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WAVE: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Posted by Marcus Zillman

WAVE: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
https:..wave.webaim.org/

One of the things a website designer or administrator needs to keep in mind is the user experience of their site’s visitors, including those visitors who may have visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive difficulties. WAVE, a free web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind), provides a simple way to check the accessibility of a web page’s content. After entering the URL of interest on WAVE’s main page, WAVE will display the page marked up with embedded icons indicating potential accessibility errors, alerts, features, and other information. The left sidebar presents a summary of what WAVE detected on the entered page, and users can click the embedded icons or explore the sidebar for brief explanations of their meaning. WAVE is intended to facilitate human evaluation, and thus it does not provide a score or pass/fail metric, nor can it correct problems. For those wishing to check the accessibility of password-protected or otherwise sensitive pages, WAVE also offers browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to eCommerce Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Accessibility Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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