Center for Teaching, Learning and Design
Web and Social Media Accessibility
These guides and videos provide steps to help you spot inaccessible documents, create accessible documents, scan documents, and repair inaccessible documents. For the best accessibility practices regarding the creation of new web content, please contact the Instructional Accessibility Manger, Gabe Christie, to schedule a web content manager training.
To Learn more Join us for a Web and Social Media Accessibility Workshop. Our schedule can be found on our Events & Workshops area.
if you have a question that is not answered below, please contact the Instructional Accessibility Group via email at InstructionalAccessibility@msudenver.edu.
- Go to the Chrome web store, https://chrome.google.com/webstore. Search and add ‘Accessibility Developer Tools’ from Google Accessibility to your browser.
- Navigate to the website you are trying to evaluate.
- Click the ‘F11’ key, or ‘Ctrl + Shift + I’, to open Chrome’s ‘Developer Tools’ tab on the right side of the screen.
- Click the arrows on the top right of the tab to open a dropdown. Select the ‘Audits’ option from the list. This will open the audits menu.
- Check the ‘Accessibility’ box in the ‘Audits’
- Be sure to uncheck any other boxes and differentiate between mobile and desktop sites. This will provide the best results.
- Click the ‘Run audits’ button and let the audit complete.
- Once the process is complete, there will be an accessibility report displayed in the sidebar. This report provides a score with recommendations for correction.
- Review the report and, if possible, provide remediation to the problems.
Web Accessibility Guides
These documents give you a general understanding of how to evaluate web content with accessibility in mind. These are best used for determining the accessibility of 3rd party resources.
- Evaluating Website Accessibility – WAVE Tool v2
- Evaluating Website Accessibility – Google Chrome v2
- Evaluating Website Accessibility – SiteImprove Accessibility Checker v2