Free tools from the Adobe Corporation are also available to assist visually impaired users at www.adobe.com. This link is made to assist in accessibility of .PDF files on this site. No endorsement of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Systems, Inc., or warranty is implied or expressed.
Additionally, Adobe has added a .pdf conversion tool that will convert .pdf files to HTML pages. You will find that resource at www.adobe.com. This link is made to assist in accessibility of .PDF files on this site. No endorsement of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Systems, Inc., or warranty is implied or expressed.
Diamond™ Demo Tools
508Compliant is committed to raising awareness of accessibility issues and has developed the following tools that it is providing for free. The tools, called bookmarklets, are developed by our CTO, Steve Kangas, and the commercial version of them are incorporated into Diamond™. However they are offering these demo versions for you to use on web pages to demonstrate how inaccessible most pages are and how easy to use their products are. Please feel free to pass this link on to friends and colleagues and to link to this page to help raise awareness.
These demo tools require Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher. They will be placed within your Favorites menu and are triggered like any other Favorite link by highlighting and clicking on them.
The WAVE (Accessibility Tool)
The WAVE was originally developed by Leonard Kasday at Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Development on the current product continues at WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind), a project at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.
Opera's goal is to provide the best Internet experience for all, regardless of device, operating system, languages or accessibility needs. And to reach this goal, we have developed a wide a range of different features, such as zooming, mouse gestures, keyboards shortcuts, and full-screen reader, making Opera the most user-friendly browser regardless of impairment.
Brookes Talk Functions
BrookesTalk is a function key driven Web Browser for blind and visually impaired users, providing keyboard only accessibility using the function keys. It also provides a configurable large text window for partially sighted users and a standard visual browser so that users can work together with sighted workers. Quick views of Web pages are provided using information retrieval and natural language processing techniques.
Descriptions of accessibility features in Microsoft operating systems and applications, product documentation in accessible formats, a catalog of assistive technology designed for Windows operating systems, as well as articles, stories, and a calendar of events.