Accessible Technology

Siteimprove at UW

About

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 at uweb@uw.edu for information about subscribing to Siteimprove.

Log-in

Log-in to your Siteimprove account.

Training

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.

Getting Help

UW users can get FREE help with Siteimprove by contacting Anna Marie Golden at amgolden@uw.edu. Contact Anna Marie for all UW Siteimprove support requests.

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.