AccDC is an Accessibility API for the Web! (Please check out the FAQ section for more specific details about functionality.)
figure1: AccDC is used to create a Facebook styled chat dialog that automatically announces incoming messages to screen reader users.
figure2: AccDC is used to create a Google styled auto-suggest search field that acts as an automatically accessible keyboard friendly drop down box.
figure3: AccDC is used to create a TreeView control that is automatically accessible to screen reader and keyboard only users.
figure4: AccDC is used to create a carousel control that automatically announces slide details when moving backward and forward for screen reader users.
figure5: AccDC is used to create a dynamic calendar control that is fully accessible to screen reader and keyboard only users.
figure6: AccDC is used to create drag and drop zones that are automatically accessible to screen reader and keyboard only users.
Why is this important?
Even though AccDC is designed for businesses, organizations, and universities, it will steadily improve the user experiences of web technology users like you, me, and everyone else, as AccDC spreads throughout the web, making interactive applications more user friendly, reliable, faster, and automatically accessible for disabled Assistive Technology users.
As a result, it will positively impact millions of people like us!
So here's the plan:
(2) I will write a book, 'Changing the World with AccDC', which will be an advanced programming guide for developers and students wishing to maximize development with AccDC and learn automatically accessible programming techniques. This will also provide valuable curriculum material for universities; ensuring that the next generation of developers will be fully versed in the development of automatically accessible web technologies as soon as they hit the work force; sowing the seeds for a new positive age of the web! The book will be complete by December 2013, and ready for distribution within the first quarter of 2014, though it will likely be available sooner than that.
The team for this project consists of myself, and Ana Cristina (my wife) who is the graphic designer for the project, since she's the one with the eyeballs. (She's the one who made the project photo for this page)
If we can raise thirty thousand with your help, all of the above goals will be done! Simple as that.
The best part though, is if we can go over thirty thousand. The more we raise with your support, the better we can make AccDC a driving force in the international programming community by establishing AccDC as a programming game-changer for emerging web technologies. Specifically, it will allow us (1) to reach out to more businesses, organizations, and universities around the world, (2) to translate the book 'Changing the World with AccDC' into multiple languages for wider distribution, and (3) to ensure continued development of AccDC in the future.
Every pledge that goes over our initial goal will be used to secure the future of AccDC and to ensure its continued development, so every dollar in support of this project is absolutely critical!
You know, together, we really can change the virtual world into a better place for everyone.
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