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TAW: Web Accessibility Test

Web Accessibility Test is the online tool for determining accessibility of your web. This tool analyzes the web site in accordance with W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines and shows accessibility issues with fix recommendations. If you are serious web developer, you shouldn’t focus your attention on layout, design or performance of the site only, but should take care about the content accessibility too.

Results of the TAW are presented as a checkpoints on tested web, which you should be aware of, with various priorities of attention.

Web Accessibility Test Categorization

  • Web Accessibility Test Priority 1 Priority 1 accessibility issues
    A Web content developer must satisfy this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it impossible to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint is a basic requirement for some groups to be able to use Web documents.
  • Web Accessibility Test Priority 2 Priority 2 accessibility issues
    A Web content developer should satisfy this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it difficult to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint will remove significant barriers to accessing Web documents.
  • Web Accessibility Test Priority 3 Priority 3 accessibility issues
    A Web content developer may address this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it somewhat difficult to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint will improve access to Web documents.

TAW (Web Accessibility Test) offers its services both online and offline. If you prefer web tools, just navigate your browser to the TAW homepage and enter URL of the web page you want to check. On the other hand, if you want to have the Web Accessibility Test tool on your local machine, you are welcome to download its version for the most common operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Unix family – Linux, Solaris, etc.).

Web Accessibility Test Logo

There’s also available Java based software called Java Web Start, which allows you to check accessibility of visited site directly from your browser by just a click. This version of TAW has the same functionality that the downloadable standalone version. Another way how to check accessibility from a browser is the TAW Firefox extension.

Whether you choose any online or offline TAW, be advised that they are all free of charge!

Web Accessibility Test Firefox Extension

One Response to “TAW: Web Accessibility Test”

  1. Neelima says:

    Does this tool supports WCAG 2.0?

    I have installed the tool on my machine but I did not see WCAG 1.0 at all, can you assist me please?

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