by Vivienne Trulock
Its very easy to check to see if your site complies with the w3c's
accessibility recommendations. You can use a variety of automated accessibility tools to scan
and analyse any web page for accessibility issues.
You should be aware that automated accessibility tools are only able to automatically check
some of the checkpoints. Other checkpoints will need
to be verified through other means, normally manual checks. Nonetheless,
it is a useful starting point. If your site fails an automatic check,
you can infer that it does not meet the WCAG
guidelines. The EU and the
Irish government both recommend that all web sites in their jurisdiction
meet the AA conformance levels.