Accessibility Reviews

Accessibility Reviews

The ACT Center provides consultation services and conducts testing to help determine whether your website content or product is accessible to people with disabilities. We provide you with the tools, strategies, and knowledge needed to make your content accessible to the widest possible audience.

 

Creating an accessible website is a continual process and requires routine testing because information rapidly changes.

Throughout campus, we strive to be welcoming and inclusive. In an effort to improve our digital campus, it is important to consider accessibility during web development. There are several ways to accomplish this depending on your skill and comfort level.

Consultation and Training

If web accessibility is new to you or if you do not have a foundational understanding of what it is, we encourage you to schedule a brief introductory training session with us. We provide a basic overview on web accessibility, which includes:

  • How people with disabilities use the Web
  • How assistive technologies work
  • Common accessibility issues
  • Testing tools to help determine accessibility issues

Test Your Site

MU’s Digital Access site has accessibility checkers to test your website. These tools check for accessibility issues and provide suggestions on how to fix them. It is important to note that automated tools cannot check for all accessibility guidelines and some manual testing is required to determine full compliance.

Comprehensive Web Accessibility Assessment

We also perform manual and automated testing in coordination with the Mizzou Digital Accessibility guidelines. We use screen readers to simulate what your site would be like for people who have significant visual impairments. We also perform various tests to evaluate the website from the perspective of other disabilities such as hearing loss, manual dexterity, color blindness, low vision, etc. We will provide you with a comprehensive report of our testing results.

Third-Party Products

While purchasing products or services for the university, you have the responsibility to ensure IT products are accessible to persons with disabilities. To learn more, visit Purchasing Technology.

There are no fees associated with this service.

Anyone who has a website on the MU campus whether student, faculty, or department, is welcome to take advantage of this service.

Submit the Accessibility Review Request form thru the Cherwell System to request an accessibility review on your website, web application or mobile app.

Go to doitservices.missouri.edu and click on the Help icon. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, and Search for Answers accordingly. For additional assistance, contact our Help Desk at 573-882-5000.