There are various automated accessibility tools available in the market which we will be listing in the post.
Using automated accessibility tools has some pros and cons as it can detect few things but can’t really detect some important things.
Automated tools can detect :
- ALT tags
- Character Encoding
- Relative Size
- TabIndex value
- track attribute for Video
Automated Tools Can’t detect :
- Color Contract
- Frame Usage
Automated Accessibility Tools
There are some awesome libraries available open-source for the automated accessibility testing. Some of the popular are listed below
Google Accessibility Developer Tool
Google accessibility developer tool is available on github here. It comes as Google Chrome plugin. It can ne used from command line using PhantomJS or can be run with Selenium WebDriver. It has ruby library called ‘access-lint‘
You can find source code on GitHub
Pa11y is another accessibility tool. You can try it from command line with PhantomJS. Source code is available on GitHub
There are some other online tools but these libraries I found useful.