you've read all about accessible web page design, and now you
want to check out your website to make sure it's compliant. These
tools and page-checkers will make it easy.
- A-Prompt Toolkit [added 10/30/01]
by the the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University
of Toronto, this standalone tool can be downloaded free of charge.
The tool is designed to "check and repair HTML for conformance
with WAI Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0 or Section 508 Standards. If an accessibility
problem is detected, A-Prompt displays the necessary dialogs
and guides the user to
fix the problem."
- PDF files
are not accessible to blind individuals who use screen readers,
since they are graphic files that cannot be "read."
Web designers should always provide text and/or html alternatives.
That said, blind and visually impaired users who are stuck with
PDF only files can find some work-arounds on this Adobe site.
- This article
from WebReview examines various tools for determining
- Bobby (Center for Applied Special
- A free web-based
service that will help you make web pages accessible to people
with disabilities. Just type in a URL to find out what Bobby
thinks about your site's access and how you can improve it.
- While The
WebWatcher generally does not include commercial websites whose
main purpose is to promote a product or service (see our criteria
for more information), we're making an exception here because
we think web accessibility is so important, and tools that help
web designers achieve accessibility are, in general, a good thing.
The following are some commercial tools and page-checkers that
web designers may wish to consider:
Technologies' InSight and InFocus
- UseAble Net's
- Related Subjects
- Assistive Technology (Index)
Act of 1973 - Section 508
- Web Page Design
- Resources in your state
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