Accessibility Browser Extensions, Favelets, and Toolbars

  • Accessibility Validator, HTML Validator, Spell Checker, Link Checker all in one tool! The Total Validator is a free one-stop validator or all-in-one validator comprising an HTML validation against the W3C Markup Specifications or ISO/IEC definition using the published DTDs (2.0, 3.2, 4.0, 4.01, ISO/IEC, XHTML 1.0 and 1.1), an accessibility validator that validates against the W3C WAI Accessibility Guidelines and US Section 508 Standard, a spelling validator (English, French, Italian, Spanish), a broken links validator, and the ability to take screenshots with different browsers to see what your web pages really look like.

    Total Validator Tool – the Online tool that allows you to check up to 5 pages at a time.

    Firefox Extension for the Total Validator Tool – the Online tool that allows you to check up to 5 pages at a time.

    Total Validator Desktop Tool – the FREE desktop tool that checks one page.

    Total Validator Desktop Tool Pro – the Pro desktop tool (GB£20, approx US$36, or €29) that allows you to check a whole site in one go – includes a Firefox extension. (Runs on Mac OS X 10.4+; Windows XP, 2000, 2003; and Linux supporting Java 1.5+)

  • Accessibility collection of articles and tools from the University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Accessibility Favelets Accessify offers useful downloadable scripts to help you check web pages with ease such as tagging abbreviations and acronyms.
  • Web Accessibility Toolbar for Windows IE, is provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team of Vision Auatralia. The toolbar has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility and comes in several languages: English, Danish, German, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.
  • Web Developer Extension. The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox, Flock, Mozilla, and Seamonkey, and will run on any platform that those browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The extension provides very helpful Web developer tools including accessibility and code validators, Edit CSS, code outliners, display features, and much more.
  • A-Prompt (Accessibility Prompt), developed by the University of Toronto, is a software tool designed to help Web authors improve the usability of Web pages created in HTML format (available in English, French, and German). A-Prompt first evaluates an HTML Web page to identify barriers to accessibility by people with disabilities. A-Prompt then provides the Web author with a fast and easy way to make the necessary repairs. The tool’s evaluation and repair checklist is based on accessibility guidelines created and maintained by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. (Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP only.) [Canada / U.S.A.]

International Disability: Australia and New Zealand

  • Disability and Carers Programs and Services within the Austrailian Government Department of Social Services.  New
  • Digital Access Consulting at Vision Australia is recognised internationally as an industry leader in the provision of digital accessibility services, equally addressing the needs of all disability groups. Specialising in web accessibility consultancy, training and testing, our services are expertly designed to help our customers make their digital presence accessible to all. [Australia]
    • Colour Contrast Analyser for Web Pages The Colour Contrast Analyser is compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0). It is primarily a tool for checking foreground and background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility. It also contains functionality to create simulations of certain visual conditions such as colour blindness. The contrast ratio helps determine whether or not the contrast between two colours can be read by people with colour blindness or other visual impairments. [Australia]
    • Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE – 2012 can assist in evaluating a web page for compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). The WAT was developed by Steve Faulkner in a collaboration between Vision Australia, The Paciello Group (Europe) and Jun of the Web Accessibility Tools Consortium. [Australia]
  • Delta Therapy Dogs the human-animal bond improves quality of life. We believe in the social, emotional and physiological benefits of positive interaction between people and therapy animals. Our programs include visits to hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health facilities, dementia wards, palliative care, disability services, health clinics, schools, correctional facilities and workplaces.
  • The The Delta Centre – is the National Resource Centre for Participation and Accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • Web Accessibility Laws & Policies: Australia lists governmental policies related to web accessibility.
  • Australian Centre for Disability Law
  • ARATA – Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association "ARATA is a national association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for issues in rehabilitation and assistive technology." [Australia]
  • The Australian Muscular Dystrophy Association [Australia]
  • Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a not-for-profit organisation resourced by its members to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. We help our members and clients to welcome people with disability as employees, customers and suppliers. We are not an employment agency, and do not find jobs for people with disability. Rather, we work with our member organisations so that they become more confident and prepared to welcome people with disability into their organisations. [Australia]
  • Australian Resuscitation Council [Australia]
  • Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) [Australia]
  • Assistive Technology Help Ministry of Education [NZ] [New Zealand]
  • Disability Rights policy and projects within the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [Australia]
  • e-Bility is a one-stop accessible marketplace for all new and used disability equipment and products. Established in 1998, eBility is owned by IDEAS, the knowledge experts in fact-checked verified disability information and connection. [Australia]  Updated
  • Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) of New South Wales (NSW) is a specialist legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in New South Wales. We work with and for people with intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights. [Australia]
  • International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with disability and in celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability. [Australia]
  • NV Access home of the free NVDA screen reader. NVDA software enables blind and vision impaired people to use a computer by communicating what is on the screen using a synthetic voice or braille. [Australia]
  • Media Access Australia is Australia's only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with a disability. Access to media, enabled through technology, empowers people to be independent, gain knowledge, make their own choices and be active members of our society. We promote inclusion by providing information and expertise on the accessibility of mainstream technologies to government, industry, educators, consumer organisations and individuals. Captions and audio description can be used to enhance access to cinema, theatre, video, exhibits at museums and galleries, even architecture and historical sites.
  • Special Education Ministry of Education [New Zealand]  Updated
  • Ministry of Education, Special Education Services and Support, Assistive Technology [New Zealand]
  • Solve TAD (formerly TADVIC) is a not-for-profit disability solutions organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially. TAD provides personalised technology, equipment and services for people of any age and disability. Their core workforce are skilled volunteers who design and build custom equipment to help people achieve their goals. [Australia]  Updated
  • Website Accessibility in Australia: A Definitive Guide (2023) [Australia]  New