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Meet your new technical project manager who never sleeps but continuously monitors your site and reports new problems as they arise. Meet UserWay Accessibility Scanning & Monitoring.
We are happy to announce the launch of this new service. Here’s how it works and why it’s a game-changer:
- Scan one page or thousands in minutes to detect accessibility problems.
- Receive clear guidance on how to fix those problems.
It’s that simple.
With UserWay Accessibility Scanning & Monitoring, you can:
- Monitor your site in real-time and receive immediate alerts about new accessibility problems, even within user-generated content.
- Stay up to date with changing standards while receiving the latest in best practices.
- Track the status of accessibility across your site to monitor progress — is your site more accessible today than it was yesterday?
UserWay’s team has dedicated years to helping transform inaccessible websites into highly accessible ones, reducing barriers for people with disabilities. The logical next step for our team was to condense that knowledge into a comprehensive scanning and real-time monitoring service.
High-Impact Scanning, High-Efficiency Monitoring
Rapid identification of accessibility problems gives you an eagle-eyed view of how accessible — or inaccessible — your site is at all times. The scanner’s clear and detailed remediation guidance then allows you to quickly and easily fix the obstacles preventing users with disabilities from fully experiencing your site.
When the scanner detects an issue, it pinpoints the exact location of the violation on the page and provides detailed screenshots as well as the relevant code. We do this by first focusing on template-level violations that affect the majority of your site’s pages so you can prioritize fixing the low-hanging fruit.
Scans are performed across both mobile and desktop resolutions while supplying clear steps for remediation. This guidance is simple to understand, even for those without extensive experience with web accessibility or deep knowledge of WCAG’s hundreds of strict rules.
Real-Time Monitoring for Ongoing Compliance
Real-time monitoring is especially useful for sites with user-generated content or websites that are regularly updated. As new content is added, new accessibility problems inevitably arise, and UserWay Scanning & Monitoring can help you catch them quickly. Acting fast is key to help reduce the risk of violations that may be exposing your organization to legal claims and litigation.
A recent survey found that 44% of respondents reported having too many content creators as a top concern for their accessibility programs. You can’t be everywhere at once to check new content as it’s uploaded, so let UserWay Scanning and Monitoring do that work for you.
Maintain the Highest Accessibility Standards
The scanner service runs tests for WCAG 2.1 (level A, AA, and AAA success criteria) to ensure coverage of visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. Once resolved, issues detected and by the scanner will support a higher degree of compliance and a more accessible user experience.
As the web itself continues to evolve, so, too, do accessibility guidelines. The first public working draft of WCAG 2.2 has recently been released with the even more significant WCAG 3.0 expected in 2021. UserWay Accessibility Scanning & Monitoring incorporates updates to guidelines as they become available, alerting you to new issues and always delivering the latest remediation standards and best practices.
Maximize Your Impact
Your site’s visitors rightfully expect you to take accessibility seriously. UserWay’s Accessibility Scanning & Monitoring puts you ahead of the curve. Show your commitment to providing an inclusive digital space by trying a free scan of your site.
Additionally, UserWay Accessibility Scanning & Monitoring works seamlessly with our popular accessibility widget, which is already installed on approximately half a million websites in the US and globally. Using both the widget and the scanner will allow your site visitors to customize their experience to match their needs while also giving you a look under the hood at the source of problems in your site’s code.
With UserWay Accessibility Scanning & Monitoring, you can create a website that, at its core, meets the critical standards and guidelines set out by the WCAG.
Start scanning now or reach out to our team to learn more.