Web Accessibility Testing

What To Test

In an ideal world, site owners could test all of their web resources for accessibility. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and any inaccessible site component may present a barrier to users with disabilities, users of assistive technology, and others.

But sometimes, it may not be possible or practical to test every resource in a website. In those cases, site managers should prioritize testing issues that have the greatest impact on their site's accessibility. This need may vary from site to site.

Depending on the priorities of the site, site managers should measure the accessibility of:

  • Home or landing pages
  • Interactive resources such as forms and web applications
  • Pages required for registration or participation
  • Disability-related resources
  • High-traffic pages (e.g., top 20% of unique visits)
  • Multimedia