be downloaded. http://www.microsoft.com/enable/news/subscribe/ 
End Users Adobe Tutorial to create accessible PDF documents from Word http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat/pdf/A9-accessible-pdf-from-word.pdf 
End Users  Adobe Tutorial to create accessible PDF documents for web pages http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/indesign/overview.html 
End Users Adobe Adobe Accessibility Resource Center: provides information on accessibility and support for Adobe products. Includes case studies, examples and information for users with disabilities. http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/
End Users DAISY Consortium Information on DAISY http://www.daisy.org/media-center
End users and Developers W3C/WAI Educational resource on ‘Designing for Inclusion’ including general information on how people with disabilities use the web. http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/Overview.html
Policy makers Microsoft Web resource created for the U.S. government to increase the accessibility of its information, including articles, case studies and solutions. http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/guides/OpenGovernment/default.aspx
Policy makers Microsoft Accessibility Guides for Governments and Businesses: ‘These guides provide: (1) An understanding of accessibility and how it impacts organizations, (2) Definitions of impairment types and technology solutions for each type of impairment, (3) Guidance on choosing accessible technology solutions and (5) Resources for more information http://www.microsoft.com/enable/business/
Policy Makers G3ict & ITU eAccessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities: includes policy guides, tools for policy makers and eAccessibility initiatives http://www.e-accessibilitytoolkit.org/ 
Policy makers W3C/WAI Policy and management resources for implementing web accessibility http://www.w3.org/WAI/managing.html
Policy makers UNESCO Including the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in United Nations Programming at Country Level is a publication that offers guidance on mainstreaming the rights for persons with disabilities. http://www.undg.org/docs/12178/UNDG-Guidance-Note-and-Appendix-Book-for-web_final.pdf
Policy makers UNESCO Resources on ‘Access to Knowledge’ http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/access-for-people-with-disabilities/
Policy makers G3ict Publications and reports on Inclusive ICTS http://g3ict.org/resource_center/publications_and_reports 
Web Content Developers W3C/WAI WCAG: ‘The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) documents explain how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities.’ Source: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag