Check for Accessibility

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

Checklists

Checklists are one method used to evaluate digital content for accessibility.

Automated Accessibility Tools

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.

To determine text legibility and visual contrast, use a color checker. The list below contains some popular contrast checkers, but many color contrast checker tools are available online.

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

Assistive Technologies

Automated checkers are useful, but they cannot verify all issues. Testing with assistive technology such as screen readers can help identify accessibility problems and usability issues.

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: