GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Automated Testing Tools

Automated testing and evaluation tools are not sophisticated enough to tell you, on their own, if your site is accessible, or even compliant. You must always conduct manual testing to ensure full compliance with the Revised 508 Standards.

That said, automated testing tools can be helpful to identify issues that need further testing and remediation. The tools below are listed for reference, but should not be regarded as a recommendation.


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tools

W3C Website Evaluation Tools

Agency Examples

Some agencies share automated testing results.

508 Community

Get involved with the Section 508 community, to ask questions, share information, and learn. The community offers tools, training, guidance and best practices for 508 compliance.

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology helps people with disabilities interact with and use technology.

More Tools

Other useful tools for development and testing:

The tools above are listed as a reference only. You may find other helpful tools that are not listed here. Try several to find the ones that work best for you, since it often takes several tools just to verify one issue.

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Page Reviewed/Updated: November 2017