These pages are for web developers and content providers creating accessible websites. Tools include university licensed software and other resources for website development. Accessibility training features various sources for instructor-led training, consulting, on-line tutorials with coding references, articles, and book repositories for additional reading.
Web Accessibility Testing Tools
- HTML Code Sniffer
- This bookmarklet provides a quick and easy way of testing the accessibility of any page. Just drag the
HTML Code Sniffer Bookmarklet to the bookmarks/favorites bar of your browser. Then all you have to is click that link in the bookmarks bar and a scan will be run on the current page!
- WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
- 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.
- AInspector Sidebar
- This Firefox extension from the Illinois Center for IT Accessibility (iCITA) makes it easier for developers to review structural and styling markup that supports functional web accessibility. People with disabilities can also better navigate and view web content using the extension.
- ComplianceSheriff is software Virginia Tech has licensed for performing accessibility audits. It will crawl through a website and generate a report listing any problems it has found. If your department would like access to the system, contact Assistive Technologies, and we will create an account for you and schedule an appointment with you for training.
External Resources: Web Markup References, Access Articles, and Tutorials
HTML/XHTML Markup and CSS References, and Tutorials at W3schools.com
A searchable online reference for HTML/XHTML and CSS with basic tutorials and coding examples for novices.
Designing for Screen Reader Compatibility at WebAIM.org
Skip Navigation – Links at WebAIM.org
Appropriate Use of Alternative Text at WebAIM.org
Keyboard Accessibility at WebAIM.org
Keyboard Accessibility for Web Applications by John Snook. Detailed approach to maximizing keyboard accessibility in web development.
Creating Accessible Tables at WebAIM.org
Free Online Courses