ADA WCAG 2.0 Background & Guidelines

 

web Accessibility auditing & Testing Tools for Designers & developers

  • Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) by Level Access (formerly SSB Bart)
    • Enterprise level
    • Very thorough and used by remediation experts
    • Very expensive
       
  • WordSpace by Deque (pronounced D-Q)
    • Enterprise level
    • Very thorough and used by remediation experts
    • Very expensive
    • They also offer a free in-line testing extension for Firefox and Chrome for developers called aXe (replaced FireEyes)

(AMP and WordSpace tend to go back and forth between 1st and 2nd place)

  • Wave : Accessibility Compliance Validator - Free
    • Page by page - not an "auditing tool".
    • Issues are overlaid on page
    • Good for non technical people (good for showing the boss for buy-in)
       
  • Tenon.io : Accessibility Compliance Auditor 
    • Multi-page audits and reporting 
    • Great for developers
    • API
    • Monthly rates as low as $19/mo
       
  • SortSite Accessibility Validator by Power Mapper
    They offer two versions: Desktop ($149-$849/user) and Cloud ($49/mo/user)
    • Checks an entire site and provides Excel and Word reports
    • WCAG 2.0 117 tests at A, AA, and AAA levels
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  • Colour Contrast Analyser (yes, its spelled that way) by The Peciello Group and JUn
    PC and Mac versions allow designers to test for proper contrast and color blindness.
     
  • "No Coffee" Vision Simulator Chrome Plugin simulates how pages appear for people with various vision issues.