Check for Accessibility

As you design, develop, or create digital content, use one or more methods to check accessibility.

Evaluation Guides & Checklists

Checklists and evaluation guides are one way to help ensure the accessibility of your digital content, and we have provided a list of some below.



Accessibility Checkers

Automated checkers are quick and easy to evaluate digital content for accessibility but can’t check for every potential accessibility issue. The list below contains different types of checkers.


Use a contrast checker or tool to determine text legibility and visual contrast. The list below is a few commonly used ones.

Course Content

The Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool or UDOIT (pronounced “You Do It”) enables faculty to inspect your course content for accessibility issues.

Learn how to enable UDOIT in the Canvas Navigation Menu and explore the UDOIT Cloud 3.0 User Guide to get started using it.



For a complete list of checkers, visit Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools.

Manual Testing

Assistive Technologies

Automated checkers are helpful, but they cannot verify all issues. Testing with assistive technology, such as screen readers, can help identify accessibility problems and usability issues. Learn more about Assistive Technology.

Desktop Screen Readers

Try screen reader keyboard commands and gestures used to read and navigate content with the following screen readers on the Windows and Mac operating systems: 

For website evaluations using screen readers, try WebAIM’s in-depth tutorials:

Mobile Screen Readers
VoiceOver (iOS)
TalkBack (Android)