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Break down complex accessibility issues into easy-to-understand, prioritized tasks

With Siteimprove, you can prioritize issues based on where in the content they occur, conformance level, and difficulty to fix, so you can efficiently remove accessibility barriers that affect the way users experience your brand. You don’t have to be an accessibility expert to get started — we pinpoint issues via on-page and in-code highlights. And our built-in education is there to guide you and your team towards compliance and implement best practices that prevent future accessibility issues.

Measure success

Easily measure success and report progress towards accessibility compliance

Use historical graphs and the unique DCI® score to demonstrate progress towards compliance across your sites and benchmark your results against industry standards. Our comprehensive DCI score, customizable dashboards, and automated accessibility reports give you an easy way to measure and document progress, both internally and externally, while keeping your team motivated and on track.

Complete overview

Protect your organization from legal and reputational risk

Siteimprove gives you a complete overview of your web assets. Automatically check all your pages, PDFs, and content against WCAG standards, ensuring that you consistently work towards section 508 compliance or ADA compliance and avoid potential lawsuits or brand damage. Automated accessibility audits help by monitoring thousands of pages at a time to find common issues across your digital assets, enabling you to make impactful site-wide fixes that bring you closer to compliance.

Automated accessibility checks

Siteimprove provides automated testing that strictly adheres to WCAG compliance standards, so you can spot issues and errors across all conformance levels. Automated accessibility testing allows you to simultaneously audit hundreds of thousands of pages across dozens of sites, so you can prioritize the parts of your website that need swift attention. Siteimprove also runs automated accessibility tests on your PDFs to ensure they are accessible and user-friendly.

Guidance and practical recommendations

You don’t have to be an expert to understand accessibility guidelines. Siteimprove helps ensure your users have access to the information they need, creating an inclusive brand experience. We turn accessibility standards into relevant and actionable to-dos – get clear explanations of issues, advice on how to resolve them, and references to official WCAG techniques.

Issue highlighting

Use Page Reports to see accessibility issues highlighted directly on your web page or within your source code so you don’t waste time scrolling to locate the problem. With CMS deeplinking, you can go directly from an issue in the Siteimprove platform to the corresponding page in your CMS to fix the problem. Page Reports also allow you to cross-check your content for other quality assurance problems such as broken links, spelling mistakes, or SEO issues that negatively impact user experience.

Accessibility issue categorization

You can organize and filter accessibility issues depending on their location on your site. This helps you to make smart decisions about which issues to prioritize and which teams should be involved, speeding up remediation and ensuring consistent results across your sites.

Progress monitoring

Stay on top of accessibility issues and document your progress towards accessibility conformance with clear documentation. Keeping track of your efforts is easier with a detailed overview of resolved accessibility issues and how they affect your overall accessibility score. Share your progress and achievements with other teams and key stakeholders to ensure alignment and demonstrate accessibility compliance over time.

Potential issues

Some accessibility issues require a human to verify them. With a simple, guided review flow, you can easily check if a given page element is accessible or if it needs to be fixed. Thanks to Potential issues, you increase your testing coverage and can manage more accessibility issues in-house.

How to get started with web accessibility

Making your website more accessible can be a more straightforward process than you might think. While it’s true that some parts of web accessibility require specialist knowledge, many aspects are quite simple – in fact, a lot of web accessibility rules echo the principles of good design and search engine optimization best practice. Here’s a six-step guide on how to get started with your web accessibility journey.

Familiarize yourself with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Before starting your journey, you need to know where to go – and how to get there. Fortunately, this road is already exhaustively mapped out and documented thanks to WCAG. WCAG is the golden standard for web accessibility worldwide and complying with it is the best way to give your website visitors an accessible experience. It’s also the most commonly-referenced set of standards in accessibility lawsuits 

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List your digital assets that need to be made accessible:

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the WCAG framework, it’s time to apply it to all your website assets. Web accessibility is more than the text you have on your website, it also incorporates your website code, as well as multimedia documents like PDFs, videos, images, and audio files.

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Test your website:

Now you know what needs to be accessible, it’s time to perform a comprehensive accessibility audit. Testing is essential for detecting accessibility issues on your website and understanding the scope of remediation. As this can be a truly gargantuan task for larger, more complex websites or organizations with multiple domains, using an automated accessibility testing tool can significantly speed this step up. Combine your automated scan with manual testing for the clearest and fullest picture of your website’s accessibility status.

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Prioritize the most critical violations:

While all accessibility barriers will need to be addressed in the long-term, it makes sense to allocate your resources smartly. It’s recommended to begin with high-impact, easy-to-resolve web accessibility issues at WCAG level A and AA, then move on to those which affect your website visitors less or that are more challenging and time-consuming to achieve, such as level AAA success criteria.

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Integrate automated testing into your accessibility process:

Not all organizations have employees with expert accessibility knowledge or the resources to run regular manual accessibility checks on their websites. Adding an automated accessibility tool to your accessibility testing regime will ensure your site is regularly and thoroughly reviewed. Automated testing also eliminates the possibility of human error and frees up your team to focus on more strategic development and design tasks.

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Monitor your progress:

It’s important to implement processes for measuring and reporting on your progress towards accessibility compliance. Don’t fall into the trap of seeing it as a one-off project: accessibility is never ‘done’. Any changes to your content or code could introduce new accessibility issues onto your website and harm the user experience. A ‘paper trail’ is also useful for proving your compliance with accessibility legislation over time.

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