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Resources to learn more about web accessibility testing and tools.

General Training Resources


Process - Procurement of ICT Products and Services

An overview of the approval process for procurement of accessible IT

Accessibility in the Procurement Process (.pptx)

Spring 2018 training session covers standards and tools, impacts, and the procurement process.

How to Read a VPAT (AccessiblityOZ)

An Accessibility Conformance Report, more commonly known by the name of its template (VPAT), is an overview of a product's compliance with Section 508 standards. Learn how to read a VPAT on this page from AccessibilityOZ.

Web Accessibility Testing (Webinar Recording)

Webinar about WCAG guidelines/success criteria & evaluation tools/techniques.

Testing of Non-Web (Windows/Mac) Applications (.pptx)

How to test non-web applications for accessibility.

Accessibility Standards and Guidelines


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Working Draft - May 2021

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) v.2.4

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0

Accessibility Testing Tools /Resources


Syracuse University Accessibility Testing: Forms and Checklists

WCAG 2.x A and AA Accessibility Checklist for Web (Word)

Accessibility Checklist for Non-Web Software (Word)

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 - Testing (draft)

Browser Extensions

WAVE Tool Help from WebAIM.org

The WAVE Chrome and Firefox extensions allows you to evaluate web content for accessibility issues directly within Chrome and Firefox browsers. 

ANDI: Accessible name and Description Inspector

Free bookmarklet that tests against WCAG 2.1 and Section 508 standards. Tests focusable elements, graphics, links/buttons, tables, headings, form fields, color contrast and also includes the screen reader output for interactive elements.

Screen Readers

Screen readers assist people who are blind, have low-vision, or have certain cognitive disabilities to read, navigate, and interact with computers and the web. Testing with a screen reader is an important step in the accessibility testing process.

JAWS Basics for Web Accessibility Testers

Learn the basic commands for web accessibility testing with the JAWS screen reader (for use on a PC with Chrome)

NVDA Basics for Web Accessibility Testers 

Learn the basic commands for web accessibility testing with the NVDA screen reader (for use on a PC with Firefox)

VoiceOver Basics for Web Accessibility Testers

Learn the basic commands for web accessibility testing with the VoiceOver screen reader (for use on a Mac with Safari)


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