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Tools & Guidelines

Software and other bits

  • MAGpie, free software for adding captions and video descriptions to QuickTime, Windows Media, Real and Flash multimedia
  • CCforFlash, a free Flash component that can be used to display captions of Flash video and audio content
  • ccPlayer and ccMP3Player, free players that incorporate CCforFlash components; useful for non-Flash authors who want to add captions to Flash video or audio, respectively
  • NCAM QA Favelet, a tool to help developers identify accessibility problems on Web pages
  • STEP, the Simple Tool for Error Prioritization for Section 508 compliance
  • Caption, description and Web-accessibilty symbols, copyright-free; use to indicate that you have provided these accessibility services

Guidelines, Standards and Recommendations

Examples of Rich Media