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Accessibility Testing

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As a content creator and editor, you are responsible for making sure the content you provide meets accessibility standards.

For tips on making your content accessible check out Creating accessible content.

Tools for testing accessibility

Built-in accessibility checkers

All Stanford Sites have two built-in accessibility checkers. One within the WYSIWYG editor, and one that displays when you're logged in and viewing a page. To learn more about these, go to Accessibility Checkers.

Page-level testing

A simple way you can check the accessibility on an individual page is by using browser plugins and online accessibility tools.

Learn more about accessibility plugins and tools from the Office of Digital Accessibility

Site-wide monitoring and testing

As part of the Stanford community, you have free access to Siteimprove, an accessibility and quality assurance platform to scan and monitor your website. Stanford Web Services will work with you to set up a testing site per our policy on automated scanning tools.

Learn more about Siteimprove

Manual accessibility testing

Many accessibility issues cannot be detected with an automated tool. For more comprehensive accessibility testing, you may want to consider manual testing on all or part of your site.

Learn more about conducting manual testing