Accessibility testing tools from Interactive Accessibility
The Interactive Accessibility team uses the IA Toolkit on a daily basis to aid in auditing Web sites, and we are making it available to everyone who wants to make more accessible Web sites. The IA Toolkit is a set of accessibility tools which aids developers in identifying accessibility problems and features.
The toolkit is designed to work alongside the auditor or developer in order to simplify repetitive tasks and interactively explore accessibility features and problems. The IA Toolkit is tightly integrated with Chrome’s Developer Tools. It has two components.
1. IA Toolkit Panel
This includes a set of tests that shows results both in the panel and in the page itself. Each test can be toggled on and off so types of issues can be isolated. Issues can be selected and viewed directly in the Elements panel
2. IA Toolkit Sidebar Pane
This appears as a side panel of the Elements panel and includes tools that evaluate the color contrast of a given element, evaluates nodes of a document for code validation, and listens for and displays changes to individual nodes.
It runs completely local within Chrome and works within iframes, so it can evaluate any page you can browse to.
Because this tool is actively used by the Interactive Accessibility team, there are frequent updates as we further develop and refine the rules and features.
Documentation and bug tracking are in our GitHub repo.
By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions: