Dec 11 2014

Web Accessibility Tutorials

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Excellent resource of the fundamentals of web accessbility…

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Nov 03 2014

Access iQ Web Accessibility Validator

Published by under Validation

This tool came up on the UC EALT listserve. Will need to test and review when I have the opportunity.

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Sep 04 2014

UCI Recommended Tools for Accessibility & Validation

Provided by Todd McGill, UC EALT Web Accessibility Representative, UCI & Robert Espero, EALT member


WAVE – free page-by-page scan. There’s also a Firefox extension.

SSB Bart AMP – The ‘official’ tool used by UC to conduct yearly site scans. There’s definitely a leaning curve with this one, so let me know if you need help using it.

Total Validator – I use this one all the time. Love it. Does accessibility, validation, and link checking. Free for page-by-page scans, $50 for the pro tool, which does site-wide scans. Well worth the money.

Color Contrast Checker



DSC Cheat Sheet for Screen Readers – New to screenreaders and want to know how to utilize them with browsers? Basic startup commands to get you started are available here:

JAWS (PC) (Job Access With Speech) – FREE 45-minute trial version (per day) available for testing.

NVDA (PC) (Non-Visual Desktop Access) -FREE screen reader for Windows.

Window-Eyes (PC) – Screen reading tool for Windows. Free download with any licensed Microsoft Office product.

VoiceOver (Apple OS)– Screen reader built into OS X.

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Jul 22 2014

Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Web Access

SSB Bart has composed a good, simple video to demonstrate the use of voice recognition (VR). View it at:


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Jul 08 2014

Web Headings for Screen Readers

Published by under Design and tagged: , ,

Great explanation video as to the importance of headings for screenreaders…


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Jun 24 2014

On-Screen Keyboard Demonstration

Published by under Design and tagged: , , ,

Short video demonstration showing how to use the on-screen keyboard to input on websites.

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Jun 24 2014

Effective Color Contrast

Published by under Color,CSS,Design and tagged: , ,

SSB Bart video explaining the importance of effective color contrast for users with visual disabilities.

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Jun 24 2014

Web Headings for Screen Readers

Published by under CSS,Design,Uncategorized and tagged: , ,

Video demonstrating the importance of HEADINGS for screen readers.

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Jun 24 2014

Web Accessibility Video by SSB Bart

A great short video explaining the importance of web accessibility focusing on Visual Focus Indication…



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May 30 2014

Zot Portal

Published by under UCI Pages

Below is my hands-on Zot!Portal accessibility evaluation. It is a work in progress so I will document issues as I utilize adaptive technologies to interact with it’s pages.

  • Upon visiting the login page, a user who primarily uses a keyboard is not able to “tab-in” to the login and password fields within the “Login to ZotPortal” frame resulting in the inability to access UCI resources. (See

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