Web accessibility evaluation tools are software programs or online services that help determine if web content meets accessibility standards.
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List
- Includes information on more than 100 tools. You can use the filters to narrow down the list to the types of tools you are interested in.
- Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
- Provides guidance on choosing tools. It describes the features and functionality of different types of evaluation tools, and discusses things to consider for your situation.
Related resources are described in: Evaluating Web Accessibility Overview
Alternatives for Evaluation Tools Overview Video
This video is also available on a W3C server: Video: Evaluation Tools Overview (file format: MP4, file size: 51MB).
Text Transcript with Description of Visuals for Selecting and Using Tools
The videos have basic animation that illustrates what is said by an off-screen voice. People are represented by icon figures.
|Tools for evaluating web accessibility||Tools for evaluating web accessibility.|
|There are software programs and online services to help you identify accessibility barriers.||A tool box by a computer opens. A magnifying glass with the word accessibility comes out to inspect a website on the computer.|
|They can save you lots of time and effort on evaluation, and can help you avoid creating new accessibility barriers.||Save time and effort. Avoid accessibility barriers.|
|However, tools can't do it all. Some accessibility checks just cannot be automated and require manual intervention.||A person next to a computer with a website uses a magnifying glass with the word accessibility.|
|Some tools guide you through the checks that cannot be automated.||A list of checks next to the computer.|
|Some tools check one page at a time, while others can scan entire websites.||A web page and a web site are being scanned fails, passes and interrogations marks are shown.|
|Tools can be integrated into different work environments. For example, into your web browser, content management system (C-M-S), and your development and deployment tools.||Web browser, CMS and deployment around a tools icon displayed in a computer.|
|They support different roles in a project team, such as content authors, code developers, designers, and product owners.||The tools icon is surrounded with icons: pen; coding; paintbrush and person with a key.|
|Note that in some cases tools can provide inaccurate results.||A magnifying glass with a triangular exclamation mark sign.Multiple magnifying glasses are displayed.|
|So avoid relying too much on what tools say over addressing the real-life experience of website users.||The screen splits into 12 different people in front of a computer.|
|"Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools" explains what tools can and cannot do, and what to look for in tools that meet your needs.||Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools. A toolbox icon comes in followed by a signpost and a binoculars icon.|
|The list of web accessibility evaluation tools has filters to help you find the right tool for your particular situation.||A list of documents with the word tool scroll down and to a filter icon, only two documents come out.|
|Equipped with tools and knowledge on how to use them, you are in good shape to find accessibility barriers more efficiently.||A person with a tools and light bulb icons. The two icons merge together to form a magnifying glass with the word barriers.|
|Web accessibility: essential for some, useful for all.||Icons around a computer: hand; eye; brain; ear; and mouth with sound waves.|
|For information on tools for evaluating web accessibility, visit w3.o-r-g/W-A-I/evaluation.||Evaluation tools, W3C and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) logos.|