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Trusted Tester V5 Testing Tools

Release Date: 
July 13, 2018

The following information is provided to assist agencies to get testing tools required by Trusted Tester V5 approved for use within their IT environments. This information is based on the latest status of the Federal Accessibility Community of Practice Working Group. Some tools may be updated prior to the final Trusted Tester V5 release, however we recommend initiating approval procedures for these tools now to prepare for fall release of the updated process.

Web Tools

The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) and the Web Accessibility Favelets (WAF) are no longer supported in Trusted Tester V5. They are replaced by Accessible Name and Description Inspector (ANDI), developed by the Social Security Administration.

The Colour and Contrast Analyser (CCA) tool from the Web Accessibility Toolbar is still used as a standalone executable in some situations. It can be found at https://github.com/ThePacielloGroup/CCA-Win.

Software Tools

Microsoft Inspect is still used. However, you must use Windows 10 and Microsoft Inspect. Microsoft AccEvent is a new tool. Both can be found in the Microsoft Software Development Kit (SDK) at https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/windows-10-sdk.

Oracle Java Ferret is no longer used. Oracle Java AccessInspector is a new tool. It can be found at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/index-jsp-140174.html.

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Last Published Date: July 16, 2018
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