WiscWeb CMS - Checking your Site for Accessibility
This document explains how you can check individual pages on your site for accessibility.
Implementing web accessibility into your site ensures that individuals with disabilities will be able to experience what you are trying to present to them regardless of ability see, hear, or interact with your web site.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Accessibility Policy provides guidance on the expectations of new or revised Web pages, all of which must be in compliance with. You should review that policy here.
The WiscWeb CMS standard template is tested for accessibility every time it is updated. This means that menus, navigation bars, side menus, and any other content blocks you use meet accessibility standards.
You may still have a need to test for accessibility, as all content that you and your editors add is not included in our accessibility testing. We recommend the following tools to test accessibility on individual pages on your site.
ainspector is a plug-in for Firebug what will test individual pages for accessibility. It can only be run on published pages that are live on your site. You can see a tutorial video and download it at:
Chrome Accessibility Developer Tools
Chrome has an add-on to its built-in developer tools that will test accessibility. It can only be run on published pages that are live on your site. Download it and install it using the link below.
OAA Accessibility Extension
The OAA Accessibility Add-On for Firefox is another tool that can be used to test individual pages for accessibility. It can only be run on published pages that are live on your site.For more information and tools on Web Accessibility and UW-Madison sites, please be sure to refer to the Division of Information Technology Accessibility site.