Stark for Chrome helps developers Comply with WCAG 2.0 Browser Extension for Accessible Web Content
If you want to create accessible web content, you must also be able to test and distribute it. Accessibility specialist Stark has deployed a Chrome add-on for developers to check the quality of disability-friendly content.
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Stark’s Chrome add-on helps review and improve web content accessibility.
The Chrome extension “Stark for Chrome” provides developers and UX designers with various tools. These serve to integrate accessibility into products and workflows and to evaluate their quality. This includes a contrast checker that analyzes website elements in “Object Selection Mode”.
The contrast ratio of background and foreground colors is measured according to the WCAG 2.0 standards. In addition, the so-called dropper mode allows the developer to check specific colors for their accessibility. The extension also addresses color values used in the code, allowing the developer to freely switch between formats such as HEX, RGB, and HSL.
The simulator function, meanwhile, shows the screen as people with different types of color blindness and visual impairments would see it. Stark sees the new expansion as the first foray into the QA phase, having previously focused exclusively on the design itself. Companies could thus tackle accessibility earlier.
Users with a Stark account can download the Chrome add-on for free. A corresponding account can also be created free of charge.