The following is a list of tools that can help you assess the level of accessibility of your pages.
Remember that no tool can give you a 100% certain answer to the question "Is my page accessible?" This requires testing by a qualified individual.
A more comprehensive list of tools is available on the W3C website.
Screen readers are a form of Assistive Technology that many students use. Getting familiar with operating a screen reader can help you understand the context of your website/application within Assistive Technology, and it can give you an appreciation of the importance of good usability.
- WAVE toolbar - Probably the single best accessibility tool out there. It provides alerting to common errors, and insight into the structure of a page. Highly recommended.
- Fangs screen reader emulator - The next best thing to operating a screen reader yourself; Fangs will show you what a screen reader would say to a user. Highly recommended.
- Color contrast tool - Helps identify if sufficient color contrast exists.
- Accessibility tools - all purpose toolbar.