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This is a companion for the web page Guidelines for Purchasers and focuses on how to do a simple evaluation of software accessibility.  


Brief instructions on how to navigate without using a mouse or trackpad.

Run a Lighthouse Report

Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages.    Install the Lighthouse browser extension and run a report.


High Contrast for Mac

  • Open System PreferencesSettings
  • Go to Accessibility
  • Select Display from the left panel and then on the right check the box for Increase contrast. It reduces transparency in windows and makes the borders of buttons, tabs, and other items more legible. If increasing the contrast is too stark a change for you, then try checking the box for the setting right below it for to Reduce transparency. It makes the semi-transparent headers of windows a solid gray.

    Within the accessibilty sytem preferences are two options which increase contrast and reduce transparency.