Self-assessment

  • Learn about web accessibility guidelines and best practices before starting to work on a website.
  • Determine the profile of your users.
    • Who is your primary audience and why are they coming to your site?
    • What will they need to find and what tasks will they need to accomplish when visiting your site?
    • Consider whether or not individuals with disabilities will be able to accomplish these tasks. You never want to block users from using your website just because they don't use a monitor or mouse.
  • As you start building a new website or evaluating an existing site:
    • Consult helpful web accessibility tools that can be used to test your site for accessibility, interpret your results and fix any issues.
    • For additional advanced testing of your website: Complete the Web Accessibility rubric (Excel).
    • If your site includes any interactive elements (such a forms or videos), build them with accessibility in mind.
  • When you are finished building your new site, or finished improving your existing site:
    • Perform a quick keyboard test. Are you able to easily navigate through your website using just your keyboard?
    • Review the Top 10 Tips for making your website accessible below. Have you covered all the applicable points on your site?

Building a better web experience

OU Insights

  • Strong SEO, comprehensive accessibility, valid links, and correct spelling all positively impact the overall user experience for your site visitors.
  • Quickly fix problems directly within OU Campus such as misspellings, broken links, and accessibility problems.
  • View reports with site-wide details and recommended actions on specific issues
  • Contact Web Development Services @7975, to request a HTML or PDF report on your site(s). The data is compiled at the time the report is generated.
    • Please indicate the site or sties you want the report generated for.
    • Who will be the reipient of the reports.

OUCampus Final Check

  • OU-Campus helps you build and maintain your site with Final Check. Users can access this tool from the Page Check icon when the page is checked out or the Final Check part of the publish process.

Siteimprove

  • SiteImprove is a service that regularly crawls the UVU Public website and tracks any broken links, spelling errors, and accessibility issues.
  • Fixing any spelling or link errors reported by SiteImprove requires the user to edit a page within a content management system OU-Campus.
  • Contact Web Development Services @7975, to request a HTML or PDF report on your site(s). The data is compiled at the time the report is generated.
    • Please indicate the site or sties you want the report generated for.
    • Who will be the reipient of the reports.

OU Campus Final Check Buttons

Accessibility Check

  • The Accessibility Check will check the page's HTML for any issues that conflict with WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) accessibility standards.
    • After running the accessibility check, the item(s) or errors, warnings or other issues are shown in red. These results can be viewed by clicking on "Show Results". A green "OK" is shown if no errors are found.

Performing Accessibility Check

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting "Content > Pages" from the global navigation bar.
  2. Hover on the target page's row and select "Page Check" from the "Review" menu.
    • Additionally, selecting "Publish" from the "Publish" menu to display the Final Check modal will also provide the ability to perform an Accessibility Check.
  3. Click the "Accessibility" button to run the check. If desired, click "Show Results" once the check has completed to view results of the check.

Spell Check

  • Users can access this tool from the "Page Check" icon when the page is checked out or the Final Check part of the publish process.
  • After running spell check, the item(s) or errors, warnings or other issues are shown in red. These results can be viewed by clicking on "Show Results". A green "OK" is shown if no errors are found.

Performing Spell Check

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting "Content > Pages" from the global navigation bar.
  2. Hover on the target page's row and select "Page Check" from the Review menu.
    • Additionally, selecting "Publish" from the "Publish" menu to display the Final Check modal will also provide the ability to perform Spell Check.
  3. Click the "Spell" button to run the check. If desired, click "Show Results" once the check has completed to view results of the check.

Link Check

  • Users can access this tool from the "Page Check" icon when the page is checked out or the Final Check part of the publish process.
  • After running link check, the item(s) or errors, warnings or other issues are shown in red. These results can be viewed by clicking on "Show Results". A green "OK" is shown if no errors are found.

Performing Link Check

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting "Content > Pages" from the global navigation bar.
  2. Hover on the target page's row and select "Page Check" from the Review menu.
    • Additionally, selecting "Publish" from the "Publish" menu to display the Final Check modal will also provide the ability to perform Link Check.
  3. Click the "Link" button to run the check. If desired, click "Show Results" once the check has completed to view results of the check.