Tools for Checking Web Accessibility
There are many different tools available to assist you in checking content accessibility of your website. Please note that accessibility checkers don't find all accessibility problems of websites, but greatly assist in the process. For best results, people should understand the accessibility standards and manually check all websites. Just because a website meets the "requirements", doesn't mean it is truly accessible.
- Lynx Viewer
This tool will allow you to see how your website looks in text-only environments.
This tool analyses websites against the web Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It will also let you know which checkpoints you need to check by hand. The website offers an online accessibility checker as well as a downloadable version.
- ATRC Web Accessibility Checker
This tool checks websites against WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility check points.
- UsableNet Accessibility Test
This tool will test your site for accessibility and will give you a report with tips on how to fix accessibility errors.
- W3C HTML Markup Validation Service
This validation service will check for "W3C accessibility standards as well as proper HTML scripting.
Adobe Dreamweaver has some accessibility reporting options to check compliance as you build your website