The Ministry of Testing has declared that May should be “30 Days of Accessibility Testing“. As in the days of yore when I used to take on these challenges and blog regularly, I’m in the mood to get back to doing that. Therefore, I am looking to write a post every day around this topic and as a way to address each line of their checklist.
Today, let’s look at #3.
3. Share your favorite Accessibility tool.
I’m not sure if this counts as my favorite, but it’s one I’m using quite a bit right now, and that’s practically the same thing.
As I posted yesterday, WAVE is a popular Accessibility checking tool, but it looks at only one page at a time, and in a different window. When exploring Accessibility issues, I prefer to deal with the page right then and there, using something like Chrome Developer Tools or the other flavors of application out there that serve similar purposes.
If you use Chrome and like using Developer tools, then Deque Systems Chrome extension “aXe” may be right up your alley.
So let’s see it in action. How about we repeat the test we did yesterday with WAVE on http://mkltesthead.com?
- Edit the page.
- Select the image.
- Click on “Properties”.
- Fill in the title text and alt text as desired.
- Click Save.