Looking for suggestions:

What is a good tool to check websites for accessibility? Ideally something free and very easy to use for those who don't understand code much. And something that not only points out what's wrong but gives suggestions on how to fix it (if that exists).


@chendricks a whole site or a series of pages? And how big? I'm traveling atm but can find stuff later

@thebestsophist ideally a whole site, but can do it page by page. That's probably what will be needed?

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@chendricks so most of my testing is still pretty manual because requirements are often super different from project to project, but to start:

Tool to automate the simpler/tedious parts: cynthiasays.com/

VoiceOver on mac webaim.org/articles/voiceover/
Microsoft Active Accessibility: microsoft.com/en-us/download/d

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