A list of helpful tools and checklists to make it easier to create and evaluate accessibility.
In addition to the tools listed below, the Office of Information Technology's Enterprise Information Systems department provides on-campus accessibility testing services using a campus licensed copy of Compliance Sheriff.
- Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE): Free registration lets you test multiple pages at once.
- WebAIM’s accessiblity tools:
- deque aXe Firefox and Chrome Browser Extension
- List of basic screenreader commands for testing
- Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA), Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT, and Accessibility Viewer (aViewer) from Paciello
A note on browser extensions: These utilities are installed by going to your browser's extension management area (the Web Store in Chrome, or the Add-ons area in Firefox) and searching for and installing the appropriate extension. Both the WAVE and aXe extensions work by scanning the page you are currently viewing. aXe works as a panel in the developer tools, while WAVE reopens the page in the browser window with inline notations. Both can be helpful in identifying exactly where a problem exists in the underlying HTML or CSS code.