New service evaluates accessibility of campus websites

The Information Technology (IT) Accessibility Office offers campus Web designers and developers free automated accessibility evaluations of their websites. To date, IT Accessibility has scanned more than 360 campus websites, totalling almost 150,000 Web pages. The evaluation report includes:

  • accessibility errors, based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • broken links
  • spelling errors
  • accessibility ranking of campus websites

The scan is limited to public Web pages only. Check to see if your website has already been scanned. If it has, you can view the evaluation report and the accompanying guide to correct any accessibility problems. You can also submit additional websites to be scanned at Accessibility Scan.