Web accessibility checkers
Below is a list of free web accessibility checkers for you to use to check the accessibility of your web pages.
The WAVE Chrome Extension provides a mechanism for running WAVE reports directly within Google Chrome. Because the toolbar reports runs entirely within your web browser, no information is sent to the WAVE server. This ensures private and secure accessibility reporting. The toolbar can check intranet, password-protected, dynamically generated or sensitive web pages. Also, because the WAVE toolbar evaluates the rendered version of your page, locally displayed styles and dynamically-generated content from scripts or AJAX can be evaluated.
AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar
The AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility using Internet Explorer 5 or higher on a Windows operating system. It consists of a range of functions that:
- Identify components of a web page
- Facilitate the use of third party online applications
- Simulate user experiences
- Provide links to references and additional resources
- Colour Contrast Analyser: This tool is for checking foreground and background color combinations to determine if they provide good color visibility. Determining color visibility is based on algorithms suggested by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
- Complex Data Table Markup Toolbar: This toolbar is an add-on to FireFox which can be used to:
- Reveal headers and ID complex data table mark-up
- Create such mark-up either manually or automatically
- Create a linear version of the data table content
Visit WebAim for a lengthy list of web evaluation tools.