Accessibility Testing Policy
The Testing and Validation section of the HHSC accessibility policy states that all Electronic Information Resources (EIRs) must be tested by the state agency using one or more accessibility compliance tools in conjunction with manual procedures to validate compliance with the Texas web accessibility standards. It further adds that all agency developers, publishers, and content providers are responsible for validating that their EIRs meet accessibility compliance requirements prior to publishing.
- Minimum testing requirements for agency employees and contractors,
- Automated testing/validation,
- Manual testing/validation,
- Electronic products purchasing
can be found in the Chapter 6, HHS accessibility policy and procedures.
Accessibility Checklists & Guidelines
All electronic content should be reviewed and tested for accessibility. For documents, use the Accessibility Checklists to review content.
Software, Websites and Applications
- WCAG 2.0 Checklist including Macros (updated November 2015)
- WCAG 2.0 Checklist without Macros (updated November 2015)
- WCAG 2.0 Checklist formatted for reporting.
Accessibility Testing Tools
External resources are NOT endorsed by HHS as fully accessible. Use these manual testing tools to verify accessibility of the output you generate.
Browser Add-ons, Extensions, and Toolbars
- aXe Developer Tools Add-on
- AInspection Sidebar
- Complex Data Table Markup Toolbar
- Juicy Studio Accessibility Toolbar
- WAVE Extension
- Web Developer Extension
- HHS Usability Guidelines Quick Reference Checklist
- Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) Testing Tools
- WebAIM: Accessibility Evaluation Tools
- WC3: Accessibility Evaluation Resources
- WC3: How to Meet WCAG 2.0
Page Last Reviewed/Updated: May 4, 2017