A curated list of open source accessibility tools that will enable automation of web accessibility testing more affordable & easier.
- Domain Accessibility Audit
This web application automatically crawls websites and checks for accessibility violations. It can crawl within subdomains of the initial domain it starts with. It reports statistics of violations for the whole audit, domains and pages.
- Accessibility Insights
Assess your websites for 100% WCAG 2.0 AA coverage with the latest Trusted Tester guidelines.
- The A11Y Machine
The A11y Machine (or a11ym for short, spelled “alym”) is an automated accessibility testing tool which crawls and tests pages of any Web application to produce detailed reports. It validates pages against the following specifications/laws:
- W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, including A, AA and AAA levels (understanding levels of conformance),
- U.S. Section 508 legislation,
- W3C HTML5 Recommendation.
- axe Accessibility Rules Engine by Deque Systems
The Accessibility Engine for automated testing of HTML-based user interfaces. Drop the aXe on your accessibility defects!
- tota11yAn accessibility visualization toolkit.
- Automated Accessibility Testing Tool (AATT)
Browser-based accessibility testing tools and plugins require manually testing each page, one at a time. Tools that can crawl a website can only scan pages that do not require login credentials, and that are not behind a firewall. Instead of developing, testing, and using a separate accessibility test suite, you can now integrate accessibility testing into your existing automation test suite using AATT.
Tanaguru is an open source (AGPL license) website assessment tool. It is dedicated to accessibility (a11y) audits, and focuses on reliability and high level
QUAIL is a jQuery plugin for checking content against accessibility guidelines. It provides a flexible way to test for certain problems (say, images missing
an alt text) and a collection of over 200 tests to get you started. Defining your tests is easy, and you can pick-and-choose tests to focus on the needs of your app.
- Pa11y – Your automated accessibility testing pal
Monitor the accessibility of your websites with pa11y-dashboard, and protect against accessibility errors creeping into your codebase*.
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