Adobe® is an industry leader in accessibility and supports the creation of outstanding web experiences by encouraging web developers to produce rich, engaging content that is accessible to all.
At AT&T, accessibility is more than a word—it's a commitment to our customers with disabilities to provide the wireless products and services they need and to anticipate and meet their communication needs. From working with vendors and AT&T's Advisory Panel on Access and Aging on accessibility solutions to providing alternate billing formats, we're committed to helping this important group of AT&T customers.
Accessibility at IBM means enabling IT hardware, software and Web application products so they can be used by more people, either directly, or in combination with assistive technology products. IBM's perspective on accessibility is influenced by our roles as a developer and manufacturer, service provider, buyer of components, products and services, citizen in the community, and an employer looking to attract and retain the best talent. Focusing on accessibility better enables IBM, its customers, partners, suppliers, employees and the global community to succeed in each of their various roles. Website: http://www-03.ibm.com/able/index.html
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions. Microsoft's commitment to accessibility is "To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential- means we strive to create technology that is accessible for everyone, including people who experience the world in different ways because of impairments or disabilities." Microsoft understands the importance of technology in creating opportunities for disabled people to excel. Microsoft has an Accessibility Business Unit (ABU) which works to incorporate accessible solutions in all of the companiy's products and initiatives. Microsoft's accessibility Web site highlights the company's provided accessible software solutions and assistive technology products. The Web site also offers accessibility tutorials and training for Microsoft's products, information about accessibility resource centers, case studies, recent articles and accessibility information for developers. Website: http://www.microsoft.com/enable
Time Warner Cable provides video, high-speed data, and voice services to more than 15 million residential and business customers in 28 states. Time Warner Cable’s mission is to “connect people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other and to give customers control in ways that are simple and easy.” The FAQ section of Time Warner Cable’s Web site answers key questions about the company's ongoing efforts to implement this mission through its service offerings. Time Warner Cable looks forward to fulfilling the promise of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Disability access and inclusion are a priority for Time Warner Cable. The company works closely with advocates and consumer representatives to ensure that customers with disabilities are able to take full advantage of all the benefits of broadband and digital communications services.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a companion website (ami.ca). AMI serves Canadians who are blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing.
Ephox is a fast-growing software company focused on transforming the web production experience by enhancing the productivity and quality of website authoring and management. The company’s technology is licensed by leading web content management vendors including EMC|Documentum, IBM, Oracle, Open Text and Percussion. Ephox products are used by hundreds of thousands of web content authors in over 1,500 organizations across 35 countries. Ephox was founded in Brisbane, Australia, in 1999 and now has offices in Silicon Valley and London. Website: http://ephox.com
Since 1998, SSB BART Group (SSB) has supported the accessibility initiatives of more than 750 organizations by developing software, training, and consulting solutions to address the specific business and technical needs of the organizations most affected by accessibility requirements. SBB clients include Fortune 500 companies throughout a broad range of industries, educational institutions, and leading government agencies. The creators of Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), software which provides the infrastructure to manage accessibility across the enterprise development life cycle, SSB is well known for their extensive and ongoing work across the government and industry. SSB has worked with the U.S. Access Board to comment on the Section 508 regulations; has worked with the World Wide Web Consortium to actively govern the development of future accessibility regulations; continues to work closely with Adobe Systems and the manufactures of assistive technology such as Freedom Scientific to ensure that PDF documents and Flash/Flex applications are accessible when using assistive technologies such as screen readers; and has worked with a large number of other software companies and government contractors utilizing complex document workflow and content management systems to ensure compliance with the Section 508 regulations.
BrailleNet is an association designed to encourage digital accessibility, particularly for people with visual disabilities. Set up in 1998 in Paris, France, the association comprises legal persons (associations, educational institutions, research organizations, industrial companies) working towards the following objectives:
The Centre for Internet and Society is an India, Bangalore-based organization looking at multidisciplinary research and advocacy across several verticals, including Internet governance, accessibility, knowledge networks, telecom, open source software, intellectual property rights.
Fondazione Rosselli Americas (FRA) is the non-for profit organization providing technical and strategic guidance to the conceptualization and implementation of the Center of Excellence for Technology Innovation in Favor of Persons with Disabilities (CETI-D) approved by the Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SEDPcD) of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. FRA also advices the SEDPcD on its participation in international fora where progress attained by CETI-D can be used as best-practice and the experience accumulated can be a contribution to the formation of a strong international network pursuing similar objectives under the umbrella of the United Nations. CETI-D has been recently endorsed by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN-GAID), as a “best practice” for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal number 8, within its program: ”MDG e-Center.”
InternetSpeech is the premier Audio Internet Technology Provider. They provide easy access to the World Wide Web with the most natural interface - a person's own voice. Access is provided via any phone, and information on any web site, whether voice-enabled or not is available. A computer is not required. The company's products and services are top quality, user interface is second to none and information is accessed at a superior speed. The company will provide products and services directly to targeted customers through local and toll-free numbers. It will also partner with other providers (conventional ISP companies, wireless communications, telephone service providers, etc.). It will offer customized versions of its products and services to OEM’s, resellers and large corporations. The company intends to strengthen its promotion and distribution capabilities through alliances with various phone companies who provide toll-free numbers, and phone manufacturers. The company will also pursue strategic alliances with conventional ISP companies to provide services helping customers who have computers or Internet appliances, yet prefer a voice-based interface. Website: http://www.internetspeech.com
The Hans Foundation is a charitable trust fund created to provide a source of endowment for not-for-profit organizations and projects that are involved in social development. THF focuses on projects that work towards improved and equitable access to education and healthcare, with special interest in improving the living standards and access to rights of the disabled. Website: http://www.thehansfoundation.org
The vision of SAMSUNG Electronics is "Leading the Digital Convergence Revolution" and its mission to carry out this vision is "Digital-ε Company. There are two requirements for being "Digital-ε Company", and the first is clearly about being "Digital" producing not just digital products, but products that inspire digital integration across our entire company. The second part of being a "ε" is to use ε- Processes connecting R&D, production, and marketing to customers, partners, and the market-disciplined approach is the way they bring value to every part of our supply chain, including products data and customer relationship through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Samsung also recognizes the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all users. They have made every effort to ensure that their site can be used easily by people with disabilities. The site uses features operable on screenreader softwares and computer screens. The Samsung Web site complies with Conformance Level 'A' of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. They have introduced the following features to ensure the best use of our site by all of their visitors. Website: http://www.samsung.com/uk/business/b2b/global/accessibility.htm
Accessibility at IBM means enabling IT hardware, software and Web application products so they can be used by more people, either directly, or in combination with assistive technology products. IBM's perspective on accessibility is influenced by our roles as a developer and manufacturer, service provider, buyer of components, products and services, citizen in the community, and an employer looking to attract and retain the best talent. Focusing on accessibility better enables IBM, its customers, partners, suppliers, employees and the global community to succeed in each of their various roles.