Accessibility Tools and Checkers
A brief list of the most popular and easy-to-use tools and checkers that can help make documents and websites more accessible.
While there are a number of automated tools available to crawl through your website to quickly identify any inaccessible elements, even the most sophisticated automated tools can only catch 25-30% of document and website accessibility issues. It requires a human review to make sure that functional elements of the website actually make sense when read by a screen reader. However, automated tools can give you a starting point for accessibility, making sure many of the most common “behind the scenes” elements of accessible HTML are correct.
- AChecker– An open-source website accessibility evaluation tool in which you can upload a URL or HTML file and choose standards against which to evaluate it.
- WAVE– A tool available both online and as a Firefox plug-in that reports website accessibility violations by annotating a copy of the page and provides suggestions on how to fix them.
- OzArt– An innovative document and website accessibility reporting tool that makes it easy to comprehensively report on, and maximize your website accessibility. OzART simplifies the task of making your site accessible according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG2) because it searches and reports defects in categories e.g. images, page titles, content, and headings.
- Siteimprove Accessibility Checker– The Siteimprove Accessibility Checker is your tool to evaluate any web page for website accessibility issues at any given time. It provides intuitive, visual feedback about your content by highlighting detected issues right on the page. All analysis is done entirely within the Chrome browser, allowing secure evaluation of password-protected or non-public pages, multi-step forms, and dynamic content.
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