Website Accessibility Checker

Frequently Asked Questions About the Website Accessibility Checker

How does the Website Accessibility Checker work?

The Website Accessibility Checker tests webpages against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the de facto international standard for web accessibility. It identifies key accessibility metrics including number of issues, most frequently found issues, and an Accessibility Score.

How is the Accessibility Score calculated?

The Website Accessibility Checker calculates an Accessibility Score based on how many elements on a webpage failed tests for a given WCAG Success Criterion. It’s a snapshot of a webpage’s overall accessibility and compliance.

What can I do with the results of my scan?

By using the Website Accessibility Checker, you’ll learn how accessible a single webpage is at a moment in time. You’ll also learn which issues appear the most. With this information, you can fix major accessibility issues or use a service like AudioEye for ongoing accessibility and compliance.

Can I test more than one page or website?

Yes! Once you test a web page, you’ll see an option to test more URLs. Feel free to test more pages or an entirely new site.

Does the Website Accessibility Checker make my site accessible?

No. Our scanner does not make your website compliant — but it does identify accessibility issues that put your business at risk.

How can I tell if my website complies with the ADA and other laws and frameworks?

To comply with the ADA, your site must meet WCAG 2.0 AA requirements. Our scanner results show accessibility errors based on WCAG, helping you determine whether your site meets accessibility requirements or not.

My URL couldn’t be scanned. Why not?

There are a few reasons why a website might not receive an accessibility score through the Website Accessibility Checker. First, the website may have blocked us from loading it. Second, you may have a large site and it is taking a long time to score. Third, you may already have an account with AudioEye.

Can I share my website’s accessibility report with my colleagues?

Yes! Copy a unique link to your accessibility report straight from the results page.

What is website accessibility?

Website accessibility refers to a set of web design practices that are intended to remove barriers for people with disabilities. Some design practices include closed captions, sufficient color contrast, and descriptive links.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The ADA is a US law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. Title III addresses businesses specifically, applying to such places as restaurants, private schools, sports stadiums, and office buildings. Based on legal precedent and guidance from the US Department of Justice, businesses must also make their websites accessible for individuals with disabilities to comply with Title III of the ADA.

What are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), are a set of web standards that aim to make the Internet a more inclusive and accessible space for all. Many jurisdictions use WCAG as the benchmark for compliance, and in the U.S. there are significant legal precedents for treating WCAG as the gold standard for digital accessibility. Learn more about WCAG conformance.

How can my website become ADA compliant?

The ADA does not explicitly lay out guidelines for website compliance like they do for physical spaces. However, based on past rulings, organizations can best protect themselves from ADA-related lawsuits by maintaining an ongoing plan for finding and remediating website accessibility issues. Learn more about ADA compliance.

Website Accessibility Checker

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Find out if your site is accessible for people with disabilities and meets the ADA, WCAG, and other requirements.

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