An easy way to improve web accessibility

Has anyone seen the new free accessibility tool on the WAVE site?  I thought you might be interested in knowing there is a simple to use and visual tool out there compared with other tools that tend to be a bit ‘techie’ in their results.

WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid people 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.

Even better from an intranet perspective, the WAVE Firefox toolbar allows you to evaluate web pages directly within your browser.  Because no information is sent to the WAVE servers, the toolbar allows you to evaluate password protected, secure, or otherwise sensitive web content.  The WAVE toolbar evaluates content as it is rendered within Firefox.  This allows dynamically created, modified, or scripted content to be evaluated in real time.

3 responses to “An easy way to improve web accessibility

  1. Great tool, thanks for sharing, Mark.
    In another post, you mentioned the Web Checker tool which was also interesting. Could you help me with a link to that tool, too? My own searches have revealed that its name is popular for a variety of products so I have had no luck in finding it so far.

  2. Thanks a lot!
    Indeed, I will support Brighton&Hove Albion – was just about to announce that after your tweet today 🙂
    They are my number two team (but then of course Jimmy Case played there in his time)

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