Accessible Technology


Siteimprove Hackathon

Have you been looking for the right time to tackle your website issues reported by Siteimprove? Maybe you have questions you haven’t had time to ask? Or perhaps you could use a little help in deciphering what those errors and warnings mean?

Please join us at our first UW Siteimprove Hackathon! This is an informal event where attendees will use Siteimprove to find and fix broken links, spelling errors, and accessibility issues on their websites. The goal is to end the day with a measurably higher quality UW website than when we started. The event will kickoff with a brief training and demo on how to use Siteimprove, and individual support will be provided throughout.

  • Friday, October 19th
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Access Technology Center Conference Room
  • 064D Mary Gates Hall

A Siteimprove account is required.

Please bring your own laptop to the hackathon.

Questions? Contact Anna Marie Golden at


Siteimprove is a full-featured, web-based tool that crawls websites and reports back on quality assurance issues such as broken links, potential misspellings and accessibility issues measured by the Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, levels A, AA, and AAA. WCAG 2.0 is the standard for web accessibility developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Request Access

Siteimprove is a subscription-based tool managed by University Marketing and Communications (UMAC). Fees are assessed based upon the number of website pages crawled by the tool. Contact Thom Thorpe for more information about subscribing to Siteimprove.


Log-in to your Siteimprove account.


Getting Started

New to Siteimprove? Getting Started covers the basics.

Interactive Tutorials

A valid Siteimprove login is required to view the tutorials. Some tutorials may not be relevant to you, depending on the Siteimprove features we subscribe to and your user permissions within the system.

Interactive Tutorials are in-tool, step-by-step guides, through the Siteimprove Platform features. Interactive Tutorial topics relevant to UW users include:

  • General use settings
  • Content Suite
    • Quality Assurance
    • Policy
    • Accessibility
  • Reports

Siteimprove Academy

Siteimprove Academy offers both free and for-pay courses on accessibility. The free courses related to UW include:

  • General Digital Accessibility Basics

    This course provides a high-level overview of general accessibility principles including understanding disabilities, international guidelines, legal implications, and assistive technologies.

  • Using the Siteimprove Intelligence Platform for Digital Accessibility

    In this course, you and your organization gain the knowledge needed to improve the usability of your website for all types of visitors.

Siteimprove Help Center

The Siteimprove Help Center has lots of useful information.

Please contact Anna Marie Golden for all Siteimprove support requests.

Getting Help

UW users can get FREE help with Siteimprove by contacting Anna Marie Golden.

Help is also available from the UW Siteimprove community via the Siteimprove Users Group list. This is a private list for current UW Siteimprove users only.

Chrome Extension

Siteimprove Accessibility Checker

The Siteimprove Accessibility Checker is a free tool available as a Google Chrome Extension that can check any web page for accessibility issues at any given time.

All analysis is done entirely within the Chrome browser, allowing secure evaluation of password-protected or non-public pages, multi-step forms, and dynamic content.