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Those clever folks at the Royal National Institute of Blind People have teamed up with the Web Accessibility Tools Consortium and The Paciello Group to produce a toolbar for Internet Explorer that exposes some of its usually buried accessibility options.

It’s not for developers so much as end-users; the RNIB say

The Surf Right Toolbar is really for anyone who wants to adjust the way they view content on the web to make it easier to read. This could include people with mild disabilities, the elderly, people with reading problems, cognitive problems, using dial-up, photosensitivity and so on.

Nice big buttons make it easy to turn off Flash and JavaScript, change font sizes, and there are some alternate stylesheets built-in.

I reckon it’s a really useful tool (Patrick Lauke and I called for such a toolbar two years ago at Geek In The Park) so go and download it and give the developers your feedback.

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#1 On June 20th, 2008 8:14 pm