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Free and Fast Accessibility Checks to Start Today

March 14, 2019 at 9:20:00 AM EDT

Not all web accessibility testing is created equal, and not all of it needs to take a lot of time and money. In fact, you can start to get a sense of the condition of your website almost immediately using some of these tools and methods. Let's get started.

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Free website accessibility scan

You can set up a free and confidential website accessibility scan by simply providing BoIA your website URL and contact information. Our powerful a11y® platform will scan your website — and when it's complete, you'll receive a free graded report showing which WCAG 2.1 checkpoints tested revealed issues.

a11y® Color Contrast Accessibility Validator

The a11y® Color Contrast Accessibility Validator is a free color contrast analysis provided by BoIA. Meeting color contrast minimums is one of the most important accessibility considerations that should not be overlooked. It's easy to use: simply enter a web address and the tool will display the color contrast issues of a web page per WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

Give yourself quick accessibility tests

You don't need to be a developer or a techie to start identifying potential accessibility barriers. Here are two tests you can perform yourself, right now:

  • Don't use a mouse — keyboard accessibility is foundational to digital accessibility. Challenge yourself by putting the mouse down.
  • Zoom your web page — some people need to or prefer to magnify content. What happens to the information on your website when you zoom in?

Related: Free accessibility tools and assistive technology you can use today

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