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Tools to test What is out there? pmkpmk
So far I have: Lynx, and the Lynx-extension for FireFox Webbie - a browser for vision impaired Various text-to-speech systems like Cepstral - all I found so far need the text to be copied and pasted so that really isn't an option for the blind Braille readers. Expensive and not a good testing tool since you need to know Braille as well Jaws, supposed to be the de-facto standard for Voice browsers IBM Homepage Reader, the runner up Online ressources to do mere checks
NILS Accessibility toolbar for IE
Connect Outloud (think its available as a trial that works for 30 minutes before reboot required)
<added> Connect Outloud is the web browser element from Jaws which you already listed</added>
Fangs.. a firefox extension
outputs the page as a screenreader would read it, very enlightening!
Don't forget user testing ;) rkasa
Another tool I´ve found really useful is TAW. It can check the whole site (domain, subdomains), it can even get access to restricted areas (providing ID and Pass, of course). I´m spanish so I use the spanish version, but I´m pretty sure they´ve got an english version as well on the following address:
Don't forget that Macs have built-in screen readers.
THEY HAVE BUILT-IN EVERYTHING... DON'T YOU GET IT?!?! THEY RULE!
In the Utilities folder is an app called VoiceOver... seems really annoying to use, but I imagine that's because I don't use screen readers. It's free, so who can argue with that?