Tools can reduce the time and effort required to carry out evaluations, as they can automate tests or assist reviewers in the manual evaluation. However, we have some bad news:
- The WCAG 2 does not provide an official tool to check the websites.
- There is not any fully automatable, stand-alone evaluation tool, even non-official, which can perform the whole audit.
- The W3C does not promote nor endorse any tool.
- Tools’ results may be false or misleading, so an expert review has to embrace or dismiss them.
Although the W3C has collected a wide set of tools, they are pretty outdated.
Here is our selection of evaluation tools:
- General Automatic Validations
- Total Validator
- Code validation
- Mark up
- Cascade Style Sheets
- Mobile Friendlyness
- Luminance contrast
- Find combinations of colors
- Color Blind Simulation
- PEAT – Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool
- Audio contrast
- Asssisting in the manual evaluation
- PISTA (in Spanish): Install the program and then add the WCAG 2 module.
- Accessibility Toolbar by Paciello Group
- Link checker