By Patrice Meadows — Feb 1, 2018 11:00 AM
Getting your organization’s sites to meet federal standards governing web accessibility is essential. Failure to comply with the new rules could result in a letter from the Office of Civil Rights or a loss of federal funds.
The good news is that there are tons of resources to help you find and fix accessibility issues. Here’s our list of ten amazing tools to help you track accessibility issues on your site.
Free site accessibility checkers:
- NoCoffee: Chrome extension that simulates various types of visual disabilities to help you find and fix potential issues on your site
- WAVE Web Accessibility Tool: Offered by WebAIM to evaluate the accessibility of sites or pages.
- A Checker: Checks live sites, HTML files or code for potential accessibility issues. Users can select which guidelines they want the tool to test for to get a better idea of where they have the most issues.
- 508 Checker:: Provides site-level reviews of accessibility violations based on the guidelines outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Accessibility Developer Tools: Chrome extension does a complete accessibility audit on any page being created or updated by developers.
Paid site accessibility checkers:
Tenon.io :Provides page-level checks for 508 and WCAG issues on live sites and or while pages are still in development.
- SiteImprove: Enterprise platform that scans sites for various content quality issues including accessibility, SEO, and performance analytics.
- Sortsite: A single-step checker that reviews entire sites for broken links, SEO, usability and accessibility issues.
- Monsido: Platform that provides multi-level reviews of sites to detect accessibility issues, SEO opportunities, and content performance issues.
- Sortsite Accessibility Checker: Reviews complete sites for accessibility compliance and
providesyou with a full report of violations and/or accessibility issues.
Want more resources to manage site accessibility?
Great! We’ve got plenty of content to help you improve your site. Check out these free resources to learn more about creating and maintaining accessible websites.
- Learn about Cascade’s new Siteimprove plugin in this blog post.
- Educate content contributors about the importance of site accessibility with Content For All: How to Make Web Content More Accessible