The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) for IE 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. The source code is hosted on GitHub.
What is 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
- Provide access to alternate views of page content
- Facilitate the use of third party online applications
Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, Internet Explorer 9 or 10.
Please note: It is important that if you have a previous version of the toolbar installed, un-install it before installing this version. During install and un-install ensure that Internet Explorer is closed.
The Web Accessibility Toolbar is Freeware.
You may use the Web Accessibility Toolbar Software (the "Software") for your personal or commercial use to help you determine the accessibility of your web content.
THIS SOFTWARE IS BEING PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. IN PARTICULAR, THE WEB ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS CONSORTIUM (WAT-C) 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, WAT-C 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.
We value all feedback received. Please contact the developers about any functionality that may not work or other suggestions for improvement.