Making online content available to every user is the most important requirement for a website. Accessible design takes effort. You must learn about the specific guidelines and build these rules into your design and content. You must also be prepared to conduct a lot of manual testing.
How can a web developer test a website to get an initial baseline on the items that need to be fixed so they are accessible?
Check out A11ygator, a simplified dashboard where you can type a website URL to check and get an accessibility report.
A11ygator uses Pa11y under the hood. You can select the WCAG standard and the wait time – the time to wait before A11ygator actually starts to test, useful for websites that may take some seconds to render the content.
Also, you will get a screenshot of the actual page that A11ygator has tested, plus the ability to download the report in JSON format.
Take A11ygator for a spin.
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY TESTING & REMEDIATION SERVICES: Mary Gillen is an experienced Website Accessibility Compliance Auditor and Remediator. She can test your website to determine if it meets accessibility standards:
WCAG 2.1: 312 checkpoints covering A, AA and AAA W3 accessibility guidelines
Section 508: 15 US federal guidelines covered by 59 accessibility checkpoints