The podcast, official notes, more links, etc. will be available on Diana's blog:
Accessible Design does not have to be boring!
Section 508 - ADA: all government websites must be accessible
- FAE rule set - from UIUC - functional accessibility evaluator
- beta rule set from above
- html validation
- navigation - try it without a mouse
Firefox Accessibility Toolbar for validating page for accessibility (html, styles), generating reports, test navigation, etc.
Google fails in 4 points of accessibility according to FAE rule set! Validator tells what needs fixing.
Vischeck - colorblind simulations
Word works better with JAWS (screenreaders) than some .pdfs
Webanywhere - from UW: web-based screen reader - free!
Overstream - for captioning videos: pulls in YouTube videos! Not as robust as other tutorial software - ie, can't change fonts, but you have captions
All of the above are good for retrofitting existing resources... here are tips for creating new accessible resources.
Adobe Captivate - fee-based video creating software. Adobe does a good job with accessibility.
Voicethread - audio and text over an online presentation (upload PowerPoint) - not completely 508 compliant yet but getting there. Others can comment on your voice thread! Cool!
Wordpress - 508 compliant blog platform, robust enough to function as a website (ie CSU library). Diana uses it as courseware. http://library1210.wordpress.com/
SurveyMonkey - 508 compliant