When developing or redesigning a website, evaluate accessibility early and throughout the development process to identify accessibility problems early, when it is easier to address them. Simple steps, such as changing settings in a browser, can help you evaluate some aspects of accessibility. Comprehensive evaluation to determine if a website meets all accessibility guidelines takes more effort.
There are evaluation tools that help with conducting site audits. However, no tool alone can determine if a site meets accessibility guidelines. Knowledgeable human evaluation is required to determine if a site is accessible. UCSB's primary accessibility tool, SiteImprove, is a great choice to include during development as well as determining the overall health of your site as it grows. Below are additional pages in our Accessibility section to help get site owners on the right track to following this key web standard.