Web Accessibility Testing Tools: The Practical Role of Automated Checkers

With the proliferation of actions taken against organizations with websites and web applications that are not perceivable and usable by someone with a vision, hearing, mobility and/or cognitive disabilities, it is only natural that institutions would respond by seeking out automated testing tools that can scan an entire web-based experience and report accessibility issues.  At first this strategy of remediating errors detected by automated scanning proved effective as many of the entities bringing actions used the same tools to identify organizations to focus on.  This led to a distinctive pattern where organizations were only remediating the automated test defects which only identify ten to thirty percent of accessibility issues.

Where Automated Web Accessibility Testing Tools Perform Unreliably

The following categories of issues represent trouble areas that automated web accessibility testing software traditionally cannot reliably evaluate.

Curated by (Lifekludger)
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