All new CSU websites are required to be compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA standards. This requires a partnership between web developers who create templates and web content editors who add new content to sites. Accessibility testing should happen all throughout the process of website creation. If you wait until the end to check for accessibility, you may find that you have to redo significant portions of your website.

Approval Steps

  1. Run each page of your site through an automated testing tool, e.g. The WAVE Tool, SiteImprove or Monsido. For assistance with resolving errors, contact the Web Accessibility Sub-Committee.
  2. Perform keyboard testing to ensure that you can navigate all elements without a mouse. See the Web Accessibility Testing Guide for instructions.
  3. Submit the Web Checklist to show the results of testing you have already completed.
  4. As a follow-up to the web checklist, we will make an appointment with you to manually review your site with a screen reader.

Caution to WordPress Users

  • Plugins and widgets can cause accessibility issues if used incorrectly
  • Test each page for accessibility as you add plugins or widgets that introduce interactive elements such as photo sliders, videos, etc.
  • If you discover issues with how the content works, ask for help. An alternative method of presenting the content may need to be found.