[Athen] choosing a website assessment vendor

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Wed Feb 22 15:50:44 PST 2017

Great article from Karl Groves! Thank you. I have seen SSB Bart's tool in action and thought it was the most impressive I'd seen. Our web team bought SiteImprove because of its other features (not accessibility) and they use it happily.


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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
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Subject: [Athen] choosing a website assessment vendor

In case some of you haven't seen what I'll include below, I thought those who are choosing a website assessment vendor/tool(s) might find these citations of interest.

In my experience of making such choices, and as we would expect, all have their pros and cons. It's a matter of picking the best tool(s) you can, based on resources, workflows, kinds of sites (such as Drupal/WordPress -- yes, there are some specific tools/plugins that can help on such platforms), etc.

As some of you know, Karl sells Tenon,, but I point out some of his pieces not for endorsement; rather, they're some of the clearest ones I've seen to guide selection for anyone in the field. These articles may be a bit dated, in their specifics, but I expect concepts continue to apply.

Hope this info helps. and hope there have been/will be presentations at AHEAD and AHG that can help with these sorts of decisions.

Finally, if you look at the WAI's tools list, cited below, and you see
tools that are not included, please take a moment to submit for
consideration. The submission link is the last of the six below.



Choosing an Automated Accessibility Testing Tool 13 Questions you should


Some thoughts on automated web accessibility testing Karl Groves


The Problem with Automated Website Accessibility Testing Tools


Web Accessibility Testing Tools Who tests the DOM Karl Groves


Two links from WAI:

Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List


List a Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool


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