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[Draft] Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools: Overview

Note: This is the static version of the tool list to (support EOWG work on the interface). Please find another version of the tools list with scripts enabled.

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Getting Started

Web accessibility evaluation tools are software programs or online services that help determine if a Web site meets accessibility guidelines. While Web accessibility evaluation tools can significantly reduce the time and effort to evaluate Web sites, no tool can automatically determine the accessibility of Web sites.

Before using this list of evaluation tools, please read "Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools", which provides background for using the search effectively.

Finding Evaluation Tools

The W3C WAI list of Web accessibility evaluation tools is available through:


[The information in this draft list may not be up to date and has not been reviewed yet by tool vendors. We will be requesting feedback from tool developers on the information in this database.]

W3C does not endorse specific vendor products. Inclusion of products in this reference list does not indicate endorsement by W3C. Products and search criteria are listed with no quality rating. Information in this database (including the search criteria) reflects claims made by tool developers, vendors, or users; and it can change at any time. W3C does not verify the accuracy of these claims. The list is not a review of evaluation tools, nor a complete or definitive listing of all tools.

About this Tools List

This list of Web accessibility evaluation tools is stored in RDF/XML format, and can be reused on other Web sites. Contact Shadi Abou-Zahra (shadi@w3.org) for more information.

Receiving Notification About Updates

RSS - Notification about updates made to the list of Web accessibility evaluation tools is published through the Evaluation Tools RSS feed (requires software such as browsers or e-mail clients that support RSS). For an introduction to RSS, see About RSS.

Mailing List - Submissions of tool information and e-mail discussions of the tool list are publicly archived on the Evaluation Tools mailing list. To subscribe to this public mailing list, send mail to public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org with "subscribe" as subject. More information on W3C mailing lists is available at W3C Mailing List Administrivia.

Submitting Information About Tools

WAI welcomes information to help keep this list current and accurate. Submit Information about Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools, or send an e-mail to public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org. Note: all information provided via the form or by e-mail is publicly archived on the Evaluation Tools mailing list.