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WCAG Accessibility Guidelines and Tools

WCAG guidelines for web accessibility from the W3C

I’ve been working on compiling some information for my company about accessibility, testing, compliance, etc. In the process I was looking for a cross reference of which automated tools checked which specific guidelines. Being as at most automated tools can only cover about 25% of accessibility issues on a website I wanted to know which guidelines might need manual attention.

Seems like a pretty obvious request? At least I thought so. But even with my mostly “OK” google-fu I did not find what I was looking for. So I ended up creating my own.

Of course this isn’t a definitive guide. I only have a handful of tools listed. Basically I found the listing for each of the tools and slapped it on a spreadsheet. So this should be fairly accurate at least according to what each automation tool says they check. Your mileage may vary of course. You should be able to do some filtering by various columns to make this data useful to whatever project you’re working on.

Google spreadsheet

So give it a try and let me know if this was at all helpful in your accessibility adventures!

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