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Test your website for accessibility issues that other tools can't detect.
Easy to follow, beginner-friendly advice on how to resolve issues.

Accessibility testing requires human input

Standard accessibility testing tools can only highlight a small number of the issues with your site.

MAWD combines the best of both worlds by using automated tests wherever possible and then requiring your input for the tricky stuff.

Automated testing alone only goes so far

"We ran an audit to see what issues the different accessibility testing tools pick up. We deliberately introduced 143 accessibility barriers to a page.

The best performing tool in this category found 38% of the problems we introduced. Whereas the worst performing tool only picked up 9%."
Gov UK
Read the full audit by gov.uk

MAWD is designed to pick up 100% of the issues with a site, but she needs your help to do it.

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What issues can MAWD detect?

MAWD's still in beta right now, so it doesn't check against all the WCAG criteria just yet. It can spot 18 different issues with a webpage.

12 of the issues can not be spotted by an automated testing tool.

Key:
Automated Can be detected by automated testing
Not automated MAWD exclusive - needs human input

How MAWD Works

Using a Chrome browser extension, MAWD gathers data about your site.

You can then find the captured data here, and work through it with MAWD to assess the accessibility of your site.

Sometimes, MAWD can determine whether something fails an accessibility test without your input.

In other cases, MAWD will have to ask you questions about the content.

MAWD will explain to you what to look for and allow you to record the results. You don't need any knowledge of the accessibility guidelines.

You'll be left with a report on the accessibility of the site.

Every issue has an explanation of why it might be an issue for users and also suggestions for how to fix it.


Because MAWD captures data using a Chrome extension, you can use it to test sites that aren't on the public internet, even localhost or simple HTML files.

Reports are useless if you can't fix the issues

Every issue reported by MAWD includes an explanation of how it will affect users, and some suggestions for how you can fix it.

MAWD's still in beta right now, so it only tests against 4 WCAG criteria.

View a Sample Report
"I’ve tried MAWD on a couple of pages and I’m finding it very easy to use."
Ed, Front End Developer, Time Zone One

One month free trial, no need for payment details up-front

Beta Access

$7 / month

4 WCAG criteria fully tested
22 different tests

Test up to 3 sites
Unlimited pages per site
Unlimited re-tests

Printable reports with instructions to fix issues

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