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6 Tested Web Tools & Services for the Year 2017

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Looking for the best web accessibility testing tools? Listed below are the best and most recommended ones for the year 2017:

Tested Web Tools 

  1. Accessibility Checker

This is a product of CKSource. The software program lets you inspect the level of accessibility of content developed in CKEditor. Released on March 20, 2015, this tool has emerged as an innovative solution for web accessibility. All issues with web accessibility are found and resolved. This user-friendly product ensures step-by-step accessibility evaluation guidance. Both English and Dutch versions are available with support for HTML, XHTML, and CSS formats.

The Guidelines include:

– WCAG 2.0 – W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

– WCAG 1.0 – W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

– Section 508

– U.S. federal procurement standard

The product can be tested in a trial or demo format.

  1. Tenon

 

The web accessibility testing online tool is widely appreciated and used for the kind of flexibility it offers to freelance front and back-end developer and designers while evaluating accessibility of a website. The tool ensures excellent tooling flexibility for designers, developers, testers, and content providers. This program uses an API, the platform that effortlessly integrates into an existing toolset. The guidelines include:

– WCAG 2.0 — W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

– WCAG 1.0—W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

– Section 508

– U.S. federal procurement standards

It supports HTML, XHTML, and CSS formats. When it comes to browser plug-in support, Google Chrome is well supported. The tool is developed evaluation results reports in XML, JSON, CSV, and HTML formats and checks the following automatically:

– Groups of web pages

– Single web pages

– Groups of websites

– Restricted pages

– Password protected pages

  1. AATT (Automated Accessibility Testing Tool)

A product of PayPal, AATT ensures accessibility API combined with some other custom web applications for HTML CodeSniffer. The latest version of this tool (Version 1.0.0) was released in April 2015. This program helps by creating evaluation results reports. It evaluates groups of websites, web pages, and individual web pages. This also includes both restricted and password protected pages. HTMLCodeSniffer is included with Express as well as PhantomJS.

  1. Total Validator

The validation program is available with several tools to evaluate accessibility to the web. It comes as a 5-in-1 validation tool that comprises of a spell checker, CSS validator, HTML and XHTML validator, a broken links checker, and an Accessibility validator. The following guidelines are covered:

– WCAG 2.0—W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

– WCAG 1.0—W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Section 508

– U.S. federal procurement standards

You can run this program from Google Chrome, desktop computer, Firefox add-ons, or command line. It helps you generate reports of 5 evaluation results. All of these reports are supported in HTML format. It is compatible with Firefox and Google Chrome. With Total Validator, you can expect automatic checks of web pages group, single web pages, restricted pages, groups of websites, and password protected pages. HTML and XHTML are supported.

  1. DYNO Mapper

The sitemap generator evaluates web accessibility of online applications and websites. It includes day to day keyword tracking and content inventory and audit. The results get displayed within visual sitemaps for ensuring effortless and more efficient project planning and discovery. The following guidelines are covered:

– German government standards

– WCAG 2.0 — W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

– Stanca Act, BITV

– WCAG 1.0 W—3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

– Section 508

– U.S. federal procurement standards

– Italian accessibility legislation

The program assists by automatically checking groups of pages or sites, including those that are restricted or password protected, and generating reports of assessment results. Supported formats include CSS, HTML, and XHTML. Licenses are available for commercial or enterprise, but users are also able to test the product through a trial or demo version. A free 14-day trial is available.

  1. WorldSpace

 

A product of Deque Systems, WorldSpace serves as a server-based web accessibility evaluation platform. It is capable of retrieving and evaluating the whole of websites instead of specific individual pages. Completely JavaScript-aware, WorldSpace can also offer highly customizable, strong automated site testing. You can also expect scripting complicated user input paths and multi-parting with this tool. This program effectively generates web accessibility evaluation results reports. It will also automatically checks web page groups, individual web pages, and restricted / password protected sites. It supports HTML, XHTML, and CSS formats. The online service is hosted as well as server installed.

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