I want to thank all of those who backed the project, as well as those who expressed support in other ways. It really means a lot to me.
As Dumbledore once said: "Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time."
I couldn't agree more.
Besides which, if I gave up that easily, I would have been dead years ago.
So here's the plan.
On July 1, 2012, I will be publically releasing the AccDC API as a free download from WhatSock.com as a resource for international businesses, organizations, and universities wishing to pioneer the field of Accessible Innovation by incorporating accessibility within future web technologies.
In the coming months, I will also be adding more modules to the Download section, which will be scalable widgets for automatically rendering common control types such as ARIA based radio button and checkbox groupings, and rich select controls. If you have suggestions for other control types, please send me a message.
All controls such as these, and those in the Download section, are freely distributable and can be customized, hosted anywhere, and incorporated into anything you desire.
The same is true for any user interface controls that you build yourself.
AccDC is a rendering engine, which acts as a conduit for rendering user interface components such as these with the highest level of accessibility possible. As such, it does not include HTML markup within it. This allows AccDC to be used to enhance the accessibility of any web technology with equal ease for any purpose.
In short, AccDC is an independent user interface that provides a uniform way for developers to incorporate accessibility within mainstream frameworks, applications, and future web technologies with ease and reliability.
It's unfortunate that the book won't be possible at the present.
Nevertheless, AccDC is already built, fully tested, ready to be used, and is here to stay regardless.
If you would like to forward this message and spread the word about AccDC's eminent release, please do.