Checking Page Accessibility
Stanford Web Services (SWS) is committed to providing a Stanford Sites environment that enables site owners to build and manage websites that are accessible to everyone and adhere to Stanford's online accessibility policy.
Editora11y Accessibility Checker
Stanford Sites provides the Editora11y Accessibility Checker for checking accessibility after saving the page. This checker identifies potential issues that need review.
This checker will only run when a user with access to edit the content is logged in and viewing the page. The page does not have to be published. The checker will not display for visitors to the site who are not logged in.
When you’re logged into a site and have access to edit a page, you will see the Editora11y Web Accessibility icon in the lower right corner of your browser.
Finding and correcting accessibility issues using Editora11y
If you see an orange icon with a question mark or a red icon with an exclamation point in the lower right corner of your browser, the checker has flagged potential accessibility issues on your page.
The icon will display the count of the number of potential accessibility issues found.
To view the issues, click the icon and then click Show.
The Editora11y dialog box lets you view each issue by clicking Show next >.
If there are multiple issues, scroll through each of them to see more information.
You can also see each issue highlighted and numbered on the page itself. Click the alert symbol or the question mark on each issue to view detailed information about it and how to fix it.
Office of Digital Accessibility
The Office of Digital Accessibility provides resources to help you improve content clarity and accessibility.
Site owner responsibility
As you add content to your website, it is your responsibility to make sure your content continues to be accessible.