Web Accessibility Testing Tools
On the next three pages are a list of popular assistive technologies used by disabled users.
Here are a list of popular screen readers:
Bobby is a tool that analyzes Web pages for accessibility and conformity to HTML specifications.
CAST eReader adds spoken voice, visual highlighting, document navigation, or page navigation to any electronic text - Web pages, word documents, scanned-in text, or typed-in text. It is available for both Windows and Macintosh PCs and costs $199, with discounts for multiple licenses.
SSB Technologies' InFocus
InFocus helps Web authors fix Web pages that do not comply with Section 508 standards. Available for Windows, Macintosh, Unix, and Mac OS X and costs $1,795.
JAWS for Windows is a popular screen reader software application. JAWS runs on 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT and XP and costs from $895.
The Lynx Viewer is a free online tool that generates a Lynx (text-mode web browser) version of your Web page. You may be surprised at how bad your Web page looks!
Window-Eyes is a screen reader with support for multiple users, over 50 speech synthesizers, 40 braille displays, PDF and Macromedia Flash. Window-Eyes runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000 and XP and costs from $595.
Here are a list of popular screen magnifiers.
MAGic Screen Magnification
MAGic Screen Magnification with Speech combines magnification features with a low vision speech option. MAGic runs on Windows 95, 98, Me, and XP Home. MAGic with Speech costs $545, while the no Speech version costs $295.
ZoomText Xtra consists of a screen magnifier and a fully integrated magnifier and screen reader. The software runs on Windows XP, ME, 2000, NT4, 98 and 95. ZoomText Xtra Level 1 (Advanced Screen Magnification) costs $395 and ZoomText Xtra Level 2 (Integrated Magnification and Screen Reading) costs $595.
Voice Input Systems
Here is a popular voice input system:
Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a speech recognition system designed for hands-free PC use. Various versions are offered depending on your requirements. Costs vary from $59.99 to $995.99