This page provides information about accessibility testing tools that can be helpful in detecting accessibility concerns on websites and web applications. We recommend you test against both Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 to ensure long-term conformance with accessibility guidelines and create the best experience for users of the site or application.
AMP (Accessibility Management Platform) is MU's automated accessibility testing tool by SSB Bart Group. AMP can assist with measuring the accessibility of University affiliated websites, web applications, and electronic documents.
This free tool is available for students, faculty, and staff on the Columbia campus.
To access AMP, log into the AMP tool and choose the "Sign on with University User ID" link.
To learn more about, AMP go to help.missouri.edu and search for "AMP".
SSB Bart has also produced a series of short videos that include demos of assistive technology and discussion of common accessibility challenges. You can view them on SSB Bart's YouTube Channel.
Free Evaluation Checkers and Tools
To check the accessibility of sites unaffiliated with the University of Missouri or to supplement AMP, check out these free tools below:
Accessibility CheckersSingle page and site evaluation tools.
- WebAIM WAVE Accessibility Tool - an in-browser quick accessibility checker
- WebAIM WAVE Chrome Extension - An installable extension for the Chrome browser that allows for in-page accessibility checking
- HTML Code Sniffer - a quick tool for detecting areas of web code that can be the source of accessibility concerns, top pick for developers
- Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT)- a downloadable toolbar for Internet Explorer that combines different types of accessibility checking functionality into one easy tool
For information on how to check PDFs and other types of electronic documents, please visit our Document Accessibility page.
- WebAIM Color Contrast Checker - an in-browser hexadecimal color checker that quickly shows the contrast ratio of any color combination
Colour Contrast Analyzer (Win / Mac) - a downloadable tool that allows the user to compare and contrast any color combinations, online or off, no hexadecimal required
- Low Vision Support -a powerful vision analyzer that helps developers better understand vision impairment conditions, including simulations of vision disorders and color blindness.
Our team can provide an accessibility evaluation of MU websites or web applications, and assist with how to create accessible web technologies. To request our services, please go to MyServices and complete the Web Accessibility Services request form.