Personal tools

Accessibility Tools

APS serves a diverse audience and is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all of our users. The following tools are designed to empower users to read and create accessible content and to remediate content that is in the process of becoming accessible.

 ReachDeck Toolbar

Use the ReachDeck Toolbar to read web pages aloud.

 Diagram Center

The Diagram Center offers a comprehensive set of image description guidelines to assist users writing alternative text.


Anyone with an email address can use Grackle to create accessible Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

 Hemingway App

Edit your writing with the Hemingway App to increase readability.


Webmasters at APS schools and departments use Siteimprove to audit web content for accessibility and quality assurance issues in pages and PDFs posted online.

Test Your Web Pages and Documents for Compliance

Use Siteimprove or Chrome Browser Extensions to automatically check your web pages and documents for web content accessibility compliance.

 WebAim Contrast Checker

WebAim Contrast Checker allows users to check the contrast between text and background colors.

 Captioning Key

Guidelines and best practices for captioning educational videos.