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W3C List of Evaluation Tools - Color blindness assistive tool

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 09:26:50 +1100
To: "'Masahiko Shimoda'" <shimoda@ryobi-sol.co.jp>
Cc: <public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org>, <shadi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00c601c5eeea$ab3d81e0$151610ac@yourdh7axfhyur>

Dear Masahiko,

The W3C/WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) is currently
in the process of updating the following list of Web accessibility
evaluation tools on which your tool is listed:
  * <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/existingtools>

The new version of this tools list will provide sorting capabilities so that
users are able to find tools according to their specific needs. The
following static mock-ups show how this sortable list will look like:
  * <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/>

We are contacting you to help populate the database with current information
about your tool. Below you will find information about your tool that is
currently available to us. Please review this information, complete any
missing fields or provide changes.

This information will be published unless we receive correction or
amendments. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
  * Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
  * Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>

* TOOL NAME: Visolve
* VENDOR NAME: Ryobi System Solutions
* HOME PAGE: http://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/visolve/en/
* RELEASE DATE: 2005-10-01
 (YYYY-MM-DD format)
* DESCRIPTION: (200 characters maximum)
Visolve is the software that transforms colors of the computer display into
the discriminable colors for various people including people with color
vision deficiency, commonly called color blindness. One of its aims is to
help people with color blindness guess a normal color. It can also be used
to select colours that color-blind users will be able to discern. Visolve
comes in two forms:
1) Visolve Deflector is the program invoked by Windows start menu, shortcut,
etc. By using it, you can transform color in the specified area, or color of
the entire screen. Moreover, you can adjust the transformation degree and
can change the appearance of Visolve Toolbar.
2) Visolve Toolbar appears at the desktop taskbar, the Explorer window, and
the Internet Explorer window by selecting the Visolve item in each menu. You
can transform color of the entire screen, and color of the entire Explorer
window respectively.

(The following features are described in the document "Selecting Web
Accessibility Evaluation Tools" available at
 - Accessible to people with disabilities:
 - Assist manual evaluation for accessibility: yes
 - Execute automated accessibility checks:
 - Provide semi-automated repair options:
 - Remote on-line service:
 - Other:

 - Generate reports:
 - In-page feedback:
 - Page transformations: yes
 - Step-by-step evaluations:
 - Other:

 - English: yes
 - French:
 - German:
 - Italian:
 - Japanese: yes
 - Spanish:
 - Other:

 - CSS, Cascading Style Sheets:
 - XHTML, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language:
 - HTML, Hypertext Markup Language:
 - PDF, Portable Document Format:
 - SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics:
 - Other:

 - BSD Unix:
 - Linux:
 - MacOS:
 - Solaris:
 - Windows: yes
 - Other:

 - AccessiWeb, French national standard:
 - BITV, German national standard:
 - Section 508, US national standard:
 - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0:
 - Other:

 - Internet Explorer: yes
 - Mozilla:
 - Netscape:
 - Opera:
 - Other:

 - Dreamweaver:
 - FrontPage:
 - Photoshop:
 - Other:

 - CSV, Comma Separated Value:
 - EARL, Evaluation and Report Language:
 - HTML, Hypertext Markup Language:
 - XML, Extensible Markup Language:
 - Other:

 - Commercial:
 - Free Ware: yes - PLEASE CONFIRM
 - Open Source:
 - Share Ware:
 - Other:

Thank you for your cooperation!

  Andrew Arch for ERT WG

-----Original Message-----
From: public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Shadi
Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2005 12:05 AM
To: Masahiko Shimoda
Cc: public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org
Subject: Re: Color blindness assistive tool

Dear Masahiko,

Thank you for your interest in adding this information about your tool on
our list of Web accessibility evaluation tools. We are currently in the
process of updating this list and providing a search functionality for it. A
participant of the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) will
contact you shortly with some questions about your tool.


Masahiko Shimoda wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Masahiko Shimoda and I am a system engineer/programmer
> at "Ryobi System Solutions," a Japanese company.
> We have developed the software that transforms colors of the computer
> display into the discriminable colors for people with color blindness,
> and made it public on the Internet.  It is free for personal use.
> This site's URL is:
>     http://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/visolve/en/ .
> We would like many people to use this software.  So could you possibly
> add our software into your existing tools list on your website?
> That software transforms colors so as to reflect the degree of color
> saturation into its brightness regularly.  And its purposes are the
> following:
>     1. to help people with color blindness know the color gradations
>        in natural scenery etc. by their visual information,
>     2. to help people with color blindness guess a normal color by
>        seeing the changes via transformation.
> Some transformation examples are shown on that website.
> I hope you will give this your consideration.
> Best regards,


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe
Chair and Team Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),           http://www.w3.org/
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),    http://www.w3.org/WAI/
WAI-TIES Project,                 http://www.w3.org/WAI/TIES/
Evaluation and Repair Tools WG,     http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/
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