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ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Indicator)

Readers in the U.S. may be familiar with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requiring government agencies to provide people with disabilities with equal access to electronic information and data. ANDI is an accessibility inspection tool designed specifically to check for compliance with Section 508 standards, but one that will prove useful for anyone concerned about web accessibility. ANDI lives in the bookmarks or favorites section of a user's browser toolbar, and when clicked, it automatically analyzes the current webpage and displays a window flagging accessibility issues and suggesting recommended actions. It also indicates what a screen reader should say for interactive elements. To install, simply drag the icon from the page linked above to the toolbar of any browser (ANDI works on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari). At the top of the page, users can click "Tutorial" and "Modules'' to learn more about ANDI's features and how to use it. The "Alerts'' section provides an overview of the accessibility alerts that will appear in ANDI's analysis. ANDI is an open source project created and maintained by the Accessible Solutions Branch of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
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GEM Subject
Date of Scout Publication
August 6th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
July 15th, 2021 at 1:01pm
Date Of Record Release
July 19th, 2021 at 1:49pm
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