About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPG. He joined The Paciello Group in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, ARIA in HTML, Notes on Using ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility.


  1. This looks like it’ll be very useful. Great work! Can’t wait to try it out.
    …any plans for a Mac version? 🙂

  2. Hi Priti,
    The HTML/ARIA aspects of the tool only work with IE and Firefox currently. The ‘desktop mode’ that exposes MSAA/IA2 info works on all browsers (if they expose info via the MSAA/IA2 Accessibility APIs).

  3. Terms of Use> whether I don’t get what a freeware is or what a commercial use is?

    Could you please clarify this:
    Can I use it freely while working and being paid as an accessibility expert on a client’s project? Can I embed it in another software and sell the whole? I guess this Terms were written to avoid the latter case, but I’m afraid it’s not so obvious.

  4. Hi Andreas, ARIA attributes are defined in the WAI-ARIA specification. What is defined in HTML5 is on which HTML elements they can be used. The AViewer will display information about what role and aria-* attributes are present on an element.

  5. Hi Felipe, If you are an individual using the tool, there is no problem, if you are company that deploys multiple copies of the tool for use by your employees, contact Brian Landrigan to dicuss licencing terms.

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