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Learn how to improve your website’s accessibility through upcoming Siteimprove training

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Training Event Details

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Time: 1-2 p.m. PST

Session type: Zoom presentation

Register by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug.23

Hosted by: Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please submit a request to the Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility. Requests should be made by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23.

As a site owner, you want your website to offer the best experience possible for all audiences.

Broken links and misspelled words are embarrassing. But other issues, many of which aren't easily detected, may have a far greater impact. Missing image descriptions, lack of video captions and unstructured web pages are accessibility issues that prevent individuals with disabilities from accessing and participating in your content.

That's why it’s important to develop an ongoing practice of scanning and monitoring your site to identify accessibility issues.

This may seem like a daunting task but the Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility can provide you with the tools, training and techniques to resolve accessibility issues. Our goal is to help make it possible for everyone— including individuals with disabilities—to engage with your content.

Where to begin

At Stanford, we use Siteimprove, a tool that provides accessibility and quality assurance scans on public-facing websites to monitor and identify potential issues.

Siteimprove will scan your website every few days to highlight potential accessibility issues and provide developers and content authors with suggestions to resolve those errors. The tool can also be used to track accessibility conformance over time and alert web teams to changes in the overall accessibility status of the website.

In addition, Siteimprove’s reporting provides information about:

  • accessibility errors and best practices
  • broken or invalid hyperlinks
  • misspelled words
  • effective Search Engine Optimization
  • the number of pages, links, documents, media files, and other elements on your site

To learn more about Siteimprove, register for new user training hosted by the Office of Digital Accessibility. This one-hour session is intended for new users and those who have just started using Siteimprove.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this training:

  • How to navigate the Siteimprove dashboards and interface
  • How to use reports and issue lists to prioritize actions
  • How to mark elements as resolved
  • How to rescan pages

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