Support » Plugin: Equalize Digital Accessibility Checker - Audit Your Website for WCAG, ADA, and Section 508 Accessibility Errors » An impressive addition to your a11y toolkit with great documentation

  • (Review updated)

    I’ve been using Accessibility Checker for some weeks now, weeding out issues in my blog posts, communication with theme developers for theme wide fixes and comparing the reports of AC with other accessibility checks, and my experience is very positive.

    Cons:

    – The plugins struggles with a few CSS declarations, probably custom properties (variables). That can make it difficult for the plugin to identify colours, which might trigger false contrast errors.

    – The Summary tab in the block editor (Gutenberg) shows the test results in HUGE coloured blocks, pushing other panels unnecessarily down the page. It contains 6 numbers while still taking up 50% of the screen. Aesthetics are personal, and you can’t please everyone, I know πŸ™‚ Developer is considering a slimmer design though.

    Pros:

    – “Removing a warning or error rule is not advised, however, if you have a specific use case that warrants removing a rule or group of rules, you can do so” … with a code snippet from the documentation.

    – Performs 40 FORTY! accessibility checks. Your site might still not be perfect, but passing these tests is a great baseline.

    – Tests right within the editor, which is a huge plus. Makes it so much easier to address issues on the fly.

    – The most amazing part of Accessibility Checker, is in my opinion the in-depth explanations of issues, why they are an issue, and actual real world recommendations on how to fix them. Such good advice is rarely seen in free tools like this.

    So in conclusion, Accessibility Checker is another great addition to your a11y toolkit – just don’t let those possibly “false positives” freak you out. Highly recommended.

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by Bjarne Oldrup. Reason: Issues resolved
    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by Bjarne Oldrup.
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  • Plugin Author Equalize Digital

    (@equalizedigital)

    Hi Bjarne @oldrup,

    Thank you so much for the detailed review! We’re glad you found our plugin helpful and that it’s a go-to part of your accessibility toolkit. πŸ™‚

    We’ll definitely keep you posted as we further refine our support for CSS variables and add frontend scanning.

    Regarding choosing which checks the plugin performs, though we do not have dashboard settings for that, there is a filter available that allows you to exclude rules from scans on your site. There is documentation available on removing rules on our website.

    We also appreciate the feedback about the summary tab and have heard that from one or two other people and will add an alternate “slimmer” view in the future for that tab.

    Thanks again!

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