How to assess website accessibility

This document provides information for users looking to verify that their site adheres to the Policy Governing World Wide Web Accessibility at UW–Madison.

There are a variety of automated tools that can check web pages and sites. All require some manual checking. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has developed an in-depth review outlining a variety of techniques for evaluating web sites for accessibility including evaluation tools.

A web accessibility checklist based on UW-Madison Policy Governing World Wide Web Accessibility covers the requirements specific to UW-Madison. The UW-Madison policy requires "Web sites must contain an accessible link to a contact person for users who have trouble accessing content within the site."

Note that this checklist is not an automated site evaluation tool. You will need to go through the checklist and check the "Needs Repair" box as appropriate. When you finish, click the "Get Summary" button to generate a report that summarizes accessibility issues in your Web pages, recommends solutions, and provides links to code examples that you can use to fix potential problems.

Keywords:web accessibility assessing auditing my sites pages automated validation evaluation tools checklist manual checking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, campus, checklist   Doc ID:1162
Owner:Sandi A.Group:Accessibility
Created:2001-11-14 18:00 CSTUpdated:2019-07-30 16:32 CST
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