Tools and Resources for Web Accessibility

Accessibility Resources

Use the links listed on this page to learn more about accessibility, government regulations concerning it, access checklists to use while creating apps, and find tools and other resources to help you meet compliance.

This list is by no ways exhaustive, and there are plenty of other tools and resources you can use to learn more about this topics and to build your products inclusively to meet accessibility regulations.

Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Government Regulation Information

Accessibility Checklists

  • WUHCAG Checklist
    Divided by compliance and includes how to meet criteria, exceptions, and tips in easy-to-understand language

  • WebAIM WCAG 2 Checklist
    Contains WebAIM's interpretation of WCAG guidelines and success criteria and our own recommended techniques for satisfying those success criteria

  • W3C Checklist
    Lists all of the success criteria from WCAG 2.0 in a checkable list. The level of each success criterion is provided as well as a link to WCAG 2.0 for more information for each success criterion

  • W3C: How to Meet WCAG 2 Quick Reference
    A customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 requirements (success criteria) and techniques

Testing Tools

  • For Text and Color Ratios: Accessible Colors

  •  For Text and Color Ratios: WebAIM Color Contrast Checker
    Shows ratios and acceptance for AA and AAA levels

  • Overall Evaluation: WAVE Web Accessibility Tool
    Javascript Required. WAVE 5.0 requires a modern web browser with Javascript enabled. If you are using noscript or other javascript blocking software, please add wave.webaim.org to your script whitelist.

  • Overall Evaluation:AATT (Automated Accessibility Testing Tool)
    AATT (Automated Accessibility Testing Tool) is a product offered by PayPal. This platform provides an accessibility API as well as other custom web applications for HTML CodeSniffer. Version 1.0.0 was released in April 2015.

  • Overall Evaluation: Axe Chrome Plugin
    Axe Chrome Plugin by Deque Systems is a program that evaluates the web accessibility of sites and applications from within the Chrome developer tools, specifically. The plugin assists by generating reports of web accessibility evaluation results and automatically checks single pages, password protected or restricted pages included.

  • Overall Evaluation: Accessibility Viewer
    Accessibility Viewer is provided through The Paciello Group. Also known as aViewer, it is a Windows' inspection tool that displays accessibility API information exposed by web browsers to the operating system. The accessibility information includes IAccessible2, MSAA, UI Automation, HTML DOM, and ARIA. AViewer was released in April 2015, and it covers the guidelines WCAG 2.0 – W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Section 508, and U.S. federal procurement standards.

  • Overall Evaluation: DYNO Mapper
    DYNO Mapper is a sitemap generator that checks the web accessibility of websites and online applications. DYNO Mapper also includes content inventory and audit, as well as daily keyword tracking. Results are displayed within visual sitemaps to allow for easy and efficient project discovery and planning.

Other Resources