Tools

Last updated: 3 July 2017

Siteimprove Accessibility Checker

Usage

Excellent for checking pages in combination with Chromes inspect tool.

Installation

WCAG Contrast Checker

Usage

Useful for checking the color contrast between foreground text and the background.

Installation

  • Open Firefox
  • Go to the Contrast checker download page
  • Click on '+ Add to Firefox'
  • If a yellow bar appears at the top of the screen, saying that installation is blocked, click on 'Allow'
  • A pop-up window will appear as the plugin downloads
  • Click on 'Install'
  • Click on 'Restart Firefox' to complete the update

Firebug Toolbar

Usage

Allows CSS and source code inspection and manipulation.

Installation

  • Open Firefox
  • Go to the Firebug download page
  • Click on '+ Add to Firefox'
  • If a yellow bar appears at the top of the screen, saying that installation is blocked, click on 'Allow'
  • A pop-up window will appear as the plugin downloads
  • Click on 'Install'
  • Click on 'Restart Firefox' to complete the update

ChromeVox

Usage

Allows developers to view which areas of the screen have keyboard focus and hear what is read out to screen reader users.

Installation

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Go to the ChromeVox download page
  • Click on the 'FREE' button and then 'Add'
  • ChromeVox will be installed as a Chrome extension
  • Note: to turn ChromeVox off go to 'Settings' > 'Extensions' and then uncheck 'Enabled'

WAVE Toolbar

Usage

An old favourite which is no longer in use. Try using the Siteimprove Accessibility Checker instead

Vision Australia Toolbar

Usage

A good toolbar which only works on old platforms

Contact Us

For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:

Andrew Normand
Web Accessibility Lead
Email: anormand@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867