Useful links: Bookmarklet, Toolbar, Sans-Serif

Web Evaluation Tools Bookmarklet comes from NCSU. Here’s the description of this very useful tool:

This tool will visually show you any headings, ARIA landmarks, internal links, and tabindex attributes present on a page. This information is useful for examining the structure of a page as a screen reader user would experience it, without having to actually start up a screen reader to test it.

Speaking useful of accessibility tools, the wonderful WAVE tool now has a Firefox WAVE Toolbar. The tool works completely within Firefox so can be used for “intranet, password-protected, dynamically generated, or sensitive web pages. Also, because the WAVE toolbar evaluates the rendered version of your page, locally displayed styles and dynamically-generated content from scripts or AJAX can be evaluated.”

A new study looked at sans-serif typefaces and tested how they performed in different situations where speed was important – such as reading screens while driving. Here’s what they learned. How Sans-Serif Typefaces Affect Readability.

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