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.

Focus Your Efforts on Accessibility

UFIT has online resources and training to bolster the classroom experience and perfect web content so anyone with a disability or impairment can fully engage with your content.

For students with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive impairments, accessing websites or course content can be a challenge if they are not designed with these issues in mind. UFIT has several options for faculty and staff to help bridge the online accessibility gap:

1. Apply these five easy accessibility tips to improve web and social media content. The tips explain how to describe images, provide text alternatives for audio and video, select colors to use, and more to keep content accessible for everyone. There is also an up-to-date web accessibility standards page that lists what website managers should include in their page layout and style sheets to ensure a site meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. A link to a just-in-time web accessibility training is also provided on this page.

2. Register for the new SiteImprove training. The one-hour class will next be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Learn how to automate the process of identifying Electronic Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) issues on websites. The free 60-minute webinar will also explain how to run accessibility reports to pinpoint areas on a website or document that could be improved, such as broken links and misspellings.

Visit UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology & Training Request Assistance page for assistance with these accessibility options.