Tools, Software, Technology: Web Accessibility
See the links below to learn more about web accessibility tools, software, and technology to facilitate accessibility and inclusion.
- WAVE by WebAIM – WAVE is a free evaluation tool. It provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page. No automated tool can tell you if your page is entirely accessible, but WAVE facilitates human evaluation and educates about accessibility issues. WAVE has extensions for Chrome and Firefox.
- WebAIM WAVE Browser Extensions – From this site, you can download the Firefox and Chrome WAVE extensions in order to easily review websites.
- aXe is a self-contained open-source library and testing engine for accessibility. It can be customized to include specialized rules and to integrate with browsers and testing frameworks. aXe was developed to help developers take automated accessibility testing into their own hands and to avoid common pitfalls of other automated accessibility tools.
- ATBar is an open-source and cross-browser toolbar to help users customize the way they interact with web pages. ATbar allows users to change the look and feel of a page, increase and decrease font sizes, have the text read aloud, use colored overlays, and get readability assistance.
- WP Accessibility. This plugin helps with many common accessibility problems in WordPress themes. Add a toolbar to toggle between high contrast, large print, and desaturated views of your theme.
- University of Michigan List of Web Accessibility Tools. List of 11 tools.
*Provided by Blackboard’s Accessibility Consultant, Krista Greear
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