Automated testing tools for elearning (QA and accessibility)

Hello everyone,

Our learning team is looking to streamline a lot of our elearning review processes, including checking for QA and accessibility issues, but I'm not finding a whole lot out there aside from some accessibility Web checkers such as WebAIM WAVE and Deque University's axe Expert suite.

Curious to see if anyone in the learning community has used any automated testing tools to check for functionality, layout, links, accessibility, and other issues from a QA standpoint. Any and all input would be much appreciated!

Michelle

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Allison LaMotte

Hi Michelle,

Great question! There are tons of accessibility checkers out there, including the ones you mentioned. However, it's important to note that there are many things that can't be checked automatically.

For this reason, it's a good idea to start with an automated checker—like WAVE or AXE from Deque—and follow up with a manual test.

Here's a list of other tools that you might find useful.

I hope that's helpful! I'm curious what processes other community members have in place for accessibility testing. Hopefully people have some helpful tips to share!

And since we're on the topic of accessibility, I thought I'd share this link to all our accessibility content in case there's anything that could be helpful.

Michelle Kenoyer

Thank you, Allison! :) Looks like you've identified some good accessibility checkers for color contrast, etc.; the list you provided includes lots of good resources from A11y as well.

Re: QA automation (not necessarily related to accessibility), anything your team can recommend? We already use Review 360 as our collaborative feedback tool, but we're looking more for automated testing tools in an elearning environment that would work for Storyline modules.