Every web accessibility solution kicks off with an accessibility evaluation, and the importance of this cannot be emphasized enough. This testing process, otherwise referred to as web accessibility audit or accessibility scan, is synonymous with what medical doctors do with every patient before prescribing drugs or other medications. Compliance Sheriff runs an automated scan of existing contents on your website with out-of-the-box checkpoints. These checkpoints, which are designed based on international regulatory standards, can be customized for your business needs as well as expanded to accommodate other requirements. A big advantage that comes with this initial process is that it makes it easy to get what you want from a scan as against the very common website accessibility evaluation processes. You and your staff can easily choose which regulations and specific guidelines you wish to scan against, making it possible to customize web audit to industry standards.
Interestingly, Compliance Sheriff has been programmed to scan dynamic web contents as rendered pages rather than as source code. That is, the AI-powered system fully renders every page before scanning. The wisdom behind this is that much emphasis is placed on end-user experience and not mere functioning of codes lines. This way, you are killing two birds with one stone: you are detecting structural deficits on the website as well as usability barriers. That sounds great, doesn’t it? The outcome of an accessibility audit is a report to show the state of affairs and create a pathway for progress. The report guides your team to those items and sections that require remediation. Complain Sheriff generates an accessibility evaluation report which allows your developers easily identify visual representation of issues as well as lines of source code. Typically, a report includes basic information about the scan including number of checkpoints tested for, number of pages scanned, and total scanning time. Next is the number of violations unearthed, severity of threats, and manual checks. Also included are the top checkpoints cited in the scan, top ten accessibility issues detected, ten most affected pages of all pages scanned, and results of recent revisions you might have made.
Since the aim of an accessibility scan is to chart a course for remediation, the next step in your compliance journey with Compliance Sheriff is remediation. The report leads your team toward retrofitting the website and makes clear-cut recommendations on priority areas. By using the “Revise Results” button, you can assess the *Result Revision Wizard*, as Compliance Sheriff calls it. This feature gives you a more detailed information about your scan. It is through this gateway that you get to carry out manual revision on incorrect results as well as those that do not apply to your website. Here, again, you can access scan failures and warnings regarding your accessibility status.
Through the dashboard, compliance directors and auditors can visualize, monitor, and report against standards across all departments. This visibility feature also makes it possible to correct errors before pages are published. Thus, the dashboard combines two functions of reporting and verification.
Support against lawsuit
Compliance Sheriff has provisions for your organization in the event you are being sued over accessibility. It does this by providing a comprehensive risk analysis to determine the most effective web solution for the situation. Added to that is the VPAT report to have clear focus on which aspects of the compliance faults should be fixed first. Moving forward, they create an accessibility policy for future use.
Compliance Sheriff is a top player in education accessibility
Compliance Sheriff is the choice of many top educational institutions including California State University, Clemson University, and University of Carolina. This, perhaps, is because Compliance Sheriff understands the nitty-gritty of web accessibility in education. Indeed, accessibility is crucial in education and must serve the needs of students, aspirants/applicants, faculty, parents, and employees. For best practices, all university campuses, faculties, and departments must adopt the same standards of web design. Regardless of whether different different staff contribute to its content development, the website must at all times be usable for and accessible to all categories of people including those with disabilities.
To help educational institutions achieve accessibility and compliance, Compliance Sheriff renders automated testing for accessibility, remediation and ongoing accessibility maintenance and monitoring for university websites, web applications, intranet and e-learning systems.