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Section 4: Web Site Accessibility Tools - Reference Charts, Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools, and More

There are an increasing number of choices for accessibility tools that can help evaluate, repair, and check your Web site's accessibility. Some listed below are free, some require purchase, and some are available as online services.

It's important to remember that none of these tools can take care of everything, as human intervention is still needed; however, they can be invaluable in helping to evaluate, repair, and check your Web site.

See also validating tools under HTML Validating Tools and CSS Validating Tools, and the Color Deficiency Simulators and Related Testing Tools.

Do you know of some good Web site accessibility tools, articles, tutorials, tips, Web sites, books, or other resources related to Web site accessibility? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!

Accessibility-Related Reference Charts

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Free Online or Downloadable Accessibility Tools

Some of these tools are free to download and use, whether online or via download, and some of these tools are also commercial products but offer a free online service to check a limited number of pages.

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Commercial Accessibility Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools

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Reviews of Accessibility, Section 508 Audit/Edit Tools

To help you become familiar with accessibility tools and Section 508 tools and figure out which tools might be best for your purposes, here are some links to reviews that are a great place to start.

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Listings, Resources to Accessibility Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools

Books on Web Site Accessibility
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  •  Book cover: Building Accessible Websites (With CD-ROM) by Joe Clark 
  • Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance, by Andrew Kirkpatrick, et al. Friends of ED (07-2006) 
  •  Web Accessibility for People With Disabilities, by Michael G. Paciello. CMP Books 10-2000. 

Read short reviews and find more book recommendations on Web site-related topics in our Recommended Books Accessibility Books section!

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