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ANDI

Accessibility Testing Tool

How to install ANDI, the accessibility and Section 508 compliance testing tool.

Get ANDI

ANDI Drag to your bookmarks toolbar.

Runs on desktop browsers: Runs on Chrome. Runs on Edge Chromium. Runs on Firefox. Runs on Safari. Runs on Internet Explorer.
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Meet ANDI.

ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) is a free accessibility testing tool.

ANDI accessibility testing tool automated scanner for 508 compliance, ADA, WCAG

ANDI is a "favelet" or "bookmarklet" that will:

  • Provide automated detection of accessibility issues
  • Reveal what a screen reader should say for interactive elements (the accessible name computation)
  • Give practical suggestions to improve accessibility and check 508 compliance

Installation Help

Select your browser below for details.

Chrome Chrome logo

To show the Bookmarks Bar in Chrome, press Ctrl + Shift + B.

To Install ANDI on Chrome using the keyboard:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + O to bring up Bookmark Manager.
  2. Select the "Organize" button menu.
  3. Select "Add New Bookmark".
  4. Name the bookmark "ANDI".
  5. Copy and paste the ANDI JavaScript URL:
  6. Press Save.

Edge Edge logo

To show the Favorites Bar in Edge (Chromium), press Ctrl + Shift + B.

To Install ANDI on Edge (Chromium) using the keyboard:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + O to bring up Bookmark Manager.
  2. Select the "Organize" button menu.
  3. Select "Add New Bookmark".
  4. Name the bookmark "ANDI".
  5. Copy and paste the ANDI JavaScript URL:
  6. Press Save.

Firefox Firefox logo

To show the Bookmarks Bar in Firefox, Press (Alt + V), select Toolbars, then "Bookmarks Toolbar".

To Install ANDI on Firefox using the keyboard:

  1. Right click this link Ctrl + Shift + F10: ANDI
  2. Select "Bookmark This Link"

Internet Explorer IE logo

To show the Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer, Press Alt + V, select Toolbars, then "Favorites Bar".

To Install ANDI on Internet Explorer using the keyboard:

  1. Right click this link Ctrl + Shift + F10: ANDI
  2. Select "Add to favorites bar"

Safari Safari logo

To show the Favorites Bar in Safari, Press Command + Shift + B.

Unfortunately, Safari does not offer a simple keyboard accessible alternative to set a JavaScript favelet link as a favorite.

Launch ANDI

Launch ANDI by clicking on the favorite/bookmark labelled "ANDI" that was added to the Favorites/Bookmarks Bar in the browser's toolbar. ANDI will analyze the test page and appear on the page.

For thorough documentation of all features, visit: ANDI's User Guide.
Looking for a site to demo ANDI? Visit our demonstration page.

Benefits of ANDI

ANDI is like having an expert at your side, helping you ensure your website is meeting accessibility standards. Include ANDI in screenshots during your manual accessibility review. Use ANDI during development to help you build accessible websites.

Whether you're an accessibility expert or you're new to Section 508 compliance, ADA compliance, or WCAG standards, you should definitely check out ANDI.

Updates

No need to reinstall or upgrade. ANDI updates itself automatically.

View ANDI on GitHub to see version history.

How To Uninstall

To uninstall ANDI simply delete the favorite/bookmark that was created in installation.

Open Source on GitHub

ANDI is an open source project created by the Accessible Solutions Branch of the Social Security Administration. The source code is available for contribution on GitHub.

If your organization wishes to host a local instance of ANDI, the accessibility testing tool, refer to this guide.