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IBM Accessibility Checklist

This unified checklist is based on the revised Section 508 standards, the EN 301 549 standard in Europe, Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendations, and IBM Research best practices. The checklist includes techniques and guidance covering software, documentation and web content.

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Open Source Accessibility

Streamline the agile DevOps process with open source tooling, samples and design patterns. Alleviate accessibility roadblocks, strengthen the user experience, and ensure accessibility is done right from the outset.

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Content Clarifier

Simplifies, summarizes, and augments content into a simplified form so people with cognitive disabilities have an easier time consuming and comprehending the most important concepts.

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Accessibility tools and guidance

IBM has created a wide array of accessibility solutions and best practices that make it easier for designers, developers and testers to speed development efforts and help conform to industry accessibility standards.

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Cognitive eldercare

Solutions to help our seniors manage life's vital decisions, reduce loneliness, and stay more connected with friends and family.


Mobile voice navigation

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Internet of caring things

Improving care for our aging population while letting them keep the comfort of their daily lives at Sole Cooperativa in Italy.

Inclusive design

IBM has made accessibility an integral function of its design thinking.

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Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs)

Request accessibility conformance reports (formerly known as a VPAT®) for IBM solutions covering revised U.S. Section 508, the EN 501 349 standard in Europe, and WCAG 2.0.

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