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Accessibility - Web Accessibility Checkers

Below is a list of free Web Accessibility Checkers for you to use for checking the accessibility of your web pages.

WAVE Toolbar – The WAVE Firefox toolbar provides a mechanism for running WAVE reports directly within Firefox. Because the toolbar reports runs entirely within your web browser, no information is sent to the WAVE server. This ensures 100% private and secure accessibility reporting. The toolbar can check intranet, password-protected, dynamically generated, or sensitive web pages. Also, because the WAVE toolbar evaluates the rendered version of your page, locally displayed styles and dynamically-generated content from scripts or AJAX can be evaluated.

AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar – The Web Accessibility Toolbar has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility using Internet Explorer 5+ on a Windows operating system. 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

Vision Australia – Blindness and low vision services Tools to Download

  • Reveal ‘headers’ and ‘id’ complex data table mark-up.
  • Create such mark-up either manually or automatically.
  • Create a linear version of the data table content.

Visit WebAim for a lengthy list of web evaluation tools.

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