Online Extra: Online resources on accessibility and Section 508
The Daltonizing algorithm, developed at Stanford University and available
through the Vischeck site, can pre-process print documents or post-process Web
images right in the user's computer, increasing the contrast for the most
common red/green color visual deficit. You can sample this technology online at
http://www.vischeck.com/daltonize/runDaltonize.php and license it through
VisCheck or http://otl.stanford.edu/contact.html.
Microsoft Corp. also has an informative Web site focusing on color contrast
and how designers can deal with it, at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnhess/html/hess10092000.asp.
Other resources on Section 508:
The Section 508 standards themselves are available at http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/508standards.pdf
Microsoft's MSDN accessibility page is located at
Microsoft also maintains a Web page of accessible products including screen
readers at http://www.microsoft.com/enable/.
There is a military-related assistance site at http://www.tricare.osd.mil/cap/services/services_acc_assist_tech.cfm?TechType=23.
There is a special accessibility wizard for Microsoft PowerPoint at http://www.rehab.uiuc.edu/ppt/index.html.
If you want to know how well your Web site meets Section 508 requirements,
you can try one of these Web site compliance-testing sites:
http://www.cast.org/bobby Bobby is used by several federal agencies.
http://wave.webaim.org/index.jsp WAVE (Temple University) provides 508 and
other testing functions online.
http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/ A-Prompt identifies and helps repair
http://www.hisoftware.com/access/monitor.html AccMonitor - provides 24x7 508
http://askalice.ssbtechnologies.com:8080/ssb/aa/anon/index.jsp AskAlice is
run by SSB Technologies Inc.
http://www.usablenet.com/lift_onsite/los_splash.html Lift is run by UsableNet