A 2024 snapshot of web accessibility

The webaim million report

The WebAIM Million report represents an in-depth assessment of the accessibility of home pages for the top 1,000,000 websites. This evaluation employs the WAVE stand-alone API with additional tools to identify accessibility barriers and WCAG conformance failures. Additionally, the report offers valuable insights into the current state of web accessibility and highlights trends over time.

The number of detected errors increased notably (13.6%) since the 2023 analysis which found 50 errors/page. The WebAIM Million


  • Detected Errors
    Across the one million home pages analyzed, a whopping 56,791,260 distinct accessibility errors were detected. On average, this translates to 56.9 errors per page.

  • Home Page Complexity
    The complexity of home pages has increased significantly. In just 12 months, the average number of page elements rose from an average of 1,050 elements in February 2023 to an average of 1,173 elements per home page in February 2024—a 11.8% increase (an increase of 50% in the last 5 years).

  • WCAG Conformance
    95.9% of home pages had detected WCAG 2 failures. This improved slightly from 96.3% in 2023 (a decrease of only 1.9% in the last 5 years).

  • Most common accessibility errors
    (Note: These errors account for 96.4% of all errors detected)

    • Low contrast text
    • Missing alternative text for images
    • Missing form inputs labels
    • Empty links
    • Empty buttons
    • Missing document language

  • ARIA
    Aria usage increased 15% in one year and has more than quadrupled since 2019, but it also correlated with higher detected errors.

👉 Read full report: 2024 WebAIM Million

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