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Web Accessibility Toolbar

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Don't be fooled by this toolbar's commonplace appearance; it comes jam-packed with invaluable resources for Web designers looking to ensure that their pages are accessible to those with disabilities.

Web Accessibility Toolbar's button-rich interface appears like any other toolbar in your browser window. Each button on the bar reveals a host of links to help a Web developer design an accessible Web page. The Validate button revealed links to verify a page's URLs using third-party tools. The Structure button allowed us to view specific content such as headings and frame borders. With the click of a button, you can manipulate a Web page's color scheme, text size, screen size--the list goes on and on. But what makes this toolbar so special are the simulation features, which allow the user to view a page as someone with a visual impairment such as glaucoma or macular degeneration would see it.

Though we encountered a minor stability issue that caused our IE to stop working, it didn't prevent us from appreciating all this toolbar has to offer. We highly recommend this toolbar for anyone interested in designing Web pages suitable for viewing by any Web surfer.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Don't be fooled by this toolbar's commonplace appearance; it comes jam-packed with invaluable resources for Web designers looking to ensure that their pages are accessible to those with disabilities.

Web Accessibility Toolbar's button-rich interface appears like any other toolbar in your browser window. Each button on the bar reveals a host of links to help a Web developer design an accessible Web page. The Validate button revealed links to verify a page's URLs using third-party tools. The Structure button allowed us to view specific content such as headings and frame borders. With the click of a button, you can manipulate a Web page's color scheme, text size, screen size--the list goes on and on. But what makes this toolbar so special are the simulation features, which allow the user to view a page as someone with a visual impairment such as glaucoma or macular degeneration would see it.

Though we encountered a minor stability issue that caused our IE to stop working, it didn't prevent us from appreciating all this toolbar has to offer. We highly recommend this toolbar for anyone interested in designing Web pages suitable for viewing by any Web surfer.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

Version 2 features: compatible with IE 7 and Vista; all functions (except third party) no longer rely upon external scripts; most functions now work when javascript is disabled.

General

Publisher Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
Publisher web site http://www.wat-c.org
Release Date December 10, 2007
Date Added December 10, 2007
Version 2

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Download Information

File Size 1.34MB
File Name WAT20.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,288
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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