These tools and trainings can help you assess your work and create accessible content now and in the future.
- WebAIM: Get general accessibility help, training and information
- WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool: Input your URL, and this site will tell you many of the accessibility issues
- W3C “Techniques for WCAG 2.0”: Review tips and techniques to meet federal accessibility standards
- Vision Accessibility for Mac OS: Use tools to better understand how those with disabilities use the product you’re creating
- Colour Contrast Analyser: Determine text legibility and the contrast of visual elements
- Contrast Ratio Checker: Check the contrast between two colors
Browser Toolbars and Extensions
These resources offer a wide range of specific tools for use within a browser, including tools that highlight headings, lists, table headers, focus order and image alternative text.
- Web Accessibility Toolbar (IE Plugin): Evaluate accessibility issues within the current window for Internet Explorer
- WAVE Chrome Extension (Chrome Plugin): Check accessibility issues within the current window for Chrome
- Web Developer Plugin (Chrome, Firefox, and Opera): Access developer content, code and information for multiple browsers
- Juicy Studio (Firefox): Examine ARIA Landmarks on a page.
- Accessibility training on Lynda.com: Check out courses and tutorials for accessible web design and content creation. Lynda.com requires a subscription, which is free to most members of the campus community.
- Google Introduction to Web Accessibility: Take a free accessibility course, provided by Google
- Introduction to Web Accessibility (WebAIM): Review free accessibility information that helps you create basic accessible content
- Web Accessibility Tutorials (WAI): Access free tutorials and resources for developers, designers, trainers and content creators
- Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers: Study resources that cover the basic principles of usability
University Marketing and Communications can help assess your online communications' accessibility (website, email, social media, etc.). After you have used the tools provided on this resources page, you may fill out the accessibility assistance form.