Thursday, June 22, 2006


Resources from Inclusive Storytelling (Disability) Workshop

Resources and Techniques for Inclusive Storytelling

Resources for content producers includes caption and transcription tools, ASL avatars and accessibility guidelines and checkers. Software for users with special needs includes screen readers, talking browsers and single switch devices.

A. Links for How to Make Websites More Accessible:

- W3C (
- Federal Government (
- Free site checkers that will evaluate Section 508 compliance and offer recommendations for improvements: Bobby(, Watchfire’s Webxact ( and Cynthia Says (
- For site developers there are many for pay and some free software like captioning software Magpie 2 ( from the National Center for Accessible Media.
- The following are the W3C Recommendations from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3C Recommendation 5-May-1999 (currently WCAG 2.0 is being drafted as a revision)

B. Captioning

- 2006 Captioning Key: Guidelines & Preferences
- (very thoroughly documented guidelines for captioning)
- Captioned Media Program
- US Dept of Education, National Association of the Deaf
- (information about captioning, resources)
- Closed Caption Maker
- (a service that will add captioning to your piece)

C. IMS Guidelines for Developing Accessible Learning Applications
- (although this is designed for people developing learning applications, there is lots of good information about accommodations for various disabilities)

Other Resources:

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