Accessibility Check

When putting content in a website, make sure it meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In OU Campus, there is an Accessibility Check to check pages for any issues that conflict with Web content accessibility standards. The Accessibility Check does not check documents (i.e. PDFs) that are attached to the page, it will only check the page content itself.

How to Run an Accessibility Check

  1. View the page you wish to check in OU Campus.
  2. Make sure the page is checked out to you.
  3. From the Page Actions toolbar, click the Page Check button.
  4. This will display the Page Check modal.
  5. Click the Accessibility button to run the check.

Accessibility Check Results

If after running an Accessibility Check errors were found, click the Show Results link (this will be displayed under the Accessibility button on the Page Check modal).

This will display the Accessibility Check Results modal. This modal displays a list view of all problems, including likely issues. Each item displayed in the Accessibility Check Results modal includes a reference to the exact line in which the errors were found and an explanation of the problem.

Known Problems

Known Problems are problems that have been verified as broken or creating an accessibility error. These problems are identified by the red icon next to each list item. A helper message will appear with each list item, helping you identify a solution to repairing the problem.

Likely Problems

Likely Problems are items that the OU Campus system identifies as most likely being an error, but should be reviewed by a user to determine if the problem is real or not. If you receive Likely Problems, review the problem(s) and confirm whether or not any changes need to be made.

Once you review the Accessibility Check Results, return to the Page Edit View. Using the WYSIWYG editor, make the necessary changes to fix any accessibility problems.

Once you have fixed the error(s), re-run the accessibility check to confirm that the page is fixed.

When all Accessibility Errors have been fixed, you will see a Green Button indicating that it has passed the Accessibility Check.

Additional Resources

See, Accessibility.