Web Developer Tools and Validators


How can you tell if your Web page is 508 Compliant? Use a Web Validator.

Beware: The one problem with a validator is that it will tell you what is wrong with your code by not how to fix it!

Web Developer Tools for Accessibility

Firefox Accessibility Extension
Download a Toolbar Extension for Firefox to check accessibility and to provide users with help for navigation. More information can be found at firefox.cita.uiuc.edu/ Get the add-on at addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5809

Web Accessibility Toolbar (for IE) www.visionaustralia.org.au/info.aspx?page=614

Download a toolbar for Internet Explorer to check accessibility

Web Developers Toolbar for Firefox addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60 Web Developer tools to assist with CSS, Images, forms.

Web Validators

WAVE- developed by WebAim wave.webaim.org/
Provides an image of the original web page with graphic indicators of issues and problems.


Cynthia Says HiSoftware www.cynthiasays.com/fulloptions.asp
Identifies errors and explains issues in WCAG or 508 guidelines.


Web Accessibility Checker Adaptive Technology Resource Center achecker.ca/checker/index.php
Identifies known, likely and potential problems


Accessibility Valet valet.webthing.com/access/url.html
checks original source code, highlighting
valid, deprecated and bogus markup.