Use in browser tools and extensions to help test for accessibility e.g.:
Firefox accessibility features
Firefox accessibility Inspector
Chrome dev tools accessibility reference
Internet Explorer access options
Apple accessibility support
Assistive Technologies and Adaptations
As well as conforming to technical accessibility standards and automated testing this site web content is tested with assistive technology and display/device adaptations. The site components will always be tested with:
Device adaptations – system settings and browser options allow users to adapt their display to change e.g. colour contrast, brightness, and inverted colours.
Screen readers – reads out content and allows users to navigate in custom ways e.g. by headings, links or form menus.
Screen magnification – allows users to control the size of text and or graphics.
Text readers – used by people with various forms of learning disabilities that affect their ability to read text.
Speech input software – with voice control users can give commands to perform mouse actions and type out words and text.
Alternative input devices – some users may not be able to use a mouse or keyboard but they can use various forms of devices, such as:
Head pointers – mounted directly on the user’s head that can be used to push keys on the keyboard.
Motion tracking or eye tracking – this can include devices that watch the eyes of the user to interpret where the user wants to place the mouse pointer and moves it for the user.
Single switch entry devices – these kinds of devices can be used with other alternative input devices or by themselves. These are typically used with on- screen keyboards.
As a minimum the Government Digital Service recommendations for testing with assistive technologies are followed. Current common assistive technologies and display adaptations include: