Website accessibility is no small matter nowadays. Educational institutions large and small are increasingly involved in accessibility lawsuits due to inaccessible websites. Here is a list of the best accessibility tools to make sure your websites are fully accessible and compliant with Section 508, ADA, and WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
What is web accessibility testing?
Web accessibility testing ensures that all users can understand, navigate, and interact with a website. This provides valuable feedback for improving future designs for users with and without disabilities.
The importance of website accessibility:
Website accessibility standards take into account auditory, cognitive, physical, speech, and visual needs of your students, faculty, and staff when assessing websites.
For educational institutions approaching web accessibility for the first time, all this can seem a bit overwhelming. However, these accessibility tools can help to help streamline your evaluation process along with a comprehensive audit and monitoring strategy in place to ensure web content is accessible to all the students on campus.
1. WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
2. accessibilityReview™ by codemantra
The web includes documents, not just HTML pages!
Unlike the many tools we evaluated, codemantra’s accessibilityReview™ platform is designed exclusively for documents that make up a significant portion of academic remediation requirements. Know more.
6. Intent Based – Accessibility Checker
7. aXe: The Accessibility Engine
8. AChecker – Accessibility Checker
9. Cynthia Says
10. Colour Contrast Analyser
Colleges and Universities must carefully evaluate the website accessibility options that are currently available, since these tools have their own limitations. Institutions cannot rely on automated testing alone to ensure their websites are compliant. They must combine automated and manual web accessibility testing tools to stay on the right side of the law and provide an accessible experience for all.
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