Web Accessibility Checkers, Resources, & Tools For Every Organization – cielo24

Web Accessibility Checkers, Resources, & Tools For Every Organization

  • November 20, 2020
  • Nicole Flynn
  • Accessibility

Web pages, documents, videos, presentations, or course materials are essential for all types of industries. However, making them accessible has not been a universal standard. Luckily, there are a variety of accessibility checkers and tools to help easily make your content available to everyone.

The following checkers are all free to use and solve a variety of accessibility concerns, such as scanning PDFs, some specifically for developers, or general WCAG 2.0 requirements. To get a full breakdown of the FCC closed captioning requirements, visit this link. While these sites are great resources for making online content more accessible, it’s important to still have people with disabilities test your content to determine the true level of accessibility.

For websites:

1. WAVE Accessibility Checker

WAVE is a free tool made by WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) to help developers make their web content more accessible. WAVE presents your page with embedded icons and indicators. Each icon, box, and piece of information added by WAVE shows some information about the level of web accessibility for that page.

While WAVE is most effective when used by someone knowledgeable about web [...]

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