Accessibility Auditing Resources

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This document gathers links, citations, and other resources related to doing an accessibility audit, technologies that may require audits, and resources for developers.

Web Accessibility Audit

Standards Documentation

  • WCAG 2.1: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • WAI-ARIA 1.1: Accessible Rich Internet Applications
  • WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1


  • Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy: Chang School online book
  • LEAP: Library E-content Access Project
  • Penn State Testing/Triage
  • Indiana University: Perform an Accessibility Review on Your Website
  • The A11y Project
  • WCAG 2.1 AA Project Management Responsibility Breakdown - University of Melbourne
  • Plain Language Summary of Accessibility Guidelines (beta)
  • WebAIM Training Resources
  • UConn’s Accessibility Audit Methodology


  • Webaim WCAG 2 Checklist
  • Vox Media Checklist
  • Expedia Checklist
  • WUHCAG: WCAG 2.0 Checklists
  • Elsevier Web Accessibility Checklist


  • W3C Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List
  • WAVE Accessibility Evaluation Tool
  • SiteImprove Accessibility Checker: Chrome extension
  • aXe: Chrome plugin for developer tools
  • Accessible Insights for Web: Chrome extension (Microsoft)
  • HTML_CodeSniffer: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE extension
  • The Ace App: EPUB accessibility checker

Screen Reader Testing

  • Testing with Screen Readers Q&A: WebAIM
  • NVDA: Windows, free
  • VoiceOver: Mac OS X and iOS, free
  • JAWS: Windows, paid
  • TalkBack (Android, free)
  • ChromeVox (Chrome, Windows, and Mac OS X, free)

Software Procurement Audit

  • ATAG: Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance
  • Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
    • Guidance on preparing a VPAT
    • How to Read a VPAT
  • Accessible Technology Procurement Toolkit by Disability:INclusive Workspaces

Software or Technology to be Audited

  • Institutional Repositories
  • Commercial Article Databases
  • Video Chat software (Zoom, etc.)
  • Zotero and bibliographic content managers

Web Development

  • Web Accessibility For Developers: Chang school online book
  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Fundamentals
  • University of Washington Developing Accessible Website Guide
  • IBM Accessibility Handbook
  • Accessibility Patterns for the Web (ebay)
  • A11y Style Guide
  • MDN Web Docs Accessibility
  • Accessibility Developer Guide Examples
  • SalesForce Accessibility Patterns in Design System
  • A11y Nutrition Cards: To simplify accessible components based on WAI-ARIA
  • WAI-ARIA Accessible Web Interactivity Exercises
  • Udacity Web Accessibility Course by Google
  • Digital A11y Digital Accessibility Courses Roundup (Updated Dec 6, 2019)
  • Section 508 Trusted Tester Conformance Test Process