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Accessibility Testing Tools for Colleges


Colleges should use this tool to test the college’s entire web site.  SortSite tests every web page on a site for accessibility as well as other web standards.  TCSG purchased this product and ran tests on all 22 college websites in February 2017.  Results of the test were provided to each college.  Colleges may contact Gabe Mathis at to request additional copies of the February 2017 report or to re-run the test for a more current compliance report.  Colleges may refer to SortSite’s website to learn more about the accessibility checker and/or test individual web pages.


Colleges may use this tool to test single HTML web pages one page at a time.

Colour Contrast Analyzer

College may use this tool to testing color contrast and for color blindness. The WCAG AA minimum contrast ratio is 4.5:1 for small font and 3:1 for large font.  With this tool you simply select the foreground and background colors, and it automatically generates the contrast ratio. Download this free executable file and use it to test contrast of web pages, branding colors, presentations and publications.

PAVE PDF Accessibility Tool and Checker

PAVE is a free PDF accessibility checker.  PAVE (PDF Accessibility Validation Engine) checks a PDF for accessibility and automatically corrects the document for you.  PAVE offers colleges a no-cost alternative to Adobe Pro for making accessible PDFs.  Your accessible document is available for download from the PAVE website for three weeks before it is deleted.