The following resources offer information that website administrators and developers can use to evaluate the usability of a website and make changes if users encounter difficulties. This page also provides information on developing accessible documents.
Creating Accessible Web Sites
The Top Nine Website Accessibility Issues
This list provides valuable tips that help website administrators and developers avoid some of the most common problems that users with disabilities encounter on websites.
What if the website is live? The University has purchased software that allows administrators to audit their websites and make edits for accessibility.
The following resources will help users audit their websites for accessibility:
- How to audit your website for accessibility with HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff
- Quick reference guide for HiSoftware (.docx) (You will need Microsoft Word, or a Microsoft Word Viewer to access this file.)
- Manual checks for websites
- WAVE: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (online tool and availabe Chrome & Firefox extensions)
- WCAG 2.0 Checklists
Web Accessibility Resources
Several courses on web accessibility are available through Lynda.com: (your AccessNet username and password are required)
General web accessibility:
- Web Accessibility Principles
- Chapter 2 (Understanding screen readers and accessibility tools) is of particular interest.
- Accessibility testing