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Adobe Systems  Adobe Systems

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.

Website: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/

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AT&T AT&T 

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.
Website: http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/articles-resources/disability-resources/disability-resources.jsp

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IBM logo

 IBM Corporation

 

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

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 Microsoft     Microsoft Corporation

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

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Time Warner Cable  Time Warner Cable

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.
Website: http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/about-us/corporate-responsibility/overview.html


Corporate Benefactors

Image: AMI logoAccessible Media Inc. (AMI)

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, AMI-audio and A​MI-tv, and a companion website (ami.ca). AMI serves Canadians who are blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing.
Website:
http://www.ami.ca/ami/A.M.I_Home.aspx

 

 


Google logoGoogle

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Website: http://www.google.co.in/about/company/

 


deque logoDeque Systems

Deque is a website accessibility company that invented the first accessibility plugin software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. Deque software provides web accessibility software and services, which reduce risk and maximize opportunity. Deque works with major government agencies and educational institutions, small and midsize businesses and major corporations to ensure that their customer-facing digital properties are accessible to persons with disabilities and compliant with regulations Website: http://www.deque.com


Dominic Foundation

Dominic Foundation

Dominic Foundation actively and directly promotes, supports and finances Technological Research Projects and promotes accessibility to ICT (Information Communication Technology) in order to improve the quality of life and independency of people, in particular persons with disabilities or those most in need.  The organization identifies, directly supports and coordinates specific and selected projects with the purpose of improving the standard of living and create a living, educational and social environment able to guarantee a better future for people living in particular in developing countries. Dominic Foundation believes in better education, better work, better life and therefore focuses on promoting a personal independent living and professional development of future generations. The aim of the Dominic Foundation's projects is to achieve immediate, tangible results in the live of individuals, while at the same time affecting long-term changes in their communities. Science and technology have the great challenge of improving quality of life, freedom and independency all around the world.
Website: http://www.dominic-foundation.org
 

Image: Ephox Corporation logoEphox Corporation

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


Corporate Associates

SSB Bart Group logoSSB BART Group, Inc.

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.
Website: https://www.ssbbartgroup.com

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Publications Sponsors

BrailleNet logoBrailleNet

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:

 

  • ICT accessibility, especially Internet access, in schools, universities and training centers, including visually impaired people
  • to develop and / or adapt the teaching materials available on the Web
  • to coordinate the efforts of institutions and associations involved in the project
  • to encourage the development and / or adaptation of software and hardware adapted to visually impaired people to access the Internet,
  • to expand the availability of content on the web by training. Website: http://www.braillenet.org 
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CIS logoCIS - Centre for Internet and Society (Accessibility Program)

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.
Website: http://cis-india.org/accessibility 

 

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 Fondazione Rosselli Americas Fondazione Rosselli Americas

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.”
Website:
http://www.fondazionerosselli.it

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ITU logo

ITU - International Telecommunication Union

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. As the global focal point for governments and the private sector, ITU's role in helping the world communicate spans three core sectors: radiocommunication, standardization and development. ITU also organizes TELECOM events and was the lead organizing agency of the World Summit on the Information Society. ITU is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and its membership includes 191 Member States and more than 700 Sector Members and Associates. Website: http://www.itu.int/net/home/index.aspx
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 InternetSpeech  InternetSpeech

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

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Mozilla FoundationMozilla Foundation

The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that sponsors the Mozilla project and promotes the principles of the Mozilla Manifesto. It supports the community of Mozilla contributors and assists those who are building technologies to benefit users worldwide. It wholly owns the Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Messaging subsidiaries, which develop and market specific Mozilla products such as Firefox and Thunderbird. Mozilla also has an international presence, with recognized affiliates in China, Europe and Japan, which promote the adoption of Mozilla products and technologies in these regions.
Website:
http://mozilla.org/access

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The Hans Foundation

 The Hans Foundation 

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

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Samsung  Samsung 

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 


Founding Sponsors

 Air France

Air France

Visit the Air France Sustainable Development Web site to discover a wide range of information on relevant issues, including the challenges of sustainable development facing the air transport industry, Air France’s action plans, key indicators and results. The development of air transport meets constantly growing economic and social needs. At Air France, they are fully aware that this demand has to be met while ensuring that their growth is ever more environmentally friendly, in line with the core values of cohesion and solidarity that guide them, just like any other company founded and growing in France.
Website: http://corporate.airfrance.com/en/sustainable-development/headlines/
 
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IBM

IBM Corporation

 

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

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W2i    Wireless Internet Institute

Founded in 2002, the Wireless Internet Institute, LLC, is an independent forum bringing together stakeholders around the world to accelerate the adoption of wireless Internet in support of social and economic development and better managed cities, communities and regions. Held annually in three to four regions of the world, the W2i Digital Cities Convention is a thought-leadership conference exploring the planning and deployment of broadband-wireless infrastructure, applications and services at the metropolitan scale, and a professional development seminar for local-government IT professionals. Website: http://www.w2i.org