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Tech Talk: Improve web accessibility with new Siteimprove feature

Media Contact

Lindsey Hadlock

Need help making your website more accessible? All Cornell faculty and staff who maintain websites related to official university business or in support of the university mission can take advantage of a self-service application, Siteimprove, to evaluate how accessible their websites are.

Now, using a single JavaScript code applied to all your sites, Siteimprove’s newly enabled Priority feature can help strategize and strengthen your web accessibility focus by pinpointing your most high-traffic pages, links and documents.

Siteimprove Analytics JavaScript will not affect web performance and will automatically start tracking data as soon as it is applied to a site.

If you’re new to Siteimprove, contact the IT Service Desk to sign up for this service now. If you already use Siteimprove but want to use the new Priority feature, request your unique Analytics JavaScript code by submitting a ticket to support@siteimprove.com. Visit Cornell Web Accessibility Resources or Web Accessibility in Mind for more information on compliance and manual testing.

Upcoming accessibility training

  • CIT’s Custom Development team is hosting a free four-hour hands-on web accessibility workshop that shows how to evaluate websites for conformance with WCAG 2.0 and interpret the results. Register at Web Accessibility Testing Workshop.
  • A second, free, three-hour workshop will be held for content contributors to learn how to test content for accessibility and make content accessible. Bring your own laptop or attend via Zoom. Register at Web Accessibility for Content Contributors.

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