March 2019 OET Newsletter
Siteimprove Reports Help OET Track Accessibility
The University has been making web site accessibility a top priority. To help us create the most accessible sites possible, the University has purchased access to Siteimprove’s web site checking tool and given us access to its reports for CEHD sites.
Siteimprove’s web crawling tool scans sites weekly and reports accessibility and quality assurance issues like broken links and possible misspellings. The University’s initial goal is to have all sites reach an accessibility score of 64. Most CEHD sites are at that level, and as we implement the new CEHD template, the score rises into the 70s. However, another goal is to continually improve our scores, so OET and CEHD communications will monitor the reports for any changes. Depending on the nature of the errors, we will either correct them or pass them along to the site’s content managers.
If you are interested in the seeing the current report for your site, let us know and we can export a PDF copy for you.
Microsoft Technology Event on May 7
Microsoft, along with OET, the Center for Disabilities Studies, the Office of Disability Support Services, and IT, invite you to a free event on May 7, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, to explore accessibility features in Microsoft products. Registration is available now.
A keynote by Rich Langford, Microsoft Director of US Education Strategy, followed by three concurrent sessions offered throughout the morning.
- Creating Accessible Documents in Office 365
- Operating System Accessibility Tools
- 7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible
A continental breakfast will be served. Further information on the conference is available on OET’s site.We hope you will join us.