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Siteimprove Web Accessibility & Compliance

Siteimprove dashboard showing accessibility score.
Example of what you will see within the Siteimprove platform and how to "improve score" by fixing issues.

Iowa State University embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) from multiple perspectives and from several campus-wide initiatives. Digital accessibility is a large portion of DEI from an IT perspective. ITS at Iowa State is leading campus in this initiative by housing digital accessibility to create inclusive experiences to ensure equal access to websites, software, digital course materials and all digital communications in every facet of external and internal communications at ISU. 

Creating barrier free access to hardware and software falls under the broad area of digital accessibility. Digital accessibility is not only the production of websites in an accessible manner, it is a mindset and related directly to the student experience. Fully experiencing content and materials using assistive technology is essential in supporting this mindset.

Siteimprove is a single-platform, cloud-based accessibility tool to aid Iowa State’s web content editors, designers and developers meet compliance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act and the ADA as specified by the Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 success criteria, for ISU-owned websites. Siteimprove is available to each Iowa State University owned website and will connect with Drupal and WordPress Content Management Systems (CMS).

Siteimprove Features and Shortcuts

  • Accessibility 
  • Quality Assurance
  • Policy
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Reports

Adding Your Site(s) to Siteimprove

Request your site(s) be added to the Siteimprove platform by emailing digitalaccess@iastate.edu. There is no cost to add your site(s). 

Training

Siteimprove includes free Academy courses to get familiar with the platform.