Web Accessibility Toolbar

The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility.

(This tool is no longer in active development). The toolbar provides easy access to functionality to:

  • identify components of a web page
  • provide access to alternate views of page content
  • facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications

Installation and usage notes

  • The toolbar has been tested on Windows Vista/7/8 and it should work with Internet Explorer 9/10/11.
  • If you have a previous version of the toolbar installed, un-install it before installing the latest version. Ensure that Internet Explorer is not running during the install/uninstall process.
  • A few of the toolbar functions will only work when you are connected to the internet, as their functionality relies on online resources (JavaScript, Style Sheets and images) or third party web-based services.


Development of the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) is led by Jun, Steve Faulkner, Matthew Atkinson and Mark Novak (The Paciello Group, Europe).

Support and development

For questions concerning the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT), or to report bugs, suggest improvements, contribute to the code, see the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) repository on GitHub. Alternatively, you can email us at info@paciellogroup.com.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.