ACCESSIFY Gets A Facelift

Accessify
A verb: to make accessible

I’ve written about Accessify.com in the past and when I paid the site a visit today, I discovered it had had a face lift. Accessify provides a collection of accessibility tools and goodies just for you which include:

  • Skip Navigation Builder – Skip navigation links are very useful for keyboard-only users. This may be people who are completely blind and using a screen reader, but can also be used by people with poor vision or mobility problems.
  • jQuery Function Builder – Confused by jQuery syntax? Never sure when/where to place your parentheses, curly brackets and so-on? Use this tool to quickly build up a collection of functions that will be called when the page has loaded/is ready.
  • List-O-Matic – Generate CSS-styled navigation menus based on list items.
  • The new accessibility screencasts section, demonstrating accessible techniques in action (as well as video examples of how to use some of this site’s tools).
  • Quick Page Accessibility Test – a favelet-based page check tool.
  • Accessible Table Builder – Create an accessible table using scope, header and id attributes using a wizard to guide you through the process.
  • Accessible Form Builder – Quickly create a form with CSS or table layout, including all label elements simply by typing a list of fields that you need.
  • Pop-up Window Generator – Create pop-up windows that are accessible and search engine-friendly.
  • Form Element Generator – Lets you easily build individual form elements that are accessible (requires JavaScript to work).

So pop on over for a visit and give the various tools a try. I just finished playing with the List-O-Matic Menu Builder which allows both horizontal and vertical menus.

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