Greetings to all UMN Web community members,
Assessing websites for accessibility can be challenging. Disability Services sought a means of making this task easier, quicker, and more automatic. After reviewing the HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff application, Phil Kragnes and I felt that it could be useful for University of Minnesota Web developers. Following a favorable review by a few of your colleagues, Disability Services purchased a one year license for the software. We have created a custom set of checkpoints that align with the UMN Web Accessibility Standards. More information about this service and a link for requesting an account is available on the Computer Accommodations Program Website.
While we hope that this service will continue beyond the one-year pilot phase, we make no guarantees. However we believe that the application provides a valuable opportunity to improve the accessibility of the university’s Web presence during its one year deployment.
Disability Services, Office for Equity and Diversity