Tools and Resources

  • Amara: A free and easy to use captioning tool.
  • Described and Captioned Media: DCMP provides access to a large collection of accessible media and also provides guides for creating accessible content.
  • FANGS: FANGS is another Firefox add-on. It generates the text that a screen reader would read, giving you a better sense of where information may be missing. 
  • LecShare:Facilitates the creation of accessible PowerPoint presentations.  
  • National Center for Accessible Media: Learn more about creating accessible media. An excellent colleciton of tools and resources.
  • NVDA: NVDA is an open-source Windows-based screen reader. Reading your web pages with a screen reader can give you a better sense of how a blind user encounters your site. If you use a Mac, you can also use the built-in VoiceOver.
  • Overstream: Another free captioning tool.
  • Virtual 508: A collection of accessibility evaluation tools. Accessibility wizard for Microsoft Office.
  • WebAIM: Utah State University’s WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) is the place to start if you want to learn more about web accessibility.
  • WAVE toolbar: This toolbar is a Firefox add-on. It allows you to run error reports and create outlines to get a better sense of a website’s accessibility errors. This tool is helpful not only for assessing your own websites but for learning about what makes a website accessible.

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