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Accessibility Evaluation

Web Accessibility Toolbar

http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/ais/toolbar/

The Web Accessibility Toolbar is provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team of Vision Australia. It has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that:

  • Identify components of a web page
  • Facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications
  • Simulate user experiences
  • Provide links to references and additional resources

Web Developer Toolbar

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/

Almost identical in function to the WAT for IE mentioned above, this add-on will let Firefox users test pages for accessibility. After you download it, Firefox will need to restart before you can use it.

There is also a Web Developer Toolbar extension for Google Chrome that can be found in the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search?q=web+developer

Checklist for Web Accessibility

http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5chklist.htm

Part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACT) Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments. Designed for use in conducting a preliminary assessment of the accessibility of an agency’s website.

W3C Web Evaluation Tools

http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/

The W3C’s Web evaluation tools are software programs or online services that help determine if a Web site meets accessibility guidelines. While Web accessibility evaluation tools can significantly reduce the time and effort to evaluate Web sites, no tool can automatically determine the accessibility of Web sites or realistically "certify" accessibility.

Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools (WAVE)

http://wave.webaim.org/

WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.

Web Usability Guide (PDF)

http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/white-papers/web-usability-guide.pdf

A guide put together by Webcredible that offers suggestions on designing for usability, as well as making commercial sites accessible.