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From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:19:45 -0500
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-----Original Message-----
From: David L. Jaffe [mailto:jaffe@roses.stanford.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:59 PM
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Subject: RESNA SIG-11 Dist List - Bindows 2.0 provides Section 508 tools for
developers

Bindows 2.0 provides Section 508 tools for developers
From: Federal Computer Week - 06/09/2006 - page 14
By: Wade-Hahn Chan

On June 9th, MB Technologies released Bindows 2.0, the latest version of
their Web-based object-oriented platform. The new Bindows framework includes
support for Section 508-compliant accessibility in Internet Explorer and is
the first Asynchronous JavaScript and Extensible Markup Language (AJAX)
platform of its kind to do so. 

"We enable developers who use the Bindows platform to develop applications
that are accessible," said Yoram Meriaz, chief executive officer of MB
Technologies. "Almost all the accessibility controls available in Windows
are available to the user." Bindows also allows for interoperability with
Section 508-compliant applications, including text-to-screen readers JAWS
and Window-Eyes, as well as screen magnifiers such as MAGic. The Paciello
Group, a company that specializes in designing accessible interfaces, helped
with the development of accessibility support. 

Bindows is an AJAX framework for developing Web applications that are
comparably feature-rich to desktop applications. It is based on Dynamic HTML
and uses JavaScript as its programming language. 

Some developers that use Bindows count the Internal Revenue Service, the
Social Security Administration, the Air Force and other agencies as their
customers. The Bindows platform was originally developed for the Air Force
in conjunction with Northrop Grumman. 

Read the article at:
http://www.fcw.com/article94879-06-13-06-Web

Links:
MB Technologies
http://www.mbtechnologies.com/main.htm

Bindows
http://www.bindows.net/

JAWS
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/JAWS_HQ.asp

Window-Eyes
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/

Paciello Group
http://paciellogroup.com/
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