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Web Accessibility Toolbar

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Introduction


The Web Accessibility Toolbar is provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team at the National Information and Library Service (NILS) , Australia. Please read the Terms of Use before downloading and installing the Web Accessibility Toolbar.

The Web Accessibility Toolbar has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that:

  • identify components of a web page
  • facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications
  • simulate user experiences
  • provide links to references and additional resources.

We value all feedback received. Please contact us about any functionality that may not work or other suggestions for improvement by emailing [email protected].

 


Terms of Use Notice:

The Web Accessibility Toolbar is Freeware.

By accessing or using the AIS Accessibility Toolbar, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the AIS Accessibility Toolbar Terms of Use.

You may use the AIS Accessibility Toolbar Software (the “Software”) for your personal, non-commercial use to help you determine the accessibility of your Web content. For commercial use, please contact us.

THIS SOFTWARE IS BEING PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. IN PARTICULAR, THE NATIONAL INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SERVICE (NILS) DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE RELIABILITY, QUALITY, OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ADDITIONALLY, NILS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF THIS SOFTWARE WILL ENSURE THE ACCESSIBILITY OF YOUR WEB CONTENT OR THAT YOUR WEB CONTENT WILL COMPLY WITH ANY SPECIFIC WEB ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

 


Download and Installation Instructions

Please Note:

  • Some of the toolbar functions will only work when you are connected to the internet as the functionality accesses Javascript (.js) Style Sheet (.css) and Image (.jpg and .gif) files located on the NILS server or uses third party web based services (Example: W3C HTML Validator).
  • The Toolbar does not contain any adware or spyware.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows
    • Tested on Windows 98 & 2000, NT & XP
  • Internet Explorer 5+
    with Javascript enabled (for most functions except IE Options)

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Other Language Versions

 


Development Information

Steven Faulkner: Web Accessibility Consultant / Web Developer & nascent Software Developer at AIS / NILS
Jun: Software Developer / Web Developer / Web Standards & Web Accessibility Advocate at Wrong HTML
Additional Development: by Sofia Celic Web Accessibility Consultant at AIS

With support from the AIS Team: Andrew Arch, Brian Hardy & Tania Conlan


English Language Version [EN 1.1]: Developed and maintained by Steven Faulkner
Toolbar Enquiries: [email protected]


Acknowledgements: Arvid AxelssonGez LemonLioreancentricleSimon WillisonTroels JakobsenBruce LawsonStuart LangridgeSteve ChipmanJesse Ruderman plus many others…….

 


Ongoing Development

The Toolbar functionality development is an ongoing process, as the Toolbar has an update function the tools/references available can be updated without the user having to re-install the software. Also, some toolbar functionality is reliant upon Javascript and CSS files hosted on the NILS server, these files may be modified, resulting in a change in the way the associated Toolbar function works.

Please contact [email protected] if you have would like to suggest a new function or modification to an existing Toolbar function.

Change Log

  • Further updates and changes will now be recorded on the toolbar blog
  • 2004-07-26 – Minor upgrade (EN Version 1.1) released which should resolve some minor bugs that have been reported since the release of the EN 1.0. Plus modification of the window resize functionality so that it is no longer reliant upon JavaScript (thanks Jun)
  • 2004-07-26 – updated function file
  • 2004-07-08 – Web Accessibility Toolbar EN Version 1.0 Released

 


Instructions For Use


Contact Us

To provide feedback on the toolbar, put a comment on the Web Accessibility Toolbar blog or please email Steven Faulkner –
Web Accessibility Consultant: [email protected].