Automated testing alone does not fully determine whether or not web content is accessible. Therefore, it is important to perform a manual assessment of your web content.
We have developed a set of testing standards to help you carry out manual evaluations of your web content. The tests are based on the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, the standard NYU has adopted.
Note: The testing protocol does not provide recommendations to fix accessibility issues; it is intended for testing purposes only.
The tests we've complied have been written for people who don't have an in-depth knowledge of web accessibility. They are intended to help you find some of the most significant accessibility issues that people with disabilities may experience when using the website being tested. However, be aware that they are not a complete set of accessibility tests, so performing them all doesn't automatically mean you will find every possible accessibility problem present. Some complex or less commonly found accessibility issues are not covered in these tests.
Testing tools should be installed before you proceed with the protocol. Visit our Testing Tools page for these resources.
Please review the information in our How to Test Your Content section.