ARC Toolkit
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ARC Toolkit

tpgi.com
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Overview

Accessibility testing tool from TPGi

The ARC Toolkit is a set of accessibility tools which aids developers in identifying accessibility problems and features for WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1, WCAG 2.2, EN 301 549, and Section 508 The toolkit is designed to be integrated into automated and manual accessibility tests and works alongside the auditor or developer in order to simplify repetitive tasks and interactively explore accessibility features and problems. The ARC Toolkit is tightly integrated with Chrome’s Developer Tools and uses the ARC rule set, the same rules used by default in the ARC platform. This allows developers and quality assurance testers to take their ARC testing into their development environments and thoroughly investigate issues raised in ARC scans. Launched from the Developer Tools, the ARC Toolkit panel includes a set of tests that shows results both in the panel and in the page itself. Each test can be toggled on and off so types of issues can be isolated. Issues can be selected and viewed directly in the Elements panel. It runs completely local within Chrome and works within iframes, so it can evaluate any page you can browse to. If you would like to pages that are not live on a website but are in development, turn on the option to "Allow access to file URLs". Because this tool is actively used by the TPGi team, there are frequent updates as we further develop and refine the rules and features. If you would like training on how to use ARC Toolkit for testing, please contact TPGi at https://www.tpgi.com/contact/. This extension is governed by the license agreement at https://www.tpgi.com/arc-toolkit-the-service-terms-of-service/.

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Marek KowalskiJun 11, 2024

It was one of the best tools. The last usable version was 4.3. The UX sucks. Mainly because I now have 2 more clicks for each functionality I want to use than in the previous version of the tool. Also, I have to ask myself every time which option to choose to test what I want. Before, everything was clear. After the last update (5.7.2), no matter which test topic I choose, all topics are tested after clicking the "Run tests" button.

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Dustin DadeApr 25, 2024

A powerful extension that allows users to preview web pages and see what issues are present on the site in relation to WCAG recommendations. I would highly recommend as you can test before going live, even working on a local version of the page to see how it performs. The extension allows you to quickly find the specific code and test how to correct the issue within any environment.

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Aaron FApr 2, 2024

For years, I've used this tool to quickly test accessibility on a page. It's helpful for scanning local files, pages behind a firewall, and most of all, for testing deeper into user journeys. A lot of accessibility tools only test a page as it appears on a page load. There's some other cool features beyond scanning such as to test text spacing or tab order. There's a learning curve but I can't find another free tool that has all this stuff.

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Details

  • Version
    5.7.2
  • Updated
    May 19, 2024
  • Size
    645KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    TPGi
    17757 US 19 North Suite 560 Clearwater, FL 33764 US
    Website
    Email
    product@tpgi.com
  • Trader
    This developer has identified itself as a trader per the definition from the European Union.

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  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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