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HP Accessibility partners
The HP accessibility program partners with key organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to people with disabilities or age-related limitations. These organizations have shown that they are dedicated to breaking down the barriers to information and technology.
Microsoft Accessibility — Technology for Everyone
HP has collaborated with Microsoft on many accessibility projects. The nationwide network of Microsoft Accessibility Resource Centers (MARC) is one of the latest developments. These centers provide accessibility consultation to businesses, schools, and individuals looking for empowering technology solutions. HP supports the centers running Windows Vista, the next generation Windows operating system from Microsoft.
MARC will continue to focus on training and providing consultation for existing AT products while ramping up for the wave of new technology with the introduction of Windows Vista.
WGBH NCAM — Captioning Solutions for Handheld Media and Mobile Devices
Millions of Americans of all ages use cell phones, PDAs or dedicated portable media players to access content related to almost every aspect of daily life. Streaming and downloadable video are gaining popularity in the mobile world, yet the 22 million Americans who are deaf or hard-of-hearing cannot benefit from this content because mobile-video technologies do not address the technical requirements for packaging and delivering captions.
HP supports the NCAM's Captioning Solutions for Handheld Media and Mobile Devices project which will explore and prototype methods for delivering captioned media to mobile devices of all kinds, address the technical requirements for packaging and transcoding captions, and look at ways for users to access and control caption data.
American Library Association / HP Library Technology Access Initiative
HP partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) to develop the HP Library Technology Access (LTA) initiative. The focus was a technology demonstration and reference platform for accessible technology in libraries in the U.S. Select the link below for more details about the ALA.