Testing toolkit

Use these resources to gain a better understanding of why accessibility is important, how to take an inclusive approach to content and how to test for accessibility.

Inclusive design resources

Microsoft Inclusive Design Toolkit (https://www.microsoft.com/design/inclusive/)
Check your approach to content accessibility by learning about inclusive design.

Inclusive Design Research Centre (http://idrc.ocadu.ca/)
An international community of inclusive designers, developers and advocates.

UK Home Office Designing for Accessibility posters (PDF 519.83KB) (https://education.nsw.gov.au/gef/media/documents/Home_Office_AC_posters.pdf)
Posters to print out and remind you how to make your content accessible for different access needs.

Testing accessibility

Colour contrast

Colour Contrast Analyser (http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/contrast- analyser.html)
Download tool to check legibility and contrast.

Snook.ca (https://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html#fg=33FF33,bg=333333)
Colour contrast checker.

Colorsafe.co (http://colorsafe.co/)
Colour picker and checker.

Websites

WAVE browser plugin tool (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wave- evaluation-tool/jbbplnpkjmmeebjpijfedlgcdilocofh)
For Chrome – shows ARIA errors and other accessibility errors.

Functional Accessibility Evaluator (https://fae.disability.illinois.edu/anonymous/?Anonymous%20Report=/)
Evaluate websites against WCAG.

Vision Australia Web Accessibility Toolbar (http://www.visionaustralia.org/digital-access-wat)
Download toolbar to evaluate websites against WCAG.

Wuhcag checklist (https://www.wuhcag.com/wcag-checklist/)
Check website accessibility without the WCAG jargon.

Assistive technology

People with accessibility needs may use assistive technology to access content. Testing your content with these technologies is the most accurate way of making sure it’s accessible.

Screen readers

NVDA (http://www.nvaccess.org/download/)
Free screen reader available for download (request IT support to install).

Device personalisation

Android accessibility features (https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6006564?hl=en)

Apple accessibility features (http://www.apple.com/au/accessibility/)

Windows accessibility features (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Accessibility)

Inclusive writing

Use these resources to help optimise your content in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, websites or any text publishing platform.

Web

W3C Tips on writing for web accessibility (http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/tips/writing.html)
Comprehensive guide to web writing accessibility

Microsoft Office

Creating accessible Word documents (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/make-your-word-documents-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities-d9bf3683-87ac-47ea-b91a-78dcacb3c66d)

Creating accessible PowerPoints (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make- your-PowerPoint-presentations-accessible-6f7772b2-2f33-4bd2-8ca7-dae3b2b3ef25)

Use the Accessibility Checker to find accessibility issues (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-the-accessibility-checker-to-find-accessibility-issues-a16f6de0-2f39-4a2b-8bd8-5ad801426c7f)

Document accessibility toolbar (https://www.visionaustralia.org/business-and- professionals/digital-access-consulting/resources/document-accessibility- toolbar#download)
A free download that adds accessibility features to your Microsoft Office ribbon.

Google docs

Make your Google content accessible (https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6199477?hl=en)

4Syllables accessibility resources

Making content findable (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/findable-tips/)

Designing scannable content (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/scannable-tips/)

Writing in a readable style (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/readable-tips/)

Creating accessible content (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/accessible-tips/)

Page titles (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/title-tips/)

Designing structure (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/structure-tips/)

Writing headings (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/heading-tips/)

Writing lists (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/list-tips/)

Writing paragraphs (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/paragraph-tips/)

Using tables (http://4syllables.com.au/resources/table-tips/)

Inclusive PDF

Use these resources to optimise PDFs for accessibility.

Adobe

Create and verify PDF accessibility (https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create- verify-pdf-accessibility.html)
How to create accessible PDFs.

Acrobat Pro DC Accessible Forms and Interactive Documents (https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat/creating-accessible-forms.html? sdid=KSOUJ)
How to optimise forms and interactive documents for accessibility.

W3C

Performing OCR on a scanned PDF (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20- TECHS/PDF7.html)
Using the optical character recognition tool in Acrobat to turn a scanned document into actual text.

Inclusive data

Use these resources to optimise data for accessibility.

Creating accessible Excel workbooks (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Creating-accessible-Excel-workbooks-6cc05fc5-1314-48b5-8eb3- 683e49b3e593)
What to look out for in Excel and how to optimise workbooks for accessibility.

Accessible Math (http://diagramcenter.org/accessible-math-tools-tips-and- training.htm)
Resources and tools to make maths accessible.

Inclusive rich media (video, audio)

Use these resources for making rich and multimedia content like audio and video accessible.

Images and graphics

Colorsafe.co (http://colorsafe.co/)
A tool to help choose accessible colours and fonts.

Diagrammar content model (http://diagramcenter.org/standards-and- practices/content-model.html)
A framework for making images and graphics accessible.

WebAIM Alternative Text (http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/)
How to correctly use alternative text.

Video

Video and transcription guidelines (https://www.digital.nsw.gov.au/digital-design-system/accessibility/documents-media)
How to ensure digital media meets accessability guidelines.

Amara editor (http://www.amara.org/en/)
Free tool for video captioning, subtitles and translation.

DIYCaptions (http://www.diycaptions.com)
YouTube automatic captions editor.

Synchrimedia MovieCaptioner (http://www.synchrimedia.com/)
Captioning software for PC/Mac desktop.

WebAIM Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions (http://webaim.org/techniques/captions/)
How to create videos accessibly.

Support

Some companies offer content accessibility audits and can recreate content to comply with accessibility standards. This can be helpful if you have a lot of content to make accessible in a short period of time, however it won’t help build capacity and skills across your team.

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