I am trying to have hands on Accessibility automation testing. I would like to know if there are any best free tools available to start with?

I can see projects in the GIT hub but no information about which IDE to use to import the project?

Are there any free IDE available to import and access the automation project?


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Start at the w3C site for accessibility: https://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility

Review https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php for more details and then for tools review see https://www.w3.org/WAI/impl/software

Tools and website are listed at https://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/

Your most basic free tool is https://validator.w3.org/ where you can put in any public web address and get a report. The hard part is that there will frequently be a lot of issues that are not important to you. It can easily be 90% noise to 10% signal so you need to determine which issues that it reports are relevant for your business and your users.

I searched again for info in tools - turned out to be quite hard to separate out information that addresses usability of the tools themselves, by the developer, from usability of what the tools are building for use by end-users (what we are interested in), but here's what I found:

intelliJ Rubymine




ASP.NET - Visual Studio


You may also find the following tool useful:

aXe is a free, open-source accessibility testing tool that runs right in your web browser.

Screen Readers

Standard for accessiblity testing

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    Hi Michael. Thanks for this. These links gave me initial idea about accessibility tests. But i would like to know about the IDE too.
    – A user
    Apr 20, 2017 at 8:33
  • Added what I could find for IDE info Apr 20, 2017 at 10:40

There are many automation testing tools are there. Here are the sorted top 5 tools for your convenience. Reference URL: https://reqtest.com/testing-blog/automation-testing-tools/

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