Improve the Accessibility of UF’s Websites

UFIT is offering FREE Siteimprove training to all faculty and staff who manage websites on behalf of the university. The 1-hour, virtual training will be particularly beneficial for site administrators, web managers, and web content editors who must ensure people with disabilities can equally perceive, navigate, and use their websites.

Wednesday, May 24
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Click here to register.
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

This vendor-led training session will teach attendees how to prioritize accessibility issues, tips to prevent further accessibility issues from arising, and how to use Siteimprove to fix broken links and misspellings. Site administrators can request access to Siteimprove here. The platform offers users an at-a-glance dashboard that clearly pinpoints where improvements to accessibility should be made. Utilizing Siteimprove helps guarantee university websites comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for compliance levels A, AA, and AAA.

Please contact the UFIT training team for additional information about the Siteimprove training or other UFIT trainings offered.

Improve UF Site Accessibility–Free Training

As part of the university’s year-round commitment to accessibility, UFIT is sponsoring a one-hour workshop (live webinar) on using Siteimprove. Siteimprove, available to UF colleges and administrative units via the website, is a web accessibility service that automates identifying Electronic Information Technology Accessibility issues. Siteimprove also assists in improving web accessibility (to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, A-AAA), helps monitor broken links and misspellings, and ensures that published contact information is up to date.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10 │ 10:00-11:00 a.m.
How: Registration Link for Siteimprove 101
Details: Workshop is free to attend. Attendance is limited to 100 participants. A Zoom link will be sent to participants after they register.

Attending the Siteimprove 101 webinar is an excellent way for UF’s site admins, web managers, and web content editors to learn how to maximize their time fixing issues with the biggest impact on their site’s accessibility rating. World Usability Day is November 11, and everyone who publishes content to the web should be aware of UF’s obligation to improving site accessibility for all. Web accessibility and usability go hand in hand, so let’s ensure we are all working toward designing with usability in mind. Siteimprove is a great tool to enable this goal.

Anyone with questions about this training is welcome to contact UFIT Training.