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Accessibility

The QA accessibility report checks compliance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 levels A, AA, and AAA. To maintain an accessible website using the WCAG 2.0 standards your organisation will need to understand and consider the levels of conformity during content and design processes.

The QA module allows you to implement the standard conformance incrementally, so you can focus on implementing the basic accessibility requirements into your site first, then move onto the next improvement and so on.

  • A (priority 1): Web developers must satisfy these requirements, otherwise it will be impossible for one or more groups to access the content.
  • AA (priority 2): Web developers should satisfy these requirements, otherwise some groups will find it difficult to access the content.
  • AAA (priority 3): Web developers may satisfy these requirements, in order to make it easier for some groups to access the content.

For a full list of the accessibility checks in the QA module and their associated codes, see our error exclusion rules.

Dashboard widgets

Accessibility summary

There is a widget for each level of conformance and within each level a percentage for valid and invalid pages in date order for all completed QA scans. The traffic light system works as follows:

Green = accessibility improved since the last report
Amber = no change
Red = accessibility declined since the last report

Most common errors

There is a widget for each level of conformance and within each level a description of the error and number count of pages affected. Click View Report for a detailed report of any errors, with click through links to affected webpages.

Worst pages

There is a widget for each level of conformance and within each level, pages with errors are listed in descending order. Click Browse to view where errors have been found in source code or click View Report for a detailed report of the pages with the highest numbers of errors, with click through links to affected webpages.