Tools for Testing Web Accessibility
All tools listed on this page may be installed and used on PC and Mac systems, unless otherwise noted.
Web Browser Tools for Testing Accessibility
Install the following tools to test your webpages for Web accessibility. These tools will help you to see whether your webpages are accessible or not by simulation.
- Internet Explorer (PC Only)
- Web Accessibility Toolbar - Accessibility toolbar for Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox (PC and Mac)
- Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar - Web Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox
- Color Contrast Analyzer for Firefox - Color contrast analyser for Firefox (PC and Mac)
- Fangs - Text-reader emulator for Firefox (PC and Mac)
Web Sites for Testing Accessibility
The following websites can test your webpages for accessibility without having to install any application.
- Colour Contrast Check - Web page for testing foreground and background color choices
- W3C HTML Validator - Validates your HTML coding
- W3C Link Checker - Checks to see if there are any broken links
- W3C CSS Validator - Validates your Cascading Style Sheet code
- Cynthia Says Portal - Online Web accessibility evaluation tool
- WAVE - Online Web accessibility evaluation tool
- AChecker - Online Web accessibility evaluation tool
Manual Checks (PC and Mac)
This manual procedure is designed to compliment automated evaluation tools for website accessibility, emphasizing areas that can only be evaluated realistically by human judgment. Additional guides have been provided below to help users with the manual check process.
Tools Needed for Manual Checks
- Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar - Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar for Firefox
- Accessibility Extension - Firefox extension from Illinois
- Color Contrast Analyzer for Firefox - Color contrast analyser for Firefox
- lowvis.css - Alternative style sheet for low vision users
Guides for Manual Checks
Links go to an external page.