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From: Angela French
Date: Oct 31, 2017 9:10AM


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Subject: [WebAIM] Automated WCAG testing tool that is also a good crawler

I'm looking for an automated testing tool hat is *also* a good and reliable web crawler, meaning: it should be smart enough traverse a site structure at least three levels deep (and also knows when to stop, how to identify itself, throttle requests etc.).

I've tested a dozen of the tools on the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List on the W3C site (https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/). When enabling the filter 'Groups of web pages or web sites', I get a few tools, but it seems they only allow to add URLs manually. That's not what I'm looking for.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

(BTW: I'm perfectly aware that only about 20% of WCAG can be tested reliably, and human judgement is necessary in most cases.)

Thanks,
Roel

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